Do I think the guard abused the poor man? Not in any real sense but the victim really wasn't fighting back either. I certainly don't think you could say he was resisting arrest - just trying to breathe.
I don't know what to make of it and hope that more information will be forthcoming. There are security guards and there are security guards. Some are caring hard-working people; others are frustrated cops who couldn't make the cut. Most don't get paid enough to live without a second job.
This is a comment left by "frunkdafried" on Youtube.
I'm glad they were exposed. I have a friend who is deaf that I love dearly and would HATE to think that this could happen to him. I refuse to make hateful comments regarding race...you have assholes in every race and these dudes are idiot shitheads. Can you say - jerkaholics?!!!!!!! I hope they get sued and the mall get sued for hiring people so eager to abuse what funky little power they get. I am immensely pissssed!!!!!
A friend that was shopping with Rea, believed to be his brother Pablo, was trying to catch the security guard's attention as well to let him know that they were deaf. He attempted to show another staff member receipts for their purchases.
Since then, Rea was charged with robbery and assault. Police say that there were items within the bags that were not purchased. Rea's bail was set at $55,000.
Forever XXI released a statement declaring that they have launched their own investigation and do no condone the use of excessive force.