In a throwback to the tactics of 1960s Southern cops, a man guarding a Mid-Market donut shop has taken to spraying down elderly women in an attempt to clean up the neighborhood's sketchiness. Jonathan Powers was on the scene:
This morning at 7th and Market Street the security guard at Donut World / John's Burgers was hosing down 70+ year old Chinese women with cold water. It was cool and foggy out , they were no longer in front of the shop and packing up.
When a gentleman passing buy told him he was out of line, he said, ” I don't want them here and you need to mind your own business” then proceeded to threatened the man with multiple forms of physical violence and even trying to bait him into a fight.Sure it gets annoying seeing these women selling food they get free from the local food banks BUT I don't see apple juice, canned carrots, and marshmallows as a mainstay of the traditional Chinese diet and perhaps they sell these items to buy food that is actually useful to them.
Regardless of why, it is completely wrong to spray old women with ice water just because you decide you do not want them there.