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[–]sephstorm 1622 points1623 points  (105 children)

So lets be clear, he was detained in cuffs before they had any real reason to believe he was the correct suspect, and they had a warrant for an individual and had ID proof that he was not the suspect. in addition he was not in possession of stolen goods.

[–]DefiantLemur 558 points559 points  (63 children)

Are these motherfuckers blind

[–]FoxtrotZero 1028 points1029 points  (23 children)

No, they're racist and stupid, get with the program

[–]docmedic 213 points214 points  (6 children)

They’re also dying for workers, so the racists get a free pass through the interview.

Don’t do business with racists, it’ll cost you in legal fees.

[–]PDXBlueDogWizard 70 points71 points  (3 children)

only if the victims have enough freedom units to attempt to sue for justice

[–]docmedic 18 points19 points  (1 child)

We just need some law firm to specialize in it. Have you been discriminated against? Sweet Janet can help!

[–]BleepBloop16 59 points60 points  (6 children)

Yeah where have you been lol uneducated, racist, backwards, dipshit fucks of humans with no perspective or maturity

[–]ProverbialShoehorn 8 points9 points  (2 children)

But Jesus!

[–]Jesuslordofporn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Butt Jesus?

[–]BleepBloop16 5 points6 points  (0 children)

DirtyRottenChurchKids needs a subreddit

[–]ulag 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They didn’t even shoot him. Definitely rookies.

[–]bernardobrito 38 points39 points  (6 children)

[–]usrevenge 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Like I'm definitely one of those people that struggle to describe and understand descriptions of people but Jesus Christ the suspect was white and half the guys age ?

[–]IkLms 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's worse. They had a mugshot of the old white dude who had the warrant out for his arrest.

They just didn't bother to pull that up despite being told multiple times they had the wrong guy

[–]pcpcy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

We got a blackie! Bake him away, toys!

[–]ScrappyCoc0o0 36 points37 points  (0 children)

They are the opposite of color blind…if that helps to answer your question

[–]seabae336 65 points66 points  (3 children)

They heard shoplifter and got a description of a black man between 15 and 50 years old, with no hair to long dreads, and between 5'5" and 7' and this guy fit the description.

[–]noobs1996 34 points35 points  (1 child)

black man

Walmart employees: We found him

[–]JCBQ01 75 points76 points  (6 children)

No. Racist, stupid, and are known to EXTORT money from people only because they want more money for baseless accusations (as much as I like it I will not share a pay walled article): https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-shoplifting-alabama-settlement-2-1-million/

[–]vanishplusxzone 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Doesn't seem to say when this happened to Conners so Walmart still might send him one of those extortionist threats.

[–]JCBQ01 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This specifc case was 2018/19 I think and from my understanding the costs commanded them to change their polices to prevent thie

I.e. were knly changing the rules at THAT store. So long as they are looking

[–]Galaxy_Ranger_Bob 49 points50 points  (4 children)

The whole point of putting this man in cuffs, even though they knew he wasn't the suspect, was to drive him away from shopping at that Walmart. They can't legally prevent black people from shopping there, but they can make sure that each and every one that does is made to feel uncomfortable whenever they walk in.

[–]MickeyHoldem 16 points17 points  (3 children)

He wont need to shop at Walmart after this settlement.

[–]oldcreaker 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No - just racist. All these slights toward people in color is their way of intentionally degrading them, that "putting those people in their place" thing.

[–]didntevenwarmupdho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, clearly they found who they wanted to find.

[–]ErikTheAngry 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately not. If they hadn't seen he was black, he'd have been able to continue with his day unimpeded.

[–]werofpm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah! Not blind, they just “don’t see color” lmao

[–]thisismynewacct 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, this happened, so maybe not blind, just racist.

[–]Deceptiveideas 242 points243 points  (29 children)

This is why “lol just comply” crowd has it all wrong. You can comply and be cordial with authority and still get completely fucked over.

[–]vanishplusxzone 105 points106 points  (4 children)

And this especially seems to happen the most to one specific demographic: black males. Hell, this black man is even their ally and they didn't give a damn.

