White man arrested in Uganda for spitting on and racially abusing black hotel employees

Farida Dawkins Aug 20, 2018 at 07:35am

August 20, 2018 at 07:35 am | News

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

August 20, 2018 at 07:35 am | News

Photo: Uganda Police/Twitter

On Thursday a white American man was arrested in Uganda for verbally and physically attacking hotel workers at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.

In a four-minute video posted on Facebook, Jimmy L. Taylor makes his way behind the reception desk where he is seen throwing things. The employees move from the area in an attempt to move away from Taylor but he follows them and proceeds to curse at them, using racial slurs. He also hits one of the employees several times.

To add insult to injury, Taylor calls them ni%%er and threatens to end their lives.

The self-proclaimed missionary and former Marine was charged with assault and malicious damage.

Even during his arrest, Taylor spat on law enforcement, acted erratically and tried to disarm arresting officers.

During questioning, Taylor claimed that his behavior was due to an undisclosed illness which caused stress that caused him to attack the hotel employees.

Investigations regarding the incident are ongoing. Taylor is being held at Central Police Station Kampala.

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