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Suit claims Walmart, MI cops used ‘SWAT’ tactics on mentally disabled woman

A Michigan couple has sued Walmart and police officers who detained their mentally disabled adult daughter over shoplifting allegations that turned out to be false. Wendy Kozma said police used excessive force on her daughter, Jodi, and scarred her emotionally – causing the 25-year-old woman to become terrified of officers…

Pistol-packing people of Walmart: Indiana man charged after gun goes off in checkout line

An Indiana man was arrested Sunday morning after he accidentally fired his handgun while shopping at Walmart. Jasper police said 65-year-old Kenneth Pirtle told them he reached into his front shirt pocket in the store’s checkout area to grab something. But instead, he accidentally fired the .40-caliber handgun in his…

Walmart, Tesco and Costco questioned over slavery in Thailand’s seafood export sector

The Thai food giant CP Foods says it sells prawns to many leading supermarkets in the US, UK and across Europe. The Guardian identified several of its customers and traced CP prawns to all of the top four global retailers – Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco – and other big-name…

Suspects in Vegas Walmart shooting wanted ‘revolution’, commit suicide after killing police

KSNV is reporting a shooting at a Las Vegas Walmart, with 3 unconfirmed deaths. UPDATE (5:40PM)  Five people are dead, including two Metro police officers, in a shootout that concluded at Las Vegas Walmart. According to reports, the two suspects — a man and a woman — killed the two…

Missouri cop who shot unarmed, mentally ill Walmart panhandler faces investigation

An 11-year veteran of the Springfield, MO police force was suspended and is facing an internal investigation and criminal charges after he shot and wounded an unarmed mentally ill man who was panhandling in a Walmart parking lot. Officer Jason Shuck is on administrative leave, reported the Springfield News-Leader, after…

People of Walmart can now get uncontested divorces and estate planning while they shop

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is adding a new offering for their price-conscious customers: legal services. According to the ABA Journal,  the big box retailer is testing out onsite law offices in some of their Canadian stores with an eye on possibly expanding the concept in the United States. Walmart…

North Carolina man claiming to be podiatrist arrested at Walmart for toe-sucking

A North Carolina man was arrested on Thursday after convincing a woman shopping in Walmart that he was a podiatry student and then sucking on her toes without her permission. According to WISTV, Michael Brown, of Concord, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. Police authorities indicated…

‘Hide your husbands’: Ohio woman seeks revenge by posting explicit photos at Walmart

An Ohio woman admitted she posted sexually explicit photos of a Walmart employee in a revenge plot against the woman, police said. Officers said 45-year-old Beverly Rolston was spotted Nov. 23 in the Middletown store posting photos of another woman engaged in a sex act with a man. The photos…

Major companies tell Obama they won’t discriminate against the long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama unveiled in an interview aired Friday an initiative designed to help the long-term unemployed as part of his drive to boost the sluggish US economy. Obama said 300 major companies including so far Walmart, Apple and Ford had agreed with him to establish a code of best…

Walmart warns: Food stamp cuts hurt our profits

Walmart Friday said bad weather and cuts in food stamp support for the poor weighed on US sales and would hit earnings for its November-January fourth quarter. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the country’s largest single private sector employer, said it now expects sales at its namesake…

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