Did He Do The Right Thing???
What would you do if you were in a grocery store, you turned into an aisle, and you saw a man beating his pregnant girlfriend? Would you run for help? How long would that take? Would it be too late by the time security arrived?
worked at the meat counter of a Safeway supermarket. Reports say that
when Ryan saw a customer push and kick his pregnant girlfriend last
month, Ryan stepped in to stop the beating.
According to the press, Ryan's actions earned him praise from his local police chief, but not from his employer. Instead of treating Ryan like a hero, Safeway claimed Ryan should have called security and suspended him without pay while it investigates the "altercation." Pending the results of that investigation, Ryan could be fired for good.
one reason he felt so compelled to intervene is that he's an expectant
dad himself -- his wife is 5 months pregnant. "We're expecting a child,"
Ryan says. "I've been suspended for just about a month now without pay
for doing something I feel was right, that police said was right."
Indeed, local Police Chief Ron Langford told reporters, "In my mind, in this case Ryan did the right thing."
have already turned over security footage of the incident to prosecutors
so that the man who beat his girlfriend can be charged, yet Ryan has
been suspended for almost a month with no income.
DID RYAN DO THE RIGHT THING... WAS SAFEWAY RIGHT TO SUSPEND HIM??
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