>>COMPLETELY EMBARRASSED, I WAS
HUMILIATED
>>TERRANCE WESTMORELAND CALLS
HIMSELF A FREQUENT HOME DEPOT
SHOPPER, UNTIL NOW. ED: HE SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO
EXCHANGE BLINDS LAST WEEK, WHEN
A SECURITY GUARD ACCUSED HIM OF
STEALING, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD A
RECIEPT.>>ON THE WAY BACK TO THE BACK
ROOM WHERE THEY WANTED TO DETAIN
ME I TOLD THE SECURITY GUARD
THAT ONCE THIS IS ALL DONE AND
OVER WITH, I EXPECT AN APOLOGY. HE SAYS THAT HE DOESN’T
APOLOGIZE TO THIEVES. ED: WESTMORELAND SAYS THE WHI
SECURITY OFFICER, RACIALLY
PROFILED HIM. HOME DEPOT POINTED OUT, THAT
ANOTHER GUARD INVOLVED IN THIS
INCIDENT, WAS BLAC
STILL, THE ORIGINAL BLACK
PANTHERS OF MILWAUKEE, MADE BIG
DEMAND>>HOME DEPOT WE’RE GOING TO BE
, CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE
BOYCOTT AND WE’RE GOING TO BE
CALLING FOR A CITY-WIDE BOYCOT
OF THIS STORE. ED WAUWATOSA POLICE SAY RETAIL
THEFT CALLS, ARE QUOTE, NOT
UNCOMMON AT THIS STORE. THE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE 23
ARRESTS FOR THEFT THERE SINCE
MAY. HOME DEPOT, ADMITTED
WESTMORELAND DID NOTHING WRO
WITH MANAGERS CALLING HIM TO
APOLOGIZE.>>EVERY RACE STEALS, IT’S NOT
JUST BLACK PEOPLE. SO WHICH EVER WAY IT GOES, EVEN
IF THEY WERE UP HERE STEALING, I
WASN’T UP HERE STEALING. BEN: HOME DEPOT RELEASED A
STATEMENT TONIGHT READIN
QUOTE, WE TAKE THESE COMPLAINTS
VERY SERIOUSLY AND WOULD NOT
TOLERATE PROFILING. WE HAVE MEASURES AND TRAINING IN
PLACE TO HELP AVOID THAT FROM
HAPPEN