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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 10:31 AM
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88. Maybe they could check in with the local ACLU? Democrats? Unitarians?
Find someone cool and helpful, and then make sure they send a big thank you note to anyone who helps them.

ACLU chapter of Amarillo:

On that site there are resources for finding a lawyer:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Amarillo
4901 Cornell St
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 355-9351‎

Democratic Party of Amarillo:
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  -Help!..Young friends of mine stranded in Texas after Wal-Mart ruined their van! Webster Green  Jun-11-09 12:30 PM   #0 
  - What town in Texas? nt  suninvited   Jun-11-09 12:34 PM   #1 
  - OP said Amarillo n/t  katanalori   Jun-11-09 12:35 PM   #2 
  - Were they headed to Bonaroo?  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 12:36 PM   #3 
  - Yep, headed to Bonaroo..  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 12:43 PM   #16 
     - "Sorry we blew up your car, but here's a hotel and your destroyed van back!"  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 12:46 PM   #17 
  - There should be some Rainbows  here_is_to_hope   Jun-11-09 12:36 PM   #4 
  - call the ACLU--call the local papers, the local tv stations, and even the national media, for just  niyad   Jun-11-09 12:37 PM   #5 
  - Amarillo is pretty right-wing  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 12:42 PM   #15 
  - Hey now it was one uptight rancher that took her to court.  littlebit   Jun-11-09 01:19 PM   #43 
     - I know a lot of people in Amarillo who wholeheartedly supported that lawsuit  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 01:22 PM   #47 
        - It would have killed that community.  littlebit   Jun-11-09 01:31 PM   #55 
  - People in Amarillo aren't too fond of those who look like their from "the outside"  YOY   Jun-11-09 12:53 PM   #32 
     - How incredibly sad. I hadn't heard of that case before.  EOTE   Jun-11-09 01:19 PM   #44 
     - One of my brothers went to school with him.  littlebit   Jun-11-09 01:25 PM   #48 
     - My husband knew some of his friends...  a la izquierda   Jun-13-09 09:36 AM   #86 
  - ouch, I can't help  DS1   Jun-11-09 12:37 PM   #6 
  - ARRESTED??!!?  meegbear   Jun-11-09 12:38 PM   #7 
  - Well.....  QueenOfCalifornia   Jun-11-09 12:52 PM   #27 
     - If Walmart killed my car I'd be yelling and cussing too.  Raineyb   Jun-13-09 09:19 AM   #83 
  - Get haircuts and shirts with collars... and ties. Then file a police report.  MADem   Jun-11-09 12:38 PM   #8 
  - Actually, the dress code advice is good, but maybe just a polo shirt  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 12:49 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, you're probably right--unless one of 'em carries a Bible and  MADem   Jun-11-09 12:52 PM   #28 
     - Oh No not Mitt  sharp_stick   Jun-11-09 01:26 PM   #49 
  - Be sure to carry a bible handily displayed.  asjr   Jun-11-09 12:53 PM   #31 
     - They can pick one up at the hotel.  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-11-09 02:06 PM   #71 
  - Wal-mart should absolutely be responsible! Did they have any insurance on the van?  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 12:38 PM   #9 
  - That's very good advice, actually!! nt  MADem   Jun-11-09 12:39 PM   #10 
  - Yup. God invented subrogation for a reason.  flvegan   Jun-11-09 12:41 PM   #12 
  - Only if their policy has a rental car clause, right? n/t  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 12:50 PM   # 
  - If they're not the ones at fault, it might not matter  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 01:04 PM   #40 
  - And Wal-Mart has admitted it  izquierdista   Jun-11-09 01:44 PM   #64 
     - If the local Wal-mart isn't cooperative, then maybe they should try contacting corporate  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 01:49 PM   #65 
  - The local Legal Aid might be able to help  Metatron   Jun-11-09 12:39 PM   #11 
  - Thanks! (n/t)  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 12:47 PM   #19 
  - For a friendly hand to maybe help them out until legal things are started....  OneGrassRoot   Jun-11-09 12:41 PM   #13 
  - Thanks!  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 12:56 PM   #35 
  - thanks!  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 01:02 PM   #38 
  - The Wally-World security cam should have the proof on video.  lpbk2713   Jun-11-09 12:41 PM   #14 
  - The fact that Walmart put them up is an admission of fault  cboy4   Jun-11-09 12:46 PM   #18 
