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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:52 PM

Civil Disobedience: What if everyone went to Wal-Mart and ate an Oreo Cookie?


Would they really arrest everyone? Would they charge everyone with felonies???

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Reply Civil Disobedience: What if everyone went to Wal-Mart and ate an Oreo Cookie? (Original post)
reformist2 Feb 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #1
Earth_First Feb 2013 #2
white_wolf Feb 2013 #7
reformist2 Feb 2013 #3
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #4
white_wolf Feb 2013 #8
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #21
FarCenter Feb 2013 #5
Gorp Feb 2013 #6
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #10
Gorp Feb 2013 #12
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #14
City Lights Feb 2013 #9
bighart Feb 2013 #11
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #13
white_wolf Feb 2013 #15
tarheelsunc Feb 2013 #16
Robb Feb 2013 #17
reformist2 Feb 2013 #19
bigapple1963 Feb 2013 #18
reformist2 Feb 2013 #20
rustydog Feb 2013 #22

Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:00 PM

1. Interesting

not sure how that would work out, but interesting nonetheless....

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:00 PM

2. My penchant for cookies and disdain for Wal Mart =

"Honey, I'm going to need some bail money later. If you get a strange number on the ID please pick up."

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:57 PM

7. "If you get a strange number on the ID please pick up."

I take it I'm not the only one who ignores calls from numbers I don't recognize? I just always assume their selling something.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:39 PM

3. Anyone? Anyone? Activism is dead. *sigh*

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:49 PM

4. So is honesty. Or any regard for it.

The woman was a thief. Her bullshit argument that she deserves the fucking cookies because she can not afford them is beneath contempt.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:00 PM

8. And your bullshit attack on the poor is beneath contempt.

The owners of Wal-Mart steal far more from their employees and customers than a few cookies. I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world whining that one of their overworked underpaid employees took a cookie from them. Had she done something to actually harm someone then it would be another story, but this seems like an act of desperation.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:56 PM

21. That seems a little harsh nt

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:53 PM

5. Not a felony -- minor misdemeanor.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:56 PM

6. I believe it would fall into a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

 

Besides, even WalMart doesn't have enough Oreo cookies for everyone.

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Response to Gorp (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:05 PM

10. news accounts clearly state it will be prosecuted as a felony. & according to various du-ers,

 

all such thefts in that state are

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:12 PM

12. Yeah, but the banksters don't even get charged for their felonies.

 

Steal an Oreo, serve hard time. Steal millions and get a slap on the wrist. Yeah, that makes sense.

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Response to Gorp (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

14. no argument here

 

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:03 PM

9. How do you propose we do this?

Will there be a well-coordinated "Steal Oreos from Walmart Day?" Do we steal a package, or open the package in the store and steal one cookie?

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:09 PM

11. Doesn't a prosecutor determine the charge?

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Response to bighart (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:14 PM

13. Yeah, but Wal-Mart had to report it to the police so that the

prosecutor could determine the charge...they could have just fired her....but they wanted blood.

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Response to bighart (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:15 PM

15. I can't imagine a DA charging this as a felony.

I know they have to charge something, but some kind of misdemeanor seems more fitting here. Of course, I'm considering becoming a Public Defender, so I likely have a very different mindset than your average ADA.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:23 PM

16. It depends.

If we all ate "an" Oreo cookie like you said, it would be a misdemeanor. But "multiple" Oreo cookies, then we're going to be facing felonies.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

17. Well, you've got your eye on the ball and finger on the pulse there.

I think we need to expand this.

I also don't like the guy who runs the corner gas/grocery/snack joint. I think he's an asshole, and he also almost certainly built his (arguably modest) empire on the backs of the more deserving. Can I just go shoplift from him? It's pretty far to the nearest Walmart from here, and frankly I haven't been to one in more than 10 years.

Also, how much should I steal? Can I maintain my moral high ground if I boost a whole carton of smokes, or would I lose the right to invoke Rosa Parks and Gandhi if I went for more than a few snack cakes?

Thanks in advance, and something about "V For Vendetta."

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Response to Robb (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:54 PM

19. If you're truly hungry, eating is never theft.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:32 PM

18. they

 

could also be charged with a conspiracy if it was planned beforehand.

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Response to bigapple1963 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:55 PM

20. LOL, if a jury convicted people of a cookie eating conspiracy, justice would truly be dead.

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:07 PM

22. I disagree with the felony charge

But how can you support an employee stealing, be it from Walmart, KMart or any store.
This person broke the law!

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