Camera phones and social media outlets are bringing so many situations to light that under other circumstances we would probably be deprived from seeing. The incident involving the mall cop who tased the hell out of this obnoxiously ghetto woman in front of her children circulated like wild fire last week. I chose not share it then because the woman’s antics really did leave me feeling some kind of way. I get attacked on the regular for being a coon and embarrassing Black Folks, but this was one of those situations that I truly felt embarrassed Black Folks. I’ve opted to share now because some good has come out of it.
Check out the video that cause a social media overload and read more on this neighborhood hero.
Supporters have raised $20,000 for an Atlanta security guard who became an internet sensation this week after he posted videos online showing his refusal to give in to abuse from troublemakers.
Darien Long made headlines earlier this week after a video showing him tasering a violent woman outside Atlanta’s Metro Mall spread online – it has now been viewed more than one million times.
And since then more and more videos are emerging of the zero-tolerance guard refusing to give in to violent threats.
In the footage, filmed by a camera on Long’s uniform, men are heard warning they’ll follow him home; he is racially abused; spat at; threatened with violence and objects are thrown at him all because he’s asked people to leave the shopping center or to stop hovering outside.
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The woman who attacked Long was reportedly charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and simple battery.
Since the campaign began it has raised $20, 000 so Long can buy himself more equipment.
And it appears he needs it. Further videos posted online by Long show several abusive exchanges.
In one he asks a group to leave but they consistently refuse, loitering by the doorway and threatening to follow him home and ‘beat’ him.
It ends with one of the group – another woman – throwing a sandwich board at him.
Other videos show him confronting men he suspects of drug dealing and shoplifting.
In another a man repeatedly pushes Long in the chest and calls for him to fight him in the street.
‘Stay out the mall and we won’t have an issue’, Long tells one of his abusers in a video
The guard seems bemused by the attention his work has attracted and said he doesn’t want fame. What he wants is to see his area improve.
‘I don’t care about the fame or none of that crap. What I want is on street gambling to go away, The people who just hang down here to make money and be disruptive and for the drug dealing to leave this area,’ he says on a response posted on YouTube.
‘You can’t ever get rid of all the crime in any city but it shouldn’t be in such proximity to the seat of power of the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. People should be able to come downtown and do what they want to do.’
‘I’m really nobody to be honest with you.’ ~DailyMail
Despite being in a position most would find terrifying, Long says he is determined to enforce the rules and believes doing so ultimately helps his community.
He told Atlanta news station WSB-TV: ‘I feel like the taser and the camera are the two most effective tools that I have. Do what you’re supposed to do or you get what’s coming to you.’
‘What you do is clean up the neighborhood so other businesses can come in and downtown Atlanta can prosper,’ he added