Wal-Mart Shoplifter Crackdown

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Wal-Mart Shoplifter Crackdown

Citing "shrinkage" as a factor in recent poor performance, Wal-Mart is instituting a number of anti-shoplifting policies, including prosecuting first-time offenders who are as young as 16. What do you think?
  • "As a sovereign nation, Wal-Mart has the right to create and enforce whatever crime-prevention laws it sees fit."

    Karyn Wallach
    Speech Therapist
  • "Hopefully, by marshaling the full might of their legal department against teenage criminals, Wal-Mart will be able to keep the price of my Speed Stick at $2.00 and I won't have to buy it on Amazon."

    Lee Sandusky
    Unemployment Office Clerk
  • "America has a bright future in store. If our youth can single-handedly bring down the world's most powerful retailer, then there's nothing they can't do."

    Arthur Griffin
    Systems Analyst
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