Thursday, December 7, 2017
The media routinely provides disclaimers claiming that they don't necessarily agree with the content of paid programming; however by allowing massive scams where they get a cut of the loot and refusing to sell advertisements that might interfere with profits, this raises major doubts about the legitimacy of this claim!
The commercial media has, for all practical purposes, abandoned any attempt to provide unbiased media coverage long ago and they've consolidated into six oligarchies that don't provide diversity at all; instead they're all for profit businesses who allow financial interests to decide the vast majority of their programming. This was brazenly demonstrated when they refused to sell Adbusters "uncommercials" even when they were willing to pay the going rate as described in the following excerpt:
There efforts to buy advertisements for their uncommercials go back close to twenty years, if not longer; however they have done little in the past ten years to push the issue, at least that I can find. The official version of truth, according to the advertisements, and often the content from the mainstream media, is a commodity, or at the minimum it is heavily influenced by financial interests. This goes beyond advertisements telling people to buy nothing, on Black Friday; they air an enormous volume of advertisements that are blatantly false like Colonial Penn life insurance, which doesn't cost much, but if they spend all that money on ads it's clear that they can't afford to pay out much for claims, and requests for charity, that also spend an undisclosed amount to pay for ads, leaving a fraction of the money for the actual charity, and much more.
Perhaps I'm wrong!
Perhaps you can figure out which ads really are providing accurate information that benefits the consumer. If so fell free to find it and let me know about it so I can correct this, but, if so, there has to be some explanation to how they can get the money for the ads without reducing the deal they give the customer, which is hard to believe in for profit industries, or even charities when they buy a large amount of ads or other products or services from for profit industries.
Can TV stations refuse to carry advertising? Apr 13, 2009
Adbusters suing networks for not airing spots 09/15/2004 updated 03/28/2017
Censorship of Advertisers 09/15/2003 This article claims that advertising has been protected by the first amendment; however it fails to mention the ads the media censors including Adbusters which sued the following year, although they had tried to buy ads prior to this article.
On top of that these six oligarchies that control over ninety percent of the media only cover candidates that don't challenge their control of the media; although they provide an enormous amount of coverage for candidates that do a fair job pretending to represent the public making an enormous amount of promises, and occasionally even speaking out against the media; but when they get in office they routinely show their true colors.
Televangelist fraud is incredibly easy to expose, or at least to those capable of a minimum amount of rational thinking; however it's still an enormous business.
What makes religious people believe this even when many of these lies are so obvious? There's actually an enormous amount of research available on this, although it isn't presented to the vast majority of the public. I explained previously in Dobson’s Indoctrination Machine that a major part of the reason why many children learn to believe irrational claims is that before they develop critical thinking skills religious educators recommend they be taught or disciplined with authoritarian methods often using corporal punishment. This is often accompanied by emotional appeals, and at a very young age, often before they fully learn to speak English or walk, children learn to believe what they're told and to obey orders without question.
As I explained in Philip Zimbardo, Lucifer Effect, Stanford Prison Experiment and Eli Roth Stanley Milgram's Obedience To Authority experiment much more extensive than most people realize the military has been studying how to get obedience for decades, although they have claimed that they were trying to teach people how to avoid replicating the holocaust. The military is simply not in the practice of teaching their recruits to stop and think things through before they blindly accept orders from commanders sending them to war based on lies.
In addition to that, thanks largely due to support for corporal punishment based on their interpretation of the Bible the most religious states often ahve the highest murder rates as well as explained in Does lack of education increase violent crime? Religion? And blind faith in leaders, including many that routinely betray their followers has also contributed to the fact that poverty, lack of education and income inequality are worse in the states with the strongest religious faith.
If they spend all this money on Mega-Churches without taking care of basic functions of society, like child care, educating the poor or providing social help for dysfunctional families that are in abusive homes it's not surprising that they have more violent crime in the most religious states, and as I'll elaborate more on below it is worse in most of the areas that have the largest concentration of Mega-Churches, often led by televangelists that are involved in one scam after another. These scams are often reported much better on the alternative media than in the traditional commercial media which is making an enormous amount of money selling these televangelists air time; so they have a financial incentive not to report it.
The most religious people are also more likely to blindly follow their leaders when it comes to politics and support of wars, which have been proven to be based on one lie after another. The largest rate of military recruitment is in the rural North West, where there's very little other work or high population; however the largest volume of recruits come from the Southern Bible Belt states, which also have the highest murder rates. And, as people can see from the current Senate Race in Alabama many of them are very reluctant to admit to themselves that their candidate has been implicated in child abuse.
Even after they admitted that there never were any weapons of mass destruction there was much more support for the war among evangelical leaders and followers according to Most Evangelical Leaders Still Support Iraq War 02/12/2008 And there were reports to indicate that this war, and many others were based on lies from the beginning including Scott Ritter who as this article reminds us, Pro-War Christians Should Come Clean 12/08/2004, disclosed the lies used to justify the Iraq War. Mohamed El Baradei also exposed these lies before the war began but few if any high profile ministers spoke out against it, either before or after the wear. During the Vietnam war there were much more clergymen including Martin Luther King Jr. and the Berrigan Brothers that came out against the war; however now there are almost none, at least that get any media attention speaking against current conflicts, even though it isn't hard to find research that exposes one lie after another that wars are based on.
These Clergymen claim to be "Pro-life!"
Real "Pro-life" people, especially those also concerned with quality of life, believe in protecting the environment, providing health care, education, child care and oppose wars while holding politicians accountable after they break one promise after another!
The same Evangelical preachers or other Clergymen that support one war after another are often also opposed to environmental protection economic policies that cut funds to social programs, educational opportunities for the poor, fair wages for the working class, diverse media and many more issues that benefit the vast majority of the public. On the rare occasions where clergymen do speak out for the poor they often do so in opposition to their own Church leadership especially in the Catholic Church which has a much more powerful hierarchy. Martin Luther King Jr. was of course one of the exceptions, who was much closer to his own community than any leadership he might have been accountable to and when both the Berrigan Brothers and Óscar Romero spoke out against the Vietnam War of oppression in El Salvador they did so without the support of the Vatican.
Many wonder why so many people vote against their own best interests one time after another; it's often because they're taught from birth to trust their leaders, instead of developing critical thinking skills so they can understand the issues, often very simple one!
Amazingly many of the most famous Televangelists, including Joel Osteen don't even bother doing a good job pretending to help their own communities, as demonstrated when he refused to open his door during Hurricane Harvey until after he was shamed into doing so. When this happened it wasn't the mainstream media that sells him enormous amounts of time on TV that shamed him, at least not initially; it was people at the local level that reported the story on social media. When it went viral the mainstream media finally reported on it; but they were quick to allow Osteen to have equal time to explain his views or much more time. Many of his followers may have accepted whatever explanation he had to offer them.
I can't imagine that anyone familiar with the story of Jesus overturning the tables of the "money changers" in the temple would think that he would have been too happy with modern televangelists if he were around today. But regardless of how happy he would have been my best guess is that most of the depictions of him with white skin that would have been more common in Europe than in the Middle East would have been accurate.
