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  • Newly-Elected DA Vows To Stop Prosecuting Resisting Arrest And 15 Other Crimes

    12/07/2018 4:04:14 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 52 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 12/6/2018 | Holly Matkin
    Boston, MA – When Suffolk County’s district attorney-elect Rachel Rollins takes over the prosecutor’s office in January, criminals will no longer need to worry about being held accountable for many offenses – including resisting arrest. “It’s a recipe for disaster,” veteran Boston defense attorney, Robert Griffin, told the Boston Globe. “The problem is the message that you’re sending,” Griffin stressed. “You’re encouraging bad behavior. You’re telling people that we’re not going to do anything about this.” Rollins, 47, has been widely hailed – and widely criticized – for her well-publicized “Charges to be Declined” list, which she has featured on...
  • Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)

    09/16/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 September 2018 | Nellie Bowles
    A start-up uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. And sometimes mischarged. One recent afternoon, the city’s newest grocery market was trying to figure out whether I would buy, steal or leave behind a bag of white Cheddar popcorn — and so was I. On its side: 27 cameras along the ceiling and a wealth of behavioral data. On my side: crippling indecision. Last week, San Francisco got its first completely automated cashierless store, Standard Market. Shoppers who have downloaded the store’s app can go into the 1,900-square-foot...
  • Atlanta Police Will No Longer Respond To Some Shoplifting Calls

    03/26/2018 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 03/20/18 | Morse Diggs
    The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead. Erika Shields said staff shortages, in excess of 300 officers, has forced her to reevaluate how to deploy officers. In the affluent section north of downtown, Shields said, the APD Zone Two officers frequently get calls from merchants to do a report on a shoplifter who has been caught by store security. After filling out the paperwork, the officer then must arrange a transport to the Atlanta City Jail in downtown. All that can take up to an hour and a...
  • Walmart 'segregated,' locked up African-American hair products, lawsuit alleges

    01/27/2018 1:38:37 PM PST · by kevcol · 142 replies
    WCPO ^ | January 27, 2018 | Mark Saunders
    "[She] discovered that the cream and other hair products meant for African Americans had been locked away behind glass shelves and were segregated from products for non-African Americans,' . . . "I was angry, sad, frustrated, and humiliated all at the same time. It was so emotional it's hard to describe. I know there is a lot of racism out there, but I have never been faced with it up close."
  • Stepherson, Holmes suspended from Notre Dame football team following arrest

    12/20/2017 5:10:59 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    WNDU ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | WNDU
    Two Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night for shoplifting, including wide receiver Kevin Stepherson who has been in trouble with the law before. Freshman running back CJ Holmes was also arrested. They have been suspended indefinitely from the team from all football related activities, Notre Dame football announced Wednesday.
  • LaVar Ball wanted President Trump to fly son out of China on Air Force One

    11/21/2017 12:38:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alex Butler
    Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Basketball dad LaVar Ball says he would've thanked President Donald Trump for getting his son out of China if he had used Air Force One. Ball was on CNN Monday night when he made the claim. After several back-and-forths, Ball refused to thank President Trump for his help in getting LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA Bruins basketball teammates out of China. Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store earlier this month in Hangzhou. They were later arrested and released on bail. Trump said he coordinated with...
  • LaVar Ball still refuses to thank Donald Trump, cracks jokes (Wanted them flown home on Air Force 1)

    11/20/2017 10:04:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 21, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but LaVar Ball isn't exactly in the thankful spirit. The outspoken basketball dad sat down with Chris Cuomo on “CNN Tonight” Monday evening to discuss his son LiAngelo’s recent shoplifting arrest in China and LaVar’s insistence that he does not need to thank Donald Trump for his apparent help in freeing LiAngelo and the other two UCLA player’s arrested. “It just doesn't make any sense why you didn't thank him,” Cuomo said. “Did you thank the doctor for bringing you into this world?” Ball asked. Cumo chuckled, unable to respond. “Well you better go back...
  • Trump Must Feel Like No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    11/20/2017 8:59:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 20, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    President Trump sat down in Asia with the president of China and devoted valuable time to springing from jail three UCLA basketball players who decided to try to steal stuff from a Louis Vuitton store in China. The players themselves thanked Trump, but one of their fathers, LaVar Ball, decided to use the moment to diss the man who kept his son out of Chinese prison, where one can only imagine the conditions. “Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s assistance. “Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Trump, not suprisingly,...
  • Trump’s Response to LaVar Ball — Most Unpresidential

    11/20/2017 9:38:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2017 | Katherine Timpf
    The father of one of the basketball players who had been facing shoplifting charges in China downplayed President Trump’s role in having him released — and Trump’s response may be one of the worst I’ve seen yet. Now, to be fair, I certainly do understand why President Trump would have been upset by this. If you want to argue that LiAngelo Ball’s father, LaVar, should have shown gratitude instead of dismissal of President Trump’s efforts, then I’d say that’s a fine argument. What’s not fine, however, is this: Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved...
  • LaVar Ball Denies Trump Helped Free Son LiAngelo From China Shoplifting Charges

    11/19/2017 10:09:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Deadlne Hollywood ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Haring
    LaVar Ball, patriarch of the famed basketball family, has denied that President Donald Trump helped his son, UCLA freshman basketballer LiAngelo Ball, get out of potential shoplifting charges in China. Speaking to ESPN, LaVar Ball said “everyone” wanted to make it seem like Trump helped the family, and noted that people try to “make a big deal out of nothing.” Ball’s basketball family has a reality show, Ball in the Family, that airs on Facebook, and his brash style is regularly parodied by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live. The family includes Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball; UCLA...
  • LaVar Ball on Trump's role in getting UCLA players released in China: 'Who?'

