黑人男子在入住的酒店大堂講電話,遭報警驅逐

黑人男子在入住的酒店大堂講電話,遭報警驅逐
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一名黑人男子在入住的酒店大堂打電話,卻被酒店的保安和經理指他擅自闖入,報警驅逐。

Jermaine Massey在下榻的俄勒岡州波特蘭市希爾頓DoubleTree酒店大堂打電話給母親,酒店一名保安和經理指他擅自闖入,報警把他驅逐。事件鬧大,酒店公開道歉,並表示已解僱涉事保安和經理。

34歲的Jermaine Massey當日在無人的酒店大堂跟母親通電話,一名保安上前,打斷他,問他是否酒店住客,Massey回應說是,但保安又要求他說出房間號碼,Massey因為正跟母親談話,又一時忘記了房號,未及回應,保安隨即表示要報警。

Massey用手機拍下事發經過,放上Instagram。在影片中,Massey向酒店保安說:「你真的想招惹這宗公關事件嗎?」又表明自己是酒店的住客,但該名保安回應:「現在不是了。」又指Massey威脅和滋擾其他住客。警員來到後,跟Massey理論,又說酒店有權請他離開,如果他不肯回房帶走自己的行李並離開,會被控告擅闖他人物業。Massey只好離去。

Massey的代表律師發聲明,指Massey在大堂除了跟母親通電話,什麼都沒有做過,「他同時是名黑人」,指酒店的行動明顯是種族歧視。

酒店發聲明:「經內部調查後,我們已終止了涉事保安和經理的僱傭合約。我們的酒店是熱情好客的,他們的行為不符合我們的價值和標準。」聲明強調絕不容忍種族歧視,將加強對員工的培訓。

當地警方指Massey向警員和保安咆哮,不過,據Massey上載的影片,他只是跟人理論,但沒有咆哮。波特蘭市長Ted Wheeler表示,事件令人不安,又說沒有人該受到這樣的對待。希望事件能促成改變。

Massey的律師表示,打算控告酒店,並要求酒店公開解釋為什麼Massey在大堂打電話都要出動保安,以及他如何對酒店構成威脅和滋擾。

Tonight I was racially profiled and discriminated against for taking a phone call in the lobby of my hotel room at the @doubletreepdx @doubletree. The security guard “Earl” decided that he would call the police on me, the exact reason is still unclear to me. He said that I was a safety threat to the other guests and that I was trespassing and said that I was a disturbance because I took a personal phone call from my mom in a more remote area of the lobby. The manager who actually called the cops, “Luis” actually asked me AFTER he called the cops, what happened? They already had in their minds that they didn’t want me there so I waited for the cops to show up and when they did, I explained my side of the story and they didn’t want to hear it. They asked me if I had personal items in my room (which of course I did) and asked me to go retrieve them. They told me that since the hotel requested me to leave, that if I didn’t I would be considered a trespasser and would be thrown in jail. I complied and cooperated and was not issued a refund for my room. I packed my stuff and went to another hotel. I cannot believe the level of professionalism that this hotel property had with me tonight. It is never ok to discriminate against guests for the color of their skin and to prejudge them based on your own bias against that race. Earl is a disgrace, calls himself a man but calls the Portland Police Dept on a man who was minding his own business in the lobby of his hotel. I had my hotel key in my hand the entire conversation, he knew I was a guest. He wanted to prove a point and did it in the worst way. Not really shocked that this happened but just extremely disappointed. I will be seeking justice. Believe that. @doubletree @doubletreepdx @hiltonhonors #hilton #hiltonhotels #racism #racisminamerica #racismisreal @shaunking

A post shared by m a i n e (@mymainereason) on Dec 23, 2018 at 2:04am PST

黑人被無故驅趕的事件屢見不鮮,今年4月,兩名黑人在Starbucks咖啡店等人,被店員要求離開,因為他們沒有消費,店員後來更報警拉人。上月,西雅圖郊區Kirkland一家酸奶店的員工報警要求驅趕店內一名黑人,因為他令店員感到不自在。

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