Racial Profiling

Three Sacked After 'Dine and Dash' Accusation Backfires - BBC

Excerpt from BBC

Three employees have been sacked and a restaurant has been closed after two black women were wrongly accused of a 'dine and dash' in Missouri.

Alexis Brison and her friend were about to eat a meal at a branch of Applebee's Bar and Grill in Independence, when two police officers approached their table and asked them to pay and leave.

Staff had told the officers they believed the women had eaten in the restaurant the day before but left without paying for their meals.

Ms Brison was so shocked that she filmed the incident on her phone. Since posting her footage on Facebook, it has been shared more than 3.6 million times.

In the video Ms Brison can be heard insisting that it was their first time at the restaurant while the police officer can be heard asking her to stop yelling, saying she was getting "worked up for nothing". He also asked her what she would do in his shoes. 

She is then heard sobbing: "We deal with this all the time. Black people in America gotta deal with this all the time."

 

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