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TO WHOLE FOODS WITH LOVE, FROM THE MIDWEST – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EDITION

A retiree whom has lead an otherwise blameless life recounts her story of being chronically stalked while shopping at Whole Foods Market.

Happy Women’s History Month!!

I reside in northwest Indiana and was especially excited when Whole Foods opened approximately three years ago in Schererville, Indiana. As a retired senior Black woman with good income, who is honest to a fault, I found myself being obviously profiled and stalked throughout the store by an incompetent loss prevention specialist. Mind you, over three years I have spent thousands in this store. This individual made no attempt to conceal his motives [as he usually has] no cart or basket [with] a loud yellow earbud cord dangled from his ear. It took all of my resolve not to confront this upstart and ask why he was following me.

In this instance I had an idea. I was Black. But after googling “Whole Foods, Racism” and finding this website, it might be safe to conclude that this is [widely] systemic and encouraged. A playbook for [the Whole Foods] loss prevention specialists. In [Indiana] hiring local racists in these positions provides them with enhanced incentives.

At this point I shall rethink my shopping options…[and while] brick and mortar retailers tank daily, thought should be given to the methods used to protect inventories as hard working, honest people of color are unfairly treated just because. [When shoppers turn to online retailers] where will all of the loss prevention racists go? Perhaps they had better really sharpen their tech skills.

Thank you for providing this platform. Keep the impacted public aware of this incredible social climate. Trumpism and emboldened racism won’t last forever.

– Anonymous

This account of racial profiling is abridged and has been edited for brevity

THE DISCRIMINATION SAGA CONTINUES AT WHOLE FOODS – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EDITION

Women.

Caretakers, lovers, cancer survivors, fixers, friends, motivators, social workers, healers, historians, architects, novelists, screenwriters, artists, performers, daughters, sisters, practitioners, and also the very second that they enter into a Whole Foods they are nothing but a common thief.

Happy Women’s History Month!

A WHOLE BOOK ON HOW WHOLE FOODS SYSTEMATICALLY DISCRIMINATES – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EDITION

Women.

Shareholders, decision makers, CEOs, project managers, philosophers, accountants, coders, analysts, counselors, broadcasters, confidants, campaigners, and also tracked by facial recognition surveillance and deemed suspicious the very minute that they step inside of a Whole Foods Market.

Happy Women’s History Month!

A WHOLE CHAPTER ON THE SPECIAL TREATMENT OF WOMEN AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EDITION

Women.

Leaders, managers, influencers, editors, strategists, child bearers, home makers, teachers, directors, advisors, producers, photographers, storytellers, doctors, and also the minute that they walk into a Whole Foods, potentially thieves that should be closely monitored.

Happy Women’s History Month!!

NEW YORK ARTIST BRINGS $10 MILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST WHOLE FOODS – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EDITION

Whole Foods Market and partner in crime Elite Security take another L at the top of 2019, as the lawsuits continue to pile up.  A New York artist, activist, and performer has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market and its crime fam Elite Security for damages suffered as a result of an assault that took place at the Whole Foods Bowery location in August, 2018.

As shown in the video, the undercover loss prevention goon allegedly served up her assault soufflé on the Houston Street sidewalk, while clearly agitated that the shopper caught her reprehensible actions on camera.

Since Whole Foods and Elite will likely go to great lengths to protect her identity we will just refer to her as alias “Bruce Leroy” from here on out.

This particular lawsuit is an interesting one, as it has sparked my curiosity about inconsistencies and pieces of information that don’t quite add up.  First and foremost the initial complaint names Elite Security Personnel LLC as a Delaware corporation, but I am unable to find an Elite Security Personnel LLC registered in the state of Delaware.  Yet I am able to find a company called Elite Security Personnel Inc. registered in the state of Delaware as well as an Elite Security Personnel LLC registered with the New York State Department of State as a security guard company.  However, and this is where I am all the way lost, Elite Security Personnel LLC in New York has ZERO licensed security guards on its state licensing roster.

ZERO.  LICENSED.  SECURITY.  GUARDS.

So though Elite Security Personnel LLC may be parading itself as the security company that provides security guard services for Whole Foods Market, the NYS Department of State licensing check does not indicate that that company actually has personnel who are licensed to provide security services.  It is a requirement by the NYS Department of State for a licensed provider of services to display its current roster of licensed personnel on the state’s website.

