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It's not escaped my notice
Corporate leaders got there by being masters of business.
Political leaders got there because you and your neighbors voted for them.
I've got a nice house, lots to eat, a great job, free time and there's no war outside my house. I don't think things are all that bad with the society where I am, and I'm not getting all bent because someone else is making more money than me.
No different than taking the sandwich off the shelf and stuffing it down your shorts. Both are fine until you 'forget to pay'.
You aren't allowed to eat food at a supermarket before you pay for it.
she steals a sandwich, walks away scot-free after getting a load of public sympathy, and its the supermarket who ends up getting a load of bad press and has to apologise after people threaten to boycott it. something is mixed up there
Anyone who has lived with a pregnant woman knows this isn't just possible it is likely.
the shop security was wrong. the police were wrong too. and they were all there. next time the police are confronted with a shoplifter who's got crumbs around their mouth i suggest they post their "i was feeling dizzy" excuse on webmasterworld and let us find them innocent
"Safeway is aware of the incident and is working closely with the appropriate law enforcement authorities. The incident is under review but until the investigation is finalized it would be premature to comment."
A day later, Safeway issued an additional statement, saying that there may have been a mistake.
Safeway released a statement saying it has contacted police and will not be pressing charges against the couple.
Some corporate (and political) leaders got there by being masters of family privilege. For them, merit has little to do with it. ;)
and we saw the fallout from that...in 2008..and the crash is still here and likely to get a lot worse ..
And being able to build a legacy for your children may well be a hindrance, to society, not a boon,
if i ever commit a crime i hope i get some of you guys as a judge,
it looks like the only reason the shop backed down was because of all the unfair bad press it was getting from the bleeding hearts who'd rather side with the shoplifter.
surely whether the woman had intent or not doesn't really matter
First they took time to investigate before making the decision and commenting, which means while investigating they found evidence supporting the claim of the couple.
Actually in law intent is a major factor... A great example of this is involuntary manslaughter VS Murder, another great example is Possession of a controlled substance VS Possession of a controlled substance with the INTENT to sell.
evidence for the prosecution: they were seen eating the food. they still have the empty wrapper. they walked out without paying
evidence for the defence: they said they forgot
lack of intent does not get you off a criminal conviction in either case.