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CrimeWhy Walmarts Are Hotbeds for Crime

00:10  07 august  2019
00:10  07 august  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

Reports: Panic ensues after shooting at Baton Rouge Walmart

Reports: Panic ensues after shooting at Baton Rouge Walmart Authorities and paramedics swarmed a Baton Rouge Walmart after reports of a shooting at the store Tuesday afternoon. WBRZ-TV reports that the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed that there was a shooting around noon at the Walmart near the corner of Burbank Drive and Bluebonnet Boulevard. A large police presence, including a helicopter and deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, were also spotted outside the store. Authorities are also checking other Walmarts in the Baton Rouge area, WBRZ reports. The Advocate reports there is no indication that there was an active shooter.

Crime is on the rise at Walmarts across the country. Why is this happening? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us

Crime is on the rise at Walmarts across the country. Why is this happening? “It’s not unusual for the department to send a van to transport all the criminals Ross arrests at this Walmart . The call log on the store stretches 126 pages, documenting more than 5,000 trips over the past five years.

Why Walmarts Are Hotbeds for Crime© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Law enforcement experts say strangers are bound to act out when they find themselves mixing all in one place — in this case, the largest retailer in the world.

The massacre at Walmart is renewing concerns over the troubling high number of crimes at the retail giant.

Fights regularly break out at Walmarts across the nation. Crime at Walmart is so rampant in certain cities that police departments say their resources are being stretched thin responding to calls.

In the small city of Chicopee, Massachusetts, there is only one Walmart, but cops say they've received 2,359 calls since 2015.

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Crime is on the rise at Walmarts across the country. Why is this happening? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. "It’s not unusual for the department to send a van to transport all the criminals Ross arrests at this Walmart . The call log on the store stretches 126

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"On average, it is once or twice that the police are at a Walmart a day, especially in our city,” one officer told Inside Edition.

There are 16 Walmart’s in Jacksonville, Florida, and in 2015 there were a whopping 5,298 calls.

Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero went on a ride-along with police in Lakeside, Colorado, which has a police force of 12 officers and in 2015 got 1,270 Walmart-related calls. Guerrero was there when an accused shoplifter was taken into custody. Guerrero also met Ashlyn Rogers, who was beaten with a baseball bat by a Walmart shopper.

Walmart is the world's largest retailer with more than 4,000 stores across the country. In some locations, it's a popular place where folks can shop and socialize. Law enforcement experts say that when strangers find themselves mixing in one place, criminal behavior is likely to happen.

Search for man who asked for something 'that would kill 200 people' at Fla. Walmart

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Still another reason to despise Walmart .

But why ? Walmart , the largest American employer with more than 2.2 million people in their workforce, has always had an unsurprisingly pronounced The Wal - Mart effect on crime in the United States," found that in spite of the national plummet in crime during the 1990s, counties that built Walmarts not

Walmart is implementing additional security measures at its stores, including in Secaucus, New Jersey, says security expert Bill Stanton. The store has a solar-powered portable camera system.

"This is really good because it can go anywhere that they want,” he told Inside Edition.

Walmart said in a statement to Inside Edition that safety is a top priority at its stores and there are programs in place to address the safety of employees and customers.

Oregon man becomes first person charged under state’s bias crime law, after attacking 3 Latino men walking out of gay club.
A 58-year-old man had the distinct honor of being the first person to deal with the consequences of breaking Oregon’s new bias crime law over the weekend. Robert Oden is accused of punching and yelling homophobic and racist remarks at three men as they walked out of CC Slaughters, a popular gay bar and nightclub in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, according to prosecutors. At around 2 a.m. Saturday, Oden allegedly attacked the group — three men of Latino descent who hadn’t even spoken to him — by hurling anti-gay epithets and then punching them.

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