On late Friday night, Morry Matson, a manager of a CVS drugstore in Chicago, called police on a black woman named Camilla Hudson for trying to use an unfamiliar manufacturer’s coupon at his store. Matson believed Hudson was trying to to use a counterfeit coupon and summoned the cops. Hudson says three policemen showed up before she left the store. CVS has since apologized to her and said that they’re investigation what happened.
In the one-minute eight-second video which Hudson posted on Facebook (below), Matson visibly shakes while on the phone with police.
As he attempts to describe her appearance to police over the phone, she confidently says, “Tell them I’ll be here when they arrive, that I’ll be waiting for them to arrive. You can tell them my name is Camilla Hudson. I have ID and I’ll share it.”
Here’s the video of Morry Matson calling the police on Camilla Hudson:
This is just the latest incident of white Americans calling the police on black people for doing nothing wrong. Other recent incidents of this sort of behavior include “BBQ Becky,” a white woman who called the cops on black people grilling food at an Oakland park, and “Permit Patty,” a white woman who called the cops on a black eight-year-old selling water on the sidewalk “without a permit.”
Chicago Sun Times says that CVS released the following statement about the Morry Matson incident:
We sincerely apologize to Ms. Hudson for her experience in one of our stores. Our Region Director in Chicago contacted Ms. Hudson as soon as we were made aware of this incident. CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again,” CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis said in a statement. “CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores. We have firm non-discrimination policies in place to help ensure that all customers are treated with respect and dignity. Profiling or any other type of discriminatory behavior is strictly prohibited.
In addition to being president of the Log Cabin Republicans, a political group for LGBTQ conservatives, Morry Matson is also running as the alderman of Chicago’s 48th Ward and says he was a state delegate for Trump during the last election.
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