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Edgewater CVS Manager Running For 48th Ward Alderman In Hot Water After Calling Cops On Black Woman

Hudson’s Cell Phone Video Still

A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water for calling the police on a black woman after she was accused of using a counterfeit coupon. That manager, Edgewater resident Morry Matson, also happens to be running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent and was a state delegate for the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

Matson is the latest person being accused of senselessly calling the police on a black person. In the incident which happened at 11:30 p.m. July 13, Camilla Hudson was trying to use a coupon for a free product that another CVS employee said was fake. At some point, Matson picked up the phone and called police.

During the phone call, Hudson took out her cell phone and started recording the event. Soon after three police officers arrived at the scene. The cops took no action and Hudson eventually left the store without incident but decided to post the cell phone video online. Within the next 24 hours, that video went viral prompting public outrage.

Matson, who announced earlier this Summer that he is running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent, was a state delegate for the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and is the president of the Illinois LGBT GOP organization Log Cabin Republicans. He also spearheaded a supposed successful 2016 petition push to include a non-binding referendum for the construction of the Egdewater Beachwalk. However, the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners pulled that vote from the ballot soon after because of irregularities and forged signatures found on those documents.

Matson’s 2019 campaign page for Alderman was littered with provocative text. The front page of the site read, “Are you in the silent majority who want a property tax freeze? Do you want to build the lakefront infrastructure project? Are you in the moral majority who think restricting access to our lakefront just to keep out the African-American community goes against God and the American way? Do you believe it is the Chicago ADA community’s constitutional right to equal, safe and convenient access to our beaches and undeveloped lakefront? Do you want to restore law and order to combat our ward’s rising crime rate? Vote for Matson and Right the Great Wrong in Chicago’s 48th Ward.” That site has since gone offline.

Friday’s incident prompted CVS Pharmacy to personally call Hudson and release an official apology for what happened. “CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again,” CVS said in a statement. “CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores.”

Hudson said that Facebook took down the original social media post on Saturday night because it “violated their policies.”


Posted by Camilla Hudson on Saturday, July 14, 2018



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