Saturday, July 1, 2017
Wal-Mart Crime report June 2017
Walmart continues their high crime problems including record breaking number of shootings with at least eleven more this month; which is more than any of the first six months last year. Last year we had one hundred and four shootings for the whole year but most of them were in the second half especially the holiday season where they typically have more crime problems. There were at least thirty nine shootings in the first six months of last year; this year there were at least fourteen in January; nine in February; nine in March; eleven in April; ten in May plus the ten from last month is a total of sixty-four for the first six months of this year virtually guaranteeing that they'll break a second consecutive record, assuming that there weren't a lot more missed shootings from previous years in those reports.
This is also more than a fifty percent jump in shootings and there are almost certainly an increase in other serious crimes as well. However there are almost certainly far fewer reports of petty crime including shoplifting but as I explained in my previous article about "Restorative Justice" that is almost certainly because they're simply not reporting them to the police or the media. This enables them to falsely claim they're addressing their high crime problem.
At least four of these shootings lead to deaths including two suicides in the parking lot and there were also several additional injuries. None of these shootings involved the police, which is unusual; but most of them led to panics, at least for a few people and one of them involved "Band of robbers" that came in shooting just before the store closed panicking the employees, but there were few if any customer.
In addition to these shootings there was another one with a BB gun where young men in late teens or early twenties were shooting customers. There were also two additional shootings that took place off the premises where the victims went to Walmart after being shot including one that made it there on his own and another that was dumped there by the person that shot him; and a third one that didn't actually have anything to do with Walmart but the person who accidentally shot himself falsely claimed he was shot by someone at Walmart.
You would think people would realize that everything is on tape at Walmart and they can confirm this.
They had at least ten more gun related crimes, mostly robberies including four stolen vehicles or armed carjackings; and a disgruntled employee that had an argument when he went in for his final paycheck with a shotgun and caused an evacuation. the police were also sued for one of the officer involved shootings prior to this month and another near-kidnapping led the press to spotlight their high crime problem which now happens almost every month in at least one city, after decades of virtually ignoring most of it.
In addition to the four people killed in shootings there were another six dead bodies found in Walmart parking lots around the country and another person that was killed in a crash. A shoplifting suspect died in a crash after leaving Walmart; and there was a fatal stabbing of a Uber driver after a teen walked out of a Walmart with stolen knives. several customers tried to report this to the workers who did nothing to stop her, at least until it was too late. Walmart is now being sued for that incident. That is at least a total of eleven deaths on the premises and two more of people that died as a result of activities that began at Walmart totaling thirteen. This is probably not a record number of deaths, but it may come close. Most of these deaths aren't considered suspicious, and police seem to treat it as an unavoidable problem; however this problem isn't as bad in all locations and there is evidence that could enable people to find out how to prevent these things from happening if businesses the academic world and the political establishment took it seriously.
Most of these dead people are poor people or drug users that have to die somewhere. At least two of the bodies decomposed for three days this month, including one in Florida which seems to have far more decomposing bodies turn up in Walmart parking lots than any other state, possibly more than all other states, and another in Oklahoma where an employee apparently assumed a locked bathroom was out of order and simply put a sign on it saying so, it wasn't until after the weekend where they unlocked it and found a decomposing body in it. Most of the decomposing bodies found at Walmart are almost always either in cars where poor people often live there for days if not weeks at a time or in the woods nearby.
This problem is clearly getting worse; but it's usually just poor people so it may have to get much worse before they decide to report in in the traditional media and even longer before they argue around in circles before doing , well, probably nothing.
They certainly don't want to do anything if it might impact profits; perhaps they will do something if profits go down as a result of bodies showing up at epidemic levels.
They have another problem with sex offenders that have no place to go so they register at Walmart.
They had at least five knife related crimes, including an attempted kidnapping and another that led to a chase but except for the fatal Uber driver there were few if any serious injuries. there were at least eleven accidents or chases, mostly chases this month, although there are almost certainly many lower profile accidents that don't make it into these reports. There were at least five or six chases mostly involving police and at least two more attempted carjackings in addition to the attempted kidnapping and armed carjackings.
One of these carjacking victims was a "marketing representative" who "felt duped" and said “He acted like he had some manners, for a little bit.” Is it necessary to point out the irony of this?
Yes, it is. In our society the people that control the press treat "marketing representatives," salesmen," "public relations people," "Media pundits," "CEOs" and "politicians" and more professions as respectable people, yet a large part of their job involves spinning the truth to increase profits. we don't even consider the possibility that they're involved in epidemic levels of fraud, which contributes to higher poverty are more disgruntled employees like the one arrested this month with a shot gun.
