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Buckeye Police "Body-Planted" Grandpa at WalMart in Black Friday Mayhem
Phoenix News Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | Ray Stern

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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arizona; blackfriday; buckeye; donutwatch; lemmings; walmart
Poor kid.
1 posted on 11/25/2011 1:52:54 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Poor Grandpa!


2 posted on 11/25/2011 1:56:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

When will people learn to avoid these types of scenes? It’s getting to be regular Christmas time fare.


3 posted on 11/25/2011 1:56:38 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Altariel

Grandpa going to own part of WalMart when this is over. Shame some Buckeye police “officers” won’t lose their jobs over this


4 posted on 11/25/2011 1:58:27 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Altariel

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.


5 posted on 11/25/2011 1:58:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

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?


6 posted on 11/25/2011 1:58:59 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Altariel

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.


7 posted on 11/25/2011 2:01:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

“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.


8 posted on 11/25/2011 2:04:04 PM PST by momtothree
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To: HighWheeler
News reports here state that it was a Buckeye Police Officer. No mention of a Walmart security guard or loss prevention associate.
Methinks, just a little over reaction and now the city of Buckeye is looking at a fair size law suit (settlement) and the police officer will soon be a former police officer.
9 posted on 11/25/2011 2:10:38 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Altariel

Grandpa’s going to be a millionaire.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 2:17:10 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Altariel

Christmas is being treated like a circus, and the people are the clowns. People are so full of greed it’ scary.


11 posted on 11/25/2011 2:20:10 PM PST by mtg
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To: mtg

it’ = it’s


12 posted on 11/25/2011 2:21:25 PM PST by mtg
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To: mylife

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


13 posted on 11/25/2011 2:26:19 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: mylife

Why would Grandpa take a child into this sort of environment?


14 posted on 11/25/2011 2:26:35 PM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: Altariel

I bet the line of lawyers at Grandpa’s door today is as long as the line outside Walmart last night.


15 posted on 11/25/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by GBA
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To: Bigg Red
Why not? With police there to protect the public, it should be safe.

/s

16 posted on 11/25/2011 2:33:55 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: al baby

Thanks!
There is a Lowes right down my street.


17 posted on 11/25/2011 2:35:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigg Red

Good question.


18 posted on 11/25/2011 2:36:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tupelo

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.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 2:38:39 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: GBA
"its outrageous!, brutal! abusive! unnecessary!


20 posted on 11/25/2011 2:39:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
If it can wait, you can probably find better (and cheaper) stuff at MonoPrice. I don't work for them or anything, but I do buy every cable I can from there.
21 posted on 11/25/2011 2:45:41 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Altariel

If Grandpa lost his retirement in the market crash, methinks he just got it back, and then some.


22 posted on 11/25/2011 2:51:36 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: clamper1797

“There is no situation so bad it cannot be made worse by the presence of a policeman”

Word.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 2:58:16 PM PST by glasseye
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 3:14:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

25 posted on 11/25/2011 3:26:41 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Tupelo

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.


26 posted on 11/25/2011 3:30:25 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Altariel

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.


27 posted on 11/25/2011 3:31:40 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mylife

and ridiculous, ludicrous, outrageous, and a travesty against the American people!

Jackie Chiles...you have been served!


28 posted on 11/25/2011 3:32:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

For later review


29 posted on 11/25/2011 3:34:02 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: Free Vulcan

“I been wanting a piece of Walmart for years”


30 posted on 11/25/2011 3:43:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: al baby

“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”

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.


31 posted on 11/25/2011 3:55:41 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Altariel
Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
32 posted on 11/25/2011 3:58:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Altariel

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.


33 posted on 11/25/2011 4:13:00 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Altariel

I don’t get it. There is not one thing I want that bad to go out a get in a melee like this.

Good grief.


34 posted on 11/25/2011 4:21:11 PM PST by dforest
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To: Tupelo

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.


35 posted on 11/25/2011 4:23:00 PM PST by dforest
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To: The Antiyuppie

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/


36 posted on 11/25/2011 4:40:44 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Altariel

More details here:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/11/buckeye_grandpa_was_shopliftin.php

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.


37 posted on 11/25/2011 5:37:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Altariel

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.


38 posted on 11/25/2011 5:40:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Eldon Tyrell
After reading the story in this morning's newspaper and birdcage liner, I am starting to think that maybe I and some others, did what I have railed against most my life. Prejudging without enough information.
Maybe we should wait until after a complete review by both the police dept and the DA’s office before we jump in with both foots.
39 posted on 11/26/2011 7:41:16 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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