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Comment Archives: stories: News + Opinion: Crime: Last 30 Days

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

I wonder why Amanda Bean wasn't interviewed for this article. Seems to me Ms. Bean would have the most insight into why people resort to stealing and what might help them to stop.

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Posted by Gwen Gray Lavoie on 12/08/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

A bit odd to include hyperlinks to retailers in this story. I only support *local* businesses who *don't* buy cheap goods made overseas and then jack up the price. Sadly, there aren't many like that anymore.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 12/08/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

So glad we have such a balanced article. Police, state's attorney, retail, and a person supporting them. How about interviewing the person who shoplifted or substance abuse and mental health advocates, or any alternative viewpoint? How about some statistics regarding the number of people who never reoffend after restorative justice? How about getting facts instead of assumptions about the so-called opiate crisis? Couldn't the growth in thefts (which is actually pretty small) be due to population growth, increased tourism, increased poverty rate, increases in youth population, outliers? And how exactly will jail help these people? We don't give people long-term drug treatment in jail if they are in for short periods of time. How long should people be jailed for stealing a pair of jeans? Disappointed in seven days for this one. But I guess these businesses are the majority of your advertising. Gotta throw them a bone every now and then... ;)

2 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by ErnestWallace on 12/08/2016 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

If they are not going to lock up the habitual offenders then this is where chopping their hands off under Sharia Law would come in handy instead of the silly and hokey 'Restorative' and 'Community' based Justice 'punishments' that Burlington officials fools themselves into thinking works.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by JimM on 12/07/2016 at 5:14 PM

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