Woman Demands Reparations from Target, Charges Security Staff, Gets Knocked Out & Arrested

A video has surfaced of an Ohio woman demanding reparations from a Target before charging at security staff when her demands were not met.

Video footage shows the suspect, Karen Ivery, getting knocked out when she aggressively menaced store employees after she was denied.

Ivery rolled her cart up to a Target cashier with around $1,000 worth of goods.

She didn’t have enough money and demanded Target pay the balance of her bill, claiming she was owed reparations.

Ivery became enraged and had words with a few employees until she went after the security staff.

Security video shows her chasing an employee and backing him into a corner until he hit her in the face in self-defense.

Target called the police.

Ivery said she was “very angry” but the cops didn’t care and arrested her.

She was convicted and got a $110 fine and time served (one day).

Ivery told the police that she was a victim and described the incident as her “Rosa Parks moment”:

The cop said: “You chased a female employee. And then you chased another one all the way back here and backed him into an office and got hit in the face, unfortunately. You are in the wrong here.”

Ivery said: “They were gatekeeping me like the whole world.”

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The cop said: “You were free to leave at any time.”

Ivery said: “If the laws are meant to hold people down…”

The cop said: “Let’s go outside. I am giving you a chance like before but you are elevating the situation.”

Ivery said: “People that look like you are done trying to gatekeep me.”

READ MORE: Bill Maher Rips San Francisco’s ‘Crazy’ Reparations Plan: ‘Doesn’t Have a History of Slavery – This Is Madness’

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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