Volusia County, Florida: Julie Edwards, a Florida woman who was arrested for driving under the influence can be heard on body camera video threatening a sheriff’s deputy with violence, telling him, “My KKK friends will burn your family.”
“You f***** with the wrong white people,” 53-year-old Julie Edwards can be heard telling Deputy Brandon King. “KKK’s got your a**, boy.”
Edwards was arrested for driving under the influence and now faces charges for that along with resisting an officer without violence, making a threat against a law enforcement officer and refusing to submit for testing.
The arrest report says she also told the deputy, “n****rs should’ve never been let out of slavery.”
“Deputy King is of African-American descent and knows the history behind the KKK and the pain and torture they have caused and still cause to African-Americans today,” the arrest report says.
Deputy King smelled alcohol on Edward’s breath, noticed her slurring her speech and says she was uneasy on her feet, according to the arrest report. She refused to provide a breath sample or perform field sobriety tests.
While Deputy King was filling out paper work in his cruiser, Edwards began her verbal assault. She can be heard throughout the video threatening him.
She tells him the Ku Klux Klan will burn crosses on his property and says she hopes he doesn’t have any children.
“Kudos to Deputy King for his calm response to all the racist garbage this KKK Enthusiast could throw at him,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “All law enforcement officers learn to deal with people at their worst, but this level of ignorance is something else. Great job Deputy King and thank you to everyone condemning the hate in this video!”
Edwards was arrested on February 8 and taken to the Volusia County Jail, but records show she is no longer in custody. She is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.
As Sheriff Mike Chitwood put it: “Watch this video if you need any more proof that there’s no expiration date on ignorance.”
You may have seen a story in the news about a woman who threatened one of our deputies with a visit from the KKK, a cross burning in his yard and harm to him and his family.
Before you go on a racist rant at one of our deputies, just remember we have body cameras.
This individual was charged with DUI, prior refusal to submit to testing, resisting an officer without violence and threats against a law enforcement officer.
*Warning: Even though the video’s edited, there’s still racist language*
The charging affidavit states:
“While Deputy King was completing paperwork, Edwards advised she hopes to find Deputy King in a corner alone or she’ll find someone to find him. She then advised the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) would be seeing Deputy King and burning crosses on his property and n****rs should’ve never been let out of slavery. Deputy King is of African-American descent and knows the history behind the KKK and the pain and torture they have caused and still cause to African-Americans today. Deputy King does not know Edwards and does not know her capabilities and takes the threat to be serious. Edwards was additionally charged with threats against a law enforcement officer, 1st offense.”