As I said above the most religious states also have the highest murder rates; and a large portion of the biggest Megachurches are also in cities with exceptionally high murder rates, especially in the South; however there are also a lot of them that are in small communities just outside of big cities, often with much lower crime rates. Glancing at some of these Churches indicates that it will show possible evidence of major amounts of economic inequality.
At least three of the five lists of megachurches cited below have over half the the ten biggest churches in cities with above rates of murder often well above and if you count the small communities that serve larger cities nearby it is even more. One of the remaining two only has three out of the top ten in cities with above average but six of the remaining seven are just barely outside of big cities with higher murder rates, although one or two isn't much above average. The fifth one is the longest and will take a closer look since it's alphabetical, but it probably indicates that over half of these megachurches are in areas with high murder rates. Part of the reason for this is presumably that in order to attract large congregations they have to be near big population centers and major cities have higher murder rates; however part of it also that the states with the biggest churches, as I reported in the previous article, are in the most religious states, especially the South that supports corporal punishment more, which also have higher murder rates.
Security has become an enormous expense for many of these Megachurches, often to keep hecklers from exposing the scams that many of these Pastors are involved in or, in some cases, to protect the pastors from their own followers. T.D. Jakes had to get a Restraining order against one of his own parishioners, and Joyce Meyers body guard was charged with murdering his own wife about six years ago. There are also many other stories about less popular preachers either being charged with murder or getting involved in domestic violence problems with their own families. Creflo Dollar was charged with abusing his own daughter and on another incident one of the preachers at his Church was killed. Ironically on at least one occasion a preacher who couldn't keep the peace in her own family used this to make her claim that she was an expert on domestic violence as a former victim. In "Spare the Child" Philip Greven explains that most evangelical preachers teach their followers to use corporal punishment to control their children and this escalates to more violence later in life. He also cites examples where many preachers have used these tactics on their own children and they often rebelled violently. Most modern preachers don't advocates this publicly anymore, although there are some exceptions including Pat Robertson who has recommended on television that an atheist child be beaten until he respects peoples religion.
This form of teaching is almost certainly a major reason why the most religious states have higher murder rates and most megachurches are in areas with higher murder rates as well.
Preachers don't turn out to be much if any less violent than the rest of society, although they may maintain better images, or at least they used to before the scandals about child sex abuse came out; however the media still gives them better coverage to preserve the impression that they do have higher moral values.
It doesn't take a genius to know that if a community spends millions of dollars on monuments that they only use once a week for purposes of worship and not much else while declining to provide funds for education, child care, and other social programs that it is going to cause problems one way or another.
This isn't something new; the cultures that built what we consider great monuments in the past, like the pyramids, obelisks, Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, the Bayon, the Easter Island statues and many other monuments that are still around today, all went into decline, mostly as a result of corruption and fighting wars instead of performing basic functions that they needed to maintain their culture.
Anyone familiar with alternative media outlets that do a better job reporting the news that the mainstream media refuses to cover already knows that massive portions of our society are already in decline and with all the bickering over tax cuts for the rich we're inevitably going to follow in their foot steps.
10 Largest Megachurches in Texas originally published in 2016 updated November 2017 Six of these megachurches are in cities with murder rates ranging from 7.43 to 13.77 the other four are just outside of these same cities and only one of those four has much more than 100,000 people, two of them have less than 50,000 with congregations of 24 to 28 thousand people clearly drawing from larger cities.
Top 50 Fittest Mega Churches in America 2015 08/15/2015
List of megachurches in the United States
Newsmax's Top 50 Megachurches in America 11/11/2015
Top 100 Largest Participating Churches in America 2017 Only three of the top ten Churches in this list are in cities with above average murder rates, another six are in communities with small populations near larger cities with above average murder rates and only one is in an small city with below average rates surrounded by other cities below average. The first thirty seven of these have more than 10,000 members and are in cities have average murder rates lower than the ones on the other lists.
Initial count lists seventeen megachurches in cities with above average murder rates, ten of those are close to, if not more than double the average murder rate, and three of them are three to six times the average murder rates; eight of them in small communities with below average murder rates, but they serve a much larger congregation which includes cities nearby with much higher rates; and only three with below average rates that are either farther away from big cities or large enough to be independent of them. These twenty eight Churches are the top ten from four lists after subtracting those listed multiple times.
Counting all the ones from the top ten of these lists including one just below a 10,000 congregation and adding more with a minimum congregation of 10,000; forty-two are in cities with murder rates above average; twenty-seven are below average serving cities with above average murder rates; and thirteen of them are in communities with below average murder rates including some that also serve larger cities which are also below average. The current percentage is about 85% either in above average cities or serving them; and 15% serving cities with below average murder rates. This will be updated more over the next few week to add all those available with a congregation of more than 10,000, at least. It is also clear that the ten states with the highest murder rates can expect to have more megachurches than the ten states with the lowest murder rates. The only four in the ten states with the lowest murder rates are all in or near cities with above average rates for the state, and three of them are in or near cities with above average rates for the nation as well.
In some of the cases where the smaller Churches are in towns with lower murder rates they have congregations that are as high or much higher than their populations; this also goes for a couple of the small towns just outside of Atlanta, with a rate three times the average, that are just barely above average, including one with a congregation of 15,000 in a town of only 2,000; these two towns clearly draw people from the surrounding communities, including Atlanta. In most cases the high murder rates are almost certainly not in the immediate surroundings of the megachurches, especially those serving wealthy areas, which is probably a lot of them. Even the megachurches in large cities with high murder rates are probably not in the areas with the worst violence, although they may drain funds that could reduce those crimes. It's unlikely to stay quite as bad as this with a larger sampling but this is a large enough correlation to determine that megachurches are serving areas more violent than those served by smaller churches or more secular areas.
It's hard to see how there can be much if any doubt that these megachurches, often with multimillionaire pastors, are drawing funds from the local communities that could be used for services that could help address social problems and dramatically reduce violence. There should also be a serious debate about whether these Churches that are enriching pastors without addressing social problems should be considered charities or get a tax exempt status.
This will be updated over the next few weeks to include more Churches including most if not all that I can find with congregations above 10,000; and I will show the work, so those that want to check it will be free to do so, even if they want to distort it to suit their own views, which is common with statistics.
Average murder rates from 2002-2016 for the nation are about 5.54 per 100,000; they dipped down to 4.5 for a couple years but climbed back to 5.3, so most of the gains have reversed, at least temporarily in the last couple years. Recognizing the causes of violence and reducing them can help resume the steady decline since the early nineties.
Since the traditional media is getting a cut of the loot these Churches are gouging from the public, and the political establishment relies on religious support to get elected, it is highly unlikely that these findings will be reported widely, except perhaps through alternative media that is more concerned with educating the public. However if there is major political or media change this could change too, but it's unlikely without massive grassroots pressure.
