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6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 4, 2011, 16:15 Dades
 
You call the police who examine your video and maybe catch the person. Forcing a confrontation can lead to other people being harmed. The people who rob stores generally aren't rational, calm individuals who will give up at the first sign of trouble. Do they have a gun, knife or other weapon concealed that you don't know about? What if they shoot people because you tried to play hero?

The guy should have been fired. I'm sorry it sucks he is losing job because he did a thing we view as morally correct but there is more at stake than people realize sometimes.
 
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5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 4, 2011, 13:29 DG
 
What are you supposed to do if you can't stop shoplifters?  
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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 4, 2011, 10:14 Parallax Abstraction
 
Canada still in copyright "hall of shame" for not implementing RIAA/MPAA written legislation to save a failing business model. USA in "hall of shame" for just about everything else.  
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2011, 22:21 zirik
 
nobody noticed the photo credit in the article? james WOODCOCK took the damn pictures... while under extreme pressure in his pants.  
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2011, 22:15 Blackhawk
 
Even that isn't behind store policies in these cases. If an employee who isn't trained in restraining someone does so and injures them on the store's behalf, the store is liable. If the employee tackled the guy and one of the laptops spun off and struck another customer, the store is liable for that.

Furthermore, if you don't specifically prohibit your employees from taking action and they do and injure themselves, they can claim that you failed to train them for that eventuality, and the store is liable for that.

A $1600 theft is an inconvenience, as the store would have to fill out insurance paperwork to get their money back. Stopping a $1600 theft could cost the store hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Hell, it costs the average business thousands of dollars just to prosecute a shoplifter, and once an employee physically stops them, they don't have any choice.
 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2011, 21:44 The Half Elf
 
First rule dealing with any sort of theft in a store is to NOT INTERFERE! It's not about the person robbing you, it's about your personal safety during the event.  
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