New Jersey Man Sues Walmart for $1M over Racist Remark

Huffington Post, May 15, 2012

Wal-Mart is being sued for $1 million by a man who claims he was traumatized by a racist comment made over an intercom at a southern New Jersey store two years ago.

Donnell Battie, of Winslow, accuses Wal-Mart of being negligent in failing to control access to the store’s intercom, which was used to broadcast an announcement ordering all black people to leave the Washington Township store. A 16-year-old boy was arrested days later and charged with harassment and bias intimidation.

Battie claims he has needed medical care due to the March 2010 comment. He says it caused him “severe and disabling emotional and psychological harm.”

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  • The__Bobster

    Didn’t anyone tell the butthurt moolie that one of his own kind pulled the prank?

    • guest

      If that’s true, and I don’t doubt you, then good luck in cashing in on his ghetto lottery ticket.

      • The__Bobster

        It’s true, but because I heard it on the Philly radio news, I don’t have a link yet. BTW, the kid has done this more than once.

      • eunometic

        Sounds like it was to be just another hate crime hoax.

    • blight14

       Yep, it was a black teen that pulled the stunt….note the ‘accidental’ failure to mention that pesky fact in the article…..likely an innocent oversight….

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Ha! I was actually in the town where this took place a day or so after it happened. It was all over the local radio stations. Didn’t think it could get any funnier until I read this.

  • shmo123

     Buy your ticket for the ghetto lottery! What a load of rubbish. It amazes me how blacks use the most insulting language towards each other in casual conversation–mo fo this, mo fo that, n***** this, n***** that on and on and on. But when just one white (or any other color for that matter) throws it back in their face (in jest, spite, satire or hatred), they immediately become super sensitive and offended;  wails of bias erupt and they’re immediate victims of discrimination, resulting in “severe and disabling emotional and psychological harm.”
    This clown claims he needed medical care. So do I. Where’s my motion sickness bag.

  • Guest

    Last night I was in a bar in a nice white part of town, and for some unknown reason this bar is attracting blacks.  Why they are allowing this to happen, I do not know.  If I had a bar and blacks started showing up I would play classical music until they stopped coming.  But anyway, in that bar, some 250lbs black woman was telling a story to her enthralled white companions about some incident in which she (the 250lbs black woman) had asserted herself over someone else (I didn’t hear the circumstances).  It involved a lot of words which the moderators wouldn’t allow to be posted here.  This story went on and and on, loudly, with a lot of repetition of such words, as these whites listened as if they were listening to a TED talk.

    Can I sue this 250lbs black woman and the bar for the emotional distress I suffered?

    • sbuffalonative

      What is a TED ?

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Paging John Burris of Oakland…John Burris…please contact Mr. Battie.

  • Michael C. Scott

    Even if he gets the money, Battie will still just be a big baby who desperately needs to grow up.  Last I checked, money won’t fix that.

  • I was traumatized just reading about it. 

    Send a check, please.

  • dd

    What do you bet the guy wasn’t even in the store at the time of the joke?  “Ghetto Lottery black cleanup on isle 5”.

    • Mutant_Swarm

       Wasn’t there video several years ago about blacks crowding onto a bus that had been involved in an accident, just so they could claim they were injured?

  • Church_of_Jed

    Eric Holder is being sued for $1 million by a man who claims he was traumatized by new reports of the racist murders of Channon Christian, Eve Carson, Anne Pressley, Carissa Horton, Nancy Strait, Kristen Warneke, Pam Gentry, Emily Haddock, Lauren Burke, Julie Love, Eugenia Calle, Brittny Watts, Beverly Melton, Sandra Rogers, Heather Mueller, Laura Dickinson, Ashley King, Sharlotte McGill, and Shannon Collins by Holder’s “my people” Diversity.

    Rev. Jed DeValleyism, of Amrennaville, accuses Holder of being negligent in failing to control Diversity and allowing its access to vulnerable White girls, who were kidnapped, robbed, beaten, raped, vaginally mutilated, tortured, and murdered by feral afrovoodoo Diversity. Several blacks were arrested later after the horrendous crimes, but none have been charged with Federal hate crimes.

    DeValleyism claims he has needed medical care due to the news. He says the reports caused him “severe and disabling emotional and psychological harm.”

  • Hunter Morrow

    He waited two years for this?

    I give him a summary judgment for a 1000 dollar boat ride back to Africa. SEEYA.

     

  • JackKrak

    The presence of 35 million ignorant, dumb, violent, aggressive, open-mouthed breathing useless blacks in the United States has caused me “severe and disabling emotional and psychological harm” for years.

    Who can I sue?

  • Can’t wait until Daquisha Nile River Cleopatra Nubian McFinnigan sues the Federal government for failure to control access to the larynx and hands of So CAL Snowman

    • ed91

      not quite following you on that one, though you must be important and substantial with that posting name.

  • curri


    A 16-year-old boy was arrested days later and charged with harassment and bias intimidation.”

