Photo: Kyle Davis
April 4, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s racial epithets and flagrant discrimination targeting ethnic and racial minorities has never been acceptable in polite society.
Sadly, however, there may still be those who miss the days of Bull Connor, firehoses, and freely-spewed racial slurs.
Evidence of that ugly reality surfaced on the streets of the City of Thousand Oaks on the afternoon of April 3rd , when 35-year-old thousand Oaks resident Kyle Davis allegedly pulled to a stop beside a vehicle driven by a 70-year-old African American Camarillo resident.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Capt. Eric Buschow, when Davis spotted the letters “BLM” on the door of the vehicle next to him, he “shouted racial slurs” and summarily “threw an object at the victim’s vehicle.”
The older driver was not injured, but “reported it immediately” to Camarillo patrol deputies. The deputies then brought Davis’ car to a traffic stop, made contact with him, and soon determined that he had “targeted the victim specifically because of his race.”
Two days later, on April 5th , detectives visited Davis’ residence with a search warrant in hand. He was placed under arrest and served with a “gun violence restraining order” and seized any and all firearms and ammunition found at the home.
Davis was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of assault, elder abuse, and violating a person’s civil rights, which his bail set at $50,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking