Woman Fired After Calling Cops On Black Man Wearing Socks In Pool
By Bill Galluccio
July 7, 2018
A property manager in Tennessee has lost her job after she called police on a black family when they refused to remove their socks while swimming in the pool at their apartment complex. Camry Porter, who lives at Riverset Apartments in Mud Island, Tennessee went down to the pool with her boyfriend and godchildren on the Fourth of July when the property manager Erica Walker informed Porter's boyfriend he needed to remove his socks if he wanted to swim in the pool.
Porter shared the story, along with videos of the encounter, in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.
I asked the woman what was the problem. She stated, “you can’t wear socks in the pool. The rules are only pool attire *as she points at the pool rules*” She goes on to say, “no socks, tshirts, hats, or things of that nature are allowed in the pool.” HER EXACT WORDS! I then notice that there are two guys in her group of friends and BOTH have on hats. Also, the other 25+ people around who don’t have on “proper swimming attire.”
After Porter refused to leave, Walker called the police. After speaking with police, Porter decided to leave the pool and return to her apartment. Porter was livid and claimed that they were targeted because they are black, pointing out the Walker had no issue with the white men at the pool who were not wearing proper attire.
ERICA WALKER RUINED MY DAY. SHE SAID NOTHING TO THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WHERE NOT IN *PROPER POOL ATTIRE* BUT CHOSE TO SAY SOMETHING ONLY TO US, THE ONLY BLACK FAMILY OUT THERE. MIND YOU THE ONLY ISSUE THAT SHE HAD INITIALLY WAS HE SIMPLY DIDN’T TAKE OFF HIS SOCKS AS SOON AS SHE ASKED.
MEANWHILE THERE ARE PLENTY OF MEN, WHITE MEN, WALKING AROUND WITH HATS AND BASKETBALL SHORTS INSTEAD OF SWIMMING TRUNKS!
Trilogy Real Estate Group, which owns the apartment building, issued a statement to WREG confirming that they have terminated Walker.
"After assessing statements from Ms. Porter and determining that this former employee’s actions violate our company’s policies & beliefs, she is no longer employed by Riverset Apartments."