A YouTube employee who called a black man in the police in California, although he was begged to stop with his son, said he felt threatened because his own father had been murdered by an offender outside his home.
Christopher Cukor has revealed himself as the white man who called the police at Black Software Engineer Wesly Michel outside his home in San Francisco.
Images of the queue, in which Cukor's son pulled on his coat and begged him to put down the phone, have been widely shared online.
Cukor apologized for & # 39; making Michel wrongly targeted because of his race & # 39; but said he felt it was & # 39; necessary to get help & # 39; to protect his son.
The line broke out as Michel followed his way to the San Francisco building without using the outside call box.
Cukor called the police at the & # 39; trespasser & # 39 ;, who actually visited a friend in the building.
Yesterday he told his side of the story, Cukor said: & I left my building with my child to take him to a friend's house.
& # 39; I noticed that Wesly Michel caught the door and entered the building without using the call box. I did what was obvious and asked where he was going.
& # 39; When the meeting became confrontational and I could not resolve it myself, I called the police. & # 39;
He explained why he felt threatened and said: & # 39; My father was murdered outside his home by an offender whom he had dealt with alone.
Christopher Cukor has revealed himself as the white man who called the police at Black Software Engineer Wesly Michel outside his home in San Francisco
& # 39; For the safety of my child, my safety and that of the building, I felt it was necessary to get help in this situation.
& # 39; I have also encountered intruders in my building and we have been robbed several times.
& # 39; This is not unusual in San Francisco and the bad actors are all different colors. & # 39;
He offered an olive branch and continued: & # 39; I now realize that Wesly responded based on his unique history. Unfortunately, there is a terrible pattern of people calling the authorities about people of color just for their reason.
& # 39; The last thing I ever planned was to repeat that history – and I am sorry that my actions have led Wesly to feel he was the target of his race.
& # 39; I believe that people are good at heart. It is our past experiences and our fears that obscure even our best intentions. I hope Wesly will read this and understand my history while trying to understand his. & # 39;
In the image, Cukor takes out his cell phone and says that he is on the & # 39; trespasser & # 39; will call.
Argument: Christopher Cukor called the police on a black visitor who he believed was an offender, despite his plea to stop him (the son is pictured against his father, right)
He did not warn him, Michel says: & I am recording you now and you are the next person on TV. Just remember that, and you have your son with me. & # 39;
Cukor replies: & # 39; You don't have to threaten me, you just have to get out of the building. & # 39;
While telling the police that & # 39; there is an offender in my building & # 39 ;, his son moans: & # 39; Dad, don't do it. It is for better. I agree with him, Dad. & # 39;
Suspecting if Michel & # 39; s friend really exists, Cukor says he is willing to & # 39; keep the door open for you while you call your friend & # 39 ;.
Asked to give the friend's name, the black man said: & # 39; I don't have to tell you anything. & # 39;
The son pulls on his father's coat again and says: & yes, I agree, let's go to Daddy. Let's go, I don't like this. & # 39;
Later it turned out that the friend existed, but that he had not expected Michel. He hears images coming outside of images.
According to a deleted LinkedIn profile, Cukor works for YouTube in the & # 39; device partnerships & # 39; of the website.
YouTube's owner, Google, has not responded to a request for comment.
In a similar video that spread widely in February, a white woman seemed to call the Massachusetts police for a black man because of a fight between their dogs
In a similar video that spread widely in February, a white woman appeared to call the Massachusetts police for a black man because of a fight between their dogs.
Nickname & # 39; Dog Park Diane & # 39; By viewers online, the woman depicted in the video apparently called cops because the man's dog was aggressive & # 39; hers cried.
According to Franklin Baxley, who filmed the video, the nameless woman decided to engage the police after believing that his dog had hers with an & # 39; aggressive & # 39; bump had attacked & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Last October, an audio recording of a 911 call in Atlanta revealed how a woman called the police with a & # 39; funny feeling & # 39; after seeing a black man with two white children.
The man, Corey Lewis, had only taken care of the two children while their parents went out to dinner.
Their children's parents were & # 39; scared & # 39; when the police arrived because they thought their babysitter would be arrested.
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