Protecting Against Shoplifters Is Racist

Gloria Allred says so.

California Woman Sues Walmart for Racism over Products in Locked Cases

A California woman is suing Walmart, claiming that the store’s policy to lock certain products subject to a higher rate of shoplifting inside glass cases is racist.
Essie Grundy is taking a Walmart in Perris, California, to court, saying she felt like a second-class citizen because items popular with black customers were locked behind glass doors, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Grundy explained that she originally bought a small comb in another Walmart outside her neighborhood and wanted to get more as gifts, but when she went to the location near her, she found the 50-cent items inside locked glass cases.

“I noticed all of the African American products was locked up under lock and key,” Grundy said at a press conference spearheaded by activist lawyer Gloria Allred.

Grundy claimed she confronted the local Walmart manager and asked to have the lock-and-key policy changed, but the manager refused the request.

The mother of five children said she feels African Americans are being treated like thieves and criminals by having their most sought-after products locked up.

Grundy wants an apology and wants the courts to force Walmart to stop its secure stocking practice.

Walmart said it would review the woman’s complaint but also noted that the shelving policy is in place for a legitimate reason.

“We’re sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics, and other personal care products are subject to additional security,” Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson said.

“Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis using data supporting the need for heightened measures.”

This is one of my pet peeves. I used to be the loss control manager for the local K-Mart. We lost over $1000 per day to shoplifters. Who pays for that? The customers.

Modern retail stores use computerized inventory systems. When a store receives a delivery an employee scans the item and the computer adds it to the store’s inventory. When the item is sold the computer removes it from the inventory. When the total of those items in stock drops below a certain point the computer automatically orders refills. This allows stores to keep shelves filled without needing a huge storeroom for excess stock.

When someone shoplifts an item the store still shows it as being in stock. The item is gone but the computer doesn’t know it so it doesn’t order any refills. So instead of full shelves, you have bare spots. Some employee has to manually enter the corrections with one of those Star Trek phaser things they use.

So now they are ordering refills, but the store never got paid for the old ones. In order to recoup the costs, they have to raise prices on the new items. And who pays those higher prices? We do.

Why are African-American hair care products kept locked up at that store? Probably because they are high-theft items. Loss Control managers get a report that shows what items get stolen the most so they can focus their efforts. Toilet paper doesn’t get stolen. Neither does house paint, pool cleaning supplies, or toothpaste.

Electronics, tools, sporting equipment, make-up, condoms, pregnancy test kits, bras, and Levi’s are all high-theft items. People are too embarrassed to buy condoms so they steal them. Girls are too embarrassed to insist the guy wear a condom so they end up stealing pregnancy test kits. So girls took them into our bathroom and used the test right in the store.

I still remember the parents of a teenaged girl I busted for stealing a pregnancy test. They were irate at me that she got caught stealing until I told them what she stole. Thank God the cops were there.

Getting back on topic, one of the favorite SJW themes is that it is racist to suspect back people of stealing. But if African-American hair care products are high-theft items I will let you draw your own conclusions as to who is stealing them. It certainly isn’t me.

There is another alternative. Walmart could just stop carrying those products.

But retail giants like Walmart are not the only ones getting accused of racism.

A family-owned bakery in Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College for slandering the shop as a racist establishment. According to the Boston Herald, the dispute began in November 2016 when three underage black students were arrested for punching and kicking the white shopkeeper, Allyn Gibson. The students claim their only crime was trying to buy alcohol with fake identification, but Gibson says he was attacked after he caught them trying to steal bottles of wine.

The incident occurred the day after Donald Trump became president elect, and some believe the arrests triggered a simmering frustration among the college’s famously liberal community. (Oberlin students were widely pilloried in 2015 for protesting cultural appropriation in the sushi offered at their own dining halls.) There has long been speculation regarding racial profiling at Gibson’s, and students quickly began to boycott and protest outside of the café.

