Death of elderly Home Depot worker who tried to stop theft sparks outcry: ‘Where’s the compensation?’

The death of an elderly Home Depot employee who died from injuries sustained while trying to stop a robbery and search for an elusive suspect has shed another light on the rise in crime across the country and raised one question: What about compensation for crime victims? ?

“Where is the compensation for the victims?” Fox News host Greg Gutfeld asked Tuesday after discussing the death of 83-year-old Home Depot worker Gary Rasor on “The Five.”

Surveillance video posted Hillsborough Police Department On Oct. 18, the suspect was shown pushing Rasor and rushing out of the store, allegedly stealing three Ryobi pressure washers. Rasor reportedly could no longer walk and died on December 1 in a long hospital stay. According to Law & Crime, the suspect is described as a 6-foot-3 black man who fled in a white Hyundai with temporary North Carolina tags.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our partner Gary. He was part of our team for over 9 years. He was a wonderful friend, husband, father and grandfather, always willing to lend a helping hand,” said a Home Depot spokesperson. statement.


Meanwhile, a gas station owner in North Philadelphia has hired heavily armed security to protect his property from thieves, panhandlers and nearby criminal activity, as Pennsylvania’s largest city is under Democratic control. high crime rates and progressive prosecutorial discretion. District Attorney Lawrence Krasner.

In The Five, Gutfeld argues that the criminal justice policy trend is often seen as a way to make up for the past oppression of enslaved people and other minorities.

“[T]hat caused us to change all these policies: no cash, reduced penalties. Where is the compensation?’ he asked. “The color of a criminal’s skin doesn’t matter – it’s been released on the assumption that where are the compensation for the victims who were killed, assaulted, raped?” all these rules were racist or oppressive based on 400 years of persecution. It’s an interesting trial.”


Gutfeld asked what the community dynamic would be if Rasor survived and the perpetrator was killed.

“SHE IS [would be called] awake [because] This man was a victim of an oppressed society,” he said, adding that Rasor’s death was “barely overlooked” instead.

“There’s a message out there, and that message is contagious, loot these places until they move. It’s a slow looting operation. They don’t care if they leave these buildings, these places – they don’t care about the people. These are the ones who are suffering. , – he said.

Gutfeld called both situations in North Carolina and Pennsylvania a “metaphorical picture” of the past two years, where there is no fear of consequences because when a criminal is punished, the prosecution is often denounced as “racist.”

“We’re still living in a post-Ferguson era where we’ve allowed the media and allowed activists to say that law enforcement has been consistently vilified,” he said.

Homeowner Jesse Watters added that in North Carolina, people have a “license to steal” under current law, making theft of less than $1,000 a felony.

Host Dana Perino later added that Rasor was from a generation that “did something” when they saw something wrong, while the next generation was a “see something, say something” generation, and the current generation is “the same way.”[s] they don’t see it.”

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