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Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting
Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman

Posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT by bornred

Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents.

But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the sheriff’s office and Target fired Northington, 29, a married father of two with a third child on the way.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; fired; jbt; leo; retail; target
The connection between the store and the cop isn't clear, but this does look shady.

Note that the officer in question still has not been charged. And they didn't even name him in the article.

1 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT by bornred
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To: bornred

There is nothing, repeat nothing, in the District of Corruption or nearby that is not contaminated!


2 posted on 07/14/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bornred

I won’t comment on the specifics of the case, but I will note that one of the goals of the gun control lobby seems to be to encourage and embolden shoplifters.

Target’s executive boards seem to have been taken over by people who will do absolutely anything to bring in Leftist clientele; liberals are stupid and spend too much money on objects, but they also have a Freudian paranoia of weaponry and an aversion to having their bratty selves or their children punished by the law for hooliganism.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 8:17:48 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: bornred

Growing up there was a state trooper assigned to our little home town and all the teenagers loved the guy. I found out years later he threw his career away when he was caught stealing pocket knives from Walmart. He said he couldn’t explain why he did it.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 8:20:49 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: null and void
JBT ping.
5 posted on 07/14/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: bornred

Before we jump to conclusions, we need to know the races involved. That will make a big difference in who is arrested and who is not.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 8:21:35 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Objective Scrutator
"Target’s executive boards seem to have been taken over by people who will do absolutely anything to bring in Leftist clientele"

Because they make a lot of money off of purchases using EBT cards. Just like Wal-Mart.

7 posted on 07/14/2014 8:24:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: I want the USA back
Dallas Northington
8 posted on 07/14/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,263 replies. ...............)
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To: bornred

From the article:

“Northington said Target officials told him that he had violated procedure by not filling out the proper paperwork before contacting the police, though he said his office had operated the same way for years. He said he also was told that he had been insubordinate for not seeking approval before calling police, though he said the standard practice was for him to act as needed.”

If the store has a policy in place I’m afraid that will overrule “standard practice”. He may not have a leg to stand on.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 8:34:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: bornred

:: The deputy retired from the sheriff’s office and Target fired Northington, 29, a married father of two with a third child on the way. ::

Not to disparage the rent-a-cap but...how does one retire from the local constbulary during their child-rearing years?

Just curious...follow-on? Is there a government guaranteed pension involved somewhere?


10 posted on 07/14/2014 8:44:11 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: bornred

I once long ago made the “mistake” of reporting a shady manger to the senior management.I got fired. A year later the company owner admitted losing over a $100,000 due to theft at that location-FIVE times the amount under previous managers.I never got an apology or anything else.But I did have the satisfaction of hearing that some of those involved in the thefts stated they had to wait for times I was not there to carry out their schemes.Company management didn’t want the thefts publicized either ,the low-level thieves got plea deals and the manager abruptly resigned.Nothing was in the local papers or TV.

Diogenes would still have a difficult task.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 8:46:32 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: bornred

Uhhhhh...

“retired” at age 29. What’s up wid-dat?


12 posted on 07/14/2014 8:46:44 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Are you confusing the two men? Northington is not the retired deputy and the story gives no information as to the deputy’s name,age, or family status.’

Northington,who is the fired security officer, DOES have a family, and appears to be a decent working man.

A why use the disparaging “rent a cap” label?


13 posted on 07/14/2014 8:52:33 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You are confusing the perp and the guy who turned him in.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:54:59 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The policeman retired at an undisclosed age. The Target employee was fired at age 29.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 9:00:12 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: hoosierham; X-spurt; Fester Chugabrew

Thanks for smacking-me-straight!


16 posted on 07/14/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: V_TWIN

I would imagine a decent lawyer could sway a jury with questions regarding “why was it so vitally important now, out of nowhere?”


17 posted on 07/14/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

disability?


18 posted on 07/14/2014 9:06:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Not to disparage the rent-a-cap but...how does one retire from the local constbulary during their child-rearing years?

Re-read the sentence you posted. The deputy reitired, and the Target loss prevention guy was fired. The loss prevention guy (Northington) was 29, with two kids and one on the way.

19 posted on 07/14/2014 9:20:58 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: bornred

Another masterful PR move by Target.

Some years ago my wife has the head of the accounting department (and she was the AR person) at a family owned lumber company. One of the inside salesmen was very obviously robbing the company, regularly.

My wife went to the owner about it, he refused to do anything. Eventually, my wife said you fire him or I’m leaving the company. The owner got very pissed, but he did fire the man. However, for 6 months he cr@pped all over her until she had enough. She left, we left the state and are much happier where we are. In an ironic way he did us a favor, giving us a motive to leave Florida, which we wanted to do, but were dithering about.

Ultimate irony: my wife was GOOD at AR. Her last year there they had uncollectables of $16K for $18 million in sales. That’s building contractors! The next year we learned that they had more than $250K uncollectables on about $8 million in sales.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 9:21:34 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: IYAS9YAS

See my Post 16 and associated.

Utilizing “drive-by” posting at work.
My apologies.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 9:23:10 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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If the PD thought they could bury all this by letting the crook retire and getting the employee fired they have failed big time.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:36 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: bornred

Loudoun is in the news a lot lately . .


23 posted on 07/14/2014 9:30:33 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Utilizing “drive-by” posting at work.

I should have read further down, to see your correction. But then that would be a first for me, and I hate to break with tradition. ;-)

24 posted on 07/14/2014 10:15:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The way the MSM wrote the piece it was not difficult to confuse who’s who.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 10:25:11 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: hoosierham

Just so the forum understands. I have difficulty recognizing the “executive branch authority” of any policeman outside of the purview of the local sheriff.

Why does the IRS have armed enforcers?
Why does the USDA have armed enforcers?
Why does the mayor of a duly cconstituted and incorporated village/town/city need “armed enforcers” (hint: is the mayor’s charge to defend the citizenry from harm, danger and other acts of war?).
Within the framework of the US Constitution, it does not make sense to me.

Now, when said “armed enforcers” go off-the-clock and yet remained armed in service to private business and citizens, we have made a step nearer a police-state.
Just my opinion.

And I could care less about the opinon of anyone here regarding the prejorative “rent-a-cop”.
Good shoes have a tendency to fit comfortably.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 10:28:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Now I thought rent a cop was directed quite wrongly at Northington who simply was an unarmed loss prevention officer for Target. Again,the quickly retired deputy was not working undercover for Target-the deputy was apparently the thief!!!!!!!

I do share dismay where sworn public officers are allowed to work private details while retaining all their on-duty police powers so they have an unfair advantage over others needing a job.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 2:48:12 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

Your understanding is appreciated.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 3:13:00 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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