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Florida Commissioner Says He Used “N” Word Because He Felt Threatened

by / June 10, 2014 Black News 22 Comments

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

A Florida city commissioner who says he “never” uses racial slurs was caught doing just Florida n wordthat last week following what is being described as a “road rage” incident.

In statement released following the altercation, Wilton Manors Commissioner Ted Galatis apologized for shouting the n-word at a woman during an argument that started in a grocery store parking lot.

“I apologize for my use of the ’N’ word. It is something I never say,” a statement from Galatis said. “I offer no excuse, other than it was uttered when I was being threatened in front of my own home.”

Galatis and his wife defended their actions as necessary because of the threαt they felt coming from those in the car, according to a Raw Story report. According to the police report the woman driver followed Galatis to his home, honking at him, while the two shouted at each other.

Galatis admitted to WTVJ that he “may have” used the n-word, but it was while he was “protecting myself from the immediate threat.”

Galatis’ wife, Donna, defended her husband as well.

“What did they say to me?” Donna Galatis told a reporter who asked her about the slur. “White b*tch, I’ll slice you up.”

In a police report obtained by WTVJ, a woman said Galatis “began calling her and her passengers the slurs in a Publix parking lot on Sunday. The driver told police that Galatis should not be allowed to “get away with it.”

Galatis told police he may have used the language but felt threαtened.

Neighbors who talked to the station said that the parking lot confrontation did not excuse the racist slur.

“Unfortunately that just doesn’t go,” one neighbor explained. “I mean, it’s unfortunate you can’t say words like that and take them back. You know you got to pay the price. Donald Sterling just paid the price for what his situation was. ”

The use of such words is not illegal, and no charges are being filed, the TV station reported.

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com and can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.

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  1. Ted Galatis is not sorry – he’s use to using the word – if he wouldn’t have been it would not have come out. And as for his wife – even if they called her a White Bitch – they probably didn’t say I’d slice you up” I bet any amount of dollars she added that. They both racists and was caught at it like Donald Sterling – everytime I see pictures from the pass with him smiling with Magic Johnson and how he really felt it sickenings me! I am sick of racism – it should stop – we aint going no where just like the Mexicans aint going no where!!!

  2. Like they say, It’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. White supremacy IS Racism and the two shall never separate.

  3. I have told you there are still racists out there angry why US has a racial minority as Commander-in-Chief. they can’t take anymore. It’s when they are angry or drunk their racism come to life. This guy should go to his mother to be re-weaned. He should never be allowed to hold a government job.

  4. CREPPY AZZ CRACKA, CREPPY AZZ CRACKA, I FEEL HONKEY'S ARE DEVILS OH SHI*T WAIT THEY ARE………I DIDN'T MEAN HIM I GOT CRACKA FRIENDS, I WALK NEAR HONKEY'S EVERY DAY

  5. CREPPY AZZ CRACKA, CREPPY AZZ CRACKA, I FEEL HONKEY'S ARE DEVILS OH SHI*T WAIT THEY ARE………I DIDN'T MEAN HIM I GOT CRACKA FRIENDS, I WALK NEAR HONKEY'S EVERY DAY

  6. racism never just comes to life its always there just beneath the surface.

  7. This, if I read the story right, is not Donald Sterling. Why the actual fk did she follow him to his home? If that much is true, she deserved ANYthing he said to her.

  8. “I apologize for my use of the ’N’ word. It is something I never say,” but it sure came out of his mouth in a hurry.

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