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Mississippi Campground Manager Fired After Pulling A Gun On Black Couple Having A Picnic In Mind-Boggling Viral Video

A white Mississippi Campground Manager who pulled a gun on a young black couple picnicking beside a lake has been fired, says Kampgrounds of America.

While Jessica Richardson and her husband Franklin, who had just returned from a 9-month deployment in the Middle East, found a place to sit down and picnic on Memorial Day, they were approached by an older white woman who “screamed” at them and pulled a gun.

RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!! Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who's a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in starkville, ms and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a Gun. And proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didnt make reservations. After leaving my husband stopped by the office and talked with her husband (they're the property managers). The husband tells my husband that reservations aren't needed for the lake. This happened In Starkville,Ms

Posted by Jessica Richardson on Sunday, May 26, 2019

“RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!!” Richardson posted.

“Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who’s a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in Starkville, ms and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a Gun. And proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didn’t make reservations. After leaving my husband stopped by the office and talked with her husband (they’re the property managers). The husband tells my husband that reservations aren’t needed for the lake. This happened In Starkville, MS.”

Mississippi is a state with a “stand your ground” law, which was used to defend George Zimmerman’s shooting of Treyvon Martin in 2013.

KOA has about 500 private campgrounds across the country and said it was “reaching out to all of the parties involved” in the incident on Memorial Day.

“Kampgrounds of America prides itself on providing a welcoming, safe environment for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.”

With black people being disproportionately killed by police, what is the solution when a white person approaches them with a gun drawn?

There is a reason Black Lives Matter is important and needed.

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