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Mike Rowe Pens Scathing Facebook Post After Liquor Store Disagreement With a Lawyer
The Real Mike Rowe on facebook.com via toprightnews ^ | June 23, 2014 | The Real Mike Rowe

Posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT by AuditTheFed

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by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

One thing we love about Mike Rowe, the former “Dirty Jobs” TV host and current head of Mike Rowe Works, is that he always speaks his mind. Monday, he did so once again — and took on a lawyer in doing so.

Mike hit his local liquor store last week and noticed a picture near the front of the shop: a man in a white shirt that the store was identifying as a shoplifter.

“Good for you,” Rowe says he told the owner, as he retold the story on a Facebook post: “I wish every store in the country did this.”

But then someone behind Rowe in line disagreed, saying that it wasn’t right to publicly shame someone who may be innocent.

That got Mike a little fired up. He detailed the rest of the story on Facebook:

(Excerpt) Read more at facebook.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; blog; bloggersandpersonal; blogpimp; crime; facebook; lawyers; mike; rowe

1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT by AuditTheFed
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To: AuditTheFed

Not an attorney. But it seems to me in a case like this truth, as in libel and slander, would be an absolute defense.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:09:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: AuditTheFed

If the store owner has the video goods on ‘em...such as them walking out with a fifth tucked under their arm, that should be enough...no verdict required.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:14:29 PM PDT by AuditTheFed
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To: Sherman Logan

Catching all these on camera and yet not apprehending the responsible parties. Why?


4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:16:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AuditTheFed

Thieves probably do not revisit the store (even for non-theft purposes) because they have been alerted that someone knows who they are, and thus would still be liable to prosecution. I don’t think it’s a shame factor as much as a likelihood of getting caught factor.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AuditTheFed

You can get sued for anything, and you can lose if you get an incompetent or crooked lawyer, judge, jury, witness, cop, etc.

Slander and libel laws might protect you somewhat from slander and libel laws, but there are a million other ways a crooked lawyer get get you — “settling out of court”, as this lawyer mentioned, is the holy grail for scumbag lawyers (the norm).

The only way to win with honor in the court system is to play beyond their rules, and not get caught.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 8:29:11 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Because the cops don’t prioritize catching somebody who steals a $40 bottle of Scotch?


7 posted on 06/24/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: AuditTheFed

Yep. Instead of labeling them with a picture, I’d just run the video of the thief over and over in the store. That’s not slander, it’s fact. Let the shoppers draw their own conclusions.

It might also discourage other folks thinking about stealing.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 8:41:28 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Sherman Logan

In Chicago they show up 1/2 an hour after the murder.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AuditTheFed

Psychology may be a better way. Years ago, I read of a man who owned an inner city liquor store. Frequently robbed, he finally had enough, got a gun, and killed an armed robber.

After the police removed the body, he had to shut the store for the rest of the day to clean up, then got an idea.

The chalk outline, where the robber’s body had been, was still there, so he got some masking tape and white paint, and made it a permanent marking on the floor. He noted after that, that about once a month, some character would come through the door, take one look, and exit never to return. And no more robberies.

Now this set me to think about shoplifters. All there was was the outline of a body on the floor. No context. But to a potential criminal, of *any* kind, they wouldn’t know that it was of an armed robber. Could it be the outline of a shoplifter?

I wonder if it would cut down on shoplifting as well?


10 posted on 06/24/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: AuditTheFed

Always was a big fan of Mike. Now a bigger fan.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:37 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: AuditTheFed

We need to post pics of lawyers along with their home addresses. Use TOR.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 9:12:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 1010RD

If they don’t actually commit the murder in person that is...


13 posted on 06/24/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT by notatard?
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To: Sherman Logan

The responses on Rowe’s page include a lawyer who said exactly what you said. Truth is an absolute defense. No lawyer would take the case unless he was paid upfront and then he would know that’s all he’s going to get.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 10:37:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Born to Conserve
The only way to win with honor in the court system is to play beyond their rules, and not get caught.

The best way to win in court is to be so broke (on paper, at least) that you're judgment-proof. :-)

15 posted on 06/25/2014 2:29:34 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Sherman Logan
It's not the truth in a slander or libel case that's the biggest issue at stake in a lawsuit.

Most lawyers will never take on a slander/libel suit because in the vast majority of cases it's almost impossible to document any financial harm that the "victim" has suffered.

In the case of this story, I'm not even sure that the owner of the liquor store posted the guy's name -- which makes a libel suit much more difficult. This is because the "victim" of the libel would first have to prove that HE is the one in the photo ... and the process of proving that he was the guy in the photo will do more to give him negative public exposure than the original photo did.

16 posted on 06/25/2014 2:37:26 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: AuditTheFed

Same Mike Rowe who is narrator on Deadliest Catch?


17 posted on 06/25/2014 3:04:29 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I was head of store secrity for a time while attending college. Every thief we caught (shoplifter, bad check artists, stolen credit card user, vandal)and convicted got their picture posted on the wall. I overhead some customer say say “Jeez, don’t F around in here! There are 200 apprehensions on that wall!” Worked like a charm. In four years the loss rate down to less than 1%.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 3:19:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Most stores try to strike some balance between unfriendliness and security.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 3:22:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: cva66snipe
Same Mike Rowe who is narrator on Deadliest Catch?

Yes.

20 posted on 06/25/2014 4:16:14 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: AuditTheFed

This is why I like Mike Rowe. Well, this and the fact that he’s real-man kind of sexy.

But can someone tell me what Whistle Pig is?


21 posted on 06/25/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: AuditTheFed; Gamecock; F15Eagle
Those bodegas have tough policies.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 8:08:11 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
Just don't knock over a the Beaujolais display with your Gore-Tex coat.
23 posted on 06/25/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Rodamala
Looked like him I was just making sure. Thanks..

I used to work in a store where we had gas drive offs. My boss had a way of getting the money back within a week no cops involved and never failed. He would send the owner of the vehicle a registered letter with picture of the car and say you have 5 business days to make good on the purchase and pay the added $40 processing fee. He never had to take anyone to court LOL.

A store a few miles from me used to cash and take personal checks as a service to his regulars. People started writing rubber checks and not making good. He put the names and amount on a list and posted them at the cash register for public viewing.

24 posted on 06/25/2014 3:32:28 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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