I'm sorry this person got carjacked but "duping" people is what "marketing representatives" are paid to do; if we cut down on white collar crime then we would cut down on traditional blue collar crime.
When rich or upper middle class people "dupe" people as part of their job it is considered respectable business, when poor people do the same thing it is considered disrespectful and when they realize that they've been duped and there is little or no accountability for professionals a handful of them go over the edge.
We could learn from this; but that might not be good for profits.
Just this month one of their bomb threats clearly came from an "upset customer," but it is almost certain that many more of them also come from people that are angry with Walmart but can't get their grievances addressed through reasonable ways.
The official implied assumption seems to be that if in doubt, or often even if there is evidence indicating there are angry customers or workers striking out, give Walmart the benefit of the doubt. At least that is the way the police, politicians and press treat it.
With the attitudes expressed by the establishment, I'd think carefully before rejecting a "College student caught shoplifting" claiming she's "studying kleptomania." At lest she might be studying something. There certainly isn't anyone trying to find out the real causes of their crime and prevent it.
they also had at least one smash and grab crime where robber picked up their weapons at Walmart and smashed a case; if they were concerned about deterrents it is unlikely that this would happen often if at all, but it is actually semi-common; apparently many people are so accustomed to going to jail and having no opportunities that they don't have qualms about doing this. You could study that assumption if you disagree or just declare that those that don't study it must be right. Another teen threw a lit firecracker into Walmart and also got caught on camera, surprise. They had people that managed to steal millions of dollars worth of cigarettes with hacked credit cards, before technology managed to catch up with them. and some people that dumped hazardous waste at Walmart. the government and corporations are not trying to make it easy to dispose of hazardous waste anymore than they try to figure out what is causing any other problems.
However even though police officers or prison guards, who refer to themselves as "Corrections officers" even though they no longer even pretend to rehabilitate, can often get away with beating or shooting people with little or no accountability if they steal as little as $10 worth of stuff from Walmart they will be prosecuted much faster and often lose their job.
There were at least four recalls at Walmart two for possibly contaminated food including another listeria case, which is much more common now that small food suppliers have been almost eliminated; and another for fireworks and dressers that tip over on children. They often wait till it is they cut a little too many corners before they have these recalls and most people probably never know about them. safety takes a back seat to profits, of course.
Walmart has the usual number of workers complaints which is always a lot, punishing workers for sick days a lawsuit for humiliating a person using a breast pump, donating to Democrats that pretend to represent workers. they want to add to that by asking workers to drop off packages on the way home; wit reasonable discretion this might not be a bad idea in some locations but Walmart is a disaster at everything and they have no reasonable discretion; and they're using virtual reality to train workers which is being added to their indoctrination tactics that they call "training"
They're also trying to continue the consolidation process by acquiring a clothing tore whose customers hate Walmart but they're probably going to let Amazon, which is just as bad acquire Whole Foods so the monopolization process can continue with no regard for customers or workers, dividing up what's left of the market.
But they do have to keep celebrities happy to maintain their reputation, or at least pretend to. Walmart continues their battle with insurance companies and Tracy Morgan. Walmart wants insurance to foot the bill so they can protect their reputation but they would never pay out nearly as much for someone that isn't a celebrity.
You would think that taunting police live on Facebook while stealing a bike, or challenging a cop to an arm-wrestling match if you have warrants out for your arrest and plenty of drugs on you wouldn't be such a good idea.
You would also think that it would be obvious to people that Batman is a fantasy and it really isn't a good way to solve crimes; however when a cop dressed up as batman that is what he did and the media turned it into a big joke. But they really should tell people that it isn't a rational way to solve crimes since the majority of the public doesn't seem to think things through at all.
If someone really was trying to find out how to prevent crime turning this into a joke might not be such a big deal but it sin't going to do anything to solve their crime problem.
If you don't like the taste of maggots don't buy Almond Joy at Walmart.
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 June 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.