    11/18/2017 9:36:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2017 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China on shoplifting charges last week, said “who?” when asked about President Trump’s role in getting the players released. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump's role. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball, the CEO of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand, downplayed Trump’s role in securing his son LiAngelo Ball’s release. His son, along with two other players, was arrested and accused of shoplifting from a Louis...
  • LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA basketball players arrested in China

    11/07/2017 9:03:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Daily Bruin ^ | 11-7-2017 | Tanner Walters
    Three UCLA basketball players were arrested Tuesday for shoplifting in China, according to ESPN. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested and are being questioned about stealing from a Louis Vuitton store, reported ESPN college basketball’s Jeff Goodman. The UCLA men’s basketball team, which had been staying in Hangzhou, is set to open its regular season against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Friday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which covers Georgia Tech Athletics, reported Tuesday morning that local police were called to the Hangzhou hotel where UCLA and Georgia Tech players were staying to investigate an unknown matter. Police spoke...
  • Video shows woman in Louisiana shoplifting alcohol stuffed in her pants, shirt, bag

    08/26/2017 6:42:15 AM PDT · by boycott · 44 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | KTAL Staff
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KTAL) – A woman in Louisiana is putting a whole new meaning to “holding your liquor” after video shows her shoplifting multiple bottles of alcohol. In a video released by the Shreveport Police Department, the woman can be seen grabbing several bottles of alcohol while walking down the aisles. Initially she places the bottles into her bag, but then is later emboldened to stuff a couple down her pants, and more into her shirt. The woman then approaches the counter where she places a random bottle on the counter before calmly exiting the store. Police say the incident...
  • 70-year-old Army Veteran Fired For Confronting Shoplifters At Home Depot

    07/18/2017 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/18
    A 70-year-old Army veteran has been fired from a Houston-area Home Depot after trying to stop suspected shoplifters from taking thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Jim Tinney says he was fired last month from the store in Pearland. Tinney says he was trained to not confront shoplifters and knows he violated company policy, but that his military training just kicked in when he noticed three men attempting to steal tools. He threw a paint roller extension pole toward the suspects' feet. The men escaped. The Home Depot said in a statement that only trained...
  • Amy Schumer Arrested For Grand Larceny [but avoided jail because relative is U.S. Senator]

    11/14/2016 5:28:57 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    radaronine.com ^ | July 17, 2015
    Amy Schumer‘s new movie Trainwreck draws heavily from her own life, but there’s one embarrassing incident that didn’t make it to the big screen: her arrest for grand larceny shoplifting! Schumer has previously admitted that she had sticky fingers well into her adult years. “It was just all from, like, department stores,” she told Rolling Stone last year. “I guess the impressive part was that I would return it for cash, and the most that I’d ever made was probably around $1,000. But I did it a lot.” When she was 21, however, her bad habit caught up to her,...
  • Candy-Stealing Squirrels... (Hold Muh Squirrel Thieves Alert)

    01/09/2017 9:41:27 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 01/07/2017 | James Dator
    Same store. Same candy bar position. Different candy. Different squirrel. CBC News spoke with the shopkeeper to determine what was going on and the result is shocking. The owner later learned the thefts — at least six so far — could be the work of an entire ring of furry thieves, or at least two critters. "A black one (or more) and a light brown/grey one (or more)," the owner wrote. It’s too late. The thieving squirrels will soon be in your town, robbing your stores and keeping small business owners living in fear. Hide your candy and say your...
  • The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices

    10/18/2016 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 17, 2016 | By Ben Lovejoy
    I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these work.Apple has long had special OS images for demo devices. You can’t, for example, set a passcode on a iOS device and then lock it, and Macs revert to their original state after a reboot.Apple regularly tweaks these images. For example, at one time you could go into Safari and change the homepage to any site you liked; there’s...
  • CALIFORNIA DECRIMINALIZES SHOPLIFTING, SHOPLIFTING DOUBLES

    05/18/2016 7:52:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Left-wing, conservative and libertarian pro-crime policies lead to a rise in crime. The left's insane propositions in California included Proposition 47 or the "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act". That Orwellian name made as much sense as calling a bill to legalize arson the "Fire Prevention and Non-Torched Homes Act". Proposition 47 effectively decriminalized a bunch of crimes, including shoplifting. And you'll never guess what happened next. Shoplifting. Lots and lots of shoplifting. Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times...
  • California Ballot Measure Blamed for Shoplifting Jump

    05/15/2016 12:48:06 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 6 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/15/16
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, northeast of Sacramento. "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.