Officers were called to a Pensacola, Florida, Walmart on Friday when black youth decided they were going to put up resistance in leaving the store after being asked numerous times.
Youth are becoming more disrespectful and defiant to law enforcement and security. The blueprint for these viral acts seem to involve showing disrespect to the business owner in charge, prompting a response to which the kids can either record the action and call the response racist or create an unsafe environment.
It’s not clear what prompted the police officer to confront the young men, but the website that posted the video, PhotographyIsNotACrime, claimed it was for slow shopping — and because they were black, of course. Here is some of the transcript:
“Leave the Wal-Mart now!” the officer tells the group, including an able-bodied “shopper” in motorized cart that had one bag of Doritos in the basket.
“I can shop all day,” the man in the motorized cart said. “What, I can’t shop?”
“You cannot shop,” the officer responded. “I’m telling you to get your ass up off that cart and get out of the store.”
“She’s cussing at us,” another says, in a show of mock offense.
“Because I’m speaking f***ing English and the fact that you don’t understand me — ” she said.
“Bitch, you talking crazy,” the man in the motorized cart said as they began to talk over one another.
The officer continues to tell them to leave, and while the group appears to be heading toward the exit, the young man in the motorized cart refused to get out and continued to resist.
“Everything [is] on camera, I ain’t doing nothing wrong,” he said.
The cop finally had her fill and arrested the man, as another began yelling, “Let’s use Mike Brown! Let’s use Mike Brown.” Using that name alone only shows you their mindset of not wanting to leave the store without problems. Watch the confrontation in this video:
It’s well within the right of any store to refuse admittance to anyone they deem unsafe. I totally agree with the officer but I would like to hear from you. Tell us what you thought about this video in our comment section.