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Woman tasered for trying to buy too many iPhones

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According to reports, a woman was tasered at an Apple Store in Newton, Massachusetts last week. Xiaojie Li allegedly bought two iPhones last week at the store. Later in the week she went back to purchase two more, looking to buy the smartphones for her family back in China. The Apple Store employees refused to sell her the last two, saying they didn't want the devices going into the black market. ...

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#26
She needs a good lawyer, sue the crap out the store, the police, and Apple for every penny that she can get.
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#27
crazy
#28
Quote:
She needs a good lawyer, sue the crap out the store, the police, and Apple for every penny that she can get.
That would amount to 0 from Apple, considering the Apple employees did not demand the police to taser her and they have the right to kick her out of the store.

As for the police it would come down to proving damages, both physical and psychological and since Tasering leaves no physical mark, that would be very hard to prove and again amount to $0. Psychological damage would need a very good lawyer but considering her reaction in the store, the prosecution would easily prove the police used the quickest, safest means available to remove her from the premises. This is what makes law sad, as it usually *very rarely does not* side with police.
#29
Originally posted by KillerBug:
So many things wrong here...Apple is in the wrong for trying to limit what people do with the devices they buy (it isn't Heroin...the only iPhones in the black market are stolen), the police for using a taser where (at most) all they had to do was to each grab her by one arm and walk her to a store that sells Androids, the taser manufacturers for continuing to claim that these do not cause physiological damage in spite of the mountain of research that contradicts this claim, and the woman for trying to give money to Apple (and for not learning any english after 3 years of immersion)!
And the cop on TV being Chief Wiggum from the Simpsons
#30
The Apple employees had an absolute right not to sell her additional phones. The woman refused to leave. The police were called, she still refused to leave. Then she resisted arrest. The police had every right to taser this person in order to remove her from the store and help restore civility. The woman needs to be evaluated for possible mental disorders.
#31
judging from what i can see in the video it looks like she was already on the ground with an officer on top of her when they used the tazer.

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#32
Tazer or police baton? Which is more appropriate...
Because this woman deserved one or the other.
#33
Originally posted by rking_ad:
The Apple employees had an absolute right not to sell her additional phones. The woman refused to leave. The police were called, she still refused to leave. Then she resisted arrest. The police had every right to taser this person in order to remove her from the store and help restore civility. The woman needs to be evaluated for possible mental disorders.
The police had the right...that is the unfortunate part. Tasers are not safe...better than a bullet, but not safe. Less than lethal should be reserved for cases where lethal would otherwise be required.


#34
Man on man, the would really has gone to hell when salespersons refuse out right to sell you an iPhone.. She bought legit, so what's the give in all of this? Only to sell them in a black market like the salesperson said? Give me a break? Whose to say that she did or didn't legitimate give her family in China those said phones. and we wonder why foreigners consider us the enemy! Sheesh!!

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#35
Fantastic job of Jeff7630 at being a "Newbie" member and obvious Apple PR ringer. It was racist of the store to assume she was buying and selling them in China. How do they know? She could have bought 2 for her kids and then maybe talked to a sister/brother and found out their kids wanted them too. so went back when she got paid again. Or thought later in the week maybe her and her husband would like them too.

Why? because she is Asian, automatically she's doing something shady? That's racial profiling.



#36
Originally posted by jookycola:
Fantastic job of Jeff7630 at being a "Newbie" member and obvious Apple PR ringer. It was racist of the store to assume she was buying and selling them in China. How do they know? She could have bought 2 for her kids and then maybe talked to a sister/brother and found out their kids wanted them too. so went back when she got paid again. Or thought later in the week maybe her and her husband would like them too.

Why? because she is Asian, automatically she's doing something shady? That's racial profiling.

It is wrong for them to do it, but not illegal. Apple is a private corporation, they can be racist if they want to.

I wonder tho...if a man in a kilt with a heavy accent did the exact thing same, would they assume he wanted to sell them on the Scottish black market?


#37
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
#38
Originally posted by Vato:
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
LoL...calling them morons, and saying they should be charged with racism...and that isn't a crime! Maybe they should also be charged with being supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


#39
Originally posted by Jeff7630:
Send her back to China. Either follow the rules or face the consequences. If someone did this in china they would be sent to prison or escorted to the airport and deported. I have no sympathy for her. I am so tired of people coming her and then they want to do anything they want and when someone says follow our rules they complain. All companies have rules on the purchase of their products. Apple can set the rules and stop grey market purchases it is their product. Send her back and remove her green card she doesn't deserve one or to be here!!!
I've been a user and a reader of this site for a long time now. I just never comment too often. After reading your response though I had to log in just to let you know how much of a douchebag you are. Send her back to china huh? That's some real racist shit to say there. Just because she's chinese didn't mean she was putting the phones on a black market and even if she did if she bought the phones with her own money she has the right to do whatever she wants with the damn phones. I hope she sues the Apples out of that store and the police. As for you Jeff7630 how about you take your a** back to england buddy!
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#40
Originally posted by dirtyphoe:
Originally posted by Jeff7630:
Send her back to China. Either follow the rules or face the consequences. If someone did this in china they would be sent to prison or escorted to the airport and deported. I have no sympathy for her. I am so tired of people coming her and then they want to do anything they want and when someone says follow our rules they complain. All companies have rules on the purchase of their products. Apple can set the rules and stop grey market purchases it is their product. Send her back and remove her green card she doesn't deserve one or to be here!!!
I've been a user and a reader of this site for a long time now. I just never comment too often. After reading your response though I had to log in just to let you know how much of a douchebag you are. Send her back to china huh? That's some real racist shit to say there. Just because she's chinese didn't mean she was putting the phones on a black market and even if she did if she bought the phones with her own money she has the right to do whatever she wants with the damn phones. I hope she sues the Apples out of that store and the police. As for you Jeff7630 how about you take your a** back to england buddy!
agree with you there. I'm from Taiwan myself, and I find that comment from Jeff7630 to be really rude. Now, I live here in USA for more than 16 years, so I heard all kind of things regarding to this crap. As for the apple employees, I really like to know who the hell it is and I hope this lady sue the crap out of them. Black market? Black market are for stolen products dumb s**** employees. Enough said, I dislike Apple and I hate arrogant apple employees.

