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Blame the lawyers and the Courts...
It's not just Lawyers and Courts though, it's WE the PEOPLE who are to blame. Every single one of us. And it's a damn shame that so many have fought and/or died for our freedoms and we've let it go to waste by allowing scumbags like this to get a slap on the rest for theft, and scumbags at Best Buy get nothing for firing someone who did the right thing.
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So let me get this straight. If someone steals something from Best Buy and runs towards and out the door, no one is to do anything until the police get there?

For example, if I start walking away with a 50 inch tv, they wont stop me?
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Yes, they can't use force to detain you. I would recommend not being seen on camera though, otherwise that's the gist of it.
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I cant understand this stores policies, they let thieves to steel because they re afraid of being sued and then they fire the man who tries to defend his job and the company interests , how is it possibly for a criminal to sue someone who he just robbed. stores should hire security.
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I cant understand this stores policies, they let thieves to steel because they re afraid of being sued and then they fire the man who tries to defend his job and the company interests , how is it possibly for a criminal to sue someone who he just robbed. stores should hire security.
No store can detain you, it's not quite legal. If you get sued on the clock the store is responsible. The store ends up getting the case due to how the law works and they will also lose the case due to how the law works.
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It's not just Lawyers and Courts though, it's WE the PEOPLE who are to blame. Every single one of us. And it's a damn shame that so many have fought and/or died for our freedoms and we've let it go to waste by allowing scumbags like this to get a slap on the rest for theft, and scumbags at Best Buy get nothing for firing someone who did the right thing.
I'm pretty sure the freedom you're complaining about not having and the freedom that the wars were fought over are a bit different.

I really don't think anyone died in a trench over in Europe so that someone could tackle a thief while he's supposed to be selling products.


A bit off-topic, but this old news story popped into my head. I can't remember where this happened, but there's a store called Canadian Tire and in one of their locations a person walked into the store, grabbed a kayak, put it over top of their head and walked out of the store. Not only did anyone not stop them, they didn't actually realize he was stealing at first.

You really don't expect someone to have the brawn to just walk out with a big ticket item I guess.
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I'm pretty sure the freedom you're complaining about not having and the freedom that the wars were fought over are a bit different.

I really don't think anyone died in a trench over in Europe so that someone could tackle a thief while he's supposed to be selling products.


I can't remember where this happened, but there's a store called Canadian Tire and in one of their locations a person walked into the store, grabbed a kayak, put it over top of their head and walked out of the store. Not only did anyone not stop them, they didn't actually realize he was stealing at first.

You really don't expect someone to have the brawn to just walk out with a big ticket item.
That's epic! Not to mention this whole article proves that we have more freedoms than a Corporation. I already knew how this worked though, which is pretty simple once you actually think about it.

People shouldn't complain that they actually have a freedom that a corporation will never get.

[edit] Epic ninja edit! Yeah, I've done it too. Me and my friends, albeit a lot younger, used to walk out of stores with pretty pricy items as long as it wasn't in camera range.
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No store can detain you, it's not quite legal. If you get sued on the clock the store is responsible. The store ends up getting the case due to how the law works and they will also lose the case due to how the law works.
What kind of reasons would the criminal sue though? I do understand if the criminal sued the store for injury he may have obtained during the detain, but what other reasons would he sue if he was unharmed? "The store guy molested me"?
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What kind of reasons would the criminal sue though? I do understand if the criminal sued the store for injury he may have obtained during the detain, but what other reasons would he sue if he was unharmed? "The store guy molested me"?
If you get injured being detained it's up to the company to take the suit. They are liable for your injuries, which could cost in the thousands.

[Ninja edit] Look up the case where the burglar got stabbed by a knife sitting on a kitchen table. It was some kind of table, I'm not sure. He fell in through the skylight and got injured in the people's home, ended up winning the case I believe.

It wasn't a private home, but a school apparently.

http://overlawyered.com/2006/09/the-...ing-that-isnt/

Same principle follows, they got injured and the company was responsible. It's also why skateboarding is prohibited on a lot of grounds.
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So, its legal to walk into a store wearing a ski mask, and they won't stop you. So if I walked into a bestbuy in all black, picked up 2 or 3 laptops and strolled out how would they catch me?
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