Lawsuit: Walmart sued over "All Black People Must Leave"
Walmart is being sued by a shopper who claims he suffered emotional distress from a rogue public address announcement at its Turnersville store. On March 14, 2010, shoppers heard a male voice calmly announce, "Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store." A few minutes later, a manager went on the loudspeaker to apologize for the remarks. The store later learned by examining surveillance-camera footage that a 16-year-old had made the announcement. The teenager was prosecuted for harassment and bias intimidation. But Donnell Battie, who is black, claims Walmart was negligent and reckless, and showed deliberate indifference, by not safeguarding the P.A. system.
WALMART SUED OVER P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT TELLING BLACK SHOPPERS TO LEAVE STORE
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