  - I was just thinking the same thing...  SidDithers   Jun-11-09 01:27 PM   #50 
  - Tell them to call local media. n/t  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 12:48 PM   #20 
  - GREAT IDEA!!! Always gets results. All stations usually have  Fire1   Jun-11-09 12:53 PM   #30 
  - please let us know how they're doing ... and i hope they get help via DU  shireen   Jun-11-09 12:48 PM   #21 
  - Contact DUer Seabeyond.  YOY   Jun-11-09 12:48 PM   #22 
  - I thought the same thing. Waco or Amarillo...not sure. n/t  OneGrassRoot   Jun-11-09 01:20 PM   #45 
     - She's Amarillo or my memory is going.  YOY   Jun-11-09 01:20 PM   #46 
     - Amarillo.  juno jones   Jun-11-09 02:16 PM   #72 
  - Why isn't WalMart paying for the repairs  sabbat hunter   Jun-11-09 12:50 PM   #24 
  - Maybe because they do this sort of thing too often.  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 12:52 PM   #29 
  - Because new engines are expensive  MiniMe   Jun-11-09 01:39 PM   #62 
  - Autos are expensive...  Kansas Wyatt   Jun-13-09 09:27 AM   #85 
  - Wal Mart should have immediately put their van in a real shop...  Kansas Wyatt   Jun-13-09 09:23 AM   #84 
  - Okay....  QueenOfCalifornia   Jun-11-09 12:50 PM   #25 
  - they can only be arrested if the warning was given by a cop nt  WolverineDG   Jun-11-09 12:54 PM   #33 
     - Wal Mart has their own security that can give  suninvited   Jun-11-09 12:57 PM   #36 
     - Nope, not in Texas  WolverineDG   Jun-11-09 01:33 PM   #57 
        - This was in Florida  suninvited   Jun-11-09 02:57 PM   #78 
     - Nope. If the property owner has advised them not to return, any future visit is trespass.  MercutioATC   Jun-11-09 12:58 PM   #37 
     - But it's not criminal trespass (an arrestable offense)  WolverineDG   Jun-11-09 01:31 PM   #56 
     - any agent of the company can issue a trespass notice, dosent have to be the popo  vadawg   Jun-11-09 01:18 PM   #42 
        - Not in Texas  WolverineDG   Jun-11-09 01:31 PM   #54 
  - They need to call a lawyer  WolverineDG   Jun-11-09 12:51 PM   #26 
  - Is the van a beater and do they have a decent insurance policy?  Greyhound   Jun-11-09 12:55 PM   #34 
  - Email the local TV stations or call...  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 01:02 PM   #39 
  - yes, the press (we hope)  katanalori   Jun-11-09 01:30 PM   #53 
  - They need to call their car insurance company for advice. And they need to remain calm when talking  w4rma   Jun-11-09 01:17 PM   #41 
  - Check your pmail for the name of an attorney with a suit  merh   Jun-11-09 01:28 PM   #51 
  - First off  littlebit   Jun-11-09 01:29 PM   #52 
  - Yeah, I told them to chill out, regardless of circumstances.  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 01:34 PM   #59 
  - Did the vehicle have an oil gauge or oil warning light?  Blue For You   Jun-11-09 01:34 PM   #58 
  - question  katanalori   Jun-11-09 01:35 PM   #60 
  - Tell tehm to contact these people now  LostinVA   Jun-11-09 01:36 PM   #61 
  - Thanks DUers!  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 01:42 PM   #63 
  - Have them contact Walmart's corporate offices as well  Hugabear   Jun-11-09 01:52 PM   #66 
  - No way, Walmart is a great company !  Kingofalldems   Jun-11-09 01:53 PM   #67 
  - Send them to Roasters Coffee Shop....  PJPhreak   Jun-11-09 01:57 PM   #68 
  - I USED TO BE A WAl-MART MANAGER, here is what they need to do:  bighart   Jun-11-09 02:02 PM   #69 
  - Something similiar happened to my neighbor with a Jiffy Lube  MiniMe   Jun-11-09 02:04 PM   #70 
  - Half is always the first offer...  SidDithers   Jun-11-09 02:38 PM   #75 
     - Agreed  MiniMe   Jun-11-09 02:44 PM   #77 
  - Take a breath  blogslut   Jun-11-09 02:21 PM   #73 
  - Tell them if they're hungry they can go to the Big Texan and get a FREE steak dinner.  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-11-09 02:23 PM   #74 
  - It's only free if they finish the meal  blogslut   Jun-11-09 02:40 PM   #76 
  - just PM'ed you...... n/t  8 track mind   Jun-11-09 03:03 PM   #79 
  - Thanks Everybody!!  Webster Green   Jun-11-09 06:33 PM   #80 
  - Good news!  here_is_to_hope   Jun-13-09 08:57 AM   #82 
  - I'm so glad to read of the good outcome  merh   Jun-13-09 10:18 AM   #87 
  - Maybe they ran into one particular a-hole at Wal-Mart the first time. Once management got involved .  gauguin57   Jun-13-09 10:47 AM   #89 
  - Did you say Texas.....?  aikoaiko   Jun-11-09 06:43 PM   #81 
  - Maybe they could check in with the local ACLU? Democrats? Unitarians?  gauguin57   Jun-13-09 10:31 AM   #88 

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