Angry lawyer who went on a racist rant apparently called the police when confronted by reporters

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Aaron Schlossberg was asked by reporters about him threatening to call ICE on people speaking Spanish in a restaurant.
He apparently called the police when they tried to talk to him.
New York City has been united in its condemnation of Schlossberg.

Aaron Schlossberg apparently called the police when reporters asked him about remarks that went viral in a video earlier this week, where he threatened to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after seeing two people speak Spanish in a restaurant.

“I’m being accosted by reporters… They’re yelling, they’re claiming things that aren’t true,” Schlossberg said on the phone in a video captured by the New York Daily News. “They’re grabbing my personal items. … Defaming me. I can’t even move, because they’re blocking me.”

The attorney went viral on Facebook after Edward Suazo posted a video of him insulting the staff of Fresh Kitchen in midtown Manhattan. He said they should have been speaking English because “This is America.”

“My guess is they’re undocumented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them taken out of my country,” he told the restaurant manager. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here.”

Building security for Schlossberg’s law office told the Daily News they’d bar him from entering the Madison Avenue building, but Schlossberg denied the claim. A representative for the property didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

Over the past day, New York has been united in its denunciation of Schlossberg’s comments.

A local mariachi band offered to play outside his office for free after someone started a fundraising campaign to hire one. The group Latinos for Revolution has also planned to throw a “Latin Party at Racist Aaron Schlossberg’s Midtown Office” Friday evening. So far, more than 1,500 people have RSVP-ed to the event.

New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio appeared to subtweet Schlossberg on Wednesday, saying that “New York City’s diversity is our strength.”

New York City’s diversity is our strength. It’s what makes this city great. The 8.6 million people who call this city home speak more than 200 languages – they’re all New Yorkers and they’re all welcome here.

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 16, 2018

And reviewers on Google suggested his law firm be identified as a “Mexican restaurant.”

Nice update on law firm profile of Aaron Schlossberg, man caught in viral video berating two women for speaking Spanish, telling them he “paid for their welfare” and threatening to call ICE agents on them.

— Laura Dimon (@LauraDimon) May 16, 2018

Schlossberg didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s requests for comment.

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Source:: Business Insider


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