    Someone needs to start an organization called something like “Jews Against Totalitarian Bias Intimidation Laws.”

    http://www.adl.org/NR/exeres/28FEECC7-06D4-412E-B91F-676C04E8ED84,0B1623CA-D5A4-465D-A369-DF6E8679CD9E,frameless.htm 

    ADL Welcomes ‘Measure Of Justice’ In Tyler Clementi Verdict; Says Case Highlights Need For Education Against CyberbullyingNew York, NY, March 16, 2012 … Responding to today’s decision in the case of a former Rutgers University student accused of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the guilty verdict against Dharun Ravi “a measure of justice” in a case that “highlighted the need for more education in society about the true dangers of cyberbullying.” Ravi, 20, was found guilty of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, hindering apprehension and witness tampering for spying on his former Rutgers roommate, Tyler Clementi.  Clementi committed suicide days after learning Ravi had covertly observed this encounter and encouraged others to watch through a camera on Ravi’s computer. Etzion Neuer, acting ADL New Jersey Regional Director, issued the following statement: While he wasn’t convicted on all counts, the jury did find that Dharun Ravi was guilty of bias intimidation, which is a hate crime.  This verdict is a measure of justice and sends a strong message to anyone who would engage in cyberbullying that their actions could have serious legal repercussions.  The case highlighted the need for more education in society about the true dangers of cyberbullying.
    (…)

  • Hirschibold

    Can white people collectively sue this current administration? We’ve certainly suffered more racial trauma.

    • NO. You can NOT sue Obama.
      HE is black.
      And, in government.
      That means he’s
      a Twofer

  • Francis Galton

    If there’s one thing I know about Wal-mart, it’s that they rarely pay out settlements just to make litigants go away.  It is one of the few companies that will fight spurious lawsuits, even if it means spending more defending themselves than it would have cost to settle out of court; it is a principle they have held for a long time. 

    Of course, one should never underestimate the power of the Diversity-Industrial Complex, and I won’t put it past Wal-mart to make an exception in this case, if only to avoid being thought of as a RAYCISS! company that “hates” its precious minority customers.

  •  Really?  Wal-Martinez has a lot of money.  If something bad happened to you at a W-M, you won’t have to find a lawyer, a whole bus load of lawyers will find you.

    • ed91

       walmart puts a lot of the best local lawyers on retainer I hear.

      then take it off taxes as a business expense

  • Detroit_WASP

    I’m a “white boy” from Detroit.  I should be due about 100 milliion based on crap I had to put up with.

    • mikejones91

      You should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Johnny Reb

    I’m traumatized whenever I hear that little pip-squeak Black Panther foaming at the mouth about killing YTs or whenever I hear other blacks spouting off.  Anyone have the number to NBC, ABC and CBS?

  • Bergeron

     In America, you don’t find lawyer, lawyer find you.

  • sbuffalonative

    At this point, he’s only suing. I’ll be shocked if it goes any father than that.

  • ed91

    It causes me severe and disabling emotional and psychological harm to believe my ancestors allowed these vermin in the country, and after the civil war, allowed them to stay…

    • ed91

       where would I be without the moderator?

      so many thanks to you mr. pc language helper.       s/

  • ed91

     decimate on!

  • splitsing

    I love all the “I’m black and I wish I had thought of doing this” comments in the original article.  It’s so true.  These people feel like they hit the lottery when they can make such charges. Any white that dares to be cast in the pall of the ‘racist’ charge is doomed to a fate of public emasculation, re-education and a life of servility.

    That is why I hate disingenuous white liberal fools that feel righteous in making fun of “rednecks” and “white trash” etc… They especially love cracking on “some old white guy.” 

    I hope a lot of these types of folks get their teeth busted out –and a healthy dose of diversity–in flash mobs this summer.

  • IstvanIN

    He was white, he was a racist, he needed to be made an example of.  I just hope he was charged as an adult so his entire life could be ruined.  Bad enough NJ doesn’t execute criminals.  No real American like Donnell Battie should be subject to such humiliation.  EVER!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Gee, I wonder if this guy will sue:

    “A man said he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of a Wal-Mart in Idaho, only to discover that it was a rattlesnake that then bit his hand.

    Mica Craig said he was shopping in the outdoor garden department of a Lewiston store when he was bitten Saturday. The 47-year-old man from Clarkston, Wash., says it latched onto his hand and that he screamed and managed to shake loose the snake and stomped it to death.

    The Lewiston Tribune reports a bystander drove Craig to a local emergency room. Craig said he was treated with six bags of anti-venom and was told that his hand could be permanently disfigured.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/man-bitten-rattlesnake-washington-state-walmart-015401238.html

    I’m guessing MalWart will get him on animal cruelty.

