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TKDRL Having kids don't put people above the law.
I hope none of those kids were witnesses to that sad display. Some of those people were genuinely ridiculous.
Walmart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said Walmart decided to let the crowds go ahead and buy rather than cut them off.
Unfortunately for every crime those around them suffer. Can you think of one punishable offense where a family member didn't suffer? So a woman blows someones head off, should she not got to jail because she has children? Same principle here.
Now everyone may be assuming something here and I mentioned this earlier. Did anyone say that the children or even spouses would be cut off? Last I heard, if you do a crime your kids and spouse don't go to jail with you.
WalMart will have to pay for hundreds of thousands of dollars of groceries bought by Louisiana food stamp recipients after a computer glitch gave them unlimited funds on their government-issued credit cards. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, which oversees the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card program in the state, said WalMart could have instituted an emergency $50 limit for each customer, but chose not to - and as a result, the retail giant must foot the sizable bill.
reply to post by RedCairo
The system was down for only hours...how is it that your kid or any of these ppls children would be "starving"? Wal Mart went and did something they didnt need to do but they did anyway to help some ppl out and not a single one of those carts was half way full or just full enough to get by...they were stacked to the BRIM from greedy, thieving criminals. Omg my child hasnt eaten in 4 hours omg what do we do were all gonna die!! hah bs...they all knew they were doing something wrong and they all should be punished, kids or no kids and if the kids are hungry im pretty sure no ones gonna let them die of starvation. I mean which court judge says "oh you just robbed that store but its ok you have kids so you wont be punished just go home and ya know what here is some free money on a debit card for your troubles"....these ppl are a dead weight in society.
reply to post by elouina
If someone qualifies for food assistance, I would assume (and I may be wrong here) that they don't have any other means of feeding themselves. So to take that away seems too harsh a punishment. I'd rather be whipped than starve.
Maybe after seeing some real hard times these people might gain some pride in themselves and pull themselves out of this birth to death cycle of handouts.
Now to the surprised part, why is no one talking about this was a complete setup, total setup, not that I'm excusing the actions of those that 'stole' from the system.
It was a test, it was an experiment to see what the populace reaction was.