Monday, 04 January, 2016

Land company fires worker for slurs toward protesters

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Arnold White | 01 January, 2016, 00:32

Criticism and outrage on social media over the video, which was posted to Facebook, ultimately cost Pisone his job at MMC Land Management. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

"I think he was trying to get something going, and when he didn't succeed with us, I think he then attacked the cameraman because, I guess, he is a racist", Sipe said.

"Have you actually done something with your life, have you had any kind of a job?" the man asks one of the older activists, who laughs in his face.

At one point, the man turned to Jefferson, who is black, and referred to him as a "chimp".

As the video continued, the man tried to block Jefferson's camera, and said, "F-- lazy monkeys".

When one of the protesters asks him to repeat what he just said - meanwhile, the whole interaction is being filmed - Pisone replies, "Yeah, chimp". I don't give a f*ck. "He's milking my f--ing tax dollars".

"We're peaceful, we do not need your antagonism", one of the protesters says.

The man responds by mocking the group with chimp-like noises.

A few of the protesters attempted to reason with Pisone, but on a day when his work was rained out, he made a decision to continue to "teasing" them.

Although the man was initially identified by some as an employee of Rex Energy, a statement later revealed that he had worked for MMC Land Management.

"We are sorry that this incident occurred". The worker was sacked and the company apologized saying, "Whether at work or not, we do not condone hate speech — EVER".

"MMC has terminated this employee and will never do business with him again in the future".

Warning: there is harsh language being used so mind your speakers and the ears of others.