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By dawgit ·
I'm a little slow sometimes and just cought this from MSNBC, no I did't make it up, and it's not dated 1 Apr.
"You Might Want to Do Your Shoplifting Elsewhere: Increasingly, police departments and government offices (customs agencies, NASA, even the FBI) rely on state-of-the-art investigation support from the Target Corp. (as in Target department stores), according to a January Washington Post report. Target's world-class forensics lab in Minneapolis is the first choice by many departments for examination of surveillance tapes and other evidence, and it was Target in the mid-1990s that finally moved agencies to coordinate previously incompatible databases of criminals (treating the felon population as a nationwide "inventory control" problem). A Target executive said he works for "a high-tech company masquerading as a retailer." [Washington Post, 1-29-06]
While I think it a good Tech story, it still kind of makes me wonder (more than just a little) and might explain a few things lately. (all the gov. credit card bills to Target, I thought they were buying hammers) It could be, also kind of scary. No?

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on second thought...

by dawgit In reply to Target?

maybe Target Should look at the USs Dept. of Home Land Security, it looks like they need some help in IT security. (and anti-stupidity too)

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Urban Legends

by JSmotherman In reply to Target?

glancing through the subject lines of the various posts and thought I'd provide the following link:

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Video can be used for good, too.

by In reply to Target?

About 5 years ago, I left a $22.00 can of baby formula at the Target check stand. I went back with my receipt the next day to pick it up. The security guy took my receipt and went in back to check the video taken around that time. He said it also showed the cashier calling after me, but I didn't hear her. It was against policy for her to follow me out to the parking lot.

I talked to one Target cashier near Marina del Rey, (California - very rich area) and she had just transferred from the midwest. Back in her home town, the Target was the main department store around and lots of people wanted to work there. She didn't realize that Target was regarded as lower-end out here, but at least she was close to the beach and kept her seniority.

I shop Target all the time in Pasadena or Eagle Rock. I did notice that when Fedco closed up, ALL the prices went up by at least 20 cents that same week. Fedco had terrible customer service, but really good prices.

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Bush Official Caught at Target too!

by Geko In reply to Video can be used for goo ...

I bet that's how they caught Bush's domestic policy adviser - Claude Allen for shoplifting + Fraud. He was returning duplicate items that had not been taken out of the store for cash refunds.

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