The High Price of Resisting Shoplifters of Color

The High Price of Resisting Shoplifters of Color

Business owners had better let shoplifting by Criminals of Color slide. Otherwise, they could end up like Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio.

Last month shop employee Allyn Gibson caught an Oberlin College student stealing two bottles of wine…

Allyn Gibson attempted to stop the alleged thief, Jonathan Aladin, from leaving the store and tried to take a photo him as he bolted. Gibson got whacked in the face with his own phone. Aladin then reportedly ran while throwing the two bottles of wine on the floor, becoming “violent” and “grabbing and hitting Allyn.” Aladin ran out with two females who were with him in the store. Gibson followed and tried to detain the alleged shoplifter again on the street.

Police arrived to find Gibson on his back in the street, being beaten by several individuals who put up resistance when authorities tried to gain control of the situation. Gibson’s assailants included Endia Lawrence and Cecelia Whettstone, who had accompanied Aladin in the store. They were charged with assault. But Gibson’s Bakery did not escape punishment either.

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Aladin, who is black, became the new poster boy of institutional racism and oppression. Students organized protests and shrieked about “racial profiling,” claiming that the bakery had a history of discriminating against customers “of color.”

It gets worse. Leading the charge in the latest War on Small-Biz Bakeries is the Oberlin College dean of students, Meredith Raimondo, who joined the baying mob in bullying the Gibson family. She disseminated flyers libelously asserting that Gibson’s is a “racist establishment with a long account of racial profiling and discrimination.” Convicted in the crazy Oberlin College court of public opinion, the school refused to renew its longstanding daily order of donuts and bagels. For a small business with razor-thin margins, losing that order could be devastating.

The lesson business owners are left with is that if they don’t let blacks help themselves to the merchandise, they could be accused of “racism” and possibly bankrupted.

If you have ever been in an inner-city liquor store, where nothing that might be stolen is allowed within reach of the presumably feral customers, you have seen the future of American retail, as savage ghetto culture is forced into the mainstream with a major assist from the liberal intelligentsia.

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On a tip from Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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