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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   Thug attempts to mug old lady in Walmart. Woman screams for help and no one comes. Guy runs. Woman asks management to call cops. Management: Oh we can if you really want us to, but you're gonna get stuck here for hours. w/vid   (losangeles.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2014-03-23 11:53:10 PM  
I bet that if he was stealing a 99 cent pack of gum, security would have been on him like vultures on a gut wagon.
 
2014-03-24 12:00:29 AM  
It was after the attack that Andrade said she felt victimized again - this time by Walmart management.

Heh. Now you know how their employees feel.
 
2014-03-24 12:08:40 AM  
I'm pretty sure no one who worked there wanted to help her or else they might get fired.
 
2014-03-24 12:19:17 AM  
It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.
 
2014-03-24 12:42:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.


I admit it: I go there once or twice a year for silly frozen food novelties that we can't find elsewhere locally, like mini chicken cordon bleu.

Otherwise I avoid it like the plague.
 
2014-03-24 12:48:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.


I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.
 
2014-03-24 04:13:12 AM  
Was his name Putin?
 
2014-03-24 04:13:55 AM  
It's simple really, no one wants to chance getting sued by the perp. This is `murica after all.
 
2014-03-24 04:22:10 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.


It's hard to imagine being so poor that walmart is the only place you can afford to shop?

It's hard to imagine being in a non-metropolitan environment where there aren't a dozen locally owned stores that sell what you need, but only the Walmart?

/Yes, I know it's only the Walmart because Walmart drove the locals out of business
//Doesn't make the people who live there need to buy stuff any less
 
2014-03-24 04:22:48 AM  

serial_crusher: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.


Lies, damned lies! The people at Walmart have cell phones. What amazes me is the number of people with the latest greatest smartphone who also use WIC and food stamps. And have ten kids in tow.

/When I tell my mother about such sights, she assumes that they're all black
//Nope--99.9% of them are actually white
///And have five teeth between them
 
2014-03-24 04:24:33 AM  

maram500: serial_crusher: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.

Lies, damned lies! The people at Walmart have cell phones. What amazes me is the number of people with the latest greatest smartphone who also use WIC and food stamps. And have ten kids in tow.

/When I tell my mother about such sights, she assumes that they're all black
//Nope--99.9% of them are actually white
///And have five teeth between them


How adept are you at distinguishing, at a glance, the latest and greatest smartphones from ones that may be as much as 2 - 3 years old?  One that could have been purchased prior to a job loss or other life altering event perhaps?
 
2014-03-24 04:32:16 AM  
FTA:

"The fact that we didn't get the call on something like this when it's a grand theft person involving a senior, you know a senior is a protected class in our society and we should have gotten the number one response on this," said Lt. Richard Lawhead.

Can someone translate this into English?
 
2014-03-24 04:33:31 AM  
FTFA:  Lt. Richard Lawhead

This man missed out on his calling. He should have been a judge.
 
2014-03-24 04:35:52 AM  

bakarocket: FTA:

"The fact that we didn't get the call on something like this when it's a grand theft person involving a senior, you know a senior is a protected class in our society and we should have gotten the number one response on this," said Lt. Richard Lawhead.

Can someone translate this into English?


Lawhead doesn't like people playing the senior card and wants to piss on them?
 
2014-03-24 04:40:14 AM  
t.fod4.com

www.underconsideration.com

Soon.
 
2014-03-24 04:42:26 AM  
Walmart needs some Terry Tate greeters.

www.examiner.com
 
2014-03-24 04:43:44 AM  
Did that dude have on $100-200 headphones? I bet he gets caught from the headphones alone
 
2014-03-24 04:51:06 AM  

Jorn the Younger: maram500: serial_crusher: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.

Lies, damned lies! The people at Walmart have cell phones. What amazes me is the number of people with the latest greatest smartphone who also use WIC and food stamps. And have ten kids in tow.

