Jonathan Hsieh promoted to Global Director -
Loss Prevention Operations for Nike
has been with Nike for more than five years, starting with the company in 2015
as a District Loss Prevention Manager. Before his promotion to Global Director -
Loss Prevention Operations, he served as North America Investigations and
Intelligence Manager for the company. Earlier in his career, he held asset
protection and loss prevention roles with Target and Abercrombie & Fitch.
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ORC Case Comparison - Down 24% From '19
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Quarterly - Summer
2021 - Vol. 36 No. 3
Topics: Second-Chance Education Initiative - Theft Survey Statistics &
Highlights - Top 10 Safety Violations -The Bulletin Board
Doyle Talks --- The 33rd Annual Retail Theft Survey Says
This Summer newsletter is about a month earlier than usual due to multiple
requests for the results of our 33rd Annual Retail Theft Survey (see pages 2 &
3). So, what do the results say? Overall numbers (apprehensions and recovery
dollars) were down substantially in 2020 with the Covid-19 Pandemic clearly
playing a major factor (ie. many non-essential retailers were closed 8 weeks or
more during 2020). However, a few surprising numbers included: 1) Average Case
Values (Total Thefts, Shoplifting and Dishonest Employees) were all up in 2020;
and 2) The survey’s “essential” retailers reported an increase in both
shoplifting and dishonest employee apprehensions and the recovery dollars from
those apprehensions in 2020.
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Violence & Protests
Officer Line of Duty Deaths Up 10%
143 Officers Died in the Line of duty
This month, 19 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty.
The cause breakdown is: 7 gun, 7 auto-related, 4 gunfire, and 1 heart attack.
This means that the year-to-date total for line of duty deaths is at 143, a 10%
increase from the same time last year.
Police Reform - Two Stumbling Blocks - 'Immunity & Prosecution' - You think?
Republicans are kind of dragging their feet & even
Dems don't seem like they're in a rush now
"Without qualified immunity, how do you get people to do law enforcement work?"
GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) signaled concerns on Tuesday about changes to a
legal shield for police officers — a major sticking point in bipartisan police
reform negotiations on Capitol Hill.
"The whole problem it seems to me in this whole area of police reform ... is
without qualified immunity, how do you get people to do law enforcement work?"
McConnell said at a stop in Kentucky.
"We're grappling with that issue in Washington," McConnell added. McConnell's
remarks come amid months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to try to reach a
policy reform deal.
Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the only Black Senate Republican, is leading the talks
with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.). They've pointed
to June as a key self-imposed deadline to reach an agreement, after passing the
one-year mark since George Floyd's murder on May 25 without a deal.
“I think it’s June or bust,” Scott
told reporters last week when asked about a timeline. “I think we have three
weeks in June to get this done.”
The group is still working through two of the biggest sticking points to a
deal: qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields police officers from
being sued, and changes to Section 242, the criminal standard for convicting law
The House has already twice passed a sweeping bill named after Floyd, a Black
man killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck. The bill would
ban chokeholds, carotid holds and no-knock warrants at the federal level,
overhaul qualified immunity and create a national police misconduct registry.
But the bill went nowhere in the GOP-controlled Senate last year, where
Democrats blocked a narrower bill offered by Scott that did not overhaul
qualified immunity. Democrats, who now have the majority, haven't yet brought
up police reform legislation this year. Maybe they
McConnell, speaking in Kentucky on Tuesday, teed off against calls from some
progressives to "defund the police," describing it as "one of the dumbest ideas
ever surfaced by anyone in our country."
He also linked the discussions about making changes to legal protections to
reports of an increase across the country in police retirements.
And most Republicans are wary of, if not outright opposed to, making changes
to qualified immunity.
Black CNN security officer jailed for 20 hours sues State Patrol over his arrest
during unrest after George Floyd's death
"Despite being accompanied by numerous white members of the press at the
time," a statement from Ben Crump's law firm read, "Mr. Cooper was the only one
CNN security officer is suing the Minnesota State Patrol, alleging that he was
targeted for being Black and unlawfully arrested while working during the civil
unrest in Minneapolis late last spring.
