Nov 6, 2023
Cop Tells Black Customers They Are 'On The Radar' For Being In Store
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Trying to get more information about this story, but in my opinion, some young black customers were targeted due to their race. Here it is. >> Speaker 2: Wait, they got who on the radar? >> Speaker 3: You guys are already on the radar as far as known shoplifters. [00:00:18] >> Speaker 2: Well, I don't even live here. >> Speaker 3: That's fine. >> Speaker 2: I live in Texas, and I had never been to this Meijers. >> If you're not buying anything, then we're gonna have to ask you to leave. >> Speaker 2: But we got stuff in our hand. >> Speaker 3: Then you guys can go ahead and proceed. But you're already on the radar, okay? [00:00:33] >> Speaker 2: On the radar for what though? >> Speaker 3: Meijers. >> Speaker 2: But how are we on the radar, and I've never been here before? >> Speaker 3: Listen, madam, I'm not here to argue with you. >> Speaker 2: But I am because that's racially profiling. >> Speaker 2: No, if you're on the radar [CROSSTALK] >> Speaker 2: What is a picture of us or something? [00:00:49] >> Speaker 2: Right, I need to see. Okay, let me see. Cuz I've never been to this Meijers before. Yeah, cuz I've never been to this Meijers before. I don't even live here. >> Speaker 2: I was just gotten a call on you. >> Speaker 2: What do you mean a call on me for what? >> Speaker 2: One of my employees. [00:01:04] >> Speaker 2: Because we just literally walked in. >> Speaker 2: We just walked in, so how you all noticed some suspicious activities? >> Speaker 2: Okay, so where the employee at? >> Be quiet. I'm not going to argue with you neither because I'm definitely going to sue you all. [00:01:20] This is definitely getting recorded because that's racially profiling. Don't call no police in this bitch and we ain't here. >> Speaker 1: Put up the picture of the officer. Officer, you said they were already on the radar. [00:01:36] Typically that means they have been spotted, observed committing some act that is possibly illegal. But you know that's not the case, officer. [00:01:54] So you could not provide any additional information when they stood up for their rights. Management and the officer initially accused the women of being returning shoplifters. [00:02:13] Okay, well that means you should be arrested on sight, because that would be criminal trespass if you are on the property and you were told never to come back due to a shoplifting incident. [00:02:31] When they pressed them for photos, the story changes, saying an employee called them in. So at first it was hey, we know you're a shoplifter. They said, well where's the picture? [00:02:46] Where's the photo? We literally just stepped in here and we're not even from here, so you have never seen us here. So where's the picture? Story changes. Well an employee called. Yes, it was an employee. [00:03:03] Put up the picture again. Want you to notice something, right, so they said an employee called. They're unable to produce the employee who did so. But you know what he does have in his left hand? He has mace. That is mace. [00:03:18] He's ready to mace somebody, for what? The officer also keeps his pepper spray drawn during the majority of the confrontation. So information about the location of the store is unknown. The names of the individuals involved, unknown. [00:03:36] I need more information. If you have information about this incident, tag Indisputable, tag me. We want to get to the bottom of it. And I got to say thank you to the heroes who stood up for [00:03:53] their rights and demanded respect and recorded it. Thank you. You have done a service to this nation and beyond. David, thoughts? >> Speaker 4: It's racial profiling, clear and simple. And I do hope that somebody comes forward and identifies this police officer, because there's no room for racial profiling in our society in 2023. [00:04:10] A police officer if he feels that there's something sort of suspicious going on, there's nothing to stop. There's nothing that prevents a police officer from walking up and saying, hey, you're in the store. You want to talk to me a little bit? At that point if a woman or man decides, no, I don't want to talk to you, that is their constitutional right. [00:04:27] And a police officer cannot intimidate or threaten them. But police officers have a lot of latitude in terms of how they might do an investigation, about how they might try to determine what's really going on. If a police officer is really worth his salt, he will go up, have a pleasant conversation, not escalate. [00:04:43] Simply, hey, let's have a little talk if you'd like. I'm trying to protect the safety of the people in the store. But for a police officer to walk up, to racially profile, to have that mace in hand shows that police officer has already made up his mind, and that guy should not be a cop. >> Speaker 1: Very well said. [00:04:58] I'm looking forward to the update. Please make sure you contact us.
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