Police Investigate “9th Cloud Vape” Racist Rant Towards Immigrant VERY DISTURBING (VIDEO)

9th Cloud Vape, New Jersey, NJ: Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla have denounced “hate speech” after a video of a 9th Cloud Smoke and Vape Supply employee went on a tirade using “insulting racial slurs,” which the company has apologized for.

‘9th Cloud Vape’ Employee Brutally Disrespects an Innocent Immigrant

“Move your **** you ****ing immigrant! … Get the **** out of here! Take your **** back to Union City,” a Vape Van employee screamed at an unnamed man at an undisclosed location on Washington Street.

“Go back to your ****ing country, you ****ing immi[grant]!,” he screamed, as the X-rated tired continued for around two minutes.

After the Facebook video, posted by user Alan Slaughter, reached over a 125,000 views and over 1,000 shares, Zimmer and Bhalla decided to chime in.

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Police Investigate "9th Cloud Vape" Racist Rant Towards Immigrant VERY DISTURBING (VIDEO)

On their Instagram page, 9th Cloud posted an apology, stating that the verbal exchange lasted for around 10 minutes and the video only shows the final portion of the argument.

“As many of you may know, footage has been posted on the internet and social media platforms of a verbal altercation between our team and a party/family on the date of May 6th,” they began.

“The verbal exchange soon escalated against our favor. We regret to admit insulting racial slurs were made by a member of our team. The exchange from start to finish went on for about 10 minutes, the recording shows the last few minutes.”

“We sincerely apologize to all and anyone who is a part of the family, and to all who may have found our actions offensive. This public statement is in no way a justification for any of our actions. We are taking full responsibility for this situation and will act in any way possible to assure anything like this does not happen again.”

In a separate post, their Instagram page also shows a private message exchange between them and Slaughter, where he refused to remove the video.

Minutes ago, Zimmer tweeted that Bhalla and 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos will introduce a resolution to revoke 9th Cloud Vape’s vendor license.

She also tweeted that Hoboken police are investigating the incident.

Police Investigate “9th Cloud Vape” Racist Rant Towards Immigrant

Police Investigate "9th Cloud Vape" Racist Rant Towards Immigrant VERY DISTURBING (VIDEO)

Zimmer said the vendor was licensed by the city and subject “to follow all of our rules and regulations, and clearly they have not.”

The mayor said Councilmen Ravi Bhalla and Ruben Ramos have agreed to co-sponsor a resolution revoking the company’s vendor license.

“The Council previously adopted a resolution condemning the recent rise in hate incidents nationwide, and this repulsive act presents an opportunity for our local government to take tangible steps to put our words into action,” she said. “Leaders at all levels of government need to speak out, and we need to stand together as a country against this hatred.”

“We regret to admit insulting racial slurs were made by a member of our team,” the company said. “The exchange from start to finish went on for about 10 minutes, the recording shows the last few minutes.”

“9th Cloud Vape” Disrespects Immigrant With Hatred for 10 Minutes

It continued: “We sincerely apologize to all and anyone who is a part of the family, and to all who may have found our actions offensive. This public statement is in no way a justification for any of our actions. We are taking full responsibility for this situation and will act in any way possible to assure anything like this does not happen again.”

Bhalla and Ramos said in a joint statement they wanted “to express our complete disgust with the hate incident involving the owner of the Vape Van vendor truck.”

“This conduct has no place in Hoboken,” they said. “This individual’s actions do not reflect the views of businesses or residents in Hoboken. Hoboken is a city of immigrants and we take great pride in this tradition.”

“This just happened to my friend’s dad in Hoboken,” a person wrote on Facebook after sharing footage of the incident. “Racism, xenophobia, and ignorance are running wild and open.”

9th Cloud Vape posted the following statement about the incident on social media after videos of the encounter began to go viral.

Here is the Video of ‘9th Cloud Vape Van’ Racist Rant in New Jersey

However, many Hoboken residents and community leaders continued to express outrage about the incident and claim that the bigoted public display doesn’t represent their city.

A couple, who is Latino, was walking Saturday afternoon on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, when an argument escalated with an employee of 9th Cloud Vape Van, which sells e-cigarette supplies in downtown Hoboken.

Video of the encounter was posted the same day to Facebook and has been seen more than 173,000 times as of Tuesday afternoon.

In it, a man who works for the Vape Van yelled, “Go back to your country, you immy,” and repeated the word “Trump” with a racial slur.

The footage prompted backlash that was strong and swift, from social media to City Hall.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was “extremely disturbed” by the video.

“We are a city of immigrants. That’s our history and that’s our foundation,” Zimmer said. “In fact my mother in law came as an immigrant from Austria as a holocaust survivor.”

The Vape Van’s owners confirmed the exchange took place and involved one of their employees, and issued an apology on Instagram. The business said the entire exchange lasted about 10 minutes, though the video posted online shows the final 2 minutes.

“We sincerely apologize to all and anyone who is a part of the family, and to all who may have found our actions offensive. This public statement is in no way a justification for any of our actions,” the business said in its apology.

“We are taking full responsibility for this situation and will act in any way possible to assure anything like this does not happen again.”

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