Anthony Wall’s night started by accompanying his younger sister to her high school prom. That was followed by a quick stop at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina. And that’s when things took a turn for the worst.
While at the restaurant on the evening of May 4, Wall got into an argument with one of the employees after he and his friends sat down at a table that hadn’t been cleaned yet. He claims the employee shouted an antigay slur at him then called police.
What happened next is truly disturbing.
Cell phone video shared on Facebook shows a white police officer choking 22-year-old Wall outside the restaurant, slamming him up against a glass wall, tackling him to the ground, then shoving his face into the concrete. All the while Wall screams, “Get your hands off me!”
Wall was then handcuffed and thrown into a police car with a canine. He claims he was left alone, terrified, in cop car while the dog snapped at him from the back seat. He was later taken down to the police station where he was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat. That’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me,” Wall said during a recent press conference.
Wall’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, says surveillance video will show that the employee was the aggressor in the incident.
“It was a gross violation of his civil and human rights,” said Crump. “No human being should be subjected to that, regardless of sexual orientation or ethnicity. It’s wrong.”
Wall’s legal teams they plan to sue to obtain the CCTV if it is not voluntarily provided. Their investigation will also look as whether it is police policy to leave arrested suspects alone in cars with police dogs.
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It looks bad but you’d have to see the beginning to know what’s going on. Choke holds are done by police all the time.
Don’t start arguing with employees and throwing things in a restaurant and the police won’t get called on you. Don’t resist arrest and the police won’t have to choke you and throw you on the ground.
Yeah sure. Tell that to James Blake who was treated badly even he didn’t oppose any resistance and he was at a posh hotel at the time. Of course being a famous tennis player has its advantages because the police gave him an apologize which is way more than the usual.
The truth is usa police seems very unprofesional half of the time, with an excesive use of force and targeting minorities
How do you keep screaming “Get your hands off me” at the top of your voice if you can’t breath? Looks like another of those oh so common hyena against jackal situations.
This is clearly not a reasonable use of force. Being loud or argumentative at a Waffle House is not ample reason to be choked and thrown to the pavement, not to mention choke holds have been outlawed by most police forces. There were many ways to de-escalate this situation without it ending in a physical confrontation. Thankfully the kid is still alive to see another day.
Good lord the comments here. I’ll never cease to be amazed that racism and homophobia go hand in hand here.
This is probably my 4th time posting a comment similar to this but the cell phone footage from inside the waffle house contradicts Anthony Wall’s story.
Anthony Wall claims a worker at the waffle house called him derogatory names and at one point ripped his shirt off and lunged at Wall. Wall then claims he stepped outside and was assaulted by police.
The cell phone footage from inside the waffle house does not corroborate any of that. The cell phone footage shows every (including patrons and workers) being calm and not saying anything while Anthony Wall and his sister scream and yell in everyone’s face.
I’m not sure why these facts constitute a comment removal but those are the facts. Facts matter
Mhoffman953, former Sec of State Rex Tillerson made some chilling remarks today regarding freedom of speech that I think you and everyone else should read but I’ll leave it up to you. We live in a world now where both the left and the right are making up their own realities and silence those of us who do not go along with it. And by the way, Fox News didn’t think it newsworthy enough to put on its front page. Censorship is the biggest threat to democracy.
I don’t think its newsworthy enough to be front page breaking news either. Rex might just be mad that he was fired and was doing a poor job as SOS compared to Mike Pompeo.
However, we all know about big media censorship. Look at Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, they all censor people constantly for speaking the truth or presenting different opinions, especially when it comes to conservatives, or those opinions that questions things such as race, immigration, religion, etc. To silence those opinions, they’ll just call the person of those opinions names like “racist”, “bigot”, “anti-semite”, or other names.
I have no problem if someone has a different opinion but all opinions should at least be heard. However, in regards to this blog post by Queerty, this has nothing to do with opinion or right / left wing politics. It’s a mere presentation of facts about what happened here. Every time those facts are brought up, they get removed.
“However, in regards to this blog post by Queerty, this has nothing to do with opinion or right / left wing politics.”
If you say so though I TOTALLY disagree.
So that pig did not get charged but the victim got charged with disorderly conduct?…talking about abuse of white privilege.
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