/When I tell my mother about such sights, she assumes that they're all black
//Nope--99.9% of them are actually white
///And have five teeth between them

How adept are you at distinguishing, at a glance, the latest and greatest smartphones from ones that may be as much as 2 - 3 years old?  One that could have been purchased prior to a job loss or other life altering event perhaps?


Even if I wasn't exaggerating, who keeps a cell phone with a $100+ monthly bill when you're unemployed and using food stamps?

Here's how you can tell: If the iPhone 6 is released on October 20, and you find someone in Walmart swiping their food stamp card for junk food and soda on October 21, then that might be a clue.

Part of me--a small part, but a part nonetheless--has this radical idea that maybe if you're applying for food stamps maybe you should give up the smartphone for something a bit more basic. Something whose associated monthly bill isn't more than $40. And you can gladly keep the really nice, shiny smartphone that has a 250-megapixel camera, bluetooth, and a constant connection to Facebook, Twitter, your eBay auctions, and Grindr...but you give up the food stamps and Medicaid and WIC. But I am so going to get hate for having voiced that thought that I really don't agree with.
 
2014-03-24 04:52:52 AM  
Here's how you can tell: If the iPhone 6 is released on October 20, and you find someone in Walmart swiping their food stamp card for junk food and soda on October 21 with an iPhone 6 in hand, then that might be a clue.

I really should use the preview function. Goddamnitsomuch.
 
2014-03-24 04:54:40 AM  

bakarocket: FTA:

"The fact that we didn't get the call on something like this when it's a grand theft person involving a senior, you know a senior is a protected class in our society and we should have gotten the number one response on this," said Lt. Richard Lawhead.

Can someone translate this into English?


Old people vote, so we actually answer when they call.
 
2014-03-24 05:05:05 AM  

maram500: Here's how you can tell: If the iPhone 6 is released on October 20, and you find someone in Walmart swiping their food stamp card for junk food and soda on October 21 with an iPhone 6 in hand, then that might be a clue.

I really should use the preview function. Goddamnitsomuch.


You want them to violate a 2 year contract?

\the penalties on those things are insane
 
2014-03-24 05:05:08 AM  

maram500: Jorn the Younger: maram500: serial_crusher: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.

Lies, damned lies! The people at Walmart have cell phones. What amazes me is the number of people with the latest greatest smartphone who also use WIC and food stamps. And have ten kids in tow.

/When I tell my mother about such sights, she assumes that they're all black
//Nope--99.9% of them are actually white
///And have five teeth between them

How adept are you at distinguishing, at a glance, the latest and greatest smartphones from ones that may be as much as 2 - 3 years old?  One that could have been purchased prior to a job loss or other life altering event perhaps?

Even if I wasn't exaggerating, who keeps a cell phone with a $100+ monthly bill when you're unemployed and using food stamps?

Here's how you can tell: If the iPhone 6 is released on October 20, and you find someone in Walmart with an iPhone 6 in hand swiping their food stamp card for junk food and soda on October 21, then that might be a clue.

Part of me--a small part, but a part nonetheless--has this radical idea that maybe if you're applying for food stamps maybe you should give up the smartphone for something a bit more basic. Something whose associated monthly bill isn't more than $40. And you can gladly keep the really nice, shiny smartphone that has a 250-megapixel camera, bluetooth, and a constant connection to Facebook, Twitter, your eBay auctions, and Grindr...but you give up the food stamps and Medicaid and WIC. But I am so going to get hate for having voiced that thought that I really don't agree with.


Ok, I guess I'm not as familiar with distinguishing different versions of iPhones from each other- I wouldn't know an iPhone 6 from an iPhone 2 just from seeing it in the hand of someone ahead of me in the checkout line.

What I am familiar with is using a fancy smartphone on a $9 a month phone plan. I got no data, so unless I was on WiFi it was calls and texts only, and apps that didn't need a data connection to run.

Now, I'm not making fun of you, and I'm not going to assume you're one of the people who thinks people should sell their cars, fridges, and televisions when they require public assistance, but I would like to point out that there are multiple plausible scenarios where someone could have a smartphone that isn't actually costing them over $40 a month - again, speaking from personal experience, I had a phone that was an extra number on my dad's cell service, which cost him something like $2 a month.

