Target Security Guard Punches Black Woman in the Face After She Demanded Employees Pay For Her Groceries in ‘Slavery Reparations’

Photo Credit: local News 12 (Blue Ash Police Department)

An Ohio woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after entering a Target and demanding they pay for her items in

“slavery reparations,”

TMZ reported. 

Last October, a woman identified as Karen Ivery, reportedly walked into a Target located in Blue Ash, Ohio, and racked up on $1,000 worth of groceries. However, when she got to the register she insisted on Target staff paying for the bill with

“slavery reparations.”

A Target security guard named Zach Cotter, reportedly stepped in to try to calm the angry customer down, asking her to leave the store without the items. 

According to the outlet, the woman allegedly charged at Cotter prompting him to stumble into the manager’s office. Surveillance footage obtained by TMZ, shows Cotter then punching Karen in the face causing her to fall to the ground.

Police arrested Karen at the scene and determined that Zach’s actions were a 

“justifiable act of self-defense”

due to him being provoked, reports state. She has since been released. Karen described her protest as her

“Rosa Parks moment,”

according to the outlet. 

#Clique, what are your thoughts? 

📸: Local News 12

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