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Egregious Government, And Walmart The Fall Guy

Mick135 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 4:05 PM
One reason we give a "pass" to governmental agencies is that ultimately, they have the power of force, and limitless financial resources to pursue and vilify individuals all while hiding behind vague laws, as well as the protective veil of being all-knowing. That anyone is on a sex-offender registry is incomprehensible, but you can't stop them. That will affect employment and other life decisions forever.

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...