“I can understand why people were looking for some outlet for their frustration, but it’s just counterproductive to bend that anger towards a small family business that to my knowledge is not guilty of the sort of racial profiling that people accuse it of,” retired Oberlin professor Roger Copeland told the Boston Herald. “I’ve never seen evidence. It’s always hearsay.”

But in August, the students pleaded guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing. In statements, they said their actions were wrong and the store wasn’t racist. Nonetheless, students continue to boycott the small business over alleged racial profiling.

When I was a loss prevention agent at Sears I once arrested a black guy who I watched on camera as he placed two air tools in his pants and left the store. When I arrested him he said, “It’s because I’m black, right?” I told him “Yeah, we let white people steal whatever they want.”

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81 Responses to Protecting Against Shoplifters Is Racist

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:


    Raise your hand if you have ever been bra shopping and you found an old bra in a new box on the shelf. That seems to be a favorite method – go in the dressing room, put on the new bra, put the old one in the box and put the box back on the shelf.

    • Somebody says:

      I can’t that I’ve ever found an old bra. I would flip out because I’m a germophobe.

      I never would have guessed at some of the items on your list. Electronics sure, but some of the rest…..never knew.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I got caught shoplifting at a NoVa Mall when I was a teen. Officer Friendly was pretty cool when I told him I bought the Cover Girl Compact earlier and my mom had the receipt, so I handed him the compact and told him I’d be right back with the receipt. Hope he’s still not waiting 🙂

    • swanspirit says:

      My son was a loss prevention manager at our local Marshalls, and besides being a fish out of water in a women’s clothing store, (he is such a guy’s guy), the stories he told were astonishing.
      Groups of thieves would “assault” the store. One would be waiting outside in a running car, when several others would run in, grab armfuls of clothing off the racks, and run out, jump in the car and drive off.
      One of the worst groups he had to deal with, other than African Americans, were Russians.
      And the store managers. Their friends would come in, buy expensive items, when the managers were on the register, and the manager would ring up low prices. The thieves got to walk out without a worry. My son says, when he was there, he reduced shrink from 3.4%, to 1.25%, in a store that does $12 million annually.
      A lot of stuff sold on EBay, and even Craig’s List is stolen from stores. A lot.

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  5. 1539days says:

    “I noticed all of the African American products was locked up under lock and key,” Grundy said at a press conference spearheaded by activist lawyer Gloria Allred.

    SPEARheaded? That writer is obviously Super Hitler Racist.

  6. votermom says:

    doggeh has dandruff!

    • elliesmom says:

      Hartz has an anti-dandruff shampoo that works pretty well.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Poodles don’t shed hair or flaky skin ? I thought. (Going to my wayback machine)…..(Wait..processing 80’s/90’s)……my springers and dachsunds were always on Science Diet, because I worked for a vet at the time. I also got certified by Hill’s as a Pet Nutritionist , so I got lots of free dog food for the pups for pimping their brand. They all lived til their teens, solid poops and no skin conditions. Look into it 🙂

      • votermom says:

        I haven’t given him fish in awhile, will di that.
        I think it’s winter dry skin

        • 49erDweet says:

          Just gonna say that. Our ‘mail lady alarm’ has it, too.

        • Somebody says:

          Coconut oil? I’ve heard of people rubbing their dog down with it and then shampoo after a few minutes.

          I don’t have much experience except with the puppies. The little feisty one Mitzi digs….DIGS. She is attracted to pine roots. Since this property used to be timber land of yellow pines, there are pine roots everywhere, even where there are no trees.

          We use coconut oil to get the pine tar off her coat before we wash her. Sometimes she’s covered in pine tar.

          A) It hasn’t hurt her and she has no interest in eating it.
          B) OMG her coat is coming in big time. She didn’t have as nice of a coat as the other one……honey she has got it going on now. Long and shiny. She also hasn’t had any itchy skin like her sister. We think it is the coconut oil and we’re thinking about dousing her sister with some.

          That’s the only suggestion I have besides a shampoo for dandruff or an oatmeal shampoo.