Megachurches in cities with above average murder rates:
Houston Texas murder rates above average from 2002-16: 12.91 New Light Christian Church in Houston 13,500; Second Baptist 20,650; Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen 43,500; Woodlands Church, 18,385, is in an isolated community outside of Houston with about 100,00 people and no available crime rates
Fort Worth Texas murder rates above average from 2002-16: 7.72 Kenneth Copeland
Dallas Texas above average murder rates from 2002-16: 13.77 The Potter’s House T. D. Jakes 16,100; First Baptist Church Dallas Dallas Robert Jeffress 12,000
San Antonio Texas above average murder rate from 2002-16: 7.43 Community Bible Church 14,000; Cornerstone Church 17,000;
Charlotte North Carolina above average murder rate from 2002-16: 8.29 Elevation Church Charlotte (has another branch in Toronto) 19,000
Durham North Carolina above average murder rate from 2002-16: 11.4 over 200,000 people World Overcomers Christian Church 11,700; The Summit Church 10,000
Atlanta Georgia murder rates well above average murder rate from 2002-16: 22.59 First Baptist Church Atlanta Atlanta 11,000
Lithonia Georgia only one murder in fifteen years eight not listed; only about two thousand people average murder rate for those eight: 6.2 just outside Atlanta New Birth Missionary Baptist Bishop Eddie Long estimated congregation of 15,000
Norcross Georgia above average murder rate from 2002-16 (only eleven years recorded): 12.34 Just outside Atlanta with 22.59 average; only about 11,000 people Hopewell Missionary Baptist congregation of 15,000
College Park Georgia murder rates above average murder rate from 2002-16: 31.11 Creflo Dollar just outside Atlanta
Louisville Kentucky average murder rate from 2000-2: 12.37 full data not available but according to, Louisville homicides in 2017 already outpace last year’s all-time high 04/18/2017 it must be above forty. Southeast Christian Church
Nashville Tennessee above average murder rate from 1999-2011: 12.22 according to Nashville criminal homicides most in more than a decade 01/04/2017 current rates are as bad if not worse. Mount Zion Baptist Church 18,000
Memphis Tennessee above average murder rate from 2002-16: 20.09 Bellevue Baptist Church 30,000 / 6,800 weekly
Fort Lauderdale Florida above average murder rate from 2002-16: 7.43 Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale;
Jacksonville Florida above average murder rate from 2002-16: 11.89 Celebration Church congregation about 12,000; First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Jacksonville Fla. 28,000;
West Palm Beach Florida above average murder rate from 2002-16: 10.06
Miami Florida above average murder rate from 2002-16: 16.67 El Rey Jesús (King Jesus International Ministry) 12,500
Oklahoma City Oklahoma above average murder rate from 2002-16: 10.07
Birmingham Alabama above average murder rate from 2002-16: 32.76 Church of the Highlands
Grand Rapids Michigan above average murder rate from 2002-16: 6.35 population about 190,000 Ada Bible Church 12,000 (Ada is an upscale Township within Grand Rapids with 13,000 people)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania above average murder rate from 2002-16: 21.13 Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia 14,000; Deliverance Evangelistic Church 11,000; Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Philadelphia 15,000
Albuquerque New Mexico above average murder rate from 2002-16: 8.48 Calvary of Albuquerque 16,800
Las Vegas Nevada above average murder rate from 2002-16: 8.92
Cincinnati Ohio above average murder rate from 2002-16: 20.93 Crossroads Church — Cincinnati 22,700
Baltimore Maryland above average murder rate from 2002-16: 40.45 Empowerment Temple 10,000
Trenton New Jersey above average murder rate from 2002-16: 25.95 population 84,000
Richmond Virginia above average murder rate from 2002-16: 27.64 population 217,800 Faith Landmarks Ministries 10,000
Baton Rouge Louisiana above average murder rate from 2002-16: 23.67 population 228,900 Family Worship Center Jimmy Swaggart and Donnie Swaggart 15,500
Hammond Indiana above average murder rate from 2002-16: 12.7 population 78,300 next to Gary with rates of 56.05 First Baptist Church of Hammond 17,700
Gary Indiana above average murder rate from 2002-16: 56.05
Indianapolis Indiana above average murder rate from 2002-16: 14.35 population 848,800 Eastern Star Baptist Church 10,000
City data figure for Honolulu Hawaii not available but according to Honolulu Crime Rate Report (Hawaii) there were 16 murders in 2012 and a projected figure of 15 for 2017, which comes to a rate of about 5 which is average for the nation but above average for Hawaii which in the bottom ten and according to Busy year for HPD homicide investigators as number of killings increases 2010 they had 23 in 2010 and 26 in 2004 which were their highest years, above average for both the nation and Hawaii, implying it're probably above average for both the nation and Hawaii. New Hope Christian Fellowship 14,500
Bakersfield California above average murder rate from 2002-16: 7.73 Valley Bible Fellowship congregation 12,000
Los Angeles California above average murder rate from 2002-16: 9.86 Hillsong Church; First African Methodist Episcopal Church Los Angeles 10,000;
Sacramento California above average murder rate from 2002-16: 8.9
Gardena California above average murder rate from 2002-16: 5.78 population 60,000 just outside of Los Angeles with a rate of 9.86 City of Refuge 10,000
New York, New York above average murder rate from 2002-16: 5.81 New York murder rates have been dropping steadily for years and for the past four years it has been the second city out of ten, with more than a million people, to drop below the national average, but over a fifteen year period it's still above average. Hillsong Church
St. Louis Missouri above average murder rate from 2002-16: 40.43
Kansas City Missouri above average murder rate from 2002-16: 22.22
Chicago Illinois above average murder rate from 2002-16: 17.85 New Life Covenant Church Chicago 15,500
Phoenix Arizona above average murder rate from 2002-16: 10.79 Calvary Community Church Phoenix 11,400
Jackson Mississippi above average murder rate from 2002-16: 28.4
Washington District of Columbia above average murder rate from 2002-16: 27.07
Denver Colorado above average murder rate from 2002-16: 7.89
Little Rock Arkansas above average murder rate from 2002-16: 21.19
Minneapolis Minnesota above average murder rate from 2002-16: 11.26 Mount Olivet Lutheran Church 13,000 5,900 active
Megachurches in cities with below average murder rates with small population just outside of larger cities with above average murder rates:
Peoria Arizona below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.74 only about 140,000 people just outside of Phoenix Arizona with an average of 10.79 Christ's Church of the Valley
Sunset Hills Missouri below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.39 under eight thousand people just outside of St. Louis with an average rate of 40.43 FaithChurch.com serves two other Missouri towns near St. Louis with rates unavailable and West Palm Beach with lower rates, also has large television audience.
