Talk about when life comes at your fast because you’re racist.
Thursday we wrote about the black family who went camping for their family reunion, but had a run-in with a racist white man who yelled racist slurs at them and threatened to kill them. Although cops arrived on the campsite, the man was never arrested, but that could now change.
Law enforcement authorities in Nevada County,Calif. will recommend criminal charges be filed against a white man terrorized the family.
The incident happened Saturday night at the Greenhorn Campground on Rollins Lake, in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Kanisha Allen, 27, said the group usually camps in the Delta or Lake Camanche, but this year sought a campground at a higher elevation with abundant water.
“We thought Rollins Lake would be a perfect place,” Allen said.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettitt said his agency would recommend at a minimum the district attorney file a charge of making a criminal threat, which could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. Pettitt said an additional investigation could lead to a hate crime enhancement.
The man has not been named yet, but he lives in Auburn, California.