It looks like calling the police on people of color for no good reason could yield some consequences. One white woman, who called the police on an 8-year-old selling water outside of her apartment building, is now losing business for it.
The woman, identified as Alison Ettel, is the CEO of TreatWell Health—an edibles company that specializes in cannabis options for pets. After footage of her calling the cops on a child went viral, people flocked to her company’s Twitter account to flood its mentions.
At least one company that does business with Ettel is responding to the incident by pulling her products from its dispensary. “As of today, Magnolia will no longer be carrying Treatwell Tinctures,” a post from Magnolia Wellness, a dispensary in Oakland, California, reads. “After seeing this video of their CEO, calling the police on an 8 year old entrepreneur selling water on a hot day, we decided without hesitation that we could no longer patronize her company.”
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