A 21-year-old Amazon delivery woman brutally beat another woman, 67, who had called her a bi**ch after the San Francisco area driver told her to check her white privilege when she’d complained about a delayed parcel.
The sheriff’s office said that Itzel Ramirez, the Amazon driver, was arrested after she was filmed attacking the woman in Alameda County.
The video posted to social media shows the unknown victim from Castro Valley appearing to say something to the driver after she dropped off the packages in front of an entrance to Vista Creed Apartments at about 6 pm on Thursday.
Doug Smith, the owner of the apartment complex where the victim lives as a resident, told KTVU-TV that the victim got an alert that a package she’d been waiting for had been delivered.
When she went to the lobby of the apartment complex to retrieve the package, it wasn’t there. The Amazon driver, Ramirez, was standing nearby, and according to Doug Smith, the woman asked Ramirez where the package was, and Ramirez is said to have responded that the package would be arriving shortly.
Doug Smith said that the victim waited for approximately 15 minutes in the lobby, and then she went back outside and once again asked Ramirez about the status of the delivery.
Doug Smith told KTVU-TV that he believed the Amazon driver said something about “your white privilege” and that his tenant said “You don’t need to be a b**h about it”, and then turned around and walked away.
Ramirez was so enraged that she started hitting the woman in the head and upper body, landing as many as 10 blows, and she maintained that she was acting in self-defence.
Surveillance footage filmed by cameras located both outside and inside the lobby of the building shows Ramirez push the woman up against the front entrance and continue to strike her.
The woman was seen hunched over with her hands covering her head in an attempt to protect herself, and the victim is believed to have sustained a broken nose and other visible injuries.
Ramirez was seen wearing her Amazon vest as she posed for her booking photo with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith told KRON-TV that the victim was too shaken up to reveal her identity and described her experiences to the press.
Ramirez was booked into jail and she’s being held on $100,000 bail.
Everything appears to be surveilled in today’s tech culture, but hasn’t this sort of behaviour been going on for decades? Although, now we’re seeing it up close and personal and people are going to jail for it.
And we see attacks like this all the time because the schools, large corporations, mainstream media, federal and some state government tell people that it’s okay and even promote it, but elected officials talk of unity, and yet people are being forced further apart.
Well, it looks like the Amazon driver just lost their job, and Amazon will be paying out quite a chunk of money pretty soon, and let’s face it, Amazon isn’t fussy about who they use to deliver their packages, and yet these people come onto our property and into our apartment buildings.
And how is this not a hate crime? As soon as she brought up race it was about race, but it’s California, and the odds are there will be very little punishment.
It makes you question why the young are so bitter, perhaps it’s because society has done them a tremendous wrong, and they think that they’re owed so much more by society than what they’ve been given and that the older generation are the ones that are holding them down, and that’s why they’re so hostile.
Or is it because they being told they’re oppressed and that their elders don’t matter? But then again, we have social media and Facebook to blame for that.