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White Man Plays Vigilante in Attacking Legally Armed Black Man In a Walmart; What Happens Next is Shocking

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0435036936_14536571_8colSo, a Black man has a gun in a holster that he is licensed to carry and walks into a Tampa-area Walmart? Sounds like the start of a bad joke, right? Only it was not.

Actually, it was the opening to a scene that is bizarre on one level, disturbing on another.

“He’s got a gun,” yelled Michael Foster, a white, 43-year-old man before tackling 62-year-old Clarence Daniels, a Black man shopping for coffee creamer for his wife.

While tussling on the ground, Daniels repeatedly yelled, “I have a permit.”

That did not stop this want-to-be vigilante from trying to make a citizen’s arrest. . . on a law-abiding citizen.

Foster is fortunate Daniels did not exercise his “stand your ground” rights and fire on Foster. Instead, he kept his poise as Foster held him in a choke hold until police came.

That Foster would attack an armed man, unaware if he has a license to carry the gun, as Daniels did, is over the top at best, dangerous at worse. The Sheriff’s Office recommends that vigilante-inclined citizens refrain from taking matters into their own hands, especially when an incident is gun-related. Call 911 or alert security, sheriff’s spokesman Larry McKinnon said, before taking any drastic measure.

Foster’s actions ignites thoughts of John Crawford, a Black man who was gunned down by police at a Walmart near Dayton, Ohio while toting a toy gun. Someone called police and they fired on Crawford within seconds after encountering him.

Also, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, playing with an air gun in a playground in Cleveland, was shot by two officers who rolled up on him after someone called to indicate Rice was seen with a gun that “probably was not real.”

These reported cases of white officers and now a citizen pouncing or firing on Black men in states where you are allowed to carry concealed weapons speaks to the perceived threat whites feel solely based on skin color.

The good news is that Foster was arrested for battery. “Unfortunately, he tackled a guy that was a law-abiding citizen,” McKinnon said. “We understand it’s alarming for people to see other people with guns, but Florida has a large population of concealed weapons permit holders.”

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11 thoughts on “White Man Plays Vigilante in Attacking Legally Armed Black Man In a Walmart; What Happens Next is Shocking

  1. If I was Daniels, Foster would be one dead Cracker!

  2. Jeff Salamander says:

    The most comical aspect of your comment is that you (and so many others) actually believe that the term "Cracker" is insult to white folk. If you look up the definition of said term, you'll see that it's quite the opposite. Hahaha!

  3. Stephanie Demos says:

    Jeff Salamander you obviously don't know from whence the word came… but feel free to continue to put your ignorance on public display.

  4. Jeff Salamander just goes to show how disconnected with us you white folks can be. Everybody knows that the term is used in reference to the overseers who were always cracking the whip and was always held in contempt, hence the name cracker.

  5. Red Dipper says:

    Good…Time for Blacks to stop deluding themselves that "law-abiding" and "Constitutional Rights" have never and will never apply to them.

  6. Mr.Salamander first of all you have to understand how these people feel, it would have been very bad if this man had shot him and killed him! Could you fine a comical aspect in that?

  7. Victor Eaves says:

    So is "nigger" @Jeff.

  8. He so lucky it wasn't me .i would have sent his ass to cracker heaven…flat out! No need to arrest him.

  9. Hey Jeff, Ill be armed in walmart..pleeeeaasse approach me aggressively and attempts to touch me.

  10. all whites have guns but for white america blacks should not be legally allowed to hold guns as for them blacks who own guns threaten their lives what an hilarious situation.

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