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Description: A new report by the consumer-interest nonprofit Public Citizen calls out major retailers — Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, Walmart and others — for donating to trade associations and campaigns promoting harsher shoplifting penalties in at least 18 states. The retailers succeeded in 11 of them, according to the report.

Source: NPR.org

Date: Oct 16, 2020

Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/923844907/when-shoplifting-is-a-felony-retailers-back-harsher-penalties-for-store-theft

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the issues involved in this report?
  • What are the consequences for all parties involved?
  • How should the problem of shoplifting be handled, in your opinion?

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