When we were first sent the video below our first thoughts were that there must be some exaggeration in the description. After all, the group of four African American shoppers were filming the police. Surely the officers wouldn’t have openly broken the law when they knew they were being recorded… right?
Apparently, the officers who responded to a Pensacola, Florida, Walmart had little concern for whether or not they were filmed making a false arrest for “walking too slow” in a store.
The man in the video was arrested for nothing short of maintaining his right while he continued to legally shop. He had not violated any of the store’s policies, and Walmart’s corporate policy does not reserve the right to kick out shoppers, in stores open to the public, for any reason they deem fit.
That means that if you are not violating the law, or the policies the store maintains for shoppers, you are not trespassing in a Walmart. Thus, Walmart has become a haven for some of the most bizarre sights, sounds and even individuals, as evidenced on sites like “People of Walmart.”
But apparently, these four young men had gone “too far” by shopping “too slow” in the Walmart.
The police arrived on the scene, arrested them and even smashed the man’s smart phone on the ground. All of it was caught on video and the police didn’t care one bit.
Watch the incident footage below…
As the men are being kicked out, not even allowed to ring up the items they were there to purchase, one of them shouts: “This is so racist!”
The cop even acknowledges: “Yeah, it is! Take off! TAKE OFF!”
Is there any denying the racist motivation when the cop is even caught on video admitting it?
We reached out to Walmart to see if they had anything to say about this incident. They declined to comment.