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Another White Woman Calls the Cops on a Black Man

Massachusetts woman takes exception to his humping dog
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2019 5:00 PM CST

(Newser) – "Have you heard of BBQ Becky? Because this is the newest one." That's how a black man characterized a white woman in a Massachusetts dog park who asked him to leave and then called police because his dog repeatedly tried humping her dog, the New York Post reports. Franklin Baxley, 42, posted videos of his interaction with the woman, who he identifies on his Facebook page as Grace Sandland, or "Dog Park Debbie." While the woman is seen calling 911, Baxley debates the matter with an employee at the Attleboro dog park: "That's inappropriate for the dog," the woman tells him, and he retorts, "No, it's not. Dogs humping each other, and she's calling the cops. ... I've seen every single dog hump another dog here."

In one of the videos Baxley tells the other owner, "I bet if I was white, you wouldn't have called the cops." Another video shows him following her, or his dogs near her, across the park: "'Don't run around a public park—no, I'm scared! Run away!'" he says, apparently imitating her. "I don't have to go where you tell me to go, lady." When she tries speaking, he adds, "No, you leave the park with your dog. Take the dog and leave! Like, holy s**t." When a police officer arrives, they each explain their version of events. "I don't know why he's doing this," she tells the officer, who responds, "I'm used to it." The officer also warns Baxley that standing near her "could be considered as an assault," per NBC News. When the officer threatens to ticket Baxley for running his car engine, Baxley got out of there. (Read more racial profiling stories.)

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