Remember the Macy’s employee who suddenly started to get a beat-down in the store by a young black man, for apparently no reason?
Michigan authorities have announced that they have charged an 18-year-old black man for the “unprovoked” assault, that was all caught on video, of a white Macy’s staffer, officials said.
Damire Palmer, of Mount Morris Township, is now facing one count of “felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder” (that was a mouthful) for the June 15 attack on the store staffer inside the Flint Macy’s.
Palmer continues to be at large at this time.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a Macy’s employee,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton stated in a press release. “This behavior as seen on the video is unacceptable, it is criminal, and it cannot be allowed.”
Contrary to initial claims, police and prosecutors didn’t uncover any evidence that Palmer assaulted the staffer because he allegedly used the N-word, officials said.
“We don’t believe any racial slur was made by the store manager,” Leyton said.
In surveillance video that prosecutors obtained from Macy’s, Palmer walks around the store then approaches the staffer from behind and sucker punches him in the head, knocking him to the ground, officials said.
The footage shows that as the staffer was lying on the ground, Palmer continued beating him. Palmer then leaves the store with his brother, who was filming the entire incident.
On the cellphone footage that went viral, the Macy’s staffer is shown wearing a mask and speaking on a cellphone when a black man punches him from behind and he drops to the ground. “What are you doing that for?” the staffer cried out as he tried to crawl away from his attacker. “I’m sorry,” the staffer says to his attacker, while trying to distance himself as much as possible, being on the ground and all, before Palmer throws two more rock solid punches.
Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to support a hate-crime charge. This, even though the thug kept calling him the N-word, and even though thug and brother lied about the staffer calling him the N-word. The video clearly shows he had no idea the thug was coming up behind him to assault him, and if that’s not good enough, the staffer asking the thug, “What are you doing that for” shows he had no idea why said thug was beating on him. Lying about racism should be a hate crime.
Palmer, if convicted, faces up to 10 years in prison. Officials don’t plan to charge the brother, who allegedly filmed the attack on his cell phone, since they don’t believe he committed a crime.
So, he just happened to be filming his brother, without any knowledge he was going to attack the innocent staffer? What are the odds? I call bullschtein! The brother knew what the thug was up to and wanted to catch the whole thing on video. While filming the video, he didn’t try to stop the beat down. He also didn’t turn his brother in to the authorities. Isn’t that called conspiracy, and isn’t that a crime?
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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