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(Athens Banner Herald)   News: Grocery store is evicted. America: 300 people show up to pick through the food thrown out into the parking lot during the eviction. FARK: Marshals run everyone off and guard the food as it is thrown into dumpsters   (onlineathens.com) divider line 237
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2013-03-26 07:44:20 PM
"It's a shame that they are just throwing all this stuff away and not even donating it to a shelter or anything," she said.

I'm glad at least one person made sense, as opposed to the "GIMME GIMME GIMME" crowd. Why they threw out stuff that was still usable is just asinine. Good tag, subby.
 
2013-03-26 07:55:42 PM
Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.
 
2013-03-26 07:55:58 PM

Gig103: Why they threw out stuff that was still usable


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2013-03-26 07:57:56 PM
Whoever decided to throw out the food into the landfill deserves to have their whole body slathered in icy hot with a double layer over the groin.
 
2013-03-26 08:01:36 PM
The crowd dissipated after a swarm of deputies arrived, along with Sheriff Richard Roundtree

Who's the cat who won't cop out
When there's danger all about?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-26 08:01:59 PM
Here's the problem.

The tenant was too overwhelmed by the eviction process to think about making specific plans to dispose of inventory. If somebody had asked ahead of time, maybe the inventory would have been donated.

The landlord just wanted the space back. If somebody had asked ahead of time, maybe the inventory would have been donated.

The sheriff's department didn't want to deal with a crowd full of the kind of people who would trample somebody to death in the rush for a Black Friday deal at Walmart. If somebody had asked ahead of time and paid $3,000 to put 30 more officers on the scene they might have supervised a scavenger hunt.
 
2013-03-26 08:02:12 PM
this country would rather see people go hungry than get a free can of soup.
 
2013-03-26 08:02:19 PM

Relatively Obscure: Gig103: Why they threw out stuff that was still usable

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Something tells me the guy who'd been running this store had made sure the booze, cigs, and lottery tickets had been long since removed before they showed up to serve the eviction notice.
 
2013-03-26 08:03:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.


I've changed my mind.

The people who decided to throw the food away rather than let somebody eat it deserve to be tied up in the bottom pit of an outhouse and everyone who donates food to the local food bank gets a chance to relieve themselves in said outhouse if they so choose.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-26 08:10:43 PM
doglover: Whoever decided to throw out the food into the landfill

I don't think anybody decided "let's throw away food instead of ..." At first the contents of the store were simply set outside, the same as a regular eviction. If ten people had showed up to casually scavenge over the course of an afternoon everything would have been fine. Instead hundreds of determined raiders showed up, compared to three officers on the scene, and there was no time to plan an orderly event.
 
2013-03-26 08:37:52 PM
Having worked in management for various food related businesses, thrown out food is never to be eaten, donated or otherwise.  Even if the bankrupt grocery store cannot be held responsible (police perhaps?), someone will get sick off a can of soup and then its....

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2013-03-26 08:44:50 PM

propasaurus: The crowd dissipated after a swarm of deputies arrived, along with Sheriff Richard Roundtree

Who's the cat who won't cop out
When there's danger all about?


Indeed, those people got the shaft.
 
2013-03-26 08:47:04 PM
just more waste

we do it best
 
2013-03-26 09:05:10 PM

doglover: Whoever decided to throw out the food into the landfill deserves to have their whole body slathered in icy hot with a double layer over the groin.



FTA: "Teresa Russell, chief deputy with the Marshal's Office, said the landlord, SunTrust Bank, was paying to have the displaced merchandise hauled away."


BANKERS. Should we be surprised?


Screw the Icy Hot. Bathe them in stinging nettle juice.
 
2013-03-26 09:08:43 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.


Came here to refer to the Grapes of Wrath. Glad someone else thought the same thing.
 
2013-03-26 09:11:42 PM

jimmyego: Having worked in management for various food related businesses, thrown out food is never to be eaten, donated or otherwise.  Even if the bankrupt grocery store cannot be held responsible (police perhaps?), someone will get sick off a can of soup and then its....

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It never needed to be "thrown out". While the goods were still in the store, the packaging and expiration dates could have been examined, the goods boxed in an orderly fashion, and then donated to charitable organizations as appropriate.

