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    Wink Gasp, Racism during Walmart Arrest

    My Way News - Arrest at Walmart leads to charges of racism

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    Nov 16, 6:34 AM (ET)

    By BETSY TAYLOR

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nearly three years after Heather Ellis switched checkout lines at a southeast Missouri store and touched off what she calls a racially charged dispute with white customers and authorities, the young black schoolteacher faces a trial that could send her to prison for 15 years.
    Witnesses have told authorities that Ellis cut in front of waiting customers at the Walmart in Kennett on Jan. 6, 2007, shoved merchandise already placed on a conveyor belt out of the way, and became belligerent when confronted, according to court filings.
    Ellis maintains she was merely joining her cousin, whose checkout line was moving more quickly. She claimed in a written complaint to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that she was then pushed by a white customer, hassled by store employees, called racial slurs and physically mistreated by Kennett police officers. Police say in court documents that Ellis refused requests to calm down and leave the property, allegedly kicking one's shin and splitting another's lip while resisting arrest. Her trial on charges of assaulting police officers, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace begins Wednesday in Dunklin County Circuit Court. Syracuse, N.Y.-based Your Black World Coalition is organizing a Monday rally in Kennett.

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    Yawn..for the love of all that is holy...can we not
    1) be responsible for our actions and face the consequences
    2)come up with another reason why you acted like a complete moron in public

    Ridiculous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Yawn..for the love of all that is holy...can we not
    1) be responsible for our actions and face the consequences
    2)come up with another reason why you acted like a complete moron in Walmart

    Ridiculous
    Fixed it for you. There is a difference between in public and in Walmart. See peopleofwalmart.com to see what I mean.

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