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Quote of the day

Some rep at Wal-Greens on their firing of an employee for using a gun in lawful self-defense:

Compliance is safer than confrontation.

As long as all they want is money or drugs, right?

18 Responses to “Quote of the day”

  1. Scott B Says:

    Tell that to the 9/11 victims.

  2. North Says:

    Compliance is safer for the board members…

  3. Tirno Says:

    At this stage, you could probably get a lot of money by not threatening, smiling, acting calming, and simply asking for all the green in the till.

    Yerhonner, I hasn’t robbin’ the place. I was begging, which, as you know very well, in this city is for some reason not illegal or restricted. They asked if there was anything else, I thought carefully about it, expressed my desire to be charitably bestowed with money out of the generosity of their hearts (as you can see in the video and hear in the recording), and God bless ’em, the Spirit moved them to help in my hour of need, and they opened that till and gave. If they hadn’t wanted to help, well, God bless ’em anyway, but I woulda done OK.

  4. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Collin Goddard was VERY compliant.

    Just sayin’

  5. Gunmart Says:

    I think what they meant to say was… “please rob our stores”

  6. PT Says:

    their response to me

    May 19, 2011
    Dear XXXXX
    Thank you for contacting Walgreens regarding this matter. Our policies in this area are designed to maintain the maximum safety of our customers and employees.Store employees receive comprehensive training on our company’s robbery procedures and how to react and respond to a potential robbery situation. In past incidents, employees have told us they’ve found this training effective.These policies and training programs are endorsed by law enforcement, which strongly advises against confrontation of crime suspects.Compliance is safer than confrontation. Through this practice, we have been able to maintain an exemplary record of safety.We’ve made significant investments in security technology in recent years, including increasing the number of digital surveillance cameras at our stores.With upgrades to security technology, we are able to provide police with high-resolution photographs and video of crime suspects.We continue to invest in state-of-the-art security measures and high-definition surveillance equipment and hope that the apprehension of robbery suspects in the Benton Harbor area will prevent future crimes. Thank you for contacting Walgreens to share your comments.

    Rori R
    Consumer Response Representative

    Ref # 3084601

  7. Yu-Ain Gonnano Says:


    Tell it to a high school friend of mine who after giving the thug “what he wanted” (his car keys and his shoes) was put on his knees and shot in the head.

  8. Walgreens Says:


    Never heard of it.

  9. Robert Says:

    Walgreens nearest me has all of their burglar alarm motion detectors installed upside down.

  10. Barron Barnett Says:

    Yeah that worked out real well in Kansas City.

    Didn’t fight back and they shot him anyway. What a bunch of freaking morons.

  11. Matthew Carberry Says:

    “Compliance” equals depending on the good will of someone who has already demonstrated a willingness to use violence to get what they want.

  12. ATLien Says:

    We’ll see how they feel about that mantra when it’s decided to start putting lawyers in gas chambers.

  13. Ted N(not the Nuge) Says:

    I got the same form letter. Freaking coward’s policy.

  14. Zendo Deb Says:

    I submit for your reading pleasure, what happens when you cooperate with criminals.

  15. Jake Says:

    @ Zendo Deb: Thanks. Linked, with commentary.

  16. Andrew Says:

    Never heard of it.

    Hey Walgreens! Ever heard of 1911? Heh heh!

    Time for me to change my prescription supplier.

  17. Andrew Says:

    BTW, I have no intention of ever being “compliant” with anyone that is threatening my life. Better to die standing, that die on my knees.

  18. Jake Says:

    @ Andrew: I’ll be compliant. Right up to the point when I think I’ve instilled enough of a false sense of security that I will have some element of surprise. Then the compliance will end rather abruptly… and loudly.