City Paper is not for tourists
From today’s McCartney column in WaPo, two anti-Wal-Mart residents made this argument against the chain:
“‘There’ll probably be a lot of shoplifting going on. They’ll need a lot of security,’ Terriea Sutton, 35, said.
Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn’t resist the temptation to steal.”
Seriously, there are many other angles to critique Wal-Mart.
*hat tip to my sometimes sparring partner on Twitter—Chuck Thies.