[This is a follow-up to DeWang’s Chinese iPhone shopper tasered and tackled story]
So being a repeat customer of Apple, or going to Apple Store to pick up products you already paid for online, may be dangerous to your health? Perhaps only if you are Chinese like Ms. Li, and don’t expect to receive much sympathy from the media. The news coverage this poor woman received so far is decidedly biased. Many sensationalized Nashua police department’s announcement she had $16,000 on her, in order to make the “black market scalper” smear stick. Fox News even gone as far as questioning if the woman was stealing American technology for China (note to Cavuto, these iPhones are made in China, and are available for sale in China.)
However, one can take comfort in the fact netters around the world have responded very differently than our supposedly impartial media. Here are some reader comments around the world, in defense of Ms. Li:
As a former LE attorney I say it is far too often NH cop culture. They did this at the same exact time I was addressing the Nashua police accreditation panel about police abuse!!!
Thank God we have the New Hampshire police to enforce the rules of civilized society! Who knows where we’d be if she bought three..or even four?
Apple policy always had a racist attitude to foreigners. It gets most of its business form China and Middle East but it does not stop Apple from having a bigot attitude for those without a fair skin. It’s not the first time Apple stores refuse to sell to foreigners.
Reasonable enough. In a police state.
Here are some comments form Chinese netters:
[This is human rights in America]
[What can you expect in term of civility? These are descendants of robber barons who massacred Native Americans]
[Tasered by democracy, even the bloody scream rang freedom!]
[Deserving of our sympathy? Never mind ethnicity, is she a human being? Treated like this for buying cell phone for freinds, she’s a helpless woman! I don’t undersand why our commentary are so cold as to question “deserving of our sympathy?”, when American netter commentaries are that this is unfair?]