White Man Fired After Calling Police On Black Woman For Using Her Own Neighborhood Swimming Pool

A North Carolina man who harassed a black woman at a community pool in Winston-Salem has been fired after a video of the incident went viral. Internet users helped to identify the man as Adam Bloom who worked for Sonoco, a global packaging solutions supplier. Bloom called the police on Jasmine Edwards after asking her to verify that she was allowed to have access to the pool. After being identified, Bloom’s company let him go.

“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” Sonoco said in a statement on Twitter and Facebook.

“The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the company in any respect.”

Ms. Edwards uploaded a video of the incident on Facebook and it has garnered 4.7 million views.

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Edwards, who was with her son, told the police that Bloom asked for her address so she gave it to him but then he asked for her ID to prove that she lived at that address. Edwards told the police in the video that she has a pool card. Edwards then asked for an apology from Bloom but he declined.

Bloom was also a member of the Glendale HOA board and the “pool chair,” according to WXII12. Glendale HOA announced in a letter to the community that they accepted his resignation from both positions.

Bloom hasn’t used his Twitter account in years, and he just deactivated his LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.


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