Alpharetta Georgia below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.93; only about 37,000 people just outside Atlanta with an average rate of 22.59 North Point Community Church serving 38,000 people
Lawrenceville Georgia barely below average murder rate from 2002-16: 5.062 near Atlanta with rates of 22.59 12Stone Church 16,000
Grapevine Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.38 only about 48,000 people just outside Dallas (13.77) and Fort Worth (7.72) Fellowship Church 24,100
Southlake Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.91 only about 28,000 people just outside Dallas (13.77) and Fort Worth (7.72) Gateway Church 28,000;
Flower Mound Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.44 population about 60,000 just outside Dallas (13.77) and Fort Worth (7.72) The Village Church 10,400
Rockwall Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.51 with about 40,000 people near Dallas with a rate of 13.77 Lake Pointe Church almost 12,000
Edmond Oklahoma below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.15 only about 80,000 people bordering on Oklahoma City with average rate of 10.07 LifeChurch.TV 20,000
South Barrington Illinois no murders in fifteen years but only about 4,400 people surrounding suburbs only slightly higher but short drive from Chicago with an average rate of 17.85 Willowcreek Community Church serving 22,500 people
Matthews North Carolina below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.11 population only about 26,000 just outside of Charlotte with a rate of 8.29 Elevation Church 25,000
Palm Beach Gardens Florida below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.61 with only about 52,000 people only other town with more population is West Palm Beach with about 100,000 people and a rate of 16.06 Christ Fellowship Church congregation about 26,200
Cooper City Florida below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.41 population about 14,000 near Fort Lauderdale with a rate of 7.43 and Miami with a rate of 16.67 Potential Church 11,200
Lino Lakes Minnesota below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0 only about 21,000 people with Centerville in the middle with less than three thousand but it's just outside of Minneapolis with a rate of 11.26 Eagle Brook Church 22,480
Manheim Pennsylvania below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.96 with under 5,000 people in between Harrisburg with rates of 24.08 and Philadelphia with rates of 21.13 LCBC Church 15,000 congregation
Munster Indiana below average murder rate from 2002-16: .95 only about 24,000 people just outside Hammond with rates of 12.71, Gary with rates of 56.04, and Chicago Ill. with rates of 17.85 Family Christian Center with 15,000 congregation
Conway Arkansas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 3.98 low but rising population going from about 46,000 to about 59,000 near Little Rock with a rate of 21.19 New Life Church 14,000 congregation
Littleton Colorado below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.94 with about 45,000 near Boulder with a rate of 7.89 Red Rocks Church congregation 12,000
Leawood Kansas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.95 with about 28,000 people bordering Kansas City Missouri with a rate of 22.22 The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Brandon Mississippi below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.64 about 23,000 people just outside Jackson with rate of 28.4 Pinelake Church 10,000
Sayreville New Jersey below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.24 population 45,260 near Trenton with rates of 25.95 and New York with rates of 5.81 Faith Fellowship Outreach Center 11,100
Fort Washington, Maryland crime rates unknown but probably low with about 23,000 people near Washington DC with rates of about 27.07 Ebenezer AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church
Hugo, Minnesota murder rates unknown but probably low only 13,000 population near Minneapolis with rates of 11.26 Eagle Brook Church 17,100
Roseville California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.1 near Sacramento with rate of 8.9 Bayside Covenant Church 11,300
West Covina California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.71 slightly over 100,000 just outside of Los Angeles with a rate of 9.86 Faith Community Church 10,000
Diamond Bar California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.73 slightly over 100,000 people between Los Angeles with a rate of 9.86 and San Bernardino with a rate of 21.28
Granite Bay California rates unavailable but probably low, only about 20,000 people just outside of Sacramento with rates of 8.9 Bayside Church 16,000 congregation
Porter Ranch, Los Angeles California wealthy community of 30,000 people probably below average murder rate but figures unavailable Los Angeles rate of 9.83 Shepherd Church 10,500
Megachurches in cities with below average murder rates:
Plano Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.55 Almost 300,000 people just outside Dallas Prestonwood Baptist Church 15,800;
El Paso Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.4 Abundant Living Faith Center 12,400
Austin Texas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 3.57 Hyde Park Baptist and the Quarries Church 11,000
Lake Forest California murder rates below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.03 with only about 80,000 people modest drive from Los Angeles but surrounded by other small towns Rick Warren ministries Saddleback Church congregation about 24,000
El Cajon California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.83 only about 100,000 people but nearest large city, San Diego has about same rates Shadow Mountain Community Church about 8,000 congregation plus television audience second only to Osteen's Church
Vista California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.27 about 100,000 near San Diego with a rate of 3.67 North Coast Church almost 12,000
San Diego California below average murder rate from 2002-16: 3.67 The Rock Church congregation 14,000
Irvine California below average murder rate from 2002-16: .98 about 180,000 people surrounded by other small communities modest drive from Los Angeles Mariners Church
Vienna Virginia below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.49 population about 15,000 surrounded by other small towns with low rates but relatively close to Washington DC with rates of 27.07 McLean Bible Church 11,000
Ozark Missouri below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.13 population about 19,000 near Springfield with a rate of 5.33 James River Church 11,270
Springfield Missouri average murder rate from 2002-16: 5.33
Des Moines Iowa below average murder rate from 2002-16: 4.32
West Des Moines Iowa below average murder rate from 2002-16: 0.73 with only about 60,000 people just outside of Des Moines with a rate of 4.32 Lutheran Church of Hope congregation 12,000
Henderson Nevada below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.48 population 277,000 just ouside of Los Vegas with rates of 8.92
Toronto murder rates 2012 1.4 Elevation Church & Charlotte 19,000
Springdale Arkansas below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.25 population 76,000 surrounded by other small towns with low populations Cross Church 16,000
Melbourne Florida average murder rate from 2002-16: 5.43
West Melbourne Florida below average murder rate from 2002-16: 2.03 only about 14,000 people Melbourne rates about 5.43 Calvary Chapel Melbourne 10,000
Lafayette Colorado below average murder rate from 2002-16: 1.59 only about 24,000 people but near Boulder with 100,000 people and low rates and Denver with almost 600,000 people and moderately above average rates Flatirons Community Church
The following are a sample of the many scandals surrounding televangelists or megachurches:
Media Fails to Report on Joel Osteen’s Unsavory Choice of Charity 10/24/2017
Prayer leader slain at Creflo Dollar's Ga. church 10/24/2012
Four men cleared of wrongdoing in Joel Osteen church heckling case 06/22/2016
Joel Osteen Impersonator Infiltrates Actual Joel Osteen Event 11/09/2017
Pastor Jeffress: Megachurch's Members Armed, Would Take Down a Shooter 11/06/2017
Security guard who stopped shooter credits God 12/10/2007
TD Jakes Sues Alleged Dangerous Stalker Who Is Ex-Church Member 02/18/2014
Security forces are a way of life for many big churches Dec. 2007 shootings at New Life Church in Colorado Springs
Why Scandals Hit Celebrity Preachers - TIME 09/28/2007 Juanita Bynum; Paula White, and her co-pastor husband Randy; and more
TELEVANGELIST BENNY HINN Heckled at Airport 'WORLD'S GREATEST SCAMMER' 07/01/2013
The day Pat Robertson's bodyguard pulled a gun on me (part 4) 12/19/2009
Evangelist Benny Hinn's son arrested in Brazil for 'beating up deaf and dumb man during one of his father's events' 02/18/2013
If You’re a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong By Cenk Uygur 10/231/2005
Pro-Cruz Pastor Shot by Kyle Andrew Odom an Iraq War Vet Six Times and Lives 12/0/2017
Creflo Dollar and Believing Our Girls By Libby Copeland 06/18/2012
Black Mega Churches: attitudes towards corporal punishment and perceived guilt or innocence 05/18/2015
Pat Robertson: Non-Religious Children Should Be Beaten Until They Respect Christian Beliefs 01/05/2015
Exposing Televangelists and Thousands of christian Leaders 07/17/2014
The Worst Televangelist Product Scams Of All Time 07/25/2012
Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook sentenced to seven years in drunk-driving death of cyclist 10/27/2015
Inside Justin Bieber's Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims, rinsing its followers for money and facing 'cult' accusations 06/27/2017
Brutal Memes Mock Joel Osteen Over His Hurricane Harvey Response 09/01/2017
The following are the net worth of some of the richest and most famous pastors or televangelists, that often use their fame to influence politics, despite being involved in enormous amounts of fraud:
8 Richest Pastors in America These pastors inspire millions—and make millions. 12/0/2017 Kenneth Copeland: Net Worth $760 Million Fort Worth, TX; Pat Robertson: Net Worth $100 Million Virginia Beach, VA.; Benny Hinn: Net Worth $42 Million; Joel Osteen: Net Worth $40 Million Houston Tx.; Creflo Dollar: Net Worth $27 Million College Park, GA; Billy Graham: Net Worth $25 Million Billy Graham Evangelistic Association now run by Franklin Graham III his son in Charlotte, North Carolina; Rick Warren: Net Worth $25 Million Lake Forest, CA; Joyce Meyer: Net Worth $8 Million
Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World And Their Net Worth 09/08/2015 half of them abroad some unreliable
T. D. Jakes Net Worth: $18 million Dallas Texas
Paula White Net Worth 2017, Age, Height, Weight - Wealtholino
Paula White net worth: $5 Million
Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth: $1.7 million 09/28/2017 Entire familiy is part of ministry each of them with high incomes Baton Rouge La.
