posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 06:34 PM
Me and my wife have been together for over 12 years and have two children. We met while attending the Indiana School for the Blind in 2000, where we
eventually moved in together following graduation. Currently I am attending university and my wife is attending Chef school. My father passed away
on November of last year, and he happened to leave me some money which I have been using to survive while attending school. I have always hated the
system, and would never advocate its abuse. I have attmpted to work many times, but I have never been able to find a job that pays over 7 dollars an
hour which is why I have been thriving to complete additional education. I refuse to use a food stamp card, although my wife realizes its importance.
Well to get to my main point, I and my wife aswell as our 2 year old was at Kroger grocery store in a downtown area of a college town. My wife has a
significant amount more vision than I, but still not enough to read , just only see shadows. We are granted around 60 bucks in grub stubs per month,
and around this time is when we use them to get some necessities to feed our starving children and selves. As it is now, I have only eaten 1 meal a
day and sometimes not even that since we have lived together. So after we obtain 35 dollars in groceries and a few cheap six packs of beer to relieve
stress of school, children, and everyday American life we began to check out at a U Scan. The toddler was in the stroller, and we have always moved
our unpurchased goods like this un til we reached the register. We paid for the food with stamps, and beer with my dad's money. A problem was that
due to our screaming child, vision problems, and the near arrival of the next city bus we forgot to pay for one six pack totalling 5.49. Eventually
everyone, including the child was taken in the back room by a real police officer. My wife was interrupted and not allowed to explain anything, and
this guy was a real robot or drone so to speak. He had never seen her phone, yet he asked her if she liked her phone in a really sarcastic tone, which
shows that he had been watching us for along time which meant that he knew we were really blind. She said she would pay for the beer, yet he insisted
that he "knew that she had the money, but that didn't matter now." Alot of other things transpired that truly showed his hatred for those on
assistance, and nowwe are banned from the only Kroger that is accessible via public transportation until we pay a 250 dollar civil sute. The officer
just slid a paper under my wifes nose and said sign it or get your child taken away and go to jail. The officer's name is [snip] and the number of
the Kroger he volunteers at is [snip]. Sorry mods if your not allowed to give out this type of info, but I have seen it done before. This man had a
disliking for our way of life and clearly couldn't stand the fact we had a nice cell phone and a beer after a long day.
P.S. The cell phone is a really nice Samsung note that my wife won off of a sweepstakes. Sorry for the rant, but we are feeling the effects of the
stigma put forth by the extreme right, and now our children are going to suffer as well. I was going to go back today to get the Christmas tree we
have wanted for a while now, but since we are banned and have no family thats not going to happen. I also work at the local Goodwill making 7.75 an
hour just to pay 900 dollars rent for a shabby old duplex, and go to school full time. I have literally had no more than 3 hours of sleep in the past
4 months and I just want to cry, can you please call and ask this guy what the heck the grudge is all about? This is the second time I have been
shafted by LEO's which has truly impacted my life and demoralized me. I am shaking because I am so upset, I just got paid and I wanted to get
Christmas dinner supplies today, but I can't.
JP.S.S PLEASE NO TROLLS, AND I USE WHAT IS KNOWN AS A SCREENREADER TO NAVIGATE THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND WEB, so don't ask how I created this post
like millions always do.
edit on 6-12-2012 by elevatedone because: (no reason given)