A judge has ordered Macy’s to halt the practice of detaining suspected shoplifters within holding cells at their stores and releasing them into police custody upon payment of a fine, a controversial theft protocol known as civil recovery. What do you think?


“They’ll still follow me around the store, right? I love the attention.”

Christian Torbel • Paint Stripper

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“No retail outlet should be judge, jury, your destination for quality housewares, and executioner.”

Milton Connolly • Leek Chopper

“At some point we’re going to have to ask ourselves why there are more people in American department store jails than in any other country.”

Gina Walls • Subpoena Filer