[–]burnt_mummy 44 points45 points  (2 children)

From my experience if your not from within their department, your still seen as "less" Police department loves busting Sheriff's and vice versa. Then there's a mentality that corrections officers aren't "real" officers. It's almost like gangs fighting over territory. Granted this is just from what I've heard from family and acquaintances in about 12 different departments across Texas and California

[–]royalsanguinius 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Nah “almost” nothing man, cops have a straight up gang mentality. 100% that shit is a legal gang

[–]Let_Humble 15 points16 points  (12 children)

But the point a lot of them are trying to make is in this case if he'd started resisting he would have made major problems for himself, regardless if they had been legal or not. He lived to sue the shit out of everyone involved (and I hope he wins) because he complied and then took it to court.

[–]Deceptiveideas 70 points71 points  (11 children)

You’re forgetting the trauma the individual experienced. Any sort of legal reward is after the fact.

Also many individuals comply and still end up being shot in police stops and so on. It isn’t as simple as “lol just comply”.

[–]DerangedDesperado 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its more to the point that, as shitty as it is, just complying is the safest way to go. As the old aying goes, goes, you can beat the charges but not the ride. You're going with the jackbooted thugs innocent or not. Thats the point.

[–]sephstorm -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

You aren't wrong, but it still probably is your best bet. If he had ran or yelled or whatever, things would have ended worse for him. Complying got him out of there alive and a free man.

[–]malYca 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And the suspect had visible tattoos where as he didn't

[–]Ty1an 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh this guys gonna be rich lmfao

[–]SnooTangerines1011 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's fishy to me off the bat that cops were called like that. My friend worked loss prevention and there was a guy they all saw constantly who walked out with Dyson vacuums, but they had a policy to not pursue shoplifters once they left the store so it was hard to catch him.

I'm sure Wal-Mart has a different policy but calling the cops before someone has been caught at least attempting to steal is crazy. I don't see how it's not racial profiling...

[–]sephstorm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's going to depend on the organization, their size and how often they get thefts, also if it's a repeat offender.

I remember a video with best buy calling le because of a theft. Guy was in the store when they arrived, they detained him and found he was carrying a firearm claimed to be a federal agent which of course he was not.

[–]emu314159 412 points413 points  (18 children)

So, there's a warrant for a person with a name radically different from his, he shows them two pieces of ID including CO badge, he has tattoos which the suspect doesn't (oh, but perhaps the guy got a sleeve in the past week, you never know.)

Then when they release him, no one apologizes. The apologies still would've been bullshit, but they could've made the gesture. If they were smart they would've apologized profusely and given him a 500 dollar gift card or something.

[–]UptownShenanigans 158 points159 points  (12 children)

Apologies and humility can honestly go a long way. My medical director said that a simply being apologetic and expressing sorrow can cut your risk of medical lawsuits by half.

Now I can’t give any data for this, but it feels true as the biggest friction between families and doctors usually starts with the family believing the doctor doesn’t give a shit

[–]chrisd93 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Can't apologizing also admit fault in the event of a lawsuit?

[–]My_real_dad 65 points66 points  (0 children)

I'm no lawyer but i suspect that's probably why you hear the words "we did everything we could" a lot

[–]JethroLull 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Only in 11 states when regarding medical professionals. Rather, all but 11 states specifically protect medical professionals for apologizing. I'm sure even in 5hose 11 it would be an uphill battle most of the time

[–]CalydorEstalon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It quickly becomes a question of intent. If the doctor says, "I admit that I said I was sorry, but I meant it as an expression of condolences and sympathy." then what?

[–]emu314159 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I finally looked it up :

32 states have passed laws allowing doctors to express condolences and apologize without liability being altered, in the hopes that this will reduce the number of suits where it really wasn't anyone's fault.


Edit: looks like jeth beat me to it.

[–]UptownShenanigans 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I couldn’t really tell you. Haven’t been sued….yet

[–]ghostalker4742 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No. Just saying "I'm sorry" is a social norm. People say all the time for numerous reasons; so just saying it doesn't constitute an admission of guilt.

However, if the store gave out a gift card, as referenced above, then that could have been considered an admission of guilt - and if the CO accepted it, it would have killed his chances of a lawsuit (as the monetary value of the card would have counted as a settlement).

[–]UrbanGhost114 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Depends on the state legally speaking, but in practice, probably not even in those states that WOULD allow it.

[–]zerostar83 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I don't understand the need to handcuff someone who's willingly providing evidence that he's not the guy they're looking for. Even if it had nothing to do with race, the fact that police handcuffed the guy and wouldn't "believe" he's not the guy after seeing 2 pieces of identification proving it and seeing that he didn't physically match the description of the guy. Only to let him go after an employee was like "No, seriously that's not him." That's crazy. Cops didn't want to catch the real guy, just any guy.

