A white San Francisco business owner called the police on a Black 8-year-old girl for selling water on the sidewalk without a permit. "The world gon' see you, boo", the woman who has identified herself as the girl's mother tells her as she gets up.
Ettel says she would like to say sorry to Jordan and her mother but they have said the apology is not accepted. Ettel was on the phone and crouched behind a wall to avoid the camera and can be heard saying "illegally selling water without a permit" on her phone.
"Horrible, disgusting images and death threats", Ettel said, as she broke down in tears in the Today interview. Or that other time a white woman called the cops on a group of black women who were leaving their Air B&B. "It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice, it was screaming". "I had been putting up with this for hours, and I just snapped".
Ettel told "Today" that she's not proud of her behavior, and would like to apologize to the mother and daughter.
She also said she only confronted the girl's mother.
"I said, 'Please, I'm trying to work".
In a freakish twist, it was revealed Ettel makes a living selling edible marijuana for both humans and their pets, which she may or may not have a permit for so.
Austin said she and her family have received a large amount of positivity and support.
"It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her".
"This is my son selling water right at the same place of the poor little 8-year-old and nobody stopped him", said Cassindy Chow, whose son sells water without a permit.
"Calling the police on any person of color these days is an issue". At that point, Ettel ducks down to hide but Austin follows her and continues to record.
"I have no problem with enterprising young women".
"She never asked us to be quiet", Austin said.
Alison is reportedly the CEO of a medicinal marijuana company and at least one organisation in the state, where the drug is legal, say they will no longer sell her products.