Posted on May 14, 2018

Residents Hold Cookout at Park Where White Woman Called Cops on Black Family Barbecue

Aris Folley, The Hill, May 14, 2018

Area residents had a massive cookout at a park in Oakland, Calif., just two weeks after a white woman called the police on a black family for setting up a charcoal grill in the same park.

Footage captured by local resident Michelle Snider two weeks ago showed an unidentified white woman standing in the park telling a black family she called Oakland police because “it is illegal to have a charcoal grill in the park here.”


In response to the viral incident, videos surfaced online throughout the weekend showing people enjoying the public space with a large cookout in the same park.

“How Black Oakland responds to a white lady calling the cops on Black folks BBQing,” a Twitter user wrote, with a video showing a group people dancing and eating along the water.

According to an official map of the area, there are six designated barbecue locations, three stationary charcoal locations and three non-charcoal portable grill locations, KRON-TV reports.

Snider was charcoal grilling in a noncharcoal grilling location.