N.J. Man Sues Walmart For $1 Million Over Intercom Prank

Walmart traumatized racist manCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Walmart 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 Walmart 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.

Walmart spokesman Greg Rossiter tells the Courier-Post the firm has apologized and has worked to prevent it from happening again.

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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Hey Fella

Another nut case...oops nutty case...this guy is an idiot..what some people wont do..and 2 years later..he has suffered????? ..hey dumb ass..suffering is starving and not having a place to live...suddering is living on the streets with your family because you can't find a job...you should be ashamed opf yourself....but hell it is porbably is the neighboorhood....and I wouldn't doubt if you put someone up to it so you can try to sue with this useless lawsuit that doesn't' hold water!..Am I reading his last name correctly...BATTIE?

May 22 2012 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Lee

The kid who did this prank was Black btw.

May 22 2012 at 3:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
espazz224

HA Winslow Township is the GHETTO!!
I wouldnt expect anything less from a WINSLOW TOWNSHIP resident.
The schools there are one of the WORST in the country.
Ghetto-ver it Battie! Your name says it all!

May 17 2012 at 7:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
calarican

WTF?

May 17 2012 at 5:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sylvie

So..."A 16-year-old boy was arrested days later and charged with harassment and bias intimidation." No matter how inappropriate this sounds like another case of infringment on our freedom of speech. Even the American Nazis and the Klu Klux Clucks were permitted to spew their filth under this freedom. Whoever passed this law should read the Constitution.

May 17 2012 at 5:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bnpage577

Here we go again tying up the court over a BS complaint.

May 17 2012 at 4:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pm0501

I ought to sue Walmart for the stress I go through when I see substandard people perform what they think is work!

May 17 2012 at 3:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dennis Faulkner

This sounds like a b.s. lawsuit case - how hard is it to understand a punk kid grabbed a mic and played with the intercom? The more you "secure" the intercom, the more likely it won't be used quickly in an emergency - or in everyday usage.

May 17 2012 at 2:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Southern

As if.

May 17 2012 at 2:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dsmart86

Obviously this idiot thinks he just won the lottery. I would hope the courts throw him out on his worthless rear end.

May 17 2012 at 2:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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