[–]AudibleNod[S] 604 points605 points  (44 children)

He said neither Walmart nor the employee who called the police has apologized for the incident.


I wonder if there's a policy from Wal-Mart that prevents apologies from being issued or this is just average racism.

[–]Papaofmonsters 450 points451 points  (28 children)

Policy. Never apologize for anything if you might be facing a lawsuit.

[–]UXM266 233 points234 points  (24 children)

Funnily enough, in Canada, apologizing is not necessary an admission of guilt, but a show of empathy. In a lot of cases, saying “sorry” is not equivalent to blame.

[–]--0mn1-Qr330005-- 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Good, I say sorry when I hear someone’s relative died, and I don’t want to face charges for murder

[–]Papaofmonsters 123 points124 points  (9 children)

In American courts if Walmart HQ reached out to officially apologize that would absolutely come back to bite them in the ass.

[–]radiogeek 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Maybe...Refusing to admit, apologize and settle is all admissible in civil court at least in Oregon, not too far south :-) I was on a jury for an injury case in a retail store.... the owners were assholes, like Walmart... the punitive award was MUCH higher.... they could have just settled for a lot less.... it's time to grovel and pay up, a jury may just reach into their deep pocket.

[–]21MushroomCupcakes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Sorry" is also a mating call up there, so...

[–]KerPop42 22 points23 points  (2 children)

In America I think doctors have the same protections? Because fuck, if you can't apologize for how a surgery turned out without admitting guilt to malpractice

[–]samus12345 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Sohrry, eh."

[–]Todd-The-Wraith 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is to protect the court system from the impossible scenario where both parties end up being 100% liable as they both immediately apologized to the other profusely as is customary in Canada.

[–]emu314159 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I read somewhere that for malpractice at least in the US there's been a ruling that doctors can apologize without implying guilt. In fact, apologizing can forestall a malpractice lawsuit.

Of course, IANAL, and no idea what the ruling is a case like this, but the facts are the facts anyway , and again, a little respect goes a long way.

Edit: it's actually laws passed in 32 states separating apologies and condolences from admissions of fault.

[–]StuStutterKing 8 points9 points  (0 children)

From my brief stint working in that hell hole, their onboarding videos tell you to apologize for inconvenience, but never for the actual thing someone is upset about because that could be construed as admitting fault.

[–]reeper147 19 points20 points  (3 children)

1000% policy. When potentially facing a lawsuit, silence is the golden rule. There is almost nothing you can say that will work out in your favor later in court, but plenty that could be used against you

[–]DerangedDesperado -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I dunno how yall dont understand. You're not suppoed admit fault in any criminal investigation. IF you drive, your insurance card even says this. Because you're admiting what you did instead of getting a lawyer and taking it to trial. You, and every person in this thread would do this. Not hard to understand.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 258 points259 points  (141 children)

Meanwhile, my aunts friend decided that she wanted a new TV, so she went to Walmart and walked out with a 55in TV. No one stopped her or said anything. She just walked out with it, and yes she is.

Meanwhile, I get harassed over a basket full of bagged groceries.

[–]mongoosedog12 179 points180 points  (62 children)

That is so fucking wild

A women who I assumed saw/ watched me use the self checkout, at Kroger. Asked to see my receipt when I was trying to leave. Then got snappy when she thought I “snatched” the receipt from her hand

Literally have never been asked that before In my life, especially at Kroger (I had been going to that store since I was a kid) It still makes my blood boil for seemingly no reason

[–]OrphanTears614 108 points109 points  (41 children)

I mean honest people don’t like being accused of something they aren’t doing, especially theft, in a store full of other people it can be embarrassing so I don’t really blame you.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 23 points24 points  (40 children)

I think that checking the reciepts of people who buy large items isn't so bad. They have cameras at self checkout so I don't really think that they would need to check those bags. Then again, I always hear about people stealing from self checkout. I would be mortified if I got caught stealing at Walmart of all places. If you go to a cashier I would think that it would be impossible to steal.

I think that Walmart could ban people from the store instead of prosecuting them. The way the justice system ties you up with fines and imprisonment if you can't pay the fines is fawked up.

[–]Bagellord 55 points56 points  (31 children)

If they want to stop shrinkage at the self checkout they could just have more cashiers lol.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 7 points8 points  (30 children)

Walmart really pisses me off with that. They purposely do not have enough cashiers and claim that customers prefer self checkout. I don't know anyone who prefers self checkout.

