White KOA Manager Fired for Pulling Gun on Black Campers

STARKVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A white manager of a Mississippi campground has been fired for pulling a gun on an African American couple who arrived at a public lake for a Memorial Day picnic saying they didn’t have a reservation. A video posted Sunday to a Facebook page apparently belonging to Macon, Mississippi, resident Jessica Richardson title “RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL” shows a woman in a KOA shirt holding a gun as Richardson and her husband tell her they didn’t know they needed a reservation. The couple toldYahoo! news that the manager, Ruby Howell yelled, “Git! Git!” as if they were “stray dogs on her porch.”Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast said Tuesday that the unidentified manager had been fired from Starkville KOA adding that KOA “does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner” on its properties or franchises. Watch the video with this story online at deltadailynews.com.


Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who's a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in starkville, ms and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a Gun. And proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didnt make reservations. After leaving my husband stopped by the office and talked with her husband (they're the property managers). The husband tells my husband that reservations aren't needed for the lake. This happened In Starkville,Ms

Publicado por Jessica Richardson en Domingo, 26 de mayo de 2019

4 Comments on "White KOA Manager Fired for Pulling Gun on Black Campers"

  1. Some people are too stupid to own a firearm.

    Aside from that, the title is misleading.

    The black couple wasn’t there to camp.

    • Doesn’t matter if they were their to camp or just picnic or walk around. They didn’t need a reservation to be their. It’s horrible to threaten innocent people just because of their own bigotry.

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