Wal-Mart Shoplifter Crackdown

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 43•34 Aug 22, 2007

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