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Lawyer rages at lunch workers for speaking Spanish, says he'll 'call ICE'

18 May, 2018, 15:44 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • I pay for their welfare!’ Man scolding restaurant workers for speaking Spanish ID’d as NYC attorney

His reason? Two customers had the audacity to speak Spanish to an employee who also spoke Spanish, ruining this patriot's ability to enjoy the eatery's menu options, such as pho, tacos, and quesadillas, in a city where more than 200 languages are spoken.

"Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English", Schlossberg says to the manager at Fresh Kitchen, a midtown Manhattan restaurant.

Schlossberg has been caught on video in tirades before.

Schlossberg seems to think that only undocumented immigrants on public assistance speak Spanish.

"Your employees are speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English", a visibly frustrated Schlossberg can be seen saying in the video.

Isaac Saul, an editor and columnist at the website A Plus, wrote Wednesday that he recognised the man as someone he had encountered last May at a far-right rally protesting political activist Linda Sarsour's commencement speech at City University of NY. In other words, a mariachi band will be performing "La Cucaracha" at his workplace sometime soon (the exact date hasn't been released for fear of attracting counter protests).

The man has been identified by U.S. media as lawyer Aaron Schlossberg.

"Honey, I'm calling ICE!" he says, glowering.

"He was waiting for his sandwich - and he heard people speaking Spanish".

After video of a man's race-fueled rant at a Midtown restaurant went viral, he's apparently facing the consequences of his actions.

The video kicked off a mad dash in New York as reporters from the city's tabloid newspapers, the Daily News and New York Post, rushed to confront him about his statements.

The New York Post reported Thursday that Corporate Suites, the company that operates the business center in which attorney Aaron Schlossberg leases office space, has terminated its agreement with him.

Espaillat and Diaz sent a formal grievance to the First Department of the New York State Unified Court System, describing Schlossberg's comments as a "humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the Civil Rights movement".

Yelp later said that it will work to "remove both positive and negative posts" on the site because it appears "to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer's personal consumer experience with the business".

Schlossberg founded The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq.

But when reporters tracked down Aaron Schlossberg on Thursday, he was suddenly not in the mood to talk anymore.

Videos have also surfaced of him making other racially charged and insensitive remarks in the past.

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