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Old 02-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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WalMart fired 2 folks because they jeopardized themselves when they controlled a weapon wielding customer against store policy. The employees claim they prevented possible injury to other customers. I think personally WalMart should reconsider and allow an exception based on special circumstances. What say you?
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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I say that lawyers have ruined it for those that would step in and subdue someone doing that. I guarantee it that a lawyer wrote that policy because when the suspect sues they can hang the employees out to dry protecting Walmart.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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A clear case of Damn if you do and Damn if you don't....personally I don't think they most likely has a choice, but that's just my thoughts....Happy Trails..
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If they allowed them to stay then the next time it happened, it would be used against them for a big settlement. This happens with Wal-Mart every once and a while. I hope at least they gave the guy with the gun a stiff prison sentence.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #6
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Just as I gained a little respect for Wal-Mart after they decided not to build a store on the Wilderness battlefield they turn around and do this.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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They were loss prevention officers doing their job AND nobody else was at risk but them since it happened in the Loss Prevention office...

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Since Walmart is apparently not trying to protect the customer IMO then wonder how they would like it if customers didn't go to Walmart because of lack of protection
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Kinda freaks me out on the whole Overnight Parking thing....I mean, with a policy of 'Let them do whatever they want'... sheesh..
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They were loss prevention officers doing their job AND nobody else was at risk but them since it happened in the Loss Prevention office...

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In the interview I saw, the employees said the crook would have been able to exit right into the lobby and where customers were entering and exiting. Who knew what this jerk could have done then? I still think they used their good judgement to prevent further incident.
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WalMart fired 2 folks because they jeopardized themselves when they controlled a weapon wielding customer against store policy. The employees claim they prevented possible injury to other customers. I think personally WalMart should reconsider and allow an exception based on special circumstances. What say you?

I say that seeing as how i can not really have all the facts in the matter, and refusing to make a determination based on FEELINGS, I cannot rationally give an opinion.

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Old 02-16-2011, 11:08 AM   #12
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Not Worth Risking a Life

It has nothing to do with lawyers and everything to do with protecting people. Don't attempt to fight someone who pulls a gun. Back off and let him go. A laptop is not worth risking anyone's life or health. Leave it for law enforcement. This wasn't a crazed gunman shooting up the store. It was a shoplifter.

In this case they subdued the gunman. What if the gun had gone off in the struggle and someone has been seriously injured or killed. The headline would have been "WalMart Employee Killed While Attacking Armed Shoplifter".
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Circle K does the same thing to employees that attempt to stop a robber. Right or wrong...that's how it is. Joe
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Can't help but wonder how many shoplifters after reading this will now turn their "trade" on Walmart armed, knowing that all they have to do is show a weapon and they can walk free.
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