Authorities identify man fatally shot by police at Wal-Mart parking lot in Hesperia Ca. 06/01/2017
State police seek 3 suspects in multiple Walmart credit card fraud investigations in Western, Central Mass 06/01/2017
Homeless man stole flatscreen TVs 3 times from Pa. Wal-Mart, cops say 06/02/2017
Va. man charged for allegedly filming 'upskirt' video of mom, 10-year-old girl in Walmart 06/02/2017
Pima County Ariz. Sheriff's investigate attempted theft at a local Walmart 06/02/2017 He was confronted by numerous employees and assaulted at least one staff member before abandoning the items and fleeing
Know this guy accused of snapping intimate pic at Pa. Walmart? 06/02/2017
Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends at Newport News Va. Wal-Mart 06/02/2017
Suspects sought after stolen credits used at Manchester Missouri Walmart 06/02/2017
Fla. Wal-Mart cashier charged with stealing 06/04/2017
Woman arrested after allegedly concealing merchandise in her purse at Fla. Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge 06/03/2017
'All clear' after police investigate Arkansas Walmart bomb threat 06/03/2017
Family, friends remember man killed by deputy after altercation at Missouri Walmart 06/04/2017
Woman Struck In Md. Walmart Parking Lot; Driver May Have Had Medical Emergency 06/04/2017
Woman attempts to walk out of Baton Rouge La. Walmart with over $800 in stolen items 06/03/2017
Mom charged after boy’s teeth pulled in Utah Walmart restroom 06/06/2017
Fairfax man charged in ‘upskirting’ incident at a Va. Walmart 06/05/2017
Police investigate connection between purse snatchings at Belmont NC Walmart, Lowes 06/06/2017
Man charged after eating popcorn chicken, shoving cheese sticks in his pants at Tx. Walmart 06/06/2017
Deputies: Man wanted for flashing his genitals at woman inside a Porter Tx. Walmart 06/07/2017
Tx. Walmart exposure suspect surrenders to police after seeing photo on social media 06/09/2017
Police seek man for "suspicious" activity in Wyomissing Pa. Walmart 06/06/2017
Wal-Mart's 'Main Street' Cronyism Campaigns 06/06/2017 Third, simply to note the depth of cynicism for a company to cloak its efforts to tilt the playing field in its favor as "main street" — a concept that stands for literally the opposite of what Wal-Mart is engaged in.
Wal-Mart Counterfeit Problem 06/07/2017 Walmart has a counterfeit problem. Both Walmart, and third-party sellers Walmart allows to list on Walmart’s website, are selling counterfeit products.
Police believe they know who is behind WV Walmart shoplifting ring 06/06/2017
Man arrested in connection with robbery of southwest Tucson Ariz. Walmart 06/06/2017
Boynton Beach police at scene of suspected overdose near Fla. Walmart 06/07/2017
Upstate SC Walmart employee rescues baby from hot car, police say 06/08/2017
Statewide-Organized Cellphone Theft Conspiracy Against Fla. Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores 06/08/2017
Alleged shoplifter with knife Tazed in Covington Ga. Walmart 06/07/2017
Tx. Police investigate Walmart shoplifting, accidents 06/05/2017
Blountville woman charged with felony shoplifting at Tenn. Walmart 06/03/2017
Missing Juvenile And Vermont Sex Offender Found In Connecticut Walmart 06/08/2017
Electrical fire causes evacuation at West Manchester Walmart 06/08/2017
Man pleads not guilty in fatal Tx. Walmart altercation 06/08/2017
Ky. Walmart Shoplifting suspect facing drug charges 06/08/2017
Athens Ga. police continue to dismantle major shoplifting ring that targeted area retailers 06/08/2017 On May 21, police said day shift officers took a shoplifting report from Walmart in which suspects got away with merchandise valued at $2,000. Two days later, nightshift officers took another report documenting an attempt to steal items from Walmart valued at another $1,000, but the suspects were thwarted by employees, police said.
Family hit by truck in 2013 in Ga. Walmart parking lot awarded $11.5 million 06/09/2017
Wal-Mart fosters innovation culture 06/10/2017 How many of these positive claims describe the opposite of what Walmart actually does? Almost all?
