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Man arrested for trying to report suspected crime

By Carlos Miller Photography Is Not a Crime John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. … Continue reading

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Walmart receipt clash ends in injury

By Corey Friedman A Pennsylvania woman says her fingernail was torn off in a heated confrontation with a Walmart greeter who tried to stop her from leaving the store after she declined to show her receipt at the exit. Susan … Continue reading

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Police brutality, false arrest at Wal-Mart

By Corey Friedman Wal-Mart surveillance video will show an Illinois man violently wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by a store security guard after he refused to hand over his receipt for a door search. Michael J.¬†Phelan, a town alderman¬†from … Continue reading

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Police ignore law on receipt checks

By Corey Friedman It’s hardly asking too much of law enforcement officers to understand and obey the laws they’re sworn to enforce. So, it’s with more than a little frustration and outrage that I report two incidents where police ignored … Continue reading

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Receipt check causes scuffle, arrest

By Corey Friedman A city alderman from Berwyn, Ill. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a scuffle with Walmart security guards who tried to detain him for refusing to show his receipt at the door, the Chicago Tribune … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart: Receipt check is voluntary

By Corey Friedman A Wal-Mart manager admitted Tuesday that employees can’t detain a customer for declining a receipt check — even when the security alarm is activated. Johnny Wilkins, co-manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 3000 E. Franklin Blvd. in … Continue reading

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Receipt check implies we’re crooks

By Corey Friedman We’ve wandered the vast aisles forlornly, darting from frozen foods to health and beauty to electronics to cleaning supplies. Overhead, rows of fluorescent lights bathe the hulking superstore in a pale yellow glow. We wait in human … Continue reading

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