Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s Racist Rant Gets Attention of U.S. Congressman Nick Slay May 17, 2018 News, Politics The saying goes, “The hills have eyes,” and thanks to social media cell phones have eyes too; so people like Aaron Schlossberg can’t hide their actions for long. Schlossberg isn’t the first person to get caught out there. With increasing advancements in technology and the invention of social media, its becoming harder and harder to sweep racism under the rug. From police actions being reviewed on body cams, evidence provided by street security cameras, and the ever watchful eye of cell phones – people around the world are getting a front row seat to the type of prejudice found in Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson. Yesterday (Wednesday May 16th), lawyer Aaron Schlossberg found that out the hard way. Re-posted by activist Shaun King, on his Twitter and Instagram accounts; the viral video shows Schlossberg going off on two Fresh Kitchen workers in midtown Manhattan yesterday for speaking spanish. Once upon a time in Selma, Alabama Dr.King had to wait for media to be present to broadcast the verbal and physical attacks levied against his peaceful march. Today all we need do is turn on our cell phones to catch a first person view of an America that seemingly hasn’t really changed at all. Warning graphic language ahead: Who this this bigot in Midtown Manhattan? What's his name? Please share this. Here he is harassing & insulting two women for speaking Spanish…TO EACH OTHER in the middle of Manhattan. Trump has empowered ugly white people like this to say whatever they feel like saying. pic.twitter.com/WbHlet6H7c — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 16, 2018 Shaun King’s call to action lead to Schlossberg’s former classmates dropping the dime on him. It also appears this isn’t his first time someone who intimately understands the laws of this country so well is hurling insensitive remarks. In the video above Schlossberg is seen belittling the two workers of the food chain, complaining that his tax money goes to pay for them (since they must be undocumented immigrants) and that his next step should be calling ICE agents to collect them. This is just the tip of the iceberg. After this story broke even PIX 11 Evening News provided video of him with other Trump supporters at an anti-Linda Sarsour rally on May 25, 2017 (“Make America Great Again” hats on display). The purpose of this rally was against Jews who supported Palestine. This is how Trump supporters treated Jews supporting Palestine today in NYC. #CancelSarsour #IStandWithLinda pic.twitter.com/gIOqMY6WgK — Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) May 25, 2017 Apparently this wasn’t the beginning for Schlossberg, who for some reason can’t stay out of social media’s public eye. Back in 2016: This is the unedited video from October of 2016 of Manhattan Attorney Aaron Schlossberg assaulting, then calling a complete stranger "an ugly fucking foreigner" on the sidewalk on 5th Avenue. The man he's talking to, @morewillie, is a white man from Massachusetts. He's unhinged pic.twitter.com/epkpFWggx6 — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 17, 2018 What’s the dramatic conclusion to this story. Thanks to social media uproar and concerned citizens his face apparently made it to the desk of a U.S. Congressman. Adriano Espillat the U. S. Representative serving New York’s 13th Congressional District had this to say on his official Twitter account yesterday. #Racism in any form is still racism. Maybe someone should explain this to #AaronSchlossberg and tell him how the law works. People have a right to speak SPANISH or any language while out in public! I’m happy to have a conversation with him in my office. https://t.co/ynXfGb00Hy — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) May 16, 2018 He even took it a step further… My office will be filing a formal legal grievance to the State Grievance Committee against #AaronSchlossberg due to his misconduct. @ShaunKing @NYSBA https://t.co/FnCvM88N5M — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) May 16, 2018 Espillat will be filling a formal grievance based on Schlossberg’s antics. Things are looking bleak for the “lawyer with a mouth”(a play off the description used for Marvel’s Deadpool). What’s disheartening about his action, is the fact that he is a lawyer. Much like #BBQBecky aka Dr. Jennifer Schulte, these are educated individuals engaging in the kind of hate we typically reserve for stereotypical red necks. This is a blatent attempt at white supremacy. Putting other’s in their place. People who should understand the laws and culture of this country and choose to spread hate instead of knowledge. Standford University has already distanced themsleves from Schulte, so what will happen next for Schlossberg who own’s his own law firm. Since the video went viral his Google and Yelp star reviews have plummeted. With the 45th President calling Hispanics who cross the border “animals“, when will this type of bigotry come to an end? The last time a political leader referred to an ethnic group as animals it lead to the Holocaust. The question we must ask ourselves if we are to take heed of history’s careful warnings, when will the policing and patrolling of America come to an end?