Residents are outraged and the NAACP has stepped up after a graphic video from inside an Alabama Waffle House has gone viral showing a violent police struggle with a young woman. During the violent encounter, the woman's breasts were exposed.
Highlighting how unnecessary the escalation of violence was, the entire incident was sparked over plastic utensils. According to witnesses involved in the incident, 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons was inside Waffle House with a friend and had placed an order when they were told they would have to pay $0.50 extra for the plastic utensils.
After being told she would have to pay for the utensils—something that is largely available for free at most restaurants—Clemons and her friend Canita Adams questioned the charge, noting that they did not have to pay for them the night before.