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elix

[rage-inducing link] God Bless America, amirite?

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Xenophobic Wal-Mart rent-a-cop falsely accuses newlwed couple of shoplifting (despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary), gets husband deported, wife fired, and they lose their house and car

I'm not sure why this story's only surfacing now, after about four years, but that doesn't change what happened. When you're ready to join the rest of us civilized nations, America, you just let us know, okay?

Edit: For the sake of balance (though I'm not inclined to be charitable), this is all the lady's side of the story. And it's only surfacing now because she only now filed suit. Still, unless the core facts of the story are all lies, it can't really get any better.
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
 
lepkitty
7 years, 3 months ago
i hope wal-mart burns in hell for this bs! i hated working there >.< their a bunch of dicks and cant get their act together on a single thing
Palmedo
7 years, 3 months ago
.....
FlyingFox
7 years, 3 months ago
if only enough people would see this story and decide to boycut Wal-mart.
elix
7 years, 3 months ago
" FlyingFox wrote:
boycut

I know that's a typo, but *snicker*. Yes, I'm eight years old and penis/circumcision references are like fart noises.
FlyingFox
7 years, 3 months ago
oh god >.<

anyway a friend of mine sent me this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hftb_DVuelo
KevinSnowpaw
7 years, 3 months ago
I caught that one to and I couldn't  help but giggle. But yeah i used to work for one at once point, the company is evil.
WhyteYote
7 years, 3 months ago
I'm not inclined to side with anybody on this one until I get the full story.  The article came across to me as incredibly biased by the way it was written, not in any kind of journalistic manner.  The fact that the Courthouse News Service happens to be by lawyers, for lawyers, doesn't work in its favor either.  

I can't blame anybody for the whole mess, but I'm not inclined to believe it on these grounds alone.  If you find anything else on this, I'd like to see which side proves stronger.
elix
7 years, 3 months ago
All the information in the story comes from the lady's complaints, so of course it's biased--it's one side of the story. But unless the story is pure lies (like, the actual reason he was deported and the cops involved is not because of theft but because the husband pulled out an unlicensed pistol and threatened staff or something), it's not really that much better.

If it does turn out to be a fabrication, of course, then, well, hey, I only passed on what I could get and I'd update the info. Presumably the other side's story will come out as the case proceeds, and then we'll be able to compare both.
WhyteYote
7 years, 3 months ago
Exactly.  Must be all that Missourian skepticism in me, but hey, what comes of it will come of it.
MarcoWolf
7 years, 3 months ago
as once said by an infamos individual "there are three sides to every story.......yours, mine, and the truth."
drakiskier
7 years, 3 months ago
*is sorry, but cant help but laugh at that link...*     that is one security guard too drunk on his false power...
SenGrisane
7 years, 3 months ago
Even if she stole a chicken for 2,90... doesn't calling police and putting them in jail cost much more than that? They could have just given them a fine.

But seriously. Why would a pair with someone not yet a citizen try stealing something? Especially something that is hardly worth anything.

This reminds me strongly of the Simpson epsiode where marge was accused of stealing at Quick-E-Mart.
elix
7 years, 3 months ago
It's my understanding (though I have not found proof of this) that the husband is Mexican. If you believe her side of the story, this was racially motivated. And it's in Alabama, that bastion of racial equality and justice.

I've also heard, again from a source with no backup, that the charges were dropped, and the process in which they were dropped is the one typically used where fatal flaws in the prosecution's story are found. Again, I have no source for this other than a commenter with no proof to back themselves up, so they might just not like people coming to the defense of a Mexican (the lady's statements don't actually say he's Mexican, but her description of events has the security guard essentially make it clear that the husband isn't a white guy who speaks English as his first language).
Kupok
7 years, 3 months ago
Calling Police is against Wal*Mart policies and procedures. I've worked LP enough to know this story is kind of bullshit. (And been on the other side of the coin myself >.>) But, I suppose Wal*Mart is all kinds of easy to pick on as a generic bad guy. If you're going to sue someone, It might as well be some big faceless corporation with an already poor reputation.

The procedure by the way, Is to over-saturate someone suspected of shoplifting a significant amount with customer service. A flood of Can-I-Help-yous often makes big lifters drop their gear and get out.
idlevalley
7 years, 2 months ago
Doesn't take much does it? I was  the calmest  security guard my company had to offer. I'd just ask people kindly to stop or leave and never once had to lay my hands on anyone. If you handle a situation properly, people tend to be good and do what they are told.
idlevalley
7 years, 2 months ago
I WAS a security guard. People like him is why I hated my job.Only about 1 in 20 security guards are decent. All others are the scum of the earth and need to be put to death.
Kupok
7 years, 2 months ago
But.. Walmart dosn't hire 3rd party loss prevention, They have trained loss prevention personnel on payroll in store o.o
idlevalley
7 years, 2 months ago
Not true around here. Walmart contracts security from a company called Scuritas. I didn't work at walmart. I was contractual security at several locations. I worked for a company called Silva Security.
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