Acme Markets: End Discrimination Practices
  • Petitioning Anthony J. DeLuca

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Anthony J. DeLuca
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Bruce C. Ennis
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Margaret Rose Henry
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Michael S. Katz
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Karen E. Peterson
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F. Gary Simpson
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E. Bradford Bennett
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David P. Sokola
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Sophia R. Russell
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David L. Bonar
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Bradley S. Eaby
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Acme Markets: End Discrimination Practices

    1. Petition by

      Diamond Moore

      Newark, DE

Discrimination is illegal. It is not less of a crime just because the victims often go unheard. The scars left last a lifetime. Men and women have sacrificed their lives and freedom for the rights we the civil rights we have today. Yet for a young black woman with a big bag these rights were ignored.

I went to Acme Supermarkets in Dover, DE, November 10, 2010 around 7:15pm to buy some food after class. I walked around looking for the items I wanted. Then I asked a frozen-food stocker where the Hillshire sausage was. We searched around, then went to the deli section where I saw a man in an apron walk into the back. She said let me ask someone in the deli and walked in the back after him. Then a few seconds later she came back and said they must have all left. She then showed me the alternative version and I continued shopping. I put the alternative summer suasage and rasin bread into my hand basket. I was walking down the condiment aisle when a man named Kevin wearing a Acme shirt said to me, "We have you on camera stealing, and an employee saw you stealing. Come to the front office." I smiled at first because I thought it was a joke. He said, "If you're not stealing, open your bag. If you didn't steal anything we'll give you a gift card." I opened the big part  and he looked in and saw there was nothing stolen. Then he said, "And the other part." I opened the little part and he saw there was nothing stolen. He said, "When you come to the front ask for me and I'll give you a $5 gift card." I was humiliated and embarrassed. I put back the two items I was going to buy and walked to the front of the store by the customer service desk. I asked for Kevin. An employee walked towards the front office and the other employees said here he is. Kevin and I walked towards each other and he handed me a $5 gift card. He said, "You probably dropped them out of your bag, but I can't prove it." As I left the store the employees in the front of the store all laughed loudly. I got in my car, called my mother, and drove home.

I hope with this petition even if I never see justice, someone else will be prevented from experiencing the humiliation and pain I have.  

 

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    1. Never forget!

      Diamond Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Don't let Acme in Dover, DE get away with it!

    2. Thank you all for supporting this cause!

      Diamond Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Please continue to spread the word to your friends and families. No human should ever experience what I did on the night.....

      Acme Markets has not taken any action against the employee so please lets keep this alive.

      God Bless You All!!!!

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    • Diamond Moore NEWARK, DE
      • 6 months ago

      I'm sorry this happened to you. Let me know if I can help you.

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    • Yul Hawkins PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to because this sort of thing just happened to me...I was wrongfully accused of something called the police and am presently speaking with my attorney in regard to this incident please contact me if there is anyway I could help

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    • annoymous beginings MIAMI,FL, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      fairness and justice

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    • james anastos STATENISLAND, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      this is verry important

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    • Crystal Kelly LAKEWOOD, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Next time, and I hope it's not a next, don't open your bag at all. They already had a preconcieved notion that because of your skin color that you were stealing. The fool even said," it probably fell out..." Let them arrest you , then sue them for an illegal arrest. Don't go alone in that store again though. Witness, (wink). Many women carry bags and purses with them. This was blatant racism. America doing what it does best.

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