This story didn’t get a lot of exposure last year, but we did a post on it because of Touré’s thread about it, which we’ll get to in a second. In short, a 77-year-old white man at a Dunkin’ Donuts called a black 27-year-old employee the N-word. After he said it again, the employee knocked him out, he fell, and died. Touré tweeted that the old man “f**ked around and found out” and went on to proclaim that the employee was acting in self-defense because calling someone the N-word is threatening their life.

Corey Pujols, 27, pleaded guilty to felony battery after initially being charged with aggravated manslaughter and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and ordered to attend an anger management course.

The vast majority of replies to NBC News’ tweet are supportive of the employee, saying it was “worth it” and we should “give him a medal.”

“The victim’s use of racial slurs was highly inflammatory,” [Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew] Warren said in a statement Friday announcing the revised charge. “Inflammatory speech alone, however, does not justify violence. Although the victim’s speech was reprehensible, it was legal.”

He didn’t exactly walk, but as some people have said, he was sentenced to a COVID-19 lockdown.



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