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Egregious Government, And Walmart The Fall Guy

jimmyjames4 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 2:26 PM
I get that these laws about photo processing were passed to help in arresting and prosecuting pedophiles and such, but, where is the expectation for privacy and illegal search of private property, deputizing store clerks to ferret out the good from the bad seems like a slippery slope.

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...