I understand the visceral reaction when you see people doing things that appear to you to be inappropriate, but I recommend you realize that you do not have the necessary contextual information to accurately judge the life decisions of someone who happens to be ahead of you in line at the grocery store.
 
2014-03-24 05:05:14 AM  

maram500: Here's how you can tell: If the iPhone 6 is released on October 20, and you find someone in Walmart swiping their food stamp card for junk food and soda on October 21 with an iPhone 6 in hand, then that might be a clue.

I really should use the preview function. Goddamnitsomuch.


I figured you were referring to some future iPhone release event.
 
2014-03-24 05:11:52 AM  

Makh: I'm pretty sure no one who worked there wanted to help her or else they might get fired.


THIS
 
2014-03-24 05:17:53 AM  

Jorn the Younger: maram500: serial_crusher: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

I was thinking "why did she have to wait until she got home before calling the police?  Especially if she has a modicum of sense", then I realized the people who shop at Walmart are the same people who still don't have cell phones.

Lies, damned lies! The people at Walmart have cell phones. What amazes me is the number of people with the latest greatest smartphone who also use WIC and food stamps. And have ten kids in tow.

/When I tell my mother about such sights, she assumes that they're all black
//Nope--99.9% of them are actually white
///And have five teeth between them

How adept are you at distinguishing, at a glance, the latest and greatest smartphones from ones that may be as much as 2 - 3 years old?  One that could have been purchased prior to a job loss or other life altering event perhaps?


Shhhh, they'll hurt themselves trying to think if you point out their stereotypes and generalizations are horribly wrong.
 
2014-03-24 05:21:25 AM  

2xhelix: I bet that if he was stealing a 99 cent pack of gum, security would have been on him like vultures on a gut wagon.


Nope. Big chain stores train their employees specifically not to chase, especially with small things like that involved. Kid steals a pack of gum, security approaches him, he runs, they run after him, kid doesn't watch where he's running because he's looking over his shoulder, gets hit by a car and ends up paralyzed. Now the company is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by the family, but hey, they got that 99 cent pack of gum back. Store security can detain if the perp is still in the store, but once they get out the door, no pursuit.

These kinds of cases do happen and it costs the company far more than they would get back in stolen merchandise.

Another factor: employee chases after a shoplifter and gets hurt or killed in the process; companies used to be liable for things like that. Now, employment contracts specifically state that employees are not to pursue a shoplifter, and that doing so is usually grounds for instant termination of employment. Because the employee broke company policy in chasing the perp, the company is no longer on the hook for any incurred medical or death benefits received while playing Dirty Harry.
 
2014-03-24 05:27:57 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.


I shop where I can get the best price on what I need, and that's usually Walmart, especially for groceries and housewares. If that means, in your opinion, that I have no sense, then so be it.
 
2014-03-24 05:32:42 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: 2xhelix: I bet that if he was stealing a 99 cent pack of gum, security would have been on him like vultures on a gut wagon.

Nope. Big chain stores train their employees specifically not to chase, especially with small things like that involved. Kid steals a pack of gum, security approaches him, he runs, they run after him, kid doesn't watch where he's running because he's looking over his shoulder, gets hit by a car and ends up paralyzed. Now the company is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by the family, but hey, they got that 99 cent pack of gum back. Store security can detain if the perp is still in the store, but once they get out the door, no pursuit.

These kinds of cases do happen and it costs the company far more than they would get back in stolen merchandise.

Another factor: employee chases after a shoplifter and gets hurt or killed in the process; companies used to be liable for things like that. Now, employment contracts specifically state that employees are not to pursue a shoplifter, and that doing so is usually grounds for instant termination of employment. Because the employee broke company policy in chasing the perp, the company is no longer on the hook for any incurred medical or death benefits received while playing Dirty Harry.


