In a set of exclusive interviews, we take an in-depth look at all sides of the Genesee Street incident, getting perspectives from Jakeila Phillips, who was the target, and from Barry Wardell, caught hurling the racist epithets in a now-viral video filmed in Utica.
The family had done their part trying to make the record known to the company, but came across very "strict" requirements when submitting videos and witness statements. It was a waiting game for them, until recently.
This has been a really tough time for small business owners - entrepreneurs who essentially put their livelihoods on the line to serve their communities. While we can't undo the financial damage of the past few months, we can support them moving forward.