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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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My Wal-Mart sales receipt standoff

By Corey Friedman Call it irony. Call it self-fulfilling prophecy. I call it pure probability — it was just my turn. The night after posting an 800-word screed on this very blog about the insulting prevalence of retail store receipt checks … 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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Giving the finger to free speech

By Corey Friedman The proud and rugged Lone Star State should amend its slogan: Don’t mess with Texas, because it’s easily offended. Capt. Alfred Decker, the assistant fire marshal for LaMarque, Texas, charged a woman with disorderly conduct after he … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart fears Barack Obama

Rollbacks, price breaks and partisan politics…all at your local Wal-Mart Supercenter.  The world’s largest retailer is hinting to its managers and supervisors that a Barack Obama presidency would make a friendlier climate for unions, which the Bentonville, Ark. discount chain despises, according to … Continue reading

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