$10 MILLION MYSTERY 

Even more odd, in my own research I personally went undercover as an individual pretending to be interested in a security guard job at the Union Square Whole Foods, and was shown start paperwork that had Elite Investigations clearly in the header of the document. So something is amiss with the way that Elite Investigations, Elite Security Personnel LLC, and whatever other “Elite” will pop up now as a result of a clear attempt to avoid legal liability for human rights violations and negligence.

We wish the New York woman good luck in her attempt to hold Whole Foods legally responsible for their actions in this case. Happy Women’s History Month!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET’S BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN – SPECIAL TREATMENT EDITION

In our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month at Whole Foods Market, we pay our sincerest respect to the women employees of Whole Foods Market who are threatened, demoted, given a reduction in hours, disciplined, or fired because of a disability due to pregnancy.

In April, 2018 Whole Foods Market paid out more than $60,000 in civil penalties for the mistreatment of a New York City employee after she became pregnant.

Around the same time in Spring of 2018, another Whole Foods employee in Florida, Kissie Moore, also brought a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market for pregnancy and racial discrimination after being terminated upon returning back to work from maternity leave.

Notwithstanding Whole Foods’s pattern of special treatment towards selected individuals, we will honor women everyday here at Whole Foods Mafia during Women’s History Month.

BRINGING BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO AN END, MEDIUM.COM ASKS A VERY VALID QUESTION ABOUT THE intrinsic RACIAL BIAS OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET

As Black History Month comes to an end, digital publication Medium explores the very, very real probability that Whole Foods Market is intrinsically and systemically racist to its core. A thoughtful piece born from the personal experience of its writer Alexa Kocinski, “Does Whole Foods Have A Problem With Black People” appears to echo the complaints of many minority former Whole Foods employees: that Whole Foods Market systematically denies minority employees the same opportunities as non-minority employees.

Notwithstanding the dozens of racial, gender, and disability discrimination lawsuits in which Whole Foods Market is currently a litigant, this first hand witness account of how Whole Foods uses a discriminatory process to select and/or to hold back women and people of color in its human resources operations is extremely disturbing.

It’s with that prologue that I need to recount what I just saw at a Whole Foods…The young woman seemed pretty enthused. I should note at this point that she was black, because that matters. After the handshake and a few initial questions, the man interviewing her, who was white, told her that the only positions available were for dishwashers. My eyes flickered at this and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck raise, not unlike my reaction to certain suspenseful scenes in thrillers. Of course, this was all happening pretty fast, but something in my gut told me to stop writing and pay full attention. The girl, without missing a beat, said she was absolutely interested. I heard her say that it “would be perfect for me right now.” The man hired her on the spot and mentioned the pay. “It’s $15 an hour. That’s pretty good for a dishwasher,” he said. Which, like, ugh. But okay. Maybe he was genuinely happy for her or proud of Bezos raising the pay bar or something.

After lying to the young lady and telling her that only a dishwasher position was available at that time, the hiring manager then gladly offered his next interviewee, a white gentleman, a cashier position.

Please do take the time to read this important and insightful article in its entirety here at Medium.com, giving the full context of this disgraceful and discriminatory account of what can only be described as employment racial discrimination at Whole Foods.

I AM THE PROUD WINNER OF A COVETED AMAZON GIFT CARD FOR MY ACTIVISM!!!

Activism pays!! I have been selected to win a $100 Gift Card from Amazon, owner of Whole Foods Market. Being one of the lucky ones, I am most gracious for such a worthy gift, and even more so since i receive these Amazon gift card emails nearly every day. With all of the free Amazon gift cards that have been emailed to me over the past several months, I could put them all together and use them toward the purchase my own racially biased Amazon Facial Rekognition surveillance package. Just for me!!

I would also like to take this opportunity to shout out Raj Tech News and www.careerrolls.com since they have put much time and effort into creating their fake Amazon recruitment website. If you are in the market for a job at Amazon, please do not make the mistake of clicking on any links related to their web property, as I guarantee that they are 100% scamming by “phishing”. Phishing is a con that hackers execute to induce users to click on fake links in an attempt to view the user’s ip address. Once Raj Tech News is able to see your ip address they can then hack your network and ultimately your computer. If you contribute content to a blog called “Whole Foods Mafia” this would be especially juicy for such a network of hackers!

I feel extremely blessed and lucky!! And I am now giftcard RICH!!

ELITE INVESTIGATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE NEW YORK CITY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

In a run of three trifecta, Whole Foods security co. Elite Investigations is under investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Batting three for three, The New York City Commission on Human Rights is the third New York agency to receive formal complaints of Elite Investigation’s method of operations and accused violations.