Right or wrong I can appreciate why a company would have those protocols but it seems to me anyone knowing this would just shoplift with impunity.  Basically saying, "If you can get away right then without giving away who you are then you're home free! Do it again tomorrow!"
When I worked Loss Prevention many moons ago you were stopped at the door, merch recovered, cops called, you were carted away.  No one on either side disputed it.
Lawn?  I'm not that old.
 
2014-03-24 05:34:40 AM  

Jorn the Younger: t's hard to imagine being so poor that walmart is the only place you can afford to shop?


Avg. American Guy is a brain-damaged troll, ignore it.

Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in America. This bozo's comment is like Yogi Berra's "Noone goes there any more---it's too crowded".
 
Skr
2014-03-24 05:44:36 AM  
Actually saw some walmart employees confront a shoplifter and retrieve a cart full of unpaid sewing machines. I didn't think they were allowed to do that so I was impressed. Of course the idiot shoplifter made it easy trying to unsuccessfully escape through some locked doors (one main entrance is locked down after hours.)

I admit the convenience of a 24 hour Walmart opening up a mile away from me in suburbia has been too convenient. Pretty much the only open place when I leave my night shift job so I end up there more often than not when I need something and don't feel like leaving the house during the day.
 
2014-03-24 05:47:42 AM  

C18H27NO3: It's simple really, no one wants to chance getting sued by the perp. This is `murica after all.


Actually, about a year ago a Walmart employee helped someone being robbed and was fired for it.
 
2014-03-24 05:48:36 AM  
This is either a repeat of the story that was posted to Main last Thursday or that lady's just really unlucky.
"Jedi Walmart manager convinces woman not to call police after in-store assault. "Those aren't the officers that you were looking for"
 
2014-03-24 06:01:32 AM  

Massa Damnata: C18H27NO3: It's simple really, no one wants to chance getting sued by the perp. This is `murica after all.

Actually, about a year ago a Walmart employee helped someone being robbed and was fired for it.


Good job, that man.

The VP in charge of the policy where Walmart doesn't help the victims of crimes should be in jail.
 
2014-03-24 06:06:31 AM  

Jorn the Younger: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

It's hard to imagine being so poor that walmart is the only place you can afford to shop?

It's hard to imagine being in a non-metropolitan environment where there aren't a dozen locally owned stores that sell what you need, but only the Walmart?

/Yes, I know it's only the Walmart because Walmart drove the locals out of business
//Doesn't make the people who live there need to buy stuff any less


What locals did Walmart put out of business? I'm not claiming it's never happened, but mom and pop businesses have been going under and being replaced by chain stores since the mid 70s, long before Walmart came along. If your statement were true then wherever a Walmart is located should have a mile wide area of desolation around it, yet the exact opposite is true. Everywhere one is built typically brings in dozens of new businesses. By the time  Walmart came along their only real competition was other big box stores like K-Mart and Target.

When Walmart branched out into groceries, all the mom and pop run grocery stores were already out of business. I remember as a kid in the 70s going to specialty shops like butchers and produce markets, but once the chain grocery stores started selling decent meats and produce those went under. Again, this all happened long before Walmart.

Lets see what else Walmart sells. Housewares and small appliances, toys, clothing, drugs and pharmaceuticals, outdoor/garden supplies, I can't remember seeing any locally run stores selling those items in 20-30 years.

I have heard this crap about Walmart causing locally run businesses to go under for years, but at least in the areas I've lived it simply isn't the case.
 
2014-03-24 06:13:45 AM  
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2014-03-24 06:15:35 AM  
I prefer getting mugged at the Dollar Palace, because I don't have to get all dressed up with my gold necklace like I'm going to Wal-Mart or something.
 
2014-03-24 06:18:51 AM  

Massa Damnata: C18H27NO3: It's simple really, no one wants to chance getting sued by the perp. This is `murica after all.

Actually, about a year ago a Walmart employee helped someone being robbed and was fired for it.


