911 tape

Emergency 911 tapes revealed that on the night of the alleged incident March 13, a black woman tearfully reported that a man came out of 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. as she and a friend passed by and shouted a racial slur at them. WARNING: The following transcript of the call contains offensive language.

12:53 A.M.

TELECOMMUNICATOR: Durham 911, where's your emergency?

CALLER: Hi, I don't know if this is an emergency or not, necessarily, but I'm in Durham, and I was driving down near Duke's campus, and it's me and my black girlfriend, and the guy -- there's like a white guy by the Duke wall -- and he just hollered out "nigger," to me. And I'm just so angry I didn't know who to call. (Crying).

I don't know if this is an emergency. They're just hanging out by the wall on Buchanan [Boulevard].


CALLER: It's right outside of 610 Buchanan [Blvd]. And I saw them all come out of, like, a big frat house, and me and my black girlfriend are walking by, and they called us "niggers." (Sobbing).

So I don't know what's gonna happen. I'm not gonna press the issue, I guess. But I live in a neighborhood where they wrote KKK on the side of a white station wagon, and that's near right where I'm at, you know what I mean. And they didn't harm me in any way, but I just feel so completely offended, I can't even believe it.

I thought, you know what I'm saying, times have changed, and I don't even know what's going on.

It's right in front of 610 Buchanan. I saw them coming out of this frat house. 610 North Buchanan. ...

So, I'm not going to press the issue, but, whatever, however Durham city feels about racial slurs and stuff, however you guys want to handle it, you can handle it however you do. I'm not hurt in any way, OK.

Thank you ...