Police still working to identify 'John Doe' found in Walmart parking lot last month 06/09/2017
Missing teen possibly in danger, last seen at Tenn. Walmart looking 'nervous' 06/11/2017
Truck crashes into Walmart store in Raleigh NC 06/11/2017
Teen charged with assaulting Tx. Walmart security guard 06/11/2017
Walmart Under Siege as Germany's Aldi Announces Major U.S. Attack Plan 06/12/2017
Suspect allegedly left threatening note for Loomis employees picking up money from Oklahoma Walmart 06/12/2017
Franklin Tenn. police looking for suspects in attempted theft at Walmart 06/12/2017
Pair charged after toddler left in hot car at northeast Alabama Walmart 06/12/2017
Man sentenced to 10 years for Iowa Wal-Mart shooting 06/12/2017
Police: Mom Left 3 Year Old Alone in Vehicle While Shopping at Pa. Walmart 06/12/2017
Police find meth, stolen items in car after theft at Mississippi Wal-Mart 06/13/2017
2 in Augusta Me. June 2016 Walmart parking lot gunfire flurry indicted on federal drug charges 06/13/2017
Wayne County NC man found with meth at Walmart, deputies say 06/13/2017
2015 Walmart Robbery Lands Springfield Missouri Man 17 Years in Prison 06/13/2017
Two arrested outside Ca. Walmart after theft investigation 06/13/2017
Pa. Walmart thief takes $400 in kids clothes, punches officer, cops say 06/12/2017
Florida man, woman steal more than $150 of Wal-Mart clothing, resist arrest, police said 06/13/2017
Police looking for shoplifter who targeted Yorktown Va. Walmart twice 06/14/2017
Woods fire scorches 1 acre near NH Walmart 06/14/2017
Waterford Conn. police looking for suspect in Walmart parking lot accident 06/14/2017
Tenn. Walmart employee arrested for stealing $11,000 from store 06/14/2017
Police seeking 3 men in strong arm robbery near Walmart in Butler Twp. Ohio 06/14/2017
Harrison Pa. Wal-Mart reopens after natural gas leak 06/14/2017
Four Hagerstown residents charged in Ellicott City Md. Walmart robbery 06/16/2017
Walmart: Collier Fla. shopper tried to steal baby formula, fishing gear, meat worth $1,334 06/15/2017
Police: Men stole 55" TV, other items from Old Forest Road Va. Walmart 06/15/2017
Lake City police respond to armed robbery at SC Walmart 06/16/2017
Tenn. Beer board hands down punishments to Walmart, Food City, Aldi and others 06/15/2017
Report: Man at Hilton Head SC Walmart tries to steal three TVs and some delicious snacks 06/16/2017
Authorities looking for man who stole 3 TVs from York County Va. Walmart 06/18/2017
Roeland Park Kansas Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat, police say 06/18/2017
Manor police rescue puppy from hot car at Tx. Walmart, arrest owner 06/18/2017
Dog rawhide chew recall expanded, now includes retail brands Walmart, Petco, others 06/19/2017
Howell NJ Police Seek ID On Couple Seen At Walmart 06/19/2017
Charges Dropped Against Miss Black Texas Winner Arrested In Tx. Walmart Parking Lot 06/16/2017
Man uses fake cash at Marion SC Walmart, police say 06/19/2017
Man used fake money at Walmart in Greenport, NY police say 06/19/2017
4-month-old boy left inside car for 1 hour at Ind. Wal-Mart; rescued by EPD 06/19/2017
Police searching for Sturbridge Mass. Walmart theft suspect 06/20/2017
Opelika Ga. police trying to identify two suspects in Wal-Mart theft 06/20/2017
Walmart Neighborhood Market sign taken down again and replaced with a different sign in Bluffton SC 06/20/2017
Fort Wayne Police officer claims to catch burglary suspect hot-dog-handed at Wal-Mart 06/20/2017 Vertison told the court, "I was looking for something to eat."
Hearing continued for man accused in Fla. Walmart diaper thief fatal shooting 06/21/2017
Police hope to identify Okla. Walmart shoplifter 06/20/2017
Woman banned from Ky. Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger kept returning to steal more, police say 06/21/2017
Man revived in Ohio Wal Mart bathroom gets probation 06/21/2017
Chubbuck Idaho police arrest two women in separate incidents at Walmart 06/20/2017
Police find man suspected of sexual battery at Walmart in West Lafayette 06/20/2017
West Haven PD: Two men arrested after stealing car batteries from Conn. Walmart 06/20/2017
Panhandler arrested outside Athens Ga. Walmart 06/2/2017
Hesperia Ca. Walmart Evacuated After Alleged Bomb Threat 06/19/2017
$2K shoplifting spree ends for pair at NJ Wal-Mart, cops say 06/21/2017
Man arrested for armed robberies at Marion SC Walmart and jewelry store 06/21/2017
Ga. Walmart Jan. 2016 shoplifting spree ends in store evacuation; Man sentenced to 12 years in prison 06/22/2017
Police: Man exposed himself to girls at Ind. Walmart – again 06/23/2017
Nebraska Walmart shoplifter takes plea deal 06/23/2017
Deputies working to identify suspect in Fla. Walmart theft 06/22/2017
Credit card theft suspects go shopping — and get caught on camera at Fla. Walmart 06/22/2017
Godfrey, Wood River Ill. Walmarts among locations targeted with stolen accounts 06/23/2017
Gas leak forces evacuation of Draper Utah Walmart, other businesses 06/23/2017
Man accused of stealing riding lawnmower from Leland NCWalmart 06/23/2017
Easton Md. man charged with alleged Walmart theft 06/2/2017
Waterline break shuts down Vienna WV Walmart 06/25/2017
After Walmart Bought Jet, It Eliminated In-Office Drinking 06/25/2017
New York State Police: Kingsport fugitives spotted at Pennsylvania Walmart 06/25/2017
Mask-wearing Pa. Walmart patron charged with disorderly conduct 06/26/2017
NH Fugitive Caught Stealing TV From Walmart: Report 06/26/2017
Fla. Walmart shopper files suit against FS Property Maintenance after fall in parking lot 06/26/2017
Walmart shuts down price-matching in Minnesota stores 06/23/2017
NC Man accused of lowering Walmart prices 06/24/2017
D’Iberville Mississippi police arrest man they say tried to grab cash from bank drawer 06/25/2017
3 years after shooting man in the buttocks at Alabama Walmart, ex-deputy's criminal case 'still pending' 06/26/2017
Hudson NH police seek help identifying man taking TVs from Walmart 06/26/2017
Two charged with stealing beer, frozen goods from Tx. Walmart 06/27/2017
Couple Suspected In Coweta Okla. Walmart Electronics Theft 06/27/2017
Tyler Tx. Police investigating lawn mower theft from Walmart 06/27/2017
Men suspected in credit card skimming ring shown in SC Walmart video surveillance, police say 06/27/2017
Woman arrested following robbery of elderly woman at Fall River Mass. Walmart 06/28/2017
Police need help identifying Osceola Ind. Walmart shoplifting suspects 06/27/2017
Deadly crash on E. Main St. in front of Walmart in Spartanburg SC 06/27/2017
Police: Five people arrested after Wallingford Conn. officer sees suspicious transaction at Walmart 06/28/2017
Wanted: Couple accused of stealing multiple phones from Huntersville NC Walmart 06/28/2017
Police seek NY Walmart larceny suspects 06/28/2017
Ashland Va. Walmart shooting suspect to have 3 day jury trial in November February 19, 2017, Updated: 06/28/2017
Ga. Walmart shoplifting suspect has ‘panic attack’ when cops find clothes in purse 06/29/2017
Bomb threat at Ca. Wal-Mart in Torrance prompts evacuation 06/28/2017
Dallas Tx. Walmart shooter found guilty of aggravted robbery 06/28/2017
Augusta Ga. Walmart employee improperly cashes checks 06/28/2017
Herkimer NY Police Investigating Early Morning Larceny at Walmart 06/28/2017
RI Walmart Self-Checkout Duo Face Shoplifting, Conspiracy Charges 06/29/2017
Suspicious Package Near Wyoming Walmart Temporarily Shuts Down I-80 On-Ramp 06/2/2017
Firework with wrapper torn off triggers evacuation, bomb squad at Oregon Walmart 06/29/2017 The bomb squad determined the "pipe bomb" was "a confetti pop fireworks with the wrapper torn off," Oregon State Police said before 1 p.m. Thursday.
Madison Co. Mississippi Peeping Tom sentenced for stalking child in WalMart bathroom, touching himself 06/29/2017
Summerville man says he came here to steal from SC Walmart 06/29/2017
Dispute at Henderson's Sleep Inn leads to Ky. Walmart shoplifting, drug arrests 06/30/2017
Homeless Hickory NC Woman Arrested for Shoplifting; Other Outstanding Warrants 06/30/2017
Man not welcome at Fla. Wal-Mart arrested after violating trespassing order 06/30/2017
Man suspected of retail theft at Walmart in East Lampeter Twp. Pa. 06/30/2017
Florida deputies save life of teen who snorted fentanyl, passed out in Walmart 06/30/2017
'Good Samaritan' rescues baby from locked car, parents shopping in Ariz. Walmart 06/30/2017
Denton man charged with larceny at NC Walmart 06/2/2017
Prison sentence for Iowa Muscatine Walmart stabbing incident 06/30/2017
Ville Platte police investigate Walmart theft 06/30/2017
Richmond Ky. PoLice Report JUL. 1, 2017