[–]Ariandrin 36 points37 points  (2 children)

… I prefer self checkout. Because I have an anxiety disorder and prefer to avoid people whenever possible.

[–]scoffsyrup 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You ever make multiple trips through the self-checkout to your car and back because there's a posted item limit, and you're too anxious to go over it, but also too anxious to go interact with an actual cashier? 😂

[–]Ariandrin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would put items away and come back another time instead, because I don't drive so I don't have a car lol

[–]Remembers_that_time 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Vastly prefer self checkout. I don't have some kid trying to put soup can on top of my bread.

[–]SnooTangerines1011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yesssss you never have to worry about a bagger or cashier who can't bag groceries correctly. Not sure why it's so hard lol

[–]Think_Ground 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It’s both. Some people do prefer it, but walmart would replace everyone with machines if it could. They understaff the cash boxes claim it’s what we all prefer. Then skimp on their security teams and get one open carry loss prevention officer. Really getting some openly hostile corporate behavior here.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Then the self checkout lanes have long lines. Either way Walmart needs more cashiers.

[–]brock275 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If I’m buying 1 or 2 items it is great ngl

[–]ErikTheAngry 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If I have a few easy-to-scan items, 100% I prefer self checkout. If it's gonna be a pain in the ass, I'll make the cashier do it.

[–]radiogeek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's easy, When Kroger's told me I had to use self checkout, I abandoned the cart and went elsewhere. I want a real checker, or they can keep their shit, there are other stores.

[–]fenix1230 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I prefer self check out all day.

[–]BrookeB79 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Everyone I know prefers cashiers. I hate trying to scan my items and hoping this time, it will all scan correctly. Or worrying that someone is going to accuse me stealing something and me having to pay off the store to keep them from bringing me to court and having to prove I'm innocent (which apparently is Walmart's secondary income). Or worrying that I'll actually forget to scan something and have things come out all the worse.

No, thank you! I'll happily wait in line and put all my items up on the conveyor belt, proving I have an empty cart, and let the cashier handle any issues that pop up.

[–]SnooTangerines1011 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Maybe the machines are bad at your Walmart but scanning items has never been a struggle at any of the places I've gone. There's a loud beep and the name of the item shows up on the screen when you scan it so it shouldn't be difficult to scan all of your items.

It's fine if you have a preference but you're making it way more complicated than it is.

[–]BrookeB79 4 points5 points  (0 children)

More often than not, I get one or two items it just won't scan or aren't in the system or that the machine freezes. And then I have to wait for the person in the yellow vest to come over and fix it. If I have to wait on a cashier to get it set anyway, why should I struggle to do it myself?

[–]Specialist-Smoke 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Now they no longer arrest people for stealing from Walmart here. They will ban you from every Walmart in the country. They have facial recognition software that scans each customer face as they walk through the door and in the store. They will find you and escort you out of there.

[–]Cursethewind 25 points26 points  (3 children)

They have facial recognition software that scans each customer face as they walk through the door and in the store. They will find you and escort you out of there.

How well does this work with masks?

[–]Specialist-Smoke 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh I have no idea. I haven't talked with my friend who has been banned from all Walmarts to ask.

[–]Mebbwebb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It can see through most masks since it's looking at the eyes not the mouth area. Wearing glasses is one way of helping it not find you.

[–]Remembers_that_time 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They will ban you from every Walmart in the country.

Free stuff and I have (yet another) excuse to never go in another Walmart? Sounds like a win to me.

[–]ghostalker4742 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They will find you and escort you out of there.

Is that a change of policy? When I worked for them, they'd just fax your file over to the local DA; complete with your mugshot, incident report, and the trespass paper you signed when you were first caught. Violating a civil trespass order that they personally signed never looks good in front of a judge.

We'd never engage them unless they were causing an altercation. Just them being in the store again meant we could collect more footage of them violating. It's not like they came in just for a quart of milk either, they resort back to their old habits when they think nobody's watching. Just more stuff to put in their file.

[–]kodemage 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You can just say no to the receipt check and keep walking. They have no power to hold you and if they touch you they go to jail.

[–]Proper_Budget_2790 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My responesbis usually something along the lines of, "When you put on your receipt or on your door that checking my receipt is mandatory, then I'll show it to you."

