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Embattled Atlanta Strip Mall Manager Tasers Out-of-control Black Mom

Posted on the 02 February 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn

A video of a black woman being tasered in front of her children by a guard at an Atlanta strip mall, is stirring much controversy on the web.

3 days ago, outside the 5 Point Plaza strip mall in Atlanta, Georgia, the mall’s on-set manager chastises a group of young black kids for making noise and being raucous.

As the kids continue to taunt the manager, two adult black women step in, threatening and yelling profanities at him: “Don’t yell at my motherf***ing kids! You’ll get beat!”

The manager repeatedly tells them to “back it up! You better back it up.” The children, encouraged by their mother to join the melee, call him racist and gay slurs  — although as you can see from the man’s arm, he’s also black.

Indeed he is. Here’s a screenshot I took from the third video below:

Darrien Long

Things get really ugly, beginning at around the 3:00 mark in the video below.

The woman steps through the door of the mall, rushes the manager and takes a swing at him. The children stay outside, yelling, “You gay, gay, gay, gay.”

After repeated warnings, the manager pulls out his Taser and shoots the woman, who immediately goes stiff on her feet before buckling down to the ground.

Now, the mall manager, whose name is Darrien Long, is getting threats and curses:

Darrien Long defends himself:

If Obama had a child, would s/he look like Darrien Long or the tasered welfare mom? Inquiring minds want to know. [Snark]


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