Viral video shows an Oakland woman threatening a Spanish-speaking family by parking outside her home

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed leaving her home in Oakland, California, on Saturday to discuss with a Spanish-speaking family who had parked their car in front of their house on the street. At one point, Franklin was filmed by moving her finger towards one of the women in the group

An Oakland psychologist was caught in front of the camera threatening a group of Spanish-speaking people during a discussion outside his home on a parking space.

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed by Jordan Cordova outside his home on Saturday after he and his family parked his car on the street outside Franklin's house and she went out to ask them to move.

The couple got into an argument that escalated to Franklin claiming to be an immigration lawyer and telling the group that he did not want to call the police because they would take them away.

At one point, she asked a group member where they were from and, when he replied that he was a resident, she scoffed: "A resident is not the same as a citizen, right?

Cordova shared images of his altercation on Facebook and asked her to be exposed, calling it "racist."

In the video, Franklin states that she is not racist because her partner, Marisol Reyna, is from Mexico.

Franklin left his position at the East Bay Family Institute, which works with immigrants to offer them mental health and counseling resources. She has not commented on the video.

The filmed beings begin with Córdova asking him why he and his family should have to move their car.

Before the camera began to roll, Franklin approached the vehicle and opened one of the doors. She said it was to encourage them to leave.

At the beginning of the recording, Cordova said: "I do not really understand what your problem is with us, we are parking here."

Franklin replied: "I do not have to tell you." While continuing to argue that they were "simply" parking there, Franklin retrieved his phone to take pictures of the vehicle.

Then he went to another person in the group, while the others continued asking him, and said cocky: "Where are you from?"

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed leaving her home in Oakland, California, on Saturday to discuss with a Spanish-speaking family who had parked their car in front of their house on the street. At one point, Franklin was filmed by moving her finger towards one of the women in the group

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed leaving her home in Oakland, California, on Saturday to discuss with a Spanish-speaking family who had parked their car in front of their house on the street. At one point, Franklin was filmed by moving her finger towards one of the women in the group

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed leaving her home in Oakland, California, on Saturday to discuss with a Spanish-speaking family who had parked their car in front of their house on the street. At one point, Franklin was filmed by moving her finger towards one of the women in the group

Lesleigh Franklin, 60, was filmed leaving her home in Oakland, California, on Saturday to discuss with a Spanish-speaking family who had parked their car in front of their house on the street. At one point, Franklin was filmed by moving her finger towards one of the women in the group

Lesleigh Franklin

Lesleigh Franklin

Lesleigh Franklin

Lesleigh Franklin

She retrieved her own phone to take pictures of the group and told them she was not going to call the police because the officers would take them.

The man, who was not photographed, responded; – It does not matter where we came from. You do not care where I am from. "

Franklin, smiling, replied: "Yes, I do."

When the man asked why it mattered, she said: "Because I'm an immigration lawyer."

Jordan Córdova filmed the incident and shared it on social networks

Jordan Córdova filmed the incident and shared it on social networks

Jordan Córdova filmed the incident and shared it on social networks

The unidentified man yelled at him: & # 39; I have papers! I have papers! I'm a resident. "

Then it was when she answered: "A resident is not the same as a citizen, is it?"

Then Cordova intervenes and says: "It does not matter." What is your problem with us? Call the police right now if that's what you want to do.

She replied: Do you know what they will do? They will take you. That's why I do not want to call.

Once it became clear that the group was not going to move her car, she began to ask them to move away from the street.

"Then, if you are going to park here, park and go."

After saying that, he walked towards them and stood next to Cordova's camera.

& # 39; Why do you stand in front of my face? & # 39; I ask. She replied: "Because this is public property."

Franklin then threatened to damage her vehicle, saying: "There may be," when the man told her that he would hold her responsible for any damage she might suffer.

Since it was uploaded to Facebook earlier this week, the video has been seen more than 200,000 times

Since it was uploaded to Facebook earlier this week, the video has been seen more than 200,000 times

Since it was uploaded to Facebook earlier this week, the video has been seen more than 200,000 times

When he said he could prove it was her through the videos, she said: "No, it will be while you're not."

As the exchange calmed down and Franklin began to return home, Cordova branded her "racist."

"It's sad to see people like you today … Absolutely ridiculous … I hope things like this become virgin, ma'am, to expose you, we're just parking here, there's no problem with that."

Standing on his porch, he replied that he was not racist because his girlfriend is from Mexico.

& # 39; Want to know where my partner is from? Mexico. So let's talk about racism, "he said.

While returning home, he looked at Cordova and said: "You have a big mouth, right?"

Cordova and his family went to a party at a nearby house.

Franklin, who is a psychologist and not a lawyer, he said, told the group that he was not racist because he has a Mexican girlfriend. Marisol Reyna, her partner, has stated that she suffered a mental illness on the day of the exchange and says that her behavior was not indicative of how she feels

Franklin, who is a psychologist and not a lawyer, he said, told the group that he was not racist because he has a Mexican girlfriend. Marisol Reyna, her partner, has stated that she suffered a mental illness on the day of the exchange and says that her behavior was not indicative of how she feels

Franklin, who is a psychologist and not a lawyer, he said, told the group that he was not racist because he has a Mexican girlfriend. Marisol Reyna, her partner, has stated that she suffered a mental illness on the day of the exchange and says that her behavior was not indicative of how she feels

The woman's house is in the photo. The family had parked their car outside, on the street

The woman's house is in the photo. The family had parked their car outside, on the street

The woman's house is in the photo. The family had parked their car outside, on the street

Since then Reyna has spoken on behalf of his girlfriend, alleging that she suffered an illness that caused her to behave erratically on the day of the incident.

"Unfortunately, Dr. Franklin has just been diagnosed with an illness that impacted his mental state on that particular day, but that is not an excuse," he told The San Francisco Chronicle.

Unfortunately, Dr. Franklin has just been diagnosed with a disease that impacted his mental state on that particular day.

Marisol Reyna, the psychologist's girlfriend

He added that the reason he did not want the group to park there was because he expected his girlfriend to come home from the hospital and wanted to keep the space free for her.

Franklin's girlfriend said he went to the property to apologize but no one responded.

He added that the video was not indicative of how Franklin feels toward immigrants and said he did not tell the whole story, but that he had decided to give up his work with immigrants because it was no longer "appropriate" given the "current situation." & # 39;

The institute did not respond to requests for comments.

Reyna added that her partner did not want to be compared to other white Americans who have been filmed questioning the behavior of black or Hispanic people across the country in recent months.

He pointed to the specific example of a woman in Lake Merritt who called the police to a group of black people who had organized a barbecue.

& # 39; Dr. Franklin does not want to become the barbeque lady at Lake Merritt, "Reyna said.

Since it was uploaded to Facebook on August 8, the video has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

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