By Wyatt Earp | March 17, 2010
A South Jersey Walmart store is in hot water today after someone made an insensitive announcement over the store’s PA system. The store management later apologized for the comments. Of course, anyone could have made the announcement, since there are store phones every ten feet, but the Philly media seems content to blame Walmart management:
Wal-Mart officials are reviewing security tapes after an announcement was made for “all black people” to leave a southern New Jersey store.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a male voice came over the public-address system at the Route 42 store in Washington Township and calmly announced: “Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now.”
Washington Township police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.
Stop it. How bored must the Washington Township be if they are investigating this idiocy as a bias crime. Where exactly is the crime here? It was an insensitive, ignorant comment made by an idiot. But a crime? Eh, not so much.
Besides, if Walmart is asking people to leave the store, they should be asking people like this: