Thursday, September 12, 2013
Drunken Driving charges dropped against Alice Walton
Texas prosecutor drops drunken driving charge against Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton under circumstances that would almost certainly not happen for the vast majority of us. the reason they dropped charges is apparently because the trooper who pulled her over is on paid leave for misconduct, presumably unrelated, and is unavailable to testify. In order to take advantage of this Alice Walton had to arrange for the trial to be delayed almost two years then when he was unavailable before a two year deadline was up they had to drop charges.
This is at least her second drunk driving charge and she also has a history of speeding, and was involved in at least two probably three previous accidents including the 1998 DWI incident and one that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, as indicated in the following article and an excerpt from "In Sam We Trust."
The Walton family isn't held accountable when their sweat shops burn down or for many of their fraudulent business practices and the tax payers subsidize their store with tax cuts and road projects. And on top of that their policies almost certainly contribute to outsourcing and higher poverty crime rates that accompany new Wal-Marts.
According to the following article Alice Walton will almost certainly have her record expunged:
The article neglects to mention that the accident that injured her leg in Mexico was also a result of her recklessness and speeding.
Makes me wonder why I should shop at Wal-Mart if I'm going to contribute to their legal defense fund without getting much if any benefit for myself since their merchandise is worthless due to the fact that they have cut their manufacturing expenses to the bone to make their huge profits.