Twin Cities Legislators Say Walmart is Dumping its Security Costs on the Public
From citypages.com, 12/15/16: Metro area Walmarts rely on police to deal with shoplifting more than any other business, including rival big box stores like Target and Cub. Legislators from St. Paul and Brooklyn Park say the discount giant has been gobbling up an unfair portion of their cities’ public resources. Rather than hiring their own security to deal with petty crimes, they say, Walmart is forcing taxpayers to subsidize security for its stores. In the past year, the St. Paul Walmart made 2,129 calls for service; Bloomington had 1,250; Brooklyn Center 1,099; and Brooklyn Park 480. The total cost to these cities is estimated to be a little more than $3 million. Read entire article here.