White man charged after video shows him screaming racial slurs

Mail Online | 1/23/2019 | Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com
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A man faces hate crime charges after he approached a group of black youths with a gun and hurled racist abuse at them.

Video footage shows Mark Bartlett, 51, confronting a group of cyclists who were protesting against housing inequality in Miami on Martin Luther King Day.

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His girlfriend, Dana Scalione, first approached the boys to tell them they were blocking the roadway on Brickell Avenue Bridge.

In the video, she accuses one of the boys of running over her foot with his bike.

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'Don't touch me, you bunch of thugs,' the woman tells the teens as she walks away from them. 'You just ran over my foot,' she then claims.

The situation then escalates when Bartlett, the woman's partner, walks towards the group brandishing a gun and starts yelling obscenities and racist abuse.

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He shouts: 'Get the f**k out of here you f*****g piece of s**t, you f*****g losers.

'Stupid n*****s, you're all dumb a*s f*****g n*****s. He then walks away and calls them n*****s for a third time as his girlfriend complains about her foot.

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One of the protesters recording the exchange can be heard telling them: 'You're going to be on the news. Y'all going to make the news.'

Scalione then replies: 'That's fine.' Other footage shows the woman telling the protesters to move along as they are delaying her from picking her children up.

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The video was posted by Dream Defenders Action, saying the teens were protesting against the redevelopment of the Liberty Square public housing complex.

Police later arrested Bartlett as he was driving a few miles from the scene.

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He has so far been charged only with illegally carrying a concealed weapon, which is a felony.

But State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a news release that she has ordered her hate crimes chief to look into Monday's confrontation.

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