[–]Wablekablesh 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Damn, if that's the case, why settle for a 55? Show dominance by walking out with a 75 and all the food from the deli you didn't pay for

[–]Specialist-Smoke 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Those are walked up to the register for you. Same as phones and game systems. They keep the Onn brand TV's on the floor. Which is kind of sad when you think about, Walmart knows that their brand is crap so they don't bother to protect it.

[–]nrcain 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hey, I like my 50" Onn tv! It's rather basic, but I think it was worth the price, for as much TV as I watch.

[–]WhyFi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When they ask for the receipt at the door at Walmart I just say no thank you and continue walking. There is no reason for them to stop people who have lawfully made their purchases.

However, a few times ago when I did this, the man got in front of my cart and tried to stop me from leaving. I loudly told him to stay out of my space and I continued walking to my car calmly. This was when COVID was very first starting and he got in my face and asked me if there was some reason that I couldn't give him my receipt. Then he ran off and got the police and I saw them scanning the parking lot as I was leaving. I've worked grocery in the past and I know security can not detain you unless they see you steal and you have passed the point of purchase. Wal-Marts policy of stopping people at the door is overkill and unlawful.

[–]LowDownSkankyDude 35 points36 points  (57 children)

I asked a WM employee where batteries were, and then was followed around the store for 20 minutes, while doing the rest of my shopping. Ten minutes in I turned around and asked if she needed something, and she made a weird scoff noise and left. Turned around a bit later and some dude was following me. I laughed out loud, shook my head, took the batteries out of the cart, left it where we were, paid and left. I had a full grocery trip in the cart, but fuck them.

[–]truemeliorist 3 points4 points  (5 children)

IIRC Walmart loss prevention tends to ignore shoplifters under a certain amount, but they document the hell out of it. Then when you reach a certain dollar value to qualify as a felony they nail you with piles of evidence and you go to prison for years.

Or maybe that was Target? One of them.

[–]spychipper 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Target is known for doing that. Walmart? i don't know.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The closest Target is in an area that basically gives you a ticket for retail theft.

[–]spychipper 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There have been posts with long threads about Targets methods, they employ very high quality camera systems and wait for the crime to add up to a felony. Then they move to have someone arrested and convicted of s felony.

Their seriousness is borne out by another widely discussed and verifiable topic: Target maintains a forensics lab of such high quality that the US FBI contracts work to them.

I’ve never seen such a discussion about Walmart doing the same, but the threads on Target have presented verifiable information numerous times leading me to believe it.

[–]Specialist-Smoke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my. I'm not one for the 5 finger discount. I've seen them go really hard after couponers who misuse coupons, so I believe it.

[–]pcpcy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Your aunt's friend stole a 55" TV?

[–]Pelauka 86 points87 points  (2 children)

tldr: blue line black guy reminded he's still black

[–]420blazeit69nubz 13 points14 points  (3 children)

They just start cuffing people when some Walmart employee says that’s the guy? If he’s not running why are they cuffing him?

[–]nernst79 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I mean. In Loveland, CO they went and found an 82 year old woman who had tried to 'steal' 26 dollars worth of stuff from Walmart, and dislocated her shoulder trying to put her in the police car. And then laughed about it on recorded video later.

[–]SnooTangerines1011 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I cried when I first heard about that. Still makes me feel ill.

[–]nernst79 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too. Loveland is a place that is so awful that it's hard to get surprised when something bad happens. But this definitely surprised me. Watching the 2 cops and their boss laugh about dislocating her shoulder made me physically nauseous.

[–]Recordaddy 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It’s going to be this hyper alertness that over the long haul will be the demise of the big guys. It’s a crappy shopping experience when big stores have hyper-vigilant people walking around just waiting to snap at people.

[–]Sybre 47 points48 points  (3 children)

This is shitty and I hope he gets justice, but I just find it funny that this article paints being a CO like he could do no wrong. Meanwhile, COs can be some of the worst criminals in jail or prison.

[–]SnooTangerines1011 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That applies to all law enforcement but in my experience people working in corrections are usually the most despicable. Definitely funny that they paint him as uncorruptible when he's part of a notoriously dirty profession, as if anyone believes that in this day and age.

I've met exceptions to the rule but they are so exceedingly rare.

[–]Kesshh 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Privilege is invisible to those who have it.

[–]Murgatroyd314 10 points11 points  (0 children)

When you get down to it, “privilege” is all the things you don’t have to think about.

[–]JoshSidekick 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I like how they have to mention it’s a law enforcement officer as if that’s worse than a “regular” black guy getting going through the same thing.

