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Target in law enforcement

2006-05-05 19:29:03.685584+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Retailer Target branches out into police work. It sounds like they're using their in-house loss-control techniques to help out various law enforcement agencies, although at least one of the anecdotes involves the director for assets protection accompanying a SWAT team on an arrest, which makes me wonder... Do they wear plastic windbreakers with little bulls-eyes on the back so that you can tell 'em from the FBI and the police?

And I'm still tempted to try to track down a windbreaker with "SUSPECT" in white across the shoulders...

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-05 23:08:06.860798+00 by: Pete

Post LaMacchia but pre NET Act, a close personal friend received a guns-drawn visit from the FBI regarding his warez BBS, accompanied by a Novell rep, as I recall. Turns out that he actually had an appropriate license for the entire LAN supporting the operation, which seemed to really bum them out. Even more so once the FBI realized that non-commercial copying was not a crime, and returned all the toys.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-06 00:03:27.091842+00 by: baylink

I, personally, have always wanted to get a windbreaker made up with


actoss the back in large, reflective letters.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-06 00:04:17.040851+00 by: baylink

[ reads article ]

Aw, crap. Now I have to quit shopping at *Target*, too?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-07 01:23:10.39536+00 by: meuon

OK, I'm fuzzy headed with a cold, and just got back from a long road trip, what is "T L A" ?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-07 02:10:29.717996+00 by: spc476

It's a three letter acronym.