I wonder what would happen if Sun Trust Bank were evicted? Would they throw all the cash dumpsters and haul it to the incinerator?
 
2013-03-26 09:13:49 PM
Amos Quito:
I wonder what would happen if Sun Trust Bank were evicted? Would they throw all the cash dumpsters and haul it to the incinerator?

No, they'd get a public bail out, fire most of their staff and then the elites would give themselves bonus checks and pay raises while jacking user fees and complaining about 'socialisms'.
 
2013-03-26 09:25:32 PM

Weaver95: Amos Quito:
I wonder what would happen if Sun Trust Bank were evicted? Would they throw all the cash dumpsters and haul it to the incinerator?

No, they'd get a public bail out, fire most of their staff and then the elites would give themselves bonus checks and pay raises while jacking user fees and complaining about 'socialisms'.



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2013-03-26 09:45:36 PM
FTA "Sheriff Richard Roundtree "

What Sheriff Richard Roundtree may look like    he's a bad m.......  watch your mouth!!

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2013-03-26 09:45:36 PM
Sounds like the story of the venison that was thrown into the dumpster and "Denatured" with bleasch so that no one woutd get sick off of it.

It was donated to a homeless shelter for meals and one person complained that they were eating deer and the health dept pulled it out of the casings and ruined it all so no one would get sick. It was donated by hunters in a feed the homeless program in Louisana.

One was a senator that donted, said the meat was not even offered back to the hunters they destroyed about 3500 meals.

It would never happen in Nebraska. We give food away all the time.
 
2013-03-26 09:49:49 PM

Anthracite: It would never happen in Nebraska. We give food away all the time.


Who is 'we'?  All grocery store owners?  Or all Nebraskans?
 
2013-03-26 09:50:22 PM
All those poor people got the Shaft.
 
2013-03-26 09:53:01 PM
This seems like something out of a dystopian novel.
 
2013-03-26 09:53:06 PM
This is obscene.

So they would rather have people go hungry than to not be able to sell food they were throwing away anyhow.....because they couldn't sell it and make money off of hungry people.

GOOOO CAPITALISM!
 
2013-03-26 09:53:34 PM

doglover: Whoever decided to throw out the food into the landfill deserves to have their whole body slathered in icy hot with a double layer over the groin.


Sounds kinky
 
2013-03-26 09:53:42 PM
Speaking from experience, it is difficult to find a charity that will take unwanted perishables or prepared food.  However, I find it hard to believe that they couldn't have found a home for non-edibles and non-perishables.  Needless waste hurts everybody.

/SNAFU
 
2013-03-26 09:53:53 PM
So, anyone want to guess who would get sued if someone took home that jug of milk that was sitting in the parking lot for the last 8 hours?

They should have donated or discounted the merchandise or made plans to move it before they had to be out. Once all the stuff was outside though? Keeping people from taking it was the right call.
 
2013-03-26 09:54:35 PM
America... Fark Yeah!

/as usual, it is all the fault of the lawyers
 
2013-03-26 09:54:39 PM
Disgusting.
 
2013-03-26 09:54:41 PM
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2013-03-26 09:55:29 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.


Part of the reason was the landowners. The other part were the hordes of recently unemployed people. There were riots where people took everything from people who still had stuff. A lot of factors contributed to the food wasting.
 
2013-03-26 09:56:07 PM
That makes no sense unless the issue was merely crowd control.
 
2013-03-26 09:56:24 PM
Sheriff Richard Roundtree and Lieutenant Chew plus cheif deputy Teresa Russell. I call shenanigans.
 
2013-03-26 09:56:37 PM
We'd rather throw away a million cans of food than accidentally let a hungry poor kid have it!!!
 
2013-03-26 09:57:16 PM
Really strange that the owner would just abandon the inventory like that.
 
2013-03-26 09:58:18 PM

Weaver95: this country would rather see people go hungry than get a free can of soup.



Given the mentality of the scavengers who show up to evictions (both homes and businesses), I highly doubt that "we need to get this stuff to a food bank" was anyone's first priority.
 
2013-03-26 09:59:03 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: This is obscene.

So they would rather have people go hungry than to not be able to sell food they were throwing away anyhow.....because they couldn't sell it and make money off of hungry people.

GOOOO CAPITALISM!