Ministry Makes $150 Million a Year : Rich Life Style Reflects Swaggart Empire's Wealth 03/14/1988
Oral Roberts Net Worth: $8 Million Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jerry Falwell Net Worth: $10 million Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia
Juanita Bynum Net Worth: $10 Million
15 American Pastors worth Millions, Who’s The Wealthiest? 12/0/2017 15. Minister Louis Farrakhan Net Worth: $3 million; 14. Bishop Noel Jones Net Worth: $5 million Los Angeles; 13. Bishop Eddie Long Net Worth: $5 million Near Atlanta in Lithonia ,GA.; 11. Rev. John Hagee Net Worth: $5 million San Antonio; the rest listed elsewhere
Suze Orman Net Worth: $35 million 06/12/2017
14 Reasons to Not Listen to Suze Orman 07/07/2014
The following are a fraction of the major crimes committed by preachers their families or in their churches, most of them are only reported briefly at the local level and more may be added:
John Bernard Feit a Former priest on trial for murder of South Texas beauty queen in 1960 12/01/2017
Ex-Minister Arrested in Murder Try : Crime: He is taken into custody at a Los Angeles church after being indicted in Texas on charges of attempting to kill his wife in 1987. She has been comatose since. 08/26/1992
Former pastor arrested in Cochise for murder of Florida woman 05/14/2015
Ronnie Leon Hyde Former Youth Pastor Arrested in Florida Teen's 1994 Cold Case Murder and Dismemberment 03/10/2017
Preacher Arrested in Alleged Murder Plot 11/30/2006 FRESNO, Calif. -- Even in 2004, when the Rev. Howard Douglas Porter eulogized a friend killed in a car crash in which Porter was driving, the victim's friends and relatives were suspicious. They feared Porter deliberately planned the crash to get his hands on the multimillion-dollar trust fund of Frank Craig, an 85-year-old farmer.
Preacher killed wife, stuffed body in freezer, police say 07/31/2008 Anthony Hopkins, 37, was arrested Monday night at the Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Alabama
Baptist Preacher Arrested For Wife's Murder 01/05/2014 Richard Shahan, of Homewood, Ala., was arrested on New Year's day
Preacher Arrested for Murdering Wife 09/21/2007
Youth pastor arrested for allegedly murdering family on Thanksgiving 11/24/2017
Reverend Amos Hicks, Moss Point Pastor Held In Capital Murder Case 12/01/2004
Reverend Amos Hicks v. State of Mississippi pleaded guilty after killing his wife Lena in 2006
Slain Houston Tx. priest's son, Isaac Tiharihondi, arrested in Mississippi, charged with murder 02/04/2015
Edgar Ray Killen, Preacher charged with 'Mississippi Burning' murders 01/08/2005
Tennessee preacher's wife gets 2 months in killing 06/08/2017 A Tennessee woman, Mary Winkler, convicted of killing her preacher-husband who she said beat her, forced her to watch pornography and wear “slutty” clothes was ordered to spend two months in a mental facility on Friday.
Eddie Mallonee, a Tennessee Preacher, accused of trying to kill wife with banned poison 07/17/2013
A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption 06/18/2009
Defendant's ex-girlfriend: Pastor murdered after prostitution deal 08/24/2016
The Latest: Church shooting suspect charged with murder 09/24/017
Court sides with Sheri Coleman family in lawsuit against ministry 08/14/2014
Joyce Meyer testifies in secret for Coleman murder trial 04/07/2011
Friday, December 1, 2017
On Black Friday neither the local ABC or CBS affiliates reported the regular nightly news, since they were both reporting on sporting events like many weekends. NBC was the only one reporting the regular news and they didn't report much if anything about local crime at Malls or Walmart during Black Friday; however they did report on a panic about a possible gunman in England that led to a panic. It turned out to be a false alarm, and it wasn't related to shopping here in the USA. What reported they did provide like a lot of other news, local or national, did include an enormous amount of advertisements thinly disguised as news including discussion about how stores are trying to lure people in and how excited people are about shopping.
If they wanted to report on the news, including crime problems during Black Friday there was plenty to report even though, thanks partly due to internet sales and partly due to early promotions or other reasons there aren't as many Black Friday riots as there was a few years ago, that I can tell. However there is just as much if not more crime and violence during the holiday season, it's just spread out more. They had at least one real shooting and a major fire apparently an arson in a Texas Walmart during either Thanksgiving day or Black Friday.
There was plenty more for them to report, as there always is, including some stories that are as dramatic as the ones they often turn into the Obsession du Jour in their national newscasts. On the first of the month, when they were reporting on the terrorist attack in NYC there was a gunman that walked into a Colorado Walmart and nonchalantly killed three Hispanic people for no apparent reason that anyone has yet to figure out. This story, of course must have been widely reported locally and went viral on the internet; however it received surprisingly brief coverage from the national press with only brief reports in the nightly news or Cable news, at most. There was plenty of reporting in the internet that this wasn't reported so widely as part of a trend that reports on Muslim shootings much more extensively than they do when a white person kills minorities, which I'm sure is a reasonable assumption; but it is also true that they're much less likely to report widely about the large number of shootings that take place at Walmart, even the highest profile ones only get reported briefly.
On top of that when they do report on Walmart's high crime problem, like August of 2016 when there was a surge of newspaper articles on it led by a Bloomberg expose, it is ignored by national television and Cable news. Since then there has almost always been at least one or two local articles about high crime problems in the local area, including some that report that this is despite the fact that Walmart was lured into the area with tax breaks so they're not paying their fair share of taxes even though they cost the taxpayer more money with their crime problems. There was another of those stories this month about Missouri & Kansas Police responding much more to Walmart than other locations.
