For­mer Oba­ma offi­cial arrest­ed after harass­ing food ven­dor with Islam­o­pho­bic com­ments

A for­mer nation­al secu­ri­ty offi­cial for for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma was arrest­ed by the New York City Police Depart­ment on Wednes­day after a video of him using Islam­o­pho­bic lan­guage against a food ven­dor went viral.
Stu­art Sel­dowitz was arrest­ed on charges of hate crime/stalking, sec­ond-degree aggra­vat­ed harass­ment, stalk­ing caus­ing fear, and stalk­ing at employ­ment, an NYPD offi­cial told CNN.
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The arrest is the lat­est con­se­quence for Sel­dowitz in the after­math of the video after a Man­hat­tan-based lob­by­ing firm cut ties with him on Tues­day.
Gotham Gov­ern­ment Rela­tions said in a state­ment Tues­day the firm had “end­ed all affil­i­a­tion” with Sel­dowitz. “The video of his actions is vile, racist and beneath the dig­ni­ty of the stan­dards we prac­tice at our firm,” the state­ment reads.
“By the way, I’ll rep­re­sent the food ven­dor pro bono if he wants to bring a law­suit against Stu­art Sel­dowitz,” David Schwartz, the founder and pres­i­dent of Gotham Gov­ern­ment Rela­tions, told City & State New York. “I’m abs …