And people wonder why no one gets involved. Your child's drowning? I'd help but I know when jumping into the water if her breast brushed my pinky toe I'd get put on a list.
Nowadays your best bet is to look out for #1 and fark everybody else. Rather pathetic reality we as a society have devolved to.
 
2014-03-24 06:32:02 AM  
The comment section on that site adds a special brand of stupid to the whole thing.
 
2014-03-24 06:34:27 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Jorn the Younger: AverageAmericanGuy: It's hard to imagine that in this day and age anyone with a modicum of sense would shop at Walmart.

And that's what makes this crime so senseless.

It's hard to imagine being so poor that walmart is the only place you can afford to shop?

It's hard to imagine being in a non-metropolitan environment where there aren't a dozen locally owned stores that sell what you need, but only the Walmart?

/Yes, I know it's only the Walmart because Walmart drove the locals out of business
//Doesn't make the people who live there need to buy stuff any less

What locals did Walmart put out of business? I'm not claiming it's never happened, but mom and pop businesses have been going under and being replaced by chain stores since the mid 70s, long before Walmart came along. If your statement were true then wherever a Walmart is located should have a mile wide area of desolation around it, yet the exact opposite is true. Everywhere one is built typically brings in dozens of new businesses. By the time  Walmart came along their only real competition was other big box stores like K-Mart and Target.

When Walmart branched out into groceries, all the mom and pop run grocery stores were already out of business. I remember as a kid in the 70s going to specialty shops like butchers and produce markets, but once the chain grocery stores started selling decent meats and produce those went under. Again, this all happened long before Walmart.

Lets see what else Walmart sells. Housewares and small appliances, toys, clothing, drugs and pharmaceuticals, outdoor/garden supplies, I can't remember seeing any locally run stores selling those items in 20-30 years.

I have heard this crap about Walmart causing locally run businesses to go under for years, but at least in the areas I've lived it simply isn't the case.


You're right, it's not specifically and only Walmart. They're just the biggest, most recognizable entity doing this, and also the specific subject of the thread.

I can't tell you what businesses were put out of businesses by Walmart, because Walmart got to places before I did, but I have been in quite a few places where Walmart is the only place to shop, and unless you want me to believe these towns were either fully self-sustaining, or popped up out of nowhere around a Walmart that had been built away from a population center, there must have been businesses previously.

But maybe you're right, maybe Walmart didn't kill those businesses- maybe those businesses were killed by their tax revenues going up to make up the shortfall caused by Walmart's "preferential" tax exclusions coupled hitting at the same time low-income-assistance expands because Walmart doesn't pay it's employees enough to live.
 
2014-03-24 06:35:19 AM  

Jorn the Younger: But maybe you're right, maybe Walmart didn't kill those businesses- maybe those businesses were killed by their tax revenues expenditures going up to make up the shortfall caused by Walmart's "preferential" tax exclusions coupled hitting at the same time low-income-assistance expands because Walmart doesn't pay it's employees enough to live.


/FTFM
//Need more coffee
///And more slashies
 
2014-03-24 05:52:14 PM  

Jorn the Younger: You're right, it's not specifically and only Walmart. They're just the biggest, most recognizable entity doing this, and also the specific subject of the thread.

I can't tell you what businesses were put out of businesses by Walmart, because Walmart got to places before I did, but I have been in quite a few places where Walmart is the only place to shop, and unless you want me to believe these towns were either fully self-sustaining, or popped up out of nowhere around a Walmart that had been built away from a population center, there must have been businesses previously.

But maybe you're right, maybe Walmart didn't kill those businesses- maybe those businesses were killed by their tax revenues going up to make up the shortfall caused by Walmart's "preferential" tax exclusions coupled hitting at the same time low-income-assistance expands because Walmart doesn't pay it's employees enough to live.


Walmart, like most large companies, probably get a break on some taxes, but that wouldn't make any other businesses taxes go up. If that were the case then who was making up that difference before Walmart opened its doors?  As far as the low wages go, unless those people quit their high paying jobs to go work for wally world then that's just another bullshiat argument.
 
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