A white woman’s Beckery backfired and landed her in handcuffs.
A group of black folks and a few others were trying to enjoy their Memorial Day weekend when a white woman, later identified as Lauren Milewski, accosted them.
According to Berkeleyside, the group was celebrating graduation when Milewski began hanging around them. After attempting to let her pass them on the sidewalk and moving to create distance, Milewski popped off.
“You don’t belong here,” she said to Essex Cook. “Get out of Berkeley. Get out of here. You don’t belong anywhere.”
The boldness these days is unreal . We can’t bbq we can’t walk down the street .. like WOW Soooo this pisses us all the way off ! This video hits close to home because one of the young ladies in the video is SoOakland founders cousin @_elexxia along with @es.sex A white woman in Berkeley,Ca followed them down the street and kept telling them to “Get out of Berkeley “ and harassed them for blocks. Luckily witnesses were around that saw the interaction because the White Woman Tried to turn victim when the police arrived and tried to say my cousin and her friends were a MOB and was assaulting her #walkingwhileBLACK #thisisamaerica #berkeleyca #sobayarea #blacklivesmatter #racismissoreal @theshaderoom @theshaderoom @shaunking @troubleman31 @realdlhughley
The group attempted to get away from her, but she kept going.
“She zeroed directly in on me, and there was no way around it,” Cook said.
When his cousin, Elexia Cook, and his pregnant girlfriend tried to intervene, Milewski snapped.
She attacked Elexia, pulling her braids and dress. The two women ended up scuffling in the bushes. Milewski also attacked a mother and ripped her clothes as her 15-month-old child screamed. Essex eventually grabbed Milewski and put her in a hold he learned in a self-defense class.
The group tried to flag down passersby during the attack, so they would have witnesses when the police came, but no one intervened. Eventually, a white couple saw what was happening and called the police. While they were glad someone did something, the Cooks were nervous when officers arrived, rightfully so since Milewski played the victim.
She told the officers a “mob of people just came at me from out of nowhere and tried to assault me.”
"When the police cars arrived, I was scared. I didn’t know what the white couple that stood there was going to say to the police, or what they said over the phone. We were scared that something else might have happened, and we would be arrested along with her until things got sorted out,” said Elexia.
“We looked like we had gotten in a fight. We didn’t know if they would believe us.”
Not only did they believe them, but the police officers also recognized Milewski from past encounters. She was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, public drunkenness and probation violation. According to DailyCal, the arresting officer said she reeked of alcohol.
Here’s some footage of the arrest:
Part 2. (See previous post ) The woman did get arrested after the harassment and charges will be pressed . Luckily witnesses were able to let the officers know she was harassing the group (@_elexxia @es.sex )because this could have easily went wrong. #walkingwhileblack thank you BERKELEY polive Department for FINALLY doing you job correctly #sooakland #soberkeley
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