ABC news online broke a story on Friday February 22, 2013 about a 63 year-old woman employee who was fired, then charged with a felony for eating Oreos on the job.
Apparently Wal-Mart investigated after an open box of Oreos was discovered. The woman, whose name I’m not going to repeat, had worked at Wal-Mart for seven years, and was earning about $11 hour. Wal-Mart apparently contacted the Portage, Indiana police after mounting their investigation which included video of the woman.
The story was followed by about 23 pages of commentary from people around the country who read the story as I did. The preponderance of opinion was predictable. Most people thought it was overkill, although a minority called for Old Testament style punishments.
The obvious question is how do Wall Street types get away with stealing billions and crashing the economy, not to mention Wal-Mart bribing Mexican government officials? It should be clear to everyone that we live in a social system with unlimited punishment for the poor, and the wealthy live above the law