Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black women, Jacquetta Simmons punched elderly Walmart greeter jailed for five years

This 27-year-old woman who allegedly punched an elderly Walmart greeter, Grace Suozzi in the face has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.  Although, Jacquetta Simmons apologized in court as seen on the following video, the judge says she did not show any remorse.   For whatever reason, Simmons got angry when the greeter asked to see her receipt As black women, we all have felt stressed out at one time or another, but it is unacceptable to ever assault an elderly person doing their job.

Why would Jacquetta Simmons hit the former Walmart greeter, Suozzi in the face, after she was asked to show a receipt?   Was she trying to steal something?  If theft was the reason, she did not get away with anything, simply because she now has to spend 5 years in prison for assault.

One of the things sisters who disrespect our elders forget is this, one day we have to get old and if God blesses us to live long, we reap what we sow.   It was very wrong for Simmons to punch Suozzi in the face, because it not only possibly caused her injuries, but it also caused her to lose her job.  Now, Suozzi allegedly states she is afraid to return to work and feels nervous whenever she sees a Walmart commercial.  She did not even go to a relative's funeral, because of this incident.    She allegedly stated this job helped her to pay bills.  Now, how will Suozzi pay her bills?

As black women, many times, we make mistakes when we are out in public and do not know how to communicate with people, in general.   Why?  Possibly, because of our background of how we were raised or mistreated by someone.  In this case with Simmons, there is a possibility, Suozzi reminded her of a white racist woman or she could have been trying to get away with stealing something.   In Exodus 20:15, the Bible says, 'Thou shalt not steal.'  Whatever the reason, we as black women have got to do better.  We must put the past behind us and be respectful to our elders, no matter who they are, because the fact remains, we have to put the past behind us, in order to heal.   This what the Bible says about putting the past behind us in Philippians 3:13,  'Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.'

In the meantime, we will be praying for the former Walmart greeter, Grace Suozzi.  Also, we will continue to pray for our dear sister, Jacquetta Simmons.

 Watch Video

Shocking video reveals moment woman shopper punched elderly Walmart greeter - as she is jailed for five years 

By Daily Mail Reporter

The woman who punched a 70-year-old Walmart greeter in the face after she asked to see a receipt for merchandise she was carrying out of the store has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Jacquetta Simmons, 27, was sentenced Wednesday for the attack that knocked Grace Suozzi to the ground, and...Read full article, here.

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