Have worked with Sikhs before and have found them to be honorable and respectful people. When traveling I have noted that they carry a ceremonial-type dagger. Good thing this Sikh just caned the guy. For the record - this is not an act of white supremacy. There I said it.
Not sure what your talking about or why you thought you had to add it???
So, he steals, he grabs elongated object out of his back pocket (knife?), he threatens to shoot the store workers. And give him a soda, too.
Sikh ceremonial dagger cannot be pulled out of its sheath, it is encased in cord/fabric/something, that makes it unusable in an emergency.
I have a belief, the law needs to be changed, not to put property above life, but to restore dignity in the right of the owner not to be abused by thieves.
The ceremonial stick was a beautiful touch!
It’s the world they created! FAFO!
They should make him the stock boy for life!
If anything is EVER out of place again, whip out the rod!
The comment the thief made was disgusting. He said there is nothing they could do and the police would not help. He then asked if they had insurance and that insurance would pay for it. Yes, insurance does pay for theft, but less a deductible, so they would still be losing money. Also while he was stealing, he was making a mess of everything.
I hope he got a much worse beating than we saw. The lawlessness in these areas is horrific. Law and order must be returned. The politicians that make this possible need to be imprisoned and personally fined for creating havoc in the streets and making ordinary citizens unsafe. They need to be held responsible for the destruction of the commercial and personal property and make reparations to those harmed by their laws and dictates.
Most insurance has a deductible per incident usually in the $500-$2000 range. So I suspect stores don’t get any reimbursement for the majority of these shop lifting incidents unless they are hit by a shoplifting gang in one incident.
Fortunately it sounds like the criminal threatened deadly force so the store owners should have legal justification for using force to defend themselves. Though it may not save them from potential legal fees to prove that or from potential civil consequences regardless of the legality.
I believe the comments came from another customer. They were sensible comments, because the lawless thief can now attack them using full force of his ally - the lawless local DA.
Being this happened in CA I think there is a distinct probability that charges get filed against the store employees. If the employees aren’t the owner or related to the owner the store may very well fire them as well. Even if the owner doesn’t fire them it’s possible that 7/11 has something in their franchise agreement they can use to force their termination or take away the franchise.
CA politicians and corporate business owners seem much more concerned with keeping citizens/employees from having the right and ability to defend themselves than they are with actually protecting them. If they don’t start shifting their focus to stopping the real criminals we are going to see a lot more incidents like this with likely more than a few innocent people, along with a lot of employees and criminals getting hurt.
I couldn’t tell who was making the comments. If it was the guy on the phone it would make me wonder if he was in on the crime. The crime was pretty brazen. Maybe it was intended to initiate a response from the employees? You could view all those comments as potential taunting if that was the case. Would have made for a perfect lawsuit if dumpster guy didn’t threaten to pull out a gun and then pull out but quickly put away a knife. Maybe they thought the video would deter the employees from taking violent action? Or maybe they just wanted to record their brazen crime?
Though it easily could have been a random person recording as well. There seem to be more than enough bystanders these days willing to risk their lives by staying close to the action just to get a video to throw up on YouTube.
Yes, I wasn’t entirely sure, but with the context, it seemed to be the criminal and as Shamrock stated, even if it were not the criminal, an abetor. Regardless of who made the comments, they were quite disgusting. As Shamrock also stated, insurance likely would not cover what this POS was stealing anyway. He deserves a good beating, at minimum, as we know justice will not be served. Justice, I would assume, is, or should be, so repulsed by current events that she cannot afford to be blind.
I would like it if justice returned to being blind to political positioning but reopened its eyes to serving and protecting society. Our justice system can only really punish after the fact. It would be nice if the punishments outweighed the profits of criminal activity. I think some societies go to far with the punishment side but it is obvious many places in our country are becoming far too lax. Not only in incidents like these be more importantly with the white collar and corruption criminals that have been going unpunished for decades.
I think paranoia has finally gotten to me. With all the talk of white supremacy being the greatest threat to our country I guess my mind just snapped and went, “OMG an act of white supremacy by a Sikh!”
Come on now Brother, your not like that. I will admit it confused me. No disclaimers on this community except for sarcasim and humor.
To paraphrase the leftist Los Angeles Times,
(see Elder, Larry)
those store employees are the Sikh face of white supremacy.