        • Just Kell says:

          Try a tablespoon of vegetable oil in your dogs food! My vet says it helps moisten their skin from the inside and tastes good to them, too, so a twofer! Also, I pack a hollowed out ham bone with peanut butter daily because my drums and stereo are still here when I come in from work and he IS a good dog!
          I do that (veggie oil) with half a can of moist dog food a day yet our mastiff/ pit mix is the perfect weight for the breeds…imagine a HUGE pit bull who mostly doesn’t know he’s a dog at all!
          anyway, good luck with your dog!

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I just received junk mail at my RL home for the fake name I use online. Earlier this week I got a spam call for that person. I guess they finally found me. Time to create a new identity.

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    One of the things they don’t warn you about with weight loss is loose skin. Loose, saggy, skin.

    You can see it in my face and my gut hangs lower now than it did before I lost weight. I don’t even want to talk about moobs.

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  11. Dora says:

    ‘Deport them all’: Sheriff turned Senate candidate Joe Arpaio says he wants to send Dreamers packing and disagrees with Trump’s plan to offer them a path to citizenship

    • Somebody says:

      What is that I smell? I think it is a whiff of Alabama and Roy Moore…..yes, yes, it smells like…..let me think…..A LOSS

  12. Dora says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I thought it was an on purpose leak from the wh. Keep those legislators putting illegals first. It also puts the spotlight on the never trump pot stirrers.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    At my local Walmart, Tide products have security tags now. Is that for the Pod Challenges? I just buy the liquid *cold water* and *free* (for my sensitive toushy), now they have tags too? Are the kiddos drinking the liquids too?

  14. mothy says:

    At least once a week the po po is arresting somebody at the grocery store near me.

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The lyrics:

    Got in a little hometown jam
    So they put a rifle in my hand
    Sent me off to a foreign land
    To go and kill the yellow man
    Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
    Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
    Come back home to the refinery
    Hiring man said “son if it was up to me”
    Went down to see my V.A. man
    He said “son, don’t you understand”
    I had a brother at Khe Sahn
    Fighting off the Viet Cong
    They’re still there, he’s all gone
    He had a woman he loved in Saigon
    I got a picture of him in her arms now

    The reality:

    Called for conscription in the United States Armed Forces when he was 18, Springsteen failed the physical examination and did not serve in the Vietnam War. He had suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, and this together with his “crazy” behavior at induction gave him a classification of 4F, which made him unacceptable for service.

  16. jenlyntx says: this is a very interesting article. Andrea Dworkin was a real feminist (some might find her extreme but she was a real visionary and leader on many levels). Anyway she was raped and wrote about how she identified with Juanita Broderick and her friend and fellow activist (these are real feminist people) wrote an article about Hillary’s fake feminism and the rapist in the White House and she was talking about Clinton peeps.

  17. jenlyntx says:

    BILL Clinton that is…

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    • lateblum says:

      Is this the guy the news reports conveniently failed to mention ? “Two men stabbed by a single attacker in Mall of America”. No description of the attacker — ever.

      • taw46 says:

        And they neglect to mention he said he did it in the name of jihad for ISIS.

      • bob says:

        no description means he’s black. if he had been white that would have been the lead story.

        • lateblum says:

          Maybe where I live it means black. In Minneapolis it may mean Somali – given the large population there. Here in Chicago (and the liberal enclave just north of Chicago) where there is no descriptor, it means black. Otherwise, we hear “Hispanic” or “white”.we sometimes don’t even hear “Hispanic” these days. We have to listen for the neighborhood or area to guess at who to look for.

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  22. DeniseVB says:

    I like this….Pink !

  23. Dora says:

    Media Blackout.

  24. mothy says:

    Made pizza rolls in airfryer for brat’s sleepover. So much better than microwave or oven. It’s my new toy.

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  27. bob says:

    it’s only racist because all the thieves are black. tell blacks to stop committing crimes, then racism will end.

  28. lateblum says:

    Have a good Sunday everyone. It is birthday Sunday … The day we celebrate those family birthdays from the current month. I’ll be thinking of y’all. ❤️

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