They also broke the record for total number of shootings for the year even though there's another full month to go; they had at least 104 shootings in 2016; and at least 14 this month bringing the total up to at least 114 for the year. Two of those shootings both took place in Colorado Springs, which isn't too far from the triple homicide which was also in Colorado. These two shootings were only a few days apart and there was a third incident in between where there was a panic about a possible shooting although there were no shots fired on that incident. Two of the shootings both took place in South Carolina one day apart, and two more both took place in North Carolina three days apart. Some of these shootings are happening in clusters for one reason or another and the people in the local areas must be well aware of it although they might not know about the shootings taking place in other parts of the country at Walmarts.
There were also a total of six deaths from three of these shootings and at least six serious injuries. Several of these shootings involved multiple shooters, although only one of them was an officer involved shootings this month, and that was one of the fatal ones. Often most if not all the fatal shootings are from police officers at Walmart. There were at least nine more gun related incidents including one more that involved shots fired, at a security guard, although it was only from an air gun, another one also involved a car crash. One of these armed robberies was only over a pack of cigarettes.
In addition to the six people killed by gunfire there were two more bodies found from people that probably died of natural causes, including one employee that had a heart attack, another person that broke down in a Walmart parking lot before dying in a pond trying to get away from police chasing him, and another person that was stabbed to death in a road rage incident where the perpetrator, apparently filmed his own crime. This means the death toll at Walmart is at least ten for the month. (edit 12/02/2017: The death count was adjusted after the suspect wounded on the thirtieth by a police officer died at the hospital.) They also caught a spree killer that killed four people at Walmart although they weren't even killed in the same state where he was caught.
There were also more crashes and stabbings or knife crimes including one where a Walmart worker slit the throat of another worker who didn't suffer long term damage, and another where a shoplifter stole his own hatchet to be used in case it turned into an armed robbery or attempted robbery which is how it ended. It's semi-routine for armed robbers to show up unarmed and steal the weapons they use to commit robbery. There was a larger than usual surge in the number of bomb threats with at least sixteen reported in the news; however since there are so common, and they rarely ever have actual bombs there were almost certainly more that didn't make the news.
There were a total of at least five major fires at Walmart, including at least three that were arson, one where they tried to use it as a distraction so they could steal a full cart, which is semi-routine although they always get caught when they try this another by a former firefighter, and the third was a double arson where they set two fires in the same location shutting down the store for a few days surrounding thanksgiving. There seems to be something about this incident that they're not telling the public since they initially told the public that the alleged suspect was cooperating but they couldn't figure out what to charge him with, if anything. When it's on camera like everything else at Walmart you would think it would be easy to figure out.
There are always a few sex crimes at Walmart, including one where a women being escorted by her abuser wrote on her hand a message asking people to call the cops on him and a family that was followed and harassed in the parking lot, slashed tires, assaults on police officers and more.
Walmart has been sued for overcharging customers and they're still charging people in Indiana for the Cook County Illinois sales tax. They lost a suit for a man falling while buying a watermelon, and there was a guilty plea for a scam that was using Walmart gift cards to lure people in for unnecessary tests. A cop is suing them for false accusations after he was acquitted of shoplifting, and a security guard was fired for subduing a suspect, which is common, although they don't seem to teach there security guards not to do this. They were also accused of denying family leave for a mother with a sick child.
Another of their iPad boxes was filled with flour, similar incidents have been reported repeatedly. They were caught with rats during an inspection again; it's much harder to prevent this when groceries are in a large department store than if they're separate from non-food items. Numerous customers have responded to an expose about Walmart problems with auto repair; once one story was reported saying that they ruined an engine by sending it out without oil several similar stories were called in to the reporters. They also had there ranking with Human rights workers revoked again; they rarely ever take that into consideration when it isn't being reported and this ahs only been reported at low profile articles.
Walmart has sued another city for excessive property taxes even though they cause much more crime; and they're increasing their oligarchy power by buying more stores including Lord and Taylor; there is no justifiable claim that we have a free market. They're using this oligarchy power to intimidate suppliers with fines for late deliveries. Numerous executives sold large amounts of stock as they hit recent highs. This follows sales by Alice Walton and her brother of large volumes as well. However Houston residents have learned there lesson and decided to support minority owned businesses after the flood and I wouldn't be surprised if these stock holders suspect something bad is coming.
Walmart was shamed into retracting sales of shirts that said "Tree, rope, Journalist, some assembly required," clearly implying they should be lynched, or that it would be funny, for a surprisingly high price on their web site.
If you can't remember where your car is in the parking lot it might not be such a good idea to call 911, tell them you were robbed hoping the police will help you find it. when police do get involved in shootings they're almost never held accountable but when they get drunk and decide to leave with full carts of unpaid merchandise that's a different story for some reason.
If your stupid enough to pay $20 dollars for a Walmart vest to someone advertising them as a shoplifting tool; keep in mind that they treat their own workers like criminals and search them before leaving, as much if not more than customers without a vest.
Strange things happen at Wal-Mart!
In 2006 Wake Up Wal-Mart did a study, "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Wal-Marts opened up and that crime was higher at Wal-Mart than at other retailers. Since then Wal-Mart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Wal-Mart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Wal-Mart might be contributing to higher crime rates or at least a slowing of the decline in crime. The study found that. “on average, communities with Walmarts had 17 more property crimes and two more violent crimes per 10,000 people than those communities without Walmarts.” I reviewed this more in Wal-Mart’s crime problem, Rolling Back Safety more than prices? where I explained that although this study is helpful they could have done better with additional data that is available and I reviewed some of that. I also added my own review about why I think that Wal-Mart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Wal-Mart high crime rate continues un-investigaterd and have provided additional information under the author tag Walmart Crime Watch.
Stacy Mitchell has also compiled a list of other studies about Wal-Mart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Wal-Mart has done as little as they seem to get away with, often relying on rhetoric that isn't backed up with action, when it comes to addressing any of their critics concerns, including crime. One of the responses they’ve come up with is what they call "Restorative Justice" which gives first time shoplifters a chance to avoid being arrested or any criminal record if they take an on line course which costs $400 up front or $500 in payments, plus perhaps, reparations. This has been part of the privatization process and often denies suspects of the due process or access to a lawyer, perhaps even intimidating and extorting from some people that might not even be guilty. Walmart seems to be trying to find a way to turn crime into a profit making situation instead of looking for the most effective ways to reduce it. Making Change at Walmart is asking If you or someone you know has gone through @Walmart's "Restorative Justice" program for first-time suspected shoplifters, send us a DM. 03/30/2017 to ensure that it isn’t doing more harm than good. I did my own review of this program as well at Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in November 2017. According to the "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Wal-Mart, and presumably, the ones most likely to make the news on the internet nationwide. This isn't statistically representative, as the 2006 or the "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" study or some of the studies cited by Stacy Mitchell; but it does provide some additional information that may help recognize how many problems there are at Wal-Mart.