    Bon

  • curri

    Complain to the ADL about the totalitarian “bias intimidation” laws they bully the states and fedgov to pass:
    http://www.adl.org/NR/exeres/28FEECC7-06D4-412E-B91F-676C04E8ED84,0B1623CA-D5A4-465D-A369-DF6E8679CD9E,frameless.htm 

  • slobotnavich

    Walmart was “guilty” of failing to properly guard their intercom system, a potential weapon in the hands of vicious racists who could and did broadcast racist remarks throughout the store, completely traumatizing black shoppers who’ve had to seek counseling and psychiatric care.

    • mikejones91

      You ever hear of “Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder”? Oh yes, it is real. I watched a series about it on youtube. I made one comment on the videos. “My grandfather fought in WW2, and was capture by the Japanese . Obviously, it was traumatizing. I love my grandfather very much. But how the hell could I be traumatized by this? I couldn’t. Why? I wasn’t there. Apply this to your simple dark minds”.

    • Anon12

       The racist with the intercom was BLACK! 

  • curri

    In Britain the PC  State has already gone into full-blown totalitarian mode:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18087379 
    Five men and a 15-year-old youth have been arrested in East Renfrewshire and Glasgow after anti-Semitic remarks were posted on social network site Facebook.Almost 50 police officers raided seven addresses after complaints from members of the Jewish community in Giffnock.It followed a number of offensive posts on a page entitled: “Welcome to Israel, only kidding you’re in Giffnock.”The six people arrested were charged with a breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations.Hate crimesOne other man was detained and later released without charge pending further inquiry.Continue reading the main story“Start Quote
    The spread of all types of hatred on social networking sites and similar media is a growing problem”
    Community Security TrustCh Insp Alan Murray, of Strathclyde Police, said: “This was a very complex and protracted inquiry that required assistance from many departments of Strathclyde Police and the support of the procurator fiscal at Paisley.(…)

    Britain today is no freer than East Germany in 1985 or NS Germany in 1933.  Just more feminized than either of them.

  • down_south

    Sam Walton died twenty years ago.  Had he known what this country has come to, I suspect that he would have included a clause in his will that prevented ANY Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club from settling out of court for a single penny if some bottom-feeding “attorney” brought a frivolous and ludicrous suit like this one against it.  Every time I read about one of these ghetto lotto attempts, I laugh until I realize how much it will cost the taxpayers of any city it occurs in and my mirth turns to anger.  I can’t wait for November…or August, since the RNC is being held a mere 117 miles from the spot where Saint Trayvon got his justice.   The moronic mobs are already preparing their protests.     

  • Seek

    This is a pure nonsense suit.  I know enough about the legal profession to figure out how this case has played out.  On advice of civil rights activists, the “victim” no doubt was steered to a lawyer who told him he could become a millionaire by proving his “trauma.”  A phony diagnosis from an allied psychiatrist is all it took. 

    This case should be thrown out instantly.  It combined the worst of tort liability abuse with the worst of black grievance-mongering.  Of course, with the prospect of a stupid, illiterate, stick-it-to-da-man populist black jury, Wal-Mart, with its deep pockets, doesn’t stand a chance in court.  Headquarters probably will settle out of court for a few hundred thousand dollars and vow to step up its “diversity” training and monitoring.  

    The case, of course, will be exemplary — every retailer in the country, from Bed Bath & Beyond to Macy’s, will copy Wal-Mart’s capitulation in order to avoid the same “problem.”

  • Seek

    This is a pure nonsense suit.  I know enough about the legal profession to figure out how this case has played out.  On advice of civil rights activists, the “victim” no doubt was steered to a lawyer who told him he could become a millionaire by proving his “trauma.”  A phony diagnosis from an allied psychiatrist is all it took. 

    This case should be thrown out instantly.  It combined the worst of tort liability abuse with the worst of black grievance-mongering.  Of course, with the prospect of a stupid, illiterate, stick-it-to-da-man populist black jury, Wal-Mart, with its deep pockets, doesn’t stand a chance in court.  Headquarters probably will settle out of court for a few hundred thousand dollars and vow to step up its “diversity” training and monitoring.  

    The case, of course, will be exemplary — every retailer in the country, from Bed Bath & Beyond to Macy’s, will copy Wal-Mart’s capitulation in order to avoid the same “problem.”

  • ageofknowledge

    I wish I could get a dollar for every racist remark a hispanic or black person has ever directed at me. I’d be a millionaire already.

    Honestly I wouldn’t get too worked up about Walmart paying money for anything.

    • Michael C. Scott

      The problem with that view is that torts like this drive up insurance rates across the board for retailers, which means all of us end up paying higher prices at stores.  What Battie is doing in this case differs from shoplifting only in that he is using a lawyer.

  • Major

    They’ll give him 50% off on a Chinese Boom Box, I’ll bet.

  • Its truly amazing that this sort of thing is a crime. For real? This is just a prank for gods sake. Things like this happen everyday but it still amazes me every time I hear a new incident.

  • ageofknowledge

    In my opinion, it’s just “gibme” behavior which represents nothing less than an attempt to personally enrich oneself by exploiting holes in the social contract.