Well, capitalism is why we have excess we can throw away.  Of course, we are terrible at justly distributing our excess.
 
2013-03-26 09:59:17 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.


Nothing to add.
 
2013-03-26 10:00:02 PM

the ha ha guy: Weaver95: this country would rather see people go hungry than get a free can of soup.


Given the mentality of the scavengers who show up to evictions (both homes and businesses), I highly doubt that "we need to get this stuff to a food bank" was anyone's first priority.


Gee, those "scavengers" who are desperate to get their hands on food, it's almost as if they're hungry.
 
2013-03-26 10:01:24 PM

the ha ha guy: Weaver95: this country would rather see people go hungry than get a free can of soup.


Given the mentality of the scavengers who show up to evictions (both homes and businesses), I highly doubt that "we need to get this stuff to a food bank" was anyone's first priority.


True. The hint of something free brings out the pariahs and vicious self entitled/assault you for a piece of the pie people.
 
2013-03-26 10:01:35 PM
I'm going to venture a guess that the store wasn't a Whole Foods.
 
2013-03-26 10:02:27 PM

the ha ha guy: Weaver95: this country would rather see people go hungry than get a free can of soup.


Given the mentality of the scavengers who show up to evictions (both homes and businesses), I highly doubt that "we need to get this stuff to a food bank" was anyone's first priority.


who scavenges for food other then poor people who also depend on food banks?
 
2013-03-26 10:05:25 PM
Came for the Shaft references, leaving happy.
 
2013-03-26 10:06:24 PM

jimmyego: Having worked in management for various food related businesses, thrown out food is never to be eaten, donated or otherwise.  Even if the bankrupt grocery store cannot be held responsible (police perhaps?), someone will get sick off a can of soup and then its....

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that is the bottom line right there. BS lawsuits is why they had to protect their backsides.
 
2013-03-26 10:07:04 PM

ZAZ: Here's the problem.

The tenant was too overwhelmed by the eviction process to think about making specific plans to dispose of inventory. If somebody had asked ahead of time, maybe the inventory would have been donated.

The landlord just wanted the space back. If somebody had asked ahead of time, maybe the inventory would have been donated.

The sheriff's department didn't want to deal with a crowd full of the kind of people who would trample somebody to death in the rush for a Black Friday deal at Walmart. If somebody had asked ahead of time and paid $3,000 to put 30 more officers on the scene they might have supervised a scavenger hunt.


Good thing we have you here to explain to us what really happened. Phew, I feel so enlightened! THANKS!
 
2013-03-26 10:07:14 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: Steinbeck described similar food wasting in "The Grapes of Wrath". Oranges sprayed with kerosene, pigs killed & dumped in ditches after which they're doused with quicklime, potatoes dumped in the river. All because the landowners decided since they wouldn't be profiting from their crops/livestock, they'd be damned if they would let hungry people have them for free.

Nothing to add.


This is due to the issues with people that will not pay market value and wait to take advantage of depreciated assets; that they have created, therefore screwing the producer of these products..


/Galtish
 
2013-03-26 10:08:02 PM
You can thank the sue-for-liability mentality and slip and fall lawyers for making this happen (cops guarding the dumpster). Also prior planning by at least one of the parties involved could have resulted in donated food to someone who needed it. Nothing good ever comes from people operating in a selfish "gimme gimme gimme" mob mentality at something like this.
 
2013-03-26 10:10:42 PM
It's not the police or this grocery store's fault. This is about protecting other grocery stores in the area. If they gave away all this food for free, even to charity, that's a lot of food that people won't be buying at other stores.
 
2013-03-26 10:11:18 PM

trappedspirit: Anthracite: It would never happen in Nebraska. We give food away all the time.

Who is 'we'?  All grocery store owners?  Or all Nebraskans?


Both Nebraskans.
 
2013-03-26 10:11:23 PM
Police did what they had to do.

The tenant was an asshole for not moving out when it was evicted, and just moseying on as if nothing was wrong, apparently keeping orders up and shelves stocked.

The landlord was an asshole for just hauling all the food to the landfill.  Even if they'd just donated the non-perishables it would have cost them only pennies more and staved off a bunch of bad publicity.

Some of the scavengers were assholes.  Others might have had real needs, but some were just petty cheap people who wanted something for free.
 
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