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Being Black in Florida is getting dangerous again, especially if you are at a Walmart.


Last week Clarence Daniels, a 62-year-old grandfather, needed coffee creamer. As he was entering a Brandon, Florida Walmart he was struck from behind, put into a chokehold and forced to the ground.

Apparently, fellow shopper Michael Foster, 42, had spotted Daniels getting out of his car and noticed the Black man was wearing a holstered gun. Fearing the elderly Black grandfather was up to no good, Foster initiated the take-down on Daniels.


According to witnesses, Foster screamed “Help he’s got a gun,” and Daniels screamed back “I have a permit” as two other shoppers then jumped on the Black man. When police arrived, they interviewed , saw the video and then arrested Foster charging him with battery. The other two men who jumped on Daniels were not arrested for their part in the encounter.

Black grandfather choked for ‘shopping while Black’ at Walmart

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