Elite Investigations, a private investigations company that aggressively polices Whole Foods shoppers (unbeknownst to most of them), has also been accused in the past of cultivating, nurturing a retaliatory culture, as well as initiating retaliatory attacks on those who dare complain about hostile treatment at the behest of Elite Investigations agents.  As a result, many individuals are hesitant to speak up about mistreatment and/or misconduct due to the retaliatory nature of the way Elite Investigations responds to such concerns.

I have personally read several filed complaints and affidavits thus I have knowledge of slightly more than what I am willing to share here, as to reveal some details (even for the sake of clicks) would 100% compromise one of the investigations into Elite’s alleged culture of retaliation. So for once I am being very sparing in what I reveal on this matter and I’ll just leave it at that.  In fact I will close out by saying that the investigation into human rights violations is actually the simplest, most straight forward of them all.

ENTITLED WHOLE FOODS SECURITY GUARD PUTS SHOPPER IN SLEEPER CHOKEHOLD, NEARLY CHOKES THE LIFE OUT OF HIM

In another chapter from You Can’t Make Any Of This Up, a former Whole Foods shopper and New York resident was put into a sleeper chokehold and assaulted to unconsciousness at the Harlem Whole Foods location.

Man shopping at Whole Foods put into chokehold and strangled for shopping while Black

The surveillance video clearly shows the security guard wrap his arms firmly around the neck of the native South American gentleman who had been shopping, and strangle him until his body went completely limp, falling to the concrete floor while shocked shoppers looked on with their families.

The choke hold move is the same maneuver that a police officer used on Staten Island resident Eric Garner for appearing to sell “loosie” cigarettes, causing his swift death.

The former Whole Foods customer has now filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods and against their in-store gangsters masquerading as security, Elite Investigations, for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of distress.  Since Elite Investigations is not a corrupt organization, they have been forthcoming with the identity of the “loss prevention officer” that nearly killed the Whole Foods customer. 

But wait, there’s more!  Because the kale apparently comes with a side of drama when you’re perusing fresh produce at Whole Foods and you happen to be a minority!

Whole Foods will likely deny any of this ever happened as they have mastered the art of  avoiding accountability for discrimination and bias.  Unapologetically.

HISPANIC MAN RACIALLY PROFILED BY WHOLE FOODS IN FLORIDA, LAWYERS UP

A hispanic man in Coral Gables, Florida, lawyers up after being singled out and told to leave a Whole Foods Market for shopping while brown.

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The Whole Foods manager allegedly had a police officer tell the Spanish speaking man that Whole Foods is “only for customers”, meaning his patronage was not welcome there as he was instructed to swiftly exit the premises.

The man’s lawyer expresses that he was targeted, humiliated, and “because of Whole Foods’ racial profiling, [her client] was submitted to a walk of shame,” simply for shopping while brown at a retailer that is widely known for this.

If you are a victim of racial profiling at Whole Foods in Florida, please contact attorney Jasmine Rand with your account of discriminatory treatment by Whole Foods management and Whole Foods security.

Contact:
Attorney Jasmine Rand
Rand Law, LLC
email: jasminerand (at) gmail.com

CORPORATE CRIME FAM TRIO PUTTING RESOURCES TOWARDS THE HARASSMENT OF NEW YORK WRITER

Dear Whole Foods Mafia readers.

Okay I’ve got to put the Whole Foods Mob Family Tree on blast once again because the man seen in the photos below was outside of my apartment building this afternoon snapping pictures of me to enter into Amazon’s facial recognition surveillance database.  Apparently I am famous now so I asked him to make sure to get my good side.  I’m hoping that he honored that. It would have been really cool if he could have stalked me all the way to Trader Joe’s and got candids of me walking in without being  racially profiled and creepily stalked by undercover loss prevention officers.

Still the same ol’ me, I am now fearless girl with a bullet proof vest on.

 #SuperActivist  #NotScaredToExist  #MinorityIsNotACrime

BLACK MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER RACIALLY PROFILED AT WHOLE FOODS, RECORDS THE INCIDENT ON HIS PHONE

Another Whole Foods supermarket security guard was just following the Whole Foods Market corporate security procedures, making sure he monitored and surveilled the Black one.  MAKING SURE he paid.  Because Black.

