Workers attacked in racist tirade seeking closure
PLAQUEMINE - A woman in Iberville Parish is trying to put a hate-fueled attack she experienced behind her, and this week there was a major step at moving forward.
Josh Jambon, a man who was filmed in a racially-motivated attack, pleaded guilty to two civil rights violations.
Jambon admitted to attacking Hurricane Gustav debris workers in Grand Isle because of their race. He even tried to take Brandi Worley's cell phone as she recorded video of the fight.
"He attacked us because we were black," Worley said. "Not because we did anything or said anything, just because we were black and that's unacceptable."
For each count, Jambon faces a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison.
"He finally said I did it," Worley said. "No, we know you did it. Everybody knows. It was obvious this was a hate crime."
Although Jambon never apologized for attacking the women, Worley said she can finally start trying to put this behind her. However, it's far from over as she still has a civil suit pending against Jambon.
"He still has this 1920's thinking that black people need to be attacked," Worley said. "Black people are dirty. He calls us the 'n' word, called us monkeys, lazy. Any racial slur he could think of and targeted just us."
Jambon will be sentenced in October.