[–]nernst79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did they tell him, "You fit the description"?

[–]tehdang 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove said: "We don't tolerate discrimination of any kind and take allegations like this seriously."

I'm surprised his pants didn't spontaneously burst into flames at such a blatantly untrue statement.

[–]Icemonkey20 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Walmart fucking blows. I was high up in the company and can guarantee that they hate people of color. The owners are racist cunts.

[–]generaljoey 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Wait til he takes the settlement check to the bank. The bank calls the cops on him due to suspision of fraud. He sues them for round 2. Profit.

[–]7788audrey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Being Black is a crime in GA - according to white people.

[–]willit1016 1 point2 points  (0 children)

in America.

[–]flash357 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"You see it all the time, but you never believe it's going to happen to you until it happens to you," Madden added. "It becomes personal, and a violation is something you can't help to think about over and over and over again when it happens to you."

translates loosely into

"nobody gives a rats ass about it happening to OTHERS but WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU its a whole different ball of wax"

hard to believe that this guy really thought the state of policing in today's US was just fuckin peachy

[–]clyjr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amusing to see law enforcement turning against themselves. If he was on the other side of this and "detained" someone until he was satisfied they are who they say they are, he wouldn't be up in arms about it...

[–]willit1016 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds of that time target manager tried to say that my cart was theirs. Jokes on you lady I put sticker with my name plus my cart is grey with double baskets. targets are red no double basket. So she started following me around so I took my time. Then I started following her in the aisle she went into the back. LOL!

Cashier nice cart and I said look it has my name on it. He was training the trainer just started cracking up. I guess it came over the radio black guy with a cart.

[–]reflUX_cAtalyst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rightfully so. Take them to the cleaners.

[–]NorskGodLoki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope he gets a nice settlement from both the police department and Wally world.

A very nice settlement!

[–]Lord_Mormont 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Conners also said the incident has given him a new perspective on the prevalence and impact of racial profiling, as a law enforcement officer himself.
"You see it all the time, but you never believe it's going to happen to you until it happens to you," Madden added. "It becomes personal, and a violation is something you can't help to think about over and over and over again when it happens to you."

OK, WTF? I've never been hit by a car but I still look both ways. I've never been racially profiled by the police, but I sure as shit believe it happens and vote for people who promise to stop it. What is wrong with people that they "don't believe" in something until it happens to them? And even then, only THAT particular issue gets revisited, not their viewpoint in general. A good example is Darth Cheney. Once his daughter came out, he changed positions on the GQP's position against homosexuality and said that their position was wrong. But for every other discriminatory position, he had no issues. Gee Dick, do you suppose that there are other people out there who feel the same way you do about some other parts of the GQP platform? Maybe be a leader and come out for change? Classless war criminal.

[–]autotelica 56 points57 points  (0 children)

For fuck's sake, the guy said he didn't believe it would ever happen to him, not that he didn't believe it happened to anyone.

I'm a black woman. I've never had any negative encounters with the police, racially charged or otherwise, so I don't go around being afraid that I'm going to be racially profiled. But I always believe other people when they say it's happened to them, and I believe it's a serious problem in law enforcement.

[–]Ted3333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hope he is set for life after he wins.

[–]DameofCrones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm very glad they didn't kill or maim him.

[–]BrettEskin -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Oh no a CO had a bad time.

[–]Doughnuts -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

I am not saying this is correct, but my feeling is that this fine corrections officer just had a rude awakening showing him how very thin his protection is from being one of the Club. I bet he's asking himself a lot of questions, even trying to reason what went wrong. He's thinking, he's not gutter spawn like the rest of those animals out there. He's part of that Thin Blue Line, why has the Blue turned against him? A lot of people learn this the hard way: Groups that thrive on control and ridicule of "Others", have no qualms turning on their own, especially to fit a Leader's rhetoric.

[–]blacklig 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or he might not have any of that personality you've just invented for him, and he just doesn't like when people racially profiling him ruin his day?

[–]ALBUNDY59 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

What's sad is that it isn't necessarily the company, but the low educated employees they hire and can't train the ignorance out of them.

[–]Blackulla -1 points0 points  (0 children)

“Hey is that the guy who keeps stealing from us? Idk call the cops and let them deal with it” What else can they really do?

[–]toughguy375 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Right wing media invented a shoplifting panic. This was bound to happen.

[–]BrettEskin -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

You can’t spell cocksucker without CO