Jun 30, 2020
Little Ceasars fires 2 workers after swastika found on pizza
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Misty Laska posted a photo on Twitter."I'm truly disappointed. This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all!" she wrote. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox
The Laskas said they tried calling the store, but were unable to reach anyone.
"The point is, there should not be this kind of hate happening today. With the climate we're in right now, why make a joke like that?" Misty remarked to CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV.
"We're trying to solve hate, and even if this was just a joke internally for the employees, just stop. Stop with the symbolism, and let it go away," Jason Laska told the station.Trending News
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Little Caesar Enterprises released a statement to the station, saying, "We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated. We're deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values."
On Sunday, Misty tweeted that she and her husband were being called on the carpet:
sn’t is hilarious all the folks calling my husband and I LIARS and accusing us of staging it YET, the employees ADMITTED IT and they were terminated!
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Driver Fires Gun Into Air After Clash With Protesters
The incident, caught on video from multiple angles and shared on social media, shows the driver in a white car surrounded by demonstrators near the burnt remains of downtown Portland’s iconic Elk Fountain, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Some protesters call for people to clear the street to let the car leave as others speak to the driver through an open window. As the driver starts to leave, a handgun can be seen emerging from the driver’s side window and at least five gunshots are heard.
One social media user said the driver had been cruising the area around the protest “menacingly.”
Incidents of vehicular violence against protesters have been increasing as demonstrations stretch into their seventh week since George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis on May 25.
One protester, Summer Taylor, was killed and another, Diaz Love, was critically injured when a driver drove into them at a high rate of speed on a closed Interstate 5 in Seattle last week. The driver, Dawit Kalete, has been charged with multiple felonies, including vehicular homicide.
In June, a Portland man was arrested after he drove into a crowd of demonstrators, injuring three people before fleeing. In that instance, Anthony Eaglehorse-Lassandro has been charged with multiple felonies, including assault, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
It was unclear what had preceded the incident Thursday morning in downtown Portland. Police did not immediately respond the questions about the incident.
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