Skip to comments.Buckeye Police "Body-Planted" Grandpa at WalMart in Black Friday Mayhem
Posted on 11/25/2011 1:52:39 PM PST by Altariel
The Buckeye incident is catching national attention this morning.
According to news reports, a crowd of fired-up shoppers at the Walmart were clawing at a box of videos games when a little boy was "trampled" and cut his lip. The boy's grandfather then tried to lift the kid, first sticking a video game he was holding in his waistband. The guy reportedly had $600 worth of other merchandise with him he intended to buy -- not exactly the shoplifter type.
One witness of the incident quoted by Channel 10 news (KSAZ-TV) seems to indicate that police wildly over-reacted:
"You would have thought there was a cure for cancer in this box," said shopper Skyler Stone. "I mean people were literally going insane.
"They grabbed the guy, body planted him into the ground -- face shatters on concrete. That's a hard concrete floor inside Walmart.
"All of a sudden, you see this little boy run up and wailing and yelling, 'Grandpa, Grandpa,' and crying his eyes out," Stone said.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com ...
When will people learn to avoid these types of scenes? It’s getting to be regular Christmas time fare.
Grandpa going to own part of WalMart when this is over. Shame some Buckeye police “officers” won’t lose their jobs over this
People are nuts to subject themselves to this stuff.
All so we can get some stupid DVDS for $5 and some dumbass red and green scarves that are made in Bangladesh.
Was it REALLY the police?, or was it a couple of unempoyable holiday-season-jackasses who took the oath to protect the store (an inanimate object) at ALL costs, no matter what happens to the “accused” buyer?
I wanted to pick up some coax cable from radioshack today, but I refuse to go there because it is beside the walmart and I know it’s going to be a zoo today.
The coax can wait.
“That’s a hard concrete floor INSIDE of Walmart”.
If this man had not walked OUT of Walmart, why was it assumed he was shoplifting? He had not left the store interior. Hope this man gets better. The video looks very disturbing since he is unresponsive.
Grandpa’s going to be a millionaire.
Christmas is being treated like a circus, and the people are the clowns. People are so full of greed it’ scary.
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Not sure what kinda coax you need but home depot has it and its usually a heck of a lot cheaper and you don’t have to deal with those freaks at radio shack FYI i still use the Shack for some stuff
Why would Grandpa take a child into this sort of environment?
I bet the line of lawyers at Grandpa’s door today is as long as the line outside Walmart last night.
There is a Lowes right down my street.
Methinks that firing the cop is not enough ... there is NO excuse for this kind of behavior by these “thugs with badges”. IMO this sorry excuse should be tried for felonious assault under color of authority. And if found guilty do so REAL prison time. Enough is enough of this thug mentality in our LE.
If Grandpa lost his retirement in the market crash, methinks he just got it back, and then some.
“There is no situation so bad it cannot be made worse by the presence of a policeman”
That “Police officer” was never a police officer.
Anyone who would do that is a thug.
I’d be fine with ten years. I bet if they review his records, theree wil lbe lots of previous complaints - just not enough witnesses and cameras.
It’s possible that a hit to the floor with his face that hard is going to require reconstructive surgery. He was rendered unconscious and might possibly suffer some brain damage not including the coma he could be in at the moment.
I’m surprised they didn’t tase him and his grandson.
and ridiculous, ludicrous, outrageous, and a travesty against the American people!
Jackie Chiles...you have been served!
For later review
“I been wanting a piece of Walmart for years”
“Not sure what kinda coax you need but home depot has it and its usually a heck of a lot cheaper and you dont have to deal with those freaks at radio shack FYI i still use the Shack for some stuff”
Less and less for me, because they cater less to the wires and pliers people (who build Radio Shack and they now disdain) and cater instead to underclass mobile phone customers.
Man. They knock the guy out, then start moving him around not knowing if they have caused other injuries. Your are right. He’s Buckeyes next Millionaire.
I don’t get it. There is not one thing I want that bad to go out a get in a melee like this.
Most states see it if you haven’t left the store with an item, it is conversion. That is why they usually wait until a perp walks out the door.
Yup you are right about that I have a place called orvacs in the oc that is the place to go http://www.orvac.com/
More details here:
Jerald Allen Newman was the arrested man.
The police said:
Yet Newman wouldn’t have ended up on the ground if only he had handled his arrest differently, says Buckeye Assistant Police Chief Larry Hall.
“He’s responsible,” Hall says.
Hall does admit the department made a mistake — by not getting its side of the story out early enough.
Jerald Newman’s injuries are visible in his jail mug shot.
“We’re taking heat,” he says.
From my previous link:
The teen also said he saw Newman tuck a video game under his shirt.
So did a Walmart security guard who nabbed Newman and walked him over to a police officer.
Hall says none of the officers’ names are being released yet, pending the investigation.
As Hall tells it, the Buckeye cop lifted up Newman’s shirt and “sure enough, the game is in his waistband.”
Under Arizona law, concealment can be used as a basis for arrest — officers aren’t required to wait for a suspect to leave the store, Hall explains.
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