Walmart in Milford Ohio evacuated after receiving bomb threat 11/01/2017
Bomb threat evacuates Beavercreek Ohio Walmart; store reopens 11/01/2017
Lake Delton Wisc. Walmart closes briefly due to bomb threat 11/01/2017
Two arrested in meth sting at Oregon Walmart 11/02/2017
19-year-old Kearney man gets probation, jail time in Nebraska Walmart pedestrian's parking lot death 11/02/2017
2 men suspected in NM Walmart shoplifting 11/01/2017
West Monroe La. Walmart reopened after suspicious package removed 11/02/2017
Police looking for suspect accused of shooting at Austintown Walmart in late October 11/02/2017
Magnolia Arkansas Walmart evacuated Friday night due to breaker box fire 11/03/2017
Watertown woman charged with petit larceny at NY Walmart 11/03/2017
Deputies in York County Va. searching for Walmart shoplifting suspect 11/03/2017
Cedar City Utah Police: Walmart bomb threat fake 11/05/2017
Tacoma Wash. Walmart evacuated, Target store searched after bomb threats made 11/05/2017
Troy woman arrested after fight outside Brunswick NY Walmart 11/06/2017
Trio sought in late evening purse snatching at SC Walmart 11/06/2017
He walked out of Walmart with a cash drawer — now police want to know who he is 11/06/2017
Montana man charged with theft at ND Walmart 11/07/2017
Video: Thief snatches woman's purse in Franklin Wisc. Walmart parking lot while she loads groceries into car 11/07/2017
Health Department Says NY Walmart Backup Caused By Block in Sewage Line 11/06/2017
Man convicted in deadly Tx. Walmart shooting killing three sentenced 11/06/2017
Man arrested for exposing himself to Idaho Walmart employee 11/06/2017
Woman uses child in attempt to steal from Fla. Walmart 11/07/2017
Man used stolen credit card at NC Walmart, deputies searching 11/07/2017
Woman charged with paying $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics in Fla. Walmart self-checkout 11/07/2017
Wal-Mart Female Employees Try Again for Sex-Bias Class Action 11/07/2017
Police seek help in identifying retail theft suspects at York County Pa. Walmart 11/07/2017
Woman Shares Story After Being Robbed In Fort Smith Arkansas Walmart Parking Lot 11/07/2017
Domestic incident at a SC Chick-Fil-A drive-thru turned into manhunt ending at Walmart 11/07/2017
Sheriff's office trying to identify suspects in NC Walmart thefts 11/08/2017
Police looking for men suspected of theft from Ky. Walmart 11/08/2017
Sheriff's: Man steals TV, Blu-Ray player from Va. Walmart, takes off in mismatched vehicle 11/07/2017
Woman targets Walmart stores in Hendersonville, Nashville Tenn. during baby formula thefts 11/07/2017
Man Pleads Guilty in Minn. Walmart Parking Lot Threat 11/07/2017
Florence police release photos of subject wanted for questioning in hoverboard thefts at SC Walmart 11/07/2017
Police: Alabama Walmart employee jailed for stealing $500 from store 11/02/2017
Columbus man charged after allegedly exposing himself, humping pole at Ga. Wal-Mart 11/08/2017
Bond denied for registered sex offender accused of inappropriately touching 9-year-old girl at SC Walmart 11/08/2017
Woodburn Oregon Walmart evacuated after bomb threat made 11/08/2017
This man snatched a woman’s purse at Walmart in Columbia SC, police say 11/08/2017
Montana man charged with theft from ND Walmart 11/09/2017
Woman charged with heroin possession at Mich. Walmart parking lot 11/08/2017
Police arrest man for shooting two at Glendale Ariz. Walmart in 2016 11/08/2017
Neighbors claim alleged Fla. Walmart diaper thief shooter is living at home, not with sister as required 11/08/2017
Walmart, Davenport Iowa and Police cleared in discrimination case 11/07/2017
Ashley McReynolds Stole An Older Man's Wallet At Ill. Walmart: Cops 11/08/2017
How a SC Walmart panhandling complaint led to a captured fugitive in Myrtle Beach 11/08/2017
Police: Hallam man robbed bank in W. Manchester Pa. Walmart 11/09/2017
Identity Sought Of Tenn. Walmart Shoplifter 11/09/2017
Walmart: We've hired 188,000 veterans in four years 11/09/2017
Marshfield Wisc. public safety: Walmart parking lot hit-and-run 11/09/2017
Walmart Launches Officially Licensed Online Military Showcase from all Five Branches of the U.S. Armed Forces 11/10/2017
Here’s What Happens When Ugly God Goes to Walmart 11/09/2017
Man wanted in 5 burglaries at Norfolk Va. Walmart 11/0/2017
Graham-Hopedale NC Walmart closed briefly for bomb threat 11/09/2017
Police searching for unidentified man accused of shoplifting at Ga. Wal-Mart 11/10/2017
Police: He tried to steal beer from the Bluffton SC Walmart. But then deputies searched his pants and car. 11/10/2017
Walmart, Kroger among stores challenging Arkansas lawsuit to stop wine sale expansion 11/10/2017
Police Responding to Reno Nevada Walmart Strong Arm Robbery on Damonte Ranch Pkwy 11/11/2017
3 Walmart executives are facing off in a bizarre 90-day battle that will determine a strategy to beat Amazon 11/10/2017
Deputies Accuse Man of Stealing 4 Cases of Beer from Lowcountry SC Walmart and returning for more. 11/12/2017
Walmart evacuated for bomb threat in Ft. Wright Ky. 11/12/2017
Hudson NH police looking for suspects in Walmart theft 11/12/2017
Westerville Ohio police search for women accused of passing fake bills at Walmart 11/13/2017
Two 'high-dollar' thefts take place at Merrill Wisc. Walmart this weekend 11/12/2017
Suspects distract Va. Walmart clerks, steal computers 11/12/2017
Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says 11/13/2017
Rodeo Horses Stolen From Pa. Walmart Parking Lot Returned To Children 11/13/2017
Man arrested after reportedly groping girl at Trussville Alabama Wal-Mart 11/13/2017
Greenwood police seek help in Walmart theft 11/13/2017
Local woman starts petition to stop Walmart at Durbin Park Fla. 11/14/2017
Employees of Kamloops Canada Walmart now being let back in after being evacuated 11/13/2017
Decatur Alabama police chase Walmart theft suspect to Airport Road 11/13/2017
Westerville Ohio police search for women accused of passing fake bills at Walmart 11/13/2017
Walmart responds to viral video that shows carts of food being thrown out at Ohio store 11/14/2017
Photo of Walmart cashier helping nervous man count change goes viral 11/14/2017
2 wanted for burglarizing cars in Hendersonville, Tenn. using stolen cards at Walmart 11/15/2017
Savannah-Chatham police seek to identify Ga. Walmart robbers 11/14/2017
Police: Man and woman stole generator from Lynchburg Va. Walmart on Old Forest Rd. 11/14/2017
GUILTY! Rosson Convicted Over Spilled Milk at Tx. Walmart 11/14/2017
SPD arrests 2 men with cocaine at Ga. Walmart 11/14/2017
DeKalb Ill. police investigating report of assault against Muslim woman 11/14/2017
Why Walmart Is Selling Adult Sex Toys for the First Time 11/15/2017
