An Arizona man was approached by a guard in a movie theater and asked to show his ticket, reports Arizona Central.
When he failed to produce a ticket police were called — he videotaped the incident, which occurred right after he got up to use the restroom and re-fill his beverage
Larry Shelton claims he was asked to leave the theater after being accused of not paying for a ticket, according to a viral video he posted to Facebook. Shelton believes he was racially profiled.
In a second video, two police officers can be seen inside of the theater before he left. He was confronted by the manager in the hallway, and another officer made his way to the scene.
Shelton says AMC sent him an email offering him vouchers for a free movie, soda and popcorn. He says he found their outreach insulting and said staff should get diversity training.
The AMC Ahwatukee theater issued a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle.
“Based on our initial investigation, including interviews with the theatre staff and our outreach to the guest, this situation could have been handled differently to minimize frustration, and we’ve offered our sincere apologies to Mr. Shelton,” the statement said.
The comment also stated that equality is “of the utmost importance to AMC” and that unconscious-bias training is required for all AMC managers and will be reinforced at the Ahwatukee location.
Trump’s obsession with wrecking Obamacare is pushing him into a political buzzsaw: report
President Donald Trump's administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act at a time when the United States is suffering from a deadly pandemic.
An Axios analysis written by Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation argues that Trump's insistence on demolishing all of Obamacare puts him at odds not just with Democratic and independent voters, but also a majority of Republican voters.
Big chain retailers — including Target and Home Depot — beg government to enforce standard mask-wearing nationwide
In a letter sent to the National Governors Association, an industry group representing many of the largest retailers in the U.S. asked the country's governors to mandate and enforce rules requiring people to wear masks at all times while in public.
With the coronavirus spiking dramatically in some states, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target and Home Depot among others, sent the letter on Monday, reports CBS News.
One major issue has been the increasing incidence of angry shoppers attacking employees due to non-standardized rules on masks.
Tech titan chiefs to testify at US antitrust committee
The US House Committee on the Judiciary on Monday announced that leaders of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will testify during an antitrust investigation hearing.
The hearing, scheduled to take place July 27, comes against a backdrop of growing complaints about tech platforms that have dominated key economic sectors, and calls by some activists and politicians to break up the Silicon Valley giants
Chief executives Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Tim Cook (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Sundar Pichai (Google) will be allowed to appear virtually if they wish, according to a joint statement released by Judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler and Antitrust subcommittee chairman David Cicilline.