White Mississippi Campground Manager Who Pulled Gun On Black Couple Gets Zero Jail Time

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White Mississippi Campground Manager Who Pulled Gun On Black Couple Gets Zero Jail Time

Despite the viral video, she was convicted of a misdemeanor charge.

Published 2 weeks ago

Written by Tweety Elitou

Ruby Nell Howell, the 70-year-old white Mississippi woman videotaped waving a handgun at an African-American couple having a picnic during Memorial Day weekend, has been convicted of a misdemeanor charge.

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According to the Clarion Leger, local news outlets are reporting the former Kampgrounds of America worker was found guilty by the Oktibbeha County Justice Court of threatening exhibition of a weapon on Tuesday (Aug. 27). 

Howell was ordered to pay a $250 fine, along with $182.50 in court fees. However, she will not spend a day in jail. 

Back in May, the video went viral showing the campground manager pulling a gun on a Black couple trying to have a picnic by a lake.

“RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL,” Jessica Richardson on the video’s caption.

The couple, Jessica and Franklin Richardson, said they had no idea they needed a reservation.

“It’s kind of crazy,” Franklin Richardson, a Army National Guard Sergeant who had recently returned from a nine-month deployment overseas, said with WCBI. “You go over there and don’t have a gun pointed at you, and you come back home and the first thing that happens is you have a gun pointed at you.”

Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast released a statement saying the company "does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner" on its properties or franchises.

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