Bomb team investigates suspicious bag at Grand Forks ND Wal-Mart 11/15/2017
North Shore police reports: 2 purses snatched in Wisc. Walmart parking lot 11/15/2017
Walmart Removes ‘Perfect Wall Art’ Posters Of Japanese-American Incarceration 11/15/2017
Columbia County Ga. police investigate Walmart theft 11/16/2017
Police seek suspect in theft from Winter Haven Fla. Walmart 11/15/2017
Palm Desert Ca. Walmart employees accused of embezzlement 11/16/2017
78-year-old Water Oak man has medicine stolen from his shopping cart at Fla. Wal-Mart 11/16/2017
Small Fire Causes Evacuation of Springfield Missouri Walmart 11/17/2017
Van taken from Lawton Dollar General found at Chickasha Walmart 11/16/2017
Walmart says it’s preordered 15 of Tesla’s new semi trucks 11/17/2017
Public’s help sought in search for tattooed suspect who took merchandise from Fla. Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge 11/17/2017
Accused Fla. Walmart diaper thief shooter ordered to jail 11/17/2017
Man injured after e-cigarette explodes in Macedonia Ohio Walmart parking lot, police say 11/18/2017
Police: Woman who took strolls through Va. Walmart for strollers stole two cases of beer, too 11/17/2017
Police looking for woman who tried to shoplift from WV Walmart 11/16/2017
Gaylord Mich. Walmart evacuated because of fire 11/17/2017
Do you know this woman? Cops look for Pa. Walmart theft suspect 11/15/2017
Weather causes area damage in Frankfort, Ind. flipped semis at Walmart 11/18/2017
Man Tried to Steal Over $3K-Worth of Apple Watches From East Windsor Conn. Walmart: PD 11/19/2017
Salem Ind. Walmart Warning Residents Of Scam 11/20/2017
Police find syringes, abandoned drugs while arresting man at Myrtle Beach SC Walmart 11/20/2017
Florida Highway Patrol investigates Walmart crash 11/20/2017
Waynesville NC police ask for the public's help in identifying Walmart theft suspect 11/20/2017
POLICE REPORTS: Grooming supplies, bandana among items stolen from Tx. Walmart 11/20/2017
Police search for couple suspected of stealing TV from Tabb Va. Walmart 11/20/2017
Police: Suspects Stole $1,700 Worth Of Electronics From Bay Minette Alabama Walmart 11/20/2017
Wood River Police seeking public's assistance for Ill. Wal-Mart theft 11/2/2017
Thieves sought in Colorado Springs area Walmart robberies 11/21/2017
Hesperia Ca. Walmart briefly evacuated after false bomb threat 11/21/2017
Pedestrian injured in accident outside Pa. Wal-Mart on Monday 11/21/2017
Three arrested for attempted auto theft at Nevada Walmart 11/21/2017
Several hurt in accident in front of Ammon Idaho Wal-Mart 11/22/2017
Crime: Poinsettia, bacon, beer stolen from SC Wal-Mart 11/23/2017
Man sentenced to 6 years for 2016 Jacksonville murder in drug deal outside Walmart 11/23/2017
Fla. Walmart evacuated on Thanksgiving because of suspicious package 11/23/2017
Hudson NH PD says man stole computers from Walmart 11/23/2017
Winter Haven Fla. police warn of lottery scammers who target Walmart shoppers 11/23/2017
Woman says Mich. Walmart greeter stopped her from leaving after she was being followed 11/22/2017
Juvenile arrested for calling in Ill. Walmart bomb threat 11/22/2017
Police find no evidence of bomb at Vermont Walmart, despite threat 11/24/2017
Police clear Bernalillo NM Walmart after reported bomb threat 11/24/2017
Police: Man legally possessed gun at Walmart in Auburn NY 11/25/2017
Three Miami Men arrested in Enterprise for fraudulent activity at Alabama Wal-Mart 11/22/2017
Homeless man damages merchandise at closed NM Walmart, APD says 11/24/2017
Samsung TV Stolen From Columbia SC Walmart 11/24/2017
Tx. Walmart employees get $100 for working on Thanksgiving, thanks to app 11/24/2017
Pair tries to steal $4,250 in Mich. Walmart Black Friday merchandise 11/25/2017
Disabled man says he was denied riding shopping cart at Ga. Walmart 11/24/2017
Northwest police reports: Pair steals from Wisc. Walmart, lead police on car chase 11/22/2017
New Hartford NY Police called for alleged stabbing outside of Walmart 11/25/2017
Walmart customer irate after his iPhone 6 order for Black Friday is cancelled 11/25/2017
Deputies search for Va. Walmart thieves caught on camera 11/26/2017
2 on the run after trying to steal $4K in Mich. Walmart merchandise 11/25/2017
Bedford Va. Police: Walmart robbery suspect is on the loose 11/26/2017
Robbery suspect threatened to kill Tx. Walmart employee over cell phone, say police 11/27/2017
Youngstown Ohio Police: Man arrested on east side suspected Austintown Walmart shooter in Oct. 11/26/2017
Shoppers claim online company grabbed Walmart Black Friday deals to sell for profit 11/27/2017
Man found unresponsive after using drugs outside Pa. Walmart, cops say 11/26/2017
Police: Man stole Children’s Hospital of Richmond donations from Va. Walmart 11/27/2017
Woman pulls knife on ND Walmart employee 11/27/2017
Homeless man arrested on Black Friday at Fla. Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza 11/27/2017
Caretaker accused of punching disabled patient in Fla. Walmart parking lot 11/27/2017
Deputies stake out stolen car at Rancho Cucamonga Ca. Walmart, catch man with stolen merchandise, drugs 11/27/2017
Three women suspected of stealing from Tabb Va. Walmart 11/27/2017
Franklin Va. Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat 11/27/2017
Man leads deputies on chase after stealing TV from Ky. Walmart 11/27/2017
Police: Man arrested for sexual battery of 16-year-old female co-worker at Va. Walmart 11/28/2017
Two-car crash snarls traffic near Arkansas Walmart 11/28/2017
5 indicted in credit-card fraud scheme targeting Phoenix, Tucson Ariz. Walmart stores 11/28/2017
Wal-Mart heiress sells 1,460-acre ranch west of Fort Worth Tx. 11/29/2017
Cashier arrested in Tx. Walmart robbery investigation 11/29/2017
Walmart in Roseville Mich. evacuated for false bomb threat Wednesday night 11/29/2017
Arrest made in Brimfield Ohio Walmart robbery 11/29/2017 He said that on Nov. 16, Brooks allegedly followed the victim from a Cashland store in Akron to the Walmart at 250 Tallmadge Road. The victim was confronted in the Walmart parking lot, punched twice in the face and his wallet containing cash and credit cards was stolen, according to a criminal complaint.
Two-car crash snarls traffic near Arkansas Walmart 11/28/2017
Lake Delton Wisc. Walmart reopened after second bomb threat in last month 11/30/2017
Child Porn Arrest: Man accused of taking photo of little girl in Tx. Wal-Mart restroom 11/30/2017
Crime Stoppers offering reward for tips in Tx. Walmart robbery 11/30/2017
Driver crashes into Henrico Va. Walmart 11/30/2017
Port St. Lucie Fla. police seek help identifying multiple Walmart theft suspects 11/30/2017