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White Florida Man Threatens Black Teen

Racially-charged video shows Florida man threatening Black teen.

Another video has captured a white Florida man threatening a black teenage girl.

What We Know:

  • A video that’s gone viral on social media shows Lee Jeffers threatening a black teenage girl, Breonna Nelson-Hicks, and her friends, telling them they didn’t deserve to be in his gated community.

  • The exchange started Sunday in the Grand Isles neighborhood, in Wellington, Florida, after Jeffers started following the group of girls in his car as they were riding with two boys in a golf cart.
  • Jeffers was upset that the cart was blocking him so instead of going around he started tailgating them in his Toyota.
  • The boys hopped of the golf cart and the girls, Breonna Hicks and her two friends began walking to her home in the community.
  • That’s when Jeffers got out of his car and confronted the teens and followed them all the way to Breonna’s grandfathers house, asking them a series of questions and threatening to have them arrested.
  • Breonna’s grandfather, Nelson, confronted Jeffers about threatening Breonna and following the young girls. Both men ended up calling the police.
  • By the time the police got there Jeffers had gone home. Both Nelson and the man filed reports with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office but officer no crime was committed by neither party.
  • Since the video of the confrontation was posted online it’s gotten 100,00 views on Instagram alone.
  • Jeffers, 60, who workers for the Department of Homeland Security as an Immigration Services Analyst, is now under review.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman said “USCIS holds its employees to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism regardless if they are on or off-duty, we are looking into the matter that has been reported in the press about this individual’s off-duty behavior. The video is certainly disturbing, and we are working to get all available information in considering what action, if any, may be appropriate for the agency to take.”

On Thursday, Jeffers reached out to Nelson wanting to meet in person to apologize for the incident.  Nelson agreed on meeting him but said he couldn’t promise an apology. “Am I going to be forgiving him? I can’t say that. I would be lying,” he said. “I don’t want people to think they can get away with this kind of behavior if they come back later and say they’re sorry. He’s got to prove himself to the community first.”

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Lydia Elmore is a Digital Intern at UnmutedCo.

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