Footage has emerged on social media of a woman in South Holland, Illinois attempting to file a police report on a woman she had just racially abused before becoming tearful because she was being filmed.
The video which has gone viral on Instagram was filmed by the Twitter user Jennifer Okosi and reportedly happened on Wednesday. The video was also shared by Okosi on Facebook.
So this happened to me yesterday where I live in south Holland, IL. Karen calls me a nigger then drives to the poli… https://t.co/Xh0DSGttRk
The argument appears to have occurred due to a road rage incident but quickly escalated into racism after the woman, who has been dubbed a 'Karen' and 'Police Station Polly' started using the N-word.
The video begins with black woman asking the white woman why she used the slur, she attempted to apologise, hinting that she was sorry for the 'looting' which started following the protests in wake of the death of George Floyd.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry for the looting. I'm sorry for everything. What do you want from me?
The white woman who had become emotional at this point continues into the station regardless and tells the officer at the front desk
I can't take this anymore. I'm trying to move out.
However, the black woman shouts over her and attempts to explain what had happened.
No, she called me a [N-word]. She drove here to cry. You think it's OK to call someone a [N-word] because you're tired of looting?
The white woman then attempts to defend herself by saying that black people call 'each other the N-word all the time.'
She then apparently starts to cry with the black woman adding:
You’re on camera, and you’re the white lady who called someone a [N-word]! It’s f**king 2020. You’re pathetic!
The white woman then claims that she is 'tired' to which the black woman replied:
I’m tired, too. Black people have been tired for 400 years, lady! What the f**k?
The video ends just after 90 seconds and is unclear whether a police report was actually filed.
Okosi made reference to Amy Cooper in her posts, who was the woman in New York who reported a black man to the police for telling her to put her dog on a leash.