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Egregious Government, And Walmart The Fall Guy

Barbara1247 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 11:24 AM
Why is it WalMart's job to interpret what are often vague laws? It is in their interest to err on the side of caution. It is not unheard of for the government to decide that these types of photos are, in fact, pornographic. Ridiculuous? Of course. But when did that ever deter bureaucracy?

What happens when a local police department and a state child protective services agency overreact and abuse their authority?

In one such case, Walmart ended-up being sued.

The story began in 2008. Lisa and Anthony Demaree of Peoria, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix) visited a vacation destination that’s popular among Arizonans – San Diego – and took their three young daughters with them. When they returned home, they brought photos of their then 5, 4, and 1 ½ year old girls to a nearby Walmart store to obtain prints.

It all seemed pretty innocent productive. But some of the Walmart...