‘Shut Up, Slave!’: White Man Hurls Insults, Compares Black Man to Livestock During Altercation at Chicago Starbucks

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We apparently have not yet hit our racist-tirade quota for the day. A white man at a downtown Chicago café was captured on camera launching into a rant, calling a black man a slave and comparing him to livestock after becoming angry that the man apparently spilled some coffee on his light-colored suit.


Maybe instead of being captured on camera, these racists are looking to catch hands? I am really not sure how you’re going about your day calling a grown black person a slave, but I’d recommend that ol’ boy tread carefully with that one.

Anyway, according to WLS, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chicago’s Loop.

The assailant, identified as 23-year-old William Boucher, can be heard on the video screaming at an unidentified black man: “Shut up, slave! Do not talk to me!”

Boucher then goes on to compare the man to livestock and suggests that he should be tagged with a bar code with his Social Security number.

“Your children are disposable vermin!” Boucher continues to yell at a second man who is also videotaping him. He then spits on that 30-year-old man as well as a 34-year-old woman, according to police.

The man Boucher spits at, however, is not having any of it and rushes up to Boucher, but is held back by another bystander.


“Get on all fours right now!” Boucher screams. “Get on all fours! Do not walk off on two legs! You don’t deserve to walk on two legs, vermin.”


Boucher is also seen punching down to the ground an older man who was walking toward his direction.

It is at that point that bystanders take down Boucher and hold him down until the police come to arrest him.


The older man, identified as only a 59-year-old, had to be taken to a nearby hospital for an eye injury.

Starbucks employees told the news station that Boucher has been a problem customer in the past, although never violent.


WLS reports that Boucher was arrested and charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery and is expected to appear in court next month.


Read more at WLS.

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I can pretty much handle dumbass racists saying whatever racist shit they want. But you spit on me...nah. All bets are off then.