An American woman has been charged with a hate crime after she posted a video on the social media site “Facebook” that showed her tailing a Hispanic woman in her car and threatening to ram her vehicle against her car and railing against the other woman for being “Spanish privileged.”
White woman threatens Spanish woman on Facebook Live, gets arrested by police
According to a report by the Seattle Times, the 48-year old Sandra Jametski has been held by the police on $500,000 bail since her harassment arrest earlier last month. The accused followed a neighbor as the latter drove to her child’s school. Jametski recorded her racist rant on her phone, say the King County prosecutors.
The charging documents claim that the forty-eight year old woman continued recording the video as she confronted her neighbor at the school.
Jametski, according to prosecutors, blamed one of the children of the woman for causing a car accident the previous year. The police record say different: Sandra Jametski was at fault even then. Jametski, the accused, has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney has refused to discuss the case.
The accused woman live-streamed herself while spewing racist invective against the Hispanic woman and threatening her. The Facebook Live video posted by her has been deemed to be evidence of a hate crime. The woman is from the town of White Center, nearby Seattle. The 10-minute long video, a part of which is still available online show her tailgating a woman named Dolores while delivering a racist rant about Spanish privilege. Dolores, whose last name we cannot disclose due to protection purposes, was shocked and scared.
Jametski pleads not guilty in court
The Live Video was posted on November 21 and the accused woman was jailed on December 3 after being charged with hate crime and malicious harassment. On December 15 at her arraignment, the accused pleaded not guilty.
Further, to reduce the bail and to reduce the charges to misdemeanor harassment, the Judge has denied the motion of defense. Jametski said in the Live video, “This is America. We don’t drive like that here. We don’t drive like you’re in Mexico, lady.”
While driving, Jametski shouted to the other woman that this is her freakin’ neighborhood. She said this is where she grew up and not them. She shouted that this woman (Dolores) does not deserve to belong here and she does not belong here. Shouting an expletive, she continued saying she does not (expletive) belong here.
Adriana, the 21-year old daughter of Dolores said, “She knew our house, she knew our cars, she knew where my brother goes to school.” Adriana added that the accused seemed to have a personal vendetta against everyone in her family. The 21-year old girl said they just felt really scared and threatened and just did not feel safe.
Mike Hogan, Senior Deputy Prosecutor, referred to the incident as “an attack on the entire Latino community.”