08 September 2009

From the people who brought you...

...lead-painted baby toys...

-- BEIJING -- A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart in China, Vivi Mou, said in an e-mailed statement to The Associated Press that "an incident occurred" between two security associates and a female visitor on Aug. 30, but the cause of death is still being investigated.

The city police headquarters referred questions to the district police station, which referred them to the criminal department, where no one answered the phone.

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Adding to the difficulties: Most factory workers have little hope of ever affording the products they're assembling, and may be disciplined rather than rewarded for reporting problems on the assembly line.

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Police said the four were members of the banned Laskkar-e-Taiba militant group and were plotting to assassinate the hardline Hindu head of the state, Narendra Modi.

But a judicial probe into the incident has found the four were killed in police custody. It has blamed top police officers for their deaths, saying they were staged to win promotions and rewards.


Black Mamba said...

Is there no evil of which Wal-Mart is incapable?

Neo Conservative said...

"black mamba says... Is there no evil..."

mrs neo said to me that if this was part of the job description... these guys should make damn sure they're getting more than the customary minimum wage.

now, i've sure never seen anything like this at the belleville wal-mart... so call me wacky, but i'm thinking... beating shoplifters to death... may not actually be what it says in the official corporate practices manual.

perhaps this was a little local improvisation?