White Man Calls Cops On Black Neighbor For Using Neighborhood Pool

Pauline Gross
July 9, 2018

Bloom has also been relieved from his duties as pool chairman while also being labeled "ID Adam" by social media, the Washington Post reports. The mother, Jasmine Edwards, recorded the altercation with the cops, and it worked in her favor entirely. As you can see in the video above, the police were called to the scene. It was been viewed more than 4.7 million times since it was posted on July 4.

Edwards didn't have identification on her to prove she lived in the neighborhood, but had a key card for the exclusive pool.

Edwards tells him, "Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use my own pool".

Abhulimen could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. Vermitsky issued a statement Friday on behalf of Bloom, and said his client had to take his wife and children away from their home to a safe location.

"We are aware of a awful incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside of the workplace", Sonoco Products said in a statement.

Bloom has also resigned from the homeowner's board. Edwards refused to give up her ID, and so Bloom called police.

So Bloom had a solution. A pool she belonged to.

Of course, Edwards says. 'This happened to me and my baby today. The door clicks open.

Bloom, however, is not satisfied.

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The police explain to Bloom that Edwards doesn't need an ID to swim, but he insists on seeing it.

The woman responds, "It would be nice if you would apologize". Yet, for whatever reason, that wasn't enough for him.

The next moment earned Bloom the derisive and viral hashtag of #IDAdam, joining #PermitPatty and #BBQBecky, when Edwards reveals his name. "Adam? Do you want to apologize for what you just did", Edwards said in the video. Upon arrival WSPD Officers spoke with both Mr. Bloom and with Ms. Jasmine Abhulimen (identified on Facebook posting as Jasmine Edwards) to determine the cause of the "disturbance".

In the meantime, Bloom's attorney claims he was doing his job.

What did Bloom's lawyer say?

The ID request, the attorney alleges, was to square the discrepancy in addresses. He did so several times a year, and people who have been removed include a variety of ages and races, Vermitsky told the paper. The statement also condemns racism as "abhorrent, wrong and [having] no place in a free country".

Association officials regret the situation "at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled", the email said. "The pool chair escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community", the association wrote in its statement.

Vermitsky told the Winston-Salem Journal that Bloom's resignation did not confirm any wrongdoing. "And so my goal here is to give you better expression of my full view as a person, and express my honest regret for the actions that I took that day". "He called the police to make sure that the interaction didn't escalate".

"If she has a card to get into the pool, I believe that should be enough", a Winston-Salem police officer says in the clip.

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