A Black Lives Matter activist posted a video she took inside a CVS in Washington, D.C. after the store's manager called the police to report two alleged shoplifters. The woman berated the white CVS worker because she claimed he did not care about putting black lives in danger by calling the police.
In the video Charity Sadé posted, she tells the manager she comes to the CVS frequently and demanded to know why he called the police.
The manager explained to her CVS policy dictates for him to call the police if people are stealing items from the store. He went on to explain he decided to not press charges against the two alleged thieves and instead wanted them to know they are no longer allowed in the store.
"You decided to call the police that stole — allegedly took something from the store because you're willing to uphold the policy and they could have lost their lives," Sadé said.
"We can agree to disagree on this because I don't work for you...I follow my company's policies, not your policies," the man replied.
"So you're willing to risk someone's life for what? $30,000 a year..." Sadé said, then demanding to know what the man's name was.
He was not willing to give his name to her as she was filming to try to "elicit some sort of violence against me."
"You just elicited violence against two black men by calling the police," Sadé said.
Following the backlash Sadé received from Twitter users, who were saying she was in the wrong for harassing a worker for no good reason, she changed her Twitter account name and set it to private.
She locked down her twitter, so here’s the video: pic.twitter.com/kOcdPMpsxL— Jessica (Fletcher) O’Donnell (@heckyessica) September 17, 2020
Here ya go: pic.twitter.com/meoib8Rv40— Jessica (Fletcher) O’Donnell (@heckyessica) September 18, 2020