White Woman Assaults Black Man at Louisiana Casino, Uses Racial Slurs
Posted on: August 15, 2023, 09:23h.
Last updated on: August 15, 2023, 09:23h.
A disturbing incident occurred at the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana, where a white woman assaulted a Black man and a white man used racial slurs towards the victim. The shocking incident was captured on video and widely shared online.
The incident, which occurred earlier this month, was first reported by USA Crime. However, Casino.org could not independently verify the location at the time of writing.
The white couple, identified as Ashley and William Dison from Louisiana, allegedly targeted the victim, Devon Leslie Jr., because of his race. Leslie documented the incident on Facebook and shared the identities of the attackers.
According to Leslie, he was sitting at a slot machine when the woman began to harass and physically assault him. She slapped and kicked him.
The male accomplice also added to the victim’s distress by using a racial slur, calling him derogatory names. The incident was caught on video, showing the white woman’s rage and the victim’s shock.
The victim, a U.S. military veteran, announced his intention to press charges against the perpetrators. Casino staff reportedly asked him to stop recording, but he refused.
Both suspects were arrested on August 3. The woman is facing assault charges, according to Leslie.
The video of the incident, initially posted by Tizzy Ent on social media, quickly went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views within days.
Legal Scholar Raises Alarming Comparisons
Law Professor Angela Bell from Southern University expressed deep concern after watching the video. She drew troubling parallels between this incident and the tragic murder of George Floyd, noting the loss of dignity suffered by the Black man in a public space.
Bell highlighted the unfair treatment of people of color during the separate but equal period, stating that they were not seen as equals and were often denied basic rights.
Bell also commented on the response of an apparent casino employee, questioning if they handled the situation effectively. She called on the casino to issue a statement, expressing disappointment with their silence.
Casino.org reached out to the parent company, Penn Entertainment, for comment, but no immediate response was received.