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View Diary: Walmart Employees Kill Another Alleged Shoplifter (256 comments)

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  •  How many weeks and months and training have (2+ / 0-)
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    Shotput8, Kevskos

    Walmart "security" people had to undergo?

    •  Um, I don't know. Nor does (1+ / 0-)
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      anyone here. It may be that their training is the same or better than other stores. Maybe it is worse. Maybe their policies are terrific; maybe they are horrible. There is just no way to tell from the scant information presented here.

      •  Then maybe you should find out. (0+ / 0-)
        •  Um no, that's not how the reasoning works. (5+ / 0-)
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          doc2, Sparhawk, Boris49, netop, orestes1963

          The diarist and supporters are claiming, implicitly or explicitly, that WalMart has an abnormally high rate of shoplifter deaths.  All doc2 is providing perspective.  The case would have been a lot stronger with statistical rather than anecdotal evidence.

          I say this as someone who'se worked as a rent-a-cop and have been appalled at my former colleagues misunderstanding of the basic legal principles.  I wouldn't be surprised if Walmart were worse than most given how they treat their employees in general, but I'm with doc2 in that the diary hasn't provided convincing evidence of this.

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