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#41
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Vato:
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
LoL...calling them morons, and saying they should be charged with racism...and that isn't a crime! Maybe they should also be charged with being supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
When did I ever say they should charge them for racism!?!?! LMAO at your comment and a BIG FAT ROFL!!!!
#42
Originally posted by Hopium:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Bottom line the law states that Retailers have the right to refuse anyone business at any time for any reason and request any said person to be removed from the premises. The minute she was ask to leave the store, that's where the talking stops and you leave.

Were the Apple employees wrong for doing this? Morally yes, legally no.

So then the police get there to help escort her off the property, from there' it's a question of did they use appropriate force to do so? In this case like many other taser cases, I would say they used excessive force, they could have just restrained her walked her out, set her free and give her a fine. If she assaults the officer then use whatever is considered equal force.

Either way in the court of the law, she's not going to find much sympathy there because she did in fact ignored Apple's request for her to leave. That's when she should have shut up and simply go to another store. I can't say she deserved what happened, but nor is she innocent.
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#43
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Vato:
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
LoL...calling them morons, and saying they should be charged with racism...and that isn't a crime! Maybe they should also be charged with being supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
i thought discrimination based on race was illegal.feel free to correct me if im wrong.

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#44
this is disgusting but look at microsoft you dont see them using such a tactic on windows 8 pirates in china why would apple need to do this and worse you know what is going to happen lawsuit followed by the manager of that store being terminated and you dont want your device going on the black market my butt you sell them unlocked they still end up on the black market wow some people dang
#45
besides whats been posted on here what I find odd.

Is she goes in on a Monday buys 2 phones because apple's store limit is 2 products per person per day. fine, deal done.

Goes in on a Thursday and asks to buy 2 phones get told she can't buy anything even though the above rules should apply.

it's assumed she'll sell them on the black market then gets arrested for trespass and abusing cops, bashing them, breaking police equipment etc etc etc many charges later in the slammer.

talk about over the top stuff.

there's factories in china that make the iphone for the black market anyway, foxconn probably sell the duds to the black market to make some extra cash on the side.

It doesn't even need to be stolen, the LG phones get ripped off in the same factory that makes the official LG phone, like there 2 factory production lines and 1 makes the proper product and the other is the rip off product sold for a $100 and the exact same phone bar logos.

I think there's another story here and probably apple store employees are covering it up, maybe if she had gone to another store this wouldn't have happened but she has gone to the same one.
#46
How exactly does purchasing an Iphone from Apple and re selling it = black market. These Apple people are just so stupid I can't even believe it. This poor women goes in with her cash to buy products and is racially profiled, cops called and then tasered for wanting to legally purchase a product. I mean she is a middle aged woman they could have cuffed her and dragged her out there was no need to taser her. All the time you see cop abuse it's even worse with black people, there is no need for this racial shit any more it's 2012 for fuck sakes.
#47
Originally posted by Vato:
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
what makes you think she would do you?
#48
Hehehehe...Let's just say I hope someone is there to give me a good tasering if I ever willingly try to buy a crapple product!


Just my $0.02,

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#49
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Bottom line the law states that Retailers have the right to refuse anyone business at any time for any reason and request any said person to be removed from the premises. The minute she was ask to leave the store, that's where the talking stops and you leave.
I don't know of ANY corporation (private or not) that has the right to do whatever they want (as you say "for any reason"). There are numerous laws that prohibit businesses from discrimination based on race, gender, age, ethnicity, etc. Has there been a change in the law? So you are saying that a restaurant (for example) can refuse to serve someone if they are "Black" or "Asian"? Maybe you should tell that to "Denny's" who had to pay out millions in fines even at the "hint" of such behaviour.
#50
Originally posted by aldan:
Originally posted by Vato:
she's not too bad looking.... I'd do her :P
But seriously why the F would you need to tasser an innocent woman. Would they do the same to a WHITE person....Probably not. The people in the shop just assumed she would sell it on a black market. Idiots should be charged, also the shop and cops. Make them pay for their crimes. MORONS
what makes you think she would do you?
Because so far all the asian woman I have said "let"s do it" have said YES!! and no they were not paid or ugly :)
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