Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Abrams: 'Listen, boy. . .'

Steve Abrams allegedly set upon Adol Owen-Williams in a stairwell after being asked about keeping his end of a campaign bargain.

"When I first brought it up to him - at first, he was very condescending, telling me . . . , 'Listen son, you don't have to bring that up again,' Owen-Williams tells the Washington Post's Lori Aratani. "I told him, 'Don't call me "son."'"

But Abrams, he says, wouldn't quit.

"He said, 'Listen, boy,' and he charged up the stairs towards me," Owen-Williams continues.

"Owen-Williams said he resented Abrams's use of 'boy' because it has racial connotations," the Post reports.