A Walmart in Pensacola is under fire today after calling the police on four men who were doing nothing but shopping – too slowly.
In the video, you can hear a cop harassing the men, all young and African-American, for not buying anything, despite the fact that they had merchandise in a basket. She even screamed at them, “Leave the Walmart now!”
To which the men responded:
We can still pay for our stuff, though.
The men were still reasonably respectful to the cop — they didn’t raise their voices or act in a threatening manner, but one was handcuffed at about the 1:30 mark and then taken to a police car.
One of the men was in a wheelchair cart, which apparently offended the store manager and the cop, but when one of the others explained that the man in the wheelchair had been in a car accident the week before, the cop responded:
That’s not our problem.
The cops, implying that they worked for Walmart and not for the people of Pensacola, said:
“Walmart doesn’t want you here and our job is to make you leave.”
One of the men then said:
This is so racist, this is racist as f***.
A cop responded:
Yeah it is, now take off.
Here’s the video (one of the key parts repeats at the end, but they could be worth a second and third viewing):
Featured image via Wikipedia.