If you need further evidence that the utter disregard for civility and the rule of law has seeped down from the corrupt politicians in the government to the everyday men and women on the street, one need only look at what happened recently at a Walmart in New York.
According to the New York Post, police were investigating after a small altercation in the retail giant turned into a massive brawl involving upwards of 30 individuals.
The incident allegedly began when a couple of 17-year-olds were making fun a 24-year-old woman’s dress. Harsh words quickly led to a physical melee, which grew in size and ferocity at a rapid pace.
Cellphone video of the fight was posted for the public to see. Law enforcement was reportedly reviewing surveillance camera footage from inside the store to determine exactly what happened and who was involved.
The brawl began around 7 p.m. Sunday in the small western New York city of Gates. Police Chief Jim VanBrederode said that four people had been arrested, and more arrests could be coming.
Most worrisome to the chief and others was the fact that some of the participants retrieved baseball bats from the sporting goods section and other items to use as weapons in the violent scrum.
One 17-year-old woman was arrested for throwing a can of food that hit a 52-year-old man in the head. She has been charged with assault, harassment and other related offenses. The other three reported arrests were for the charge of disorderly conduct.
And why not? If our leaders are not going to be held accountable for their criminal actions, why should any of us respect the law? Have at it, America.
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