😲💼 Security Slip-Up: Guard Shoots Without Permit & Patches, Fined a Few Benjamins! 🙅♂️🔫
TL;DR: Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, the security dude who fatally shot Banko Brown, gets slapped with a $1,500 fine by the BSIS. Reasons? 😎 Concealed gun, no permit. No flashy “I’m security” patches. Wild, right?
At a Walgreens in San Fran on April 27, Banko Brown, a 24-year-old Black transgender man, was allegedly just trying to get away with some shoplifted items. Out of the blue, Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, our security protagonist, decided to make his move. But… plot twist! Anthony, apparently taking casual Fridays very seriously, didn’t wear the mandatory patches that screamed “PRIVATE SECURITY.” 😲 Also, dude had his gun chilling in a zippered pouch on a tactical vest over his sweatshirt, all James Bond style, without a legit permit.
Oh, and by the way, Banko Brown didn’t walk away from this. After a heated scuffle, Anthony, maybe feeling that 007 spirit a bit too much, drew his firearm and – BAM – Brown’s life was cut tragically short. There’s footage of this, but let’s keep it real: it’s a heavy watch. 💔📹
For these rule-breaking stunts, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (those serious folks at BSIS) handed Anthony an invoice worth $1,500 in fines. Quick math time: 🧮 That’s $1,000 for going all spy-like with a concealed gun and another $500 for uniform mishaps. No patch? That’s cash! 💸
To thicken the plot, San Francisco’s DA, Brooke Jenkins, threw a curveball by not filing any criminal charges against Mr. Anthony. Her rationale? Self-defense, as she believed that in that chaotic moment, Anthony genuinely felt his life was hanging by a thread.
While it’s clear Anthony isn’t facing jail time, we’ve got to ponder a bit 🤔: Where’s the line between genuine self-defense and using excessive force? And what’s the real price for a life taken too soon?
Food for thought: With all the fines and legal jargon thrown around, one’s left wondering – Are financial penalties enough for such significant oversights in high-stress situations? 💰🔥