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(Yahoo)   There's a jail at Macy's   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 31
    More: Strange, Macy's, New York, Barneys New York, department stores, New York Attorney General  
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2969 clicks; posted to Business » on 16 Dec 2013 at 6:10 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-16 06:34:15 PM  
Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.
 
2013-12-16 06:34:27 PM  
Um, holding someone against their will while not being a sworn police officer is NOT kidnapping?  Really?
 
2013-12-16 06:36:00 PM  
and a bar at Penny's
 
2013-12-16 06:37:27 PM  

somemoron: Um, holding someone against their will while not being a sworn police officer is NOT kidnapping?  Really?


If they have actual, probable cause for s hoplifting, a store has a narrow right to hold a suspect while they call police and wait for them to police arrive.

If the "shoplifter" is only suspicious for being black, then not so much.
 
2013-12-16 06:40:11 PM  
Behold, the future!
 
2013-12-16 06:47:33 PM  
I love a good hostage taking in the morning...

A store can loosely hold someone accused of shoplifting when they actually call the police within moments of capture.

/Being handcuffed and false imprisonment in a jail cell like room with no call to the police, will get you a nice payoff to keep things quiet
//Get noisy and get a bigger payoff.
///Get really noisy and... why do the police and or a private detective keep following you all over hells creation.....
 
2013-12-16 06:49:18 PM  
Oh shiat, I should mention, they can hold you loosely if actual proof of shoplifting and not just for guilty looking
 
2013-12-16 06:54:31 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.


Those laws don't apply to corporations.
 
2013-12-16 07:07:36 PM  

angrymacface: demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.

Those laws don't apply to corporations.


Which is why I'm running on a platform of taking the idea of corporate personhood to its logical end and instituting real reforms aimed at restoring personal responsibility.
 
2013-12-16 07:12:22 PM  
Faruk Usar? Wow.
 
2013-12-16 07:32:05 PM  
And Leon's getting larger!
 
2013-12-16 07:49:25 PM  
 
2013-12-16 08:03:13 PM  
Muck Facy's
 
2013-12-16 08:06:39 PM  
wonderland1981.files.wordpress.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2013-12-16 08:22:01 PM  
I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.
 
2013-12-16 08:33:57 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-16 09:02:43 PM  
In the Target at Everett, MA the Loss Prevention people in the Men's clothing section are very obvious and easy to spot. This past Saturday I went there to buy some clothes. The Loss Prevention guy was standing around in the Men's section, not wearing a winter jacket whilre every customer was dressed appropriately like they just came in from cold weather. And the guy obviously would stare at other people and not look at merchandise.

Another time the LP person was standing in the clothing section bouncing a small basketball. Such idiots. It's actions like this that make me want to order everything online.
 
2013-12-16 09:09:29 PM  
Having known some people who did loss prevention at retail stores, the real thieves walk in, grab as much as they can carry, run out to the car that is parked at the entrance, and ride off into the sunset.
 
2013-12-16 09:31:44 PM  

aaronx: Faruk Usar? Wow.


Perfect Fark handle.
 
2013-12-16 09:51:04 PM  
They're not as nice as the basement in the Alamo
 
2013-12-16 09:51:13 PM  

quizzical: Shopkeeper's Privilege.


Holding you in a cell for hours at a time, attempting to get you to sign a confession, and only calling the cops after you've repeatedly refused the extortion and been imprisoned for a while takes it out of privilege and puts it squarely in felony abuse territory. Macy's was under a consent decree with the state to stop this, and they started right back up after it expired.
 
2013-12-16 10:21:09 PM  
In my experience, loss prevention officers are the people that were rejected by the local police department when they applied for work there. Let that sink in for a minute, and you won't be terribly surprised that they pull that kind of stuff.
 
2013-12-16 10:53:18 PM  
Way To Shoplift
 
2013-12-16 11:00:52 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: angrymacface: demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.

Those laws don't apply to corporations.

Which is why I'm running on a platform of taking the idea of corporate personhood to its logical end and instituting real reforms aimed at restoring personal responsibility.


Dafuq did I just read?
 
2013-12-16 11:26:14 PM  
This is news?  Target has one of the most advanced forensics labs in the world - used frequently by the FBI.
 
2013-12-16 11:35:44 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.


And we are done in one.  This is a whole list of crimes being committed here.
 
2013-12-16 11:55:06 PM  

Warlordtrooper: demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.

And we are done in one.  This is a whole list of crimes being committed here.


Wait till somebody decides that they're not going to go peacefully.  Then it'll be dead wannabe pigs and another Zimmerman for us to enjoy.
 
2013-12-17 12:08:51 AM  
God I wish they would do this to me

I'd be SOooooo rich
 
2013-12-17 02:29:46 AM  
Yeah? Well whoever decided that raping the corpse of Miracle on 34th Street's Santa for their 2013 'Believe' ad campaign was a good idea should be thrown in it's deepest, darkest cell and repeatedly sodomized by the Elf on the Shelf.

shoeuntied.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-17 10:29:55 AM  

8 inches: And Leon's getting larger!


Nice one... I was looking to see how long until someone got Subby's joke.
 
2013-12-17 11:34:56 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Hmm.
That should generate some serious cash.
False arrest, unlawful detention, kidnapping, extortion, ...
Lots of felonies there, too.


we have a law in my state that a merchant can detain someone for up to an hour on suspicion of theft if they are trying to get the authorities to show up.  beyond an hour, you probably have unlawful arrest.  not calling the cops, you probably have unlawful arrest.  and lack of the requisite amount of suspicion (I forgot the operative language), you probably have unlawful arrest.

it's not a nice solution, but shopowners like to have a self help remedy.  considering, the lack of a remedy means they'll never get their stuff back
 
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