Michael J. Cooper, 64, was kept in the Hennepin County jail for nearly 20 hours
on May 30 on allegations of violating an emergency curfew — which specifically
exempted members of the news media — and illegal possession of a gun. No charges
were ever filed, according to the suit, which seeks at least $500,000 in
damages. He is represented in the lawsuit by the legal team representing George
"Despite being accompanied by numerous white members of the press at the time,
Mr. Cooper was the only one arrested," a statement from Ben Crump's law firm
Cooper, a retired law enforcement officer, was a credentialed member of the
press at the time, and while possessing two guns he also had with him a permit
that allows him to carry a firearm anywhere in the United States, according to
Police Killing Prompts Highway Protests
San Jose: Protesters take to the streets, freeway after latest police killing
Family, activists challenge fatal shooting of Demetrius Stanley by
plainclothes officers who police say were ‘gathering information’ for
investigation prior to the confrontation
took to the streets, and a freeway, Tuesday evening to march in protest of the
Memorial Day shooting of 31-year-old Demetrius Stanley by a police officer
who authorities said was “gathering information” about Stanley for a criminal
investigation, but ended up killing him in an armed confrontation.
Marchers started at San Jose City Hall, heading to San Jose Police Department
headquarters about two miles north, and began walking onto Highway 87
parallel to Guadalupe Parkway. With California Highway Patrol officers
looking on and a police helicopter circling overhead, more than 100
protesters made their way along the elevated roadway before heading back
onto surface streets and arriving at the police department.
The assembled crowd chanted mantras like “No justice, no peace, take it to the
streets and f*** the police” as they ended their march facing the police
department entrance. Police officers, if they were present, were not highly
visible as protesters arrived.
Another Police Department Under Fire
Oakland police officers disciplined for actions during George Floyd protests
Oakland police officers have been disciplined following the deployment of
tear gas and other less-than-lethal projectiles at last summer's George
Floyd protests, KTVU has learned.
In addition, the use of force reports into what occurred one year ago have also
been completed and "discipline has been administered," according to
police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, who sent KTVU an email on Monday
This is the department's first acknowledgment that there were missteps taken
during last summer's protests over the death of George Floyd.
Separately, the civilian-led Oakland Police Commission's "Community Police
Review Agency," which has its own investigative arm, found numerous sustained
findings of policy violations stemming from last summer's protests.
CPRA Executive Director John Alden said that discipline was also ordered in
these cases, which range from failure to supervise, excessive use of
force, failure to accept complaints and Miranda violations, to name a few.
Stowe man pleads to federal charges in police car destruction during 2020
Protesters teargassed by Philly PD reflect a year later
296.4M Vaccinations Given
US: 34.1M Cases - 610.4K Dead - 27.9M Recovered
172M Cases - 3.5M Dead - 154.5M Recovered
Former Senior Loss Prevention Executive
Know of any fallen LP exec? Let's remember &
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 279
Enforcement Officer Deaths: 305
*Red indicates change in total deaths
First Step Towards Normalizing International Travel
& Hopefully Start Generating Tourism Dollars Which
27 EU Countries Issuing Vaccine Passports July 1
"The EU Digital Covid Certificate"
how digital credential systems could play a critical role in resuming
“The EU Digital Covid Certificate” is a special code that can be shown on
a screen or printed out to verify that a person has been vaccinated
against the coronavirus, received a negative test or has recovered from the
virus. The system seeks to exempt people with certificates from certain
The certificates are expected to be rolled out in all 27 European Union
countries as of July 1.
European lawmakers are positioning their approach as “a common tool” that will
allow people to travel more freely between countries. That stands in sharp
contrast to the United States, where proposals for a national vaccine
passport system emerged as a political lightning rod and sparked privacy
However, Americans may have to use such tools to verify vaccination statuses
abroad. The goal is for all travelers, not just European residents, to
connect to the E.U.'s digital system.
The European Commission is engaged in talks with the United States about how to
confirm the vaccination status of American travelers,
the New York Times reports.
The White House
said last month the federal government will not play a role in
developing a standardized vaccine passport. Leaving it up to the states.
Editor's Note: We're not only talking billions in tourism but also
billions in consummating business deals that do require face-to-face -
nothing like the old hand shake. And it's the crucial first step towards
instilling a sense of security and safety for the traveler.
Wage War Heating Up - Playing Out Across
Reopening America in the Midst of the Big Boys'
Battle for Applicants is Fueling Fight for $15+
'More Minnesota employers raise starting pay, eager to get rolling again'
But the big picture is more complicated amid workers' uneven return to the
A micro picture of the macro problem - In the trenches, Mainstreet USA
just isn't stacking up the dollars.
Top Ten Liquors is one of a number of companies increasing wages as they
struggle to hire. Even as businesses ramp up again, the labor market still
has a ways to go to heal from the pandemic with many workers still on the
sidelines for various reasons.
Around the Twin Cities, Punch Pizza recently raised its minimum hourly wage to
as Valleyfair did for its seasonal food and beverage jobs. Nationwide,
McDonald's company-owned stores and Chipotle announced pay bumps in recent
weeks. Amazon, which set a minