A woman was caught on camera on Friday, Aug. 23 where she is heard yelling racial slurs in a parking lot dispute in Richmond, B.C. (Screenshot/Black Press Media)

Woman filmed yelling racial slurs in Richmond parking lot will not be charged

RCMP are warning the public that their reactions to the incident online could be treated as criminal

A woman caught on camera shouting racist slurs and swear words in a Richmond parking lot will not be charged, police say, but social media users should be more careful in their comments.

A minute-long video spread quickly online on Friday afternoon, showing a Caucasian woman hurling racist insults at a Chinese immigrant after for parking over a painted line.

“You don’t know a damn thing! Go back to China where you belong!” the woman yells, before swearing numerous times and shouting more slurs.

WATCH: Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

On Tuesday, Richmond RCMP acknowledged the woman’s comments were “disturbing and troubling,” but after speaking with the BC Prosecution Service, officials chose not to proceed with charges.

The video was first posted on the social media platform WeChat, and then shared on Facebook.

Users were quick to find the woman’s Facebook profile, and pelted her with hundreds of hateful and threatening comments. The profile was deleted, as of Tuesday.

Although the incident in the parking lot was not enough to warrant charges, Mounties warned the public that some responses on social media could be.

“We can appreciate that the community here in Richmond and the extended community online feels strongly about comments made in the video, but we would certainly not wish for anyone to cross the line from spirited conversation to criminal cyberbullying,” Insp. Sunny Parmar said in a news release.

“We must respect this individual is still entitled to due process and has a reasonable expectation of personal privacy.”


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