“Whole Foods I will never in life purchase anything from you…My cousin…he stops at Whole Foods, ‘Let me get some oatmeal, eat me some breakfast’.  In the process of eating his breakfast, he’s talking on the phone, and Whole Foods security walks up on him talkin’ about, ‘So you just going to eat that in here and not pay for it?’  What the f*** would make you think he didn’t pay for it?  Security didn’t walk up to anybody else!”    – Anonymous

EXISTING WHILE BLACK: HUFFINGTON POST EXPLORES THE PHENOMENON

 

Friends at Huffington Post have published a piece that explores the reality of individuals of color who are unfairly treated suspiciously while doing seemingly mundane things, like EXISTING.

While this concept is very foreign to others, simply because they are free of the emotional burden created by the pattern of being treated like a criminal as a person of color is, Huffington Post comments:

“What does it feel like when every move you make is policed?”

 

[People of color] don’t have the privilege to simply exist in peace…Whether we’ve been pulled over and mistaken for a suspect [or] followed in stores…many of us have had to go above and beyond to prove that we have the right to occupy common spaces. Many of us have had to prove that we are not criminals, knowing that failing to do so could be fatal.

HuffPost asked black readers to share their stories of being subjected to racial profiling and discrimination.They [recalled] how maddening it is to live with the constant anxiety of possibly having their presence — and innocence — questioned.”  via Huffington Post

 

 

To answer the question “What does it feel like when every move you make is policed?, please send your story of racial profiling to whileblack [at] huffpost.com.

 

WHOLE FOODS SECURITY AND THEIR SELECTIVE CUSTOMER ALIENATION PLAN

 

Whole Foods Market and their mafia surveillance operations seem to be quite successful in alienating selected customers. When shoppers are clearly not wanted there, Whole Foods security goes to great lengths to make sure they never come back.  Women shopping alone especially are targeted and routinely made to feel uncomfortable, Whole Foods Market’s winning formula in the practice of selective discrimination and alienation.

 

WHOLE FOODS SECURITY CO. ELITE INVESTIGATIONS WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE

 

The exceptionally bright intellectuals at Elite Investigations Ltd, the company that provides loss prevention and grocery store security guards for Whole Foods Market locations, wants you to know that they are 100% about that life.

A friend of Elite Investigations has published the following message for us mere peons to take in, on Elite’s Yelp page, viewable online for all to see.  Let us all be warned.

My tech source at Yelp’s New York office tells me that this Elizabeth G. user account was not actually created by a user in Florida.  Additionally, this friend of Elite Investigations appears to be challenged in the art of the English language and use of ellipsis, as s/he clearly does not know how to spell the word “sheriff”.  College is key.

To give an example of how to properly use a dictionary if one is uncertain of the correct spelling of a word, I have included the dictionary spelling of the word racketeering.

 

Racketeering  noun     rack·e·teer | \ˌra-kə-ˈtir

Racketeering is the federal crime of conspiring to organize to commit crimes, especially on an ongoing basis as part of an organized crime operation.

The Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law allowing the federal government to place in trusteeship organizations which are convicted of being dominated by racketeers or organized crime.

A person injured as a result of a RICO violation can recover treble damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees. In order to prove a RICO violation, the person must be able to show that he or she was injured by a person associated with an “enterprise” that has been engaging in a “pattern of racketeering,”.

 

Elite Investigations Ltd, a private investigations company that is currently under review by three New York agencies (two of which have been written about here on Whole Foods Mafia) was recently officially served papers on October 10th, 2018, for a lawsuit that we exclusively broke here:  Whole Foods Loss Prevention Impersonates Police Officer, Unlawfully Detains Man.

Whole Foods Mafia will reveal the third agency that is currently investigating Elite Investigations in about a month’s time after receiving the greenlight from our source, and once Elite’s legal counsel has been notified that their business practices are under investigation.  Yet again.

Third time’s a charm!!

WHOLE FOODS MARKET MINUS THE MERIT

 

Where is the merit in racial profiling?  For you to go out of your way to make someone else feel uncomfortable…shopping?  Buying groceries? You want to follow me around the store?  It’s so psychologically damaging.  I don’t think they know the severity of the problems that they are creating.  If someone was doing this to their son they would cross a hot desert to figure out a solution.”

– Anonymous

 

(interview, ‘Whole Foods: Successfully Avoiding Liability For Racial Bias’ )

 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET AND THEIR RECURRING RACISM ISSUE – GLENDALE EDITION

 

I would like to thank Whole Foods Mafia readers for your support, for your trust, and for taking the time to reach out with your stories.

In other news, another day, another disenfranchised Whole Foods customer for whom the experience of racism is very clear.

 

Read Gale M.‘s review of Whole Foods Market on Yelp