NY lawyer taking flak for racist rant
- Author: Joey Payne May 18, 2018,
May 18, 2018, 9:35
This installment of lawyers behaving badly finds us in a New York Fresh Kitchen where a man, identified by Shaun King and our colleagues over at Dealbreaker as an attorney, goes on a racist tirade while ordering a sandwich - as one is wont to do.
It turns out that Aaron Schlossberg, the NY lawyer who was filmed complaining about people speaking Spanish at a restaurant on Tuesday, previously harassed an American YouTube blogger in 2016, calling him an "ugly f**king foreigner". I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here. He threatened to call the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to deport them, assuming that they were unauthorised immigrants merely because of the language they spoke.
After video of a man's race-fueled rant at a Midtown restaurant went viral, he's apparently facing the consequences of his actions.
NY lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, of the Law Office of Aaron Schlossberg, Esq. "I'm gonna call the police", Schlossberg yelled at the man in a confrontation that was later uploaded to YouTube. Schlossberg isn't answering them.
A man named Mark Goldberg started a GoFundMe campaign on Wednesday, with a goal of raising $500 to send a mariachi band to cheer up the staff and attorneys at Schlossberg's law office "after a hard day".
That man, Willie Morris, said he was taking a stroll with his girlfriend and was flabbergasted.
Serrano said the man should be "ashamed of himself".
"He immediately. starts yelling mostly racist and xenophobic stuff", Morris said. I have never seen anything like this in the restaurant before'.
Schlossberg was captured complaining "my guess is they're not documented", before exclaiming to a man who appeared to be the manager that "my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country". You don't run into me. I'm a citizen here. "You're not. You're an ugly f**king foreigner, so f**k you!" "We are also checking with NYPD today if any permits are needed just in case".
Mayor Bill de Blasio commented on the video on Wednesday, tweeting that the city's "diversity is our strength".
"Honey, I'm calling ICE!" he said to one of the workers.
Isaac Saul, lead editor for the digital media organization A Plus, saw the Fresh Kitchen video and recognized Schlossberg from a previous encounter at a protest just outside Saul's Midtown Manhattan office.
Spurred on in part by a tweet from NY activist and writer Shaun King on Tuesday, the video has kicked off a cascade of emotion in the midst of an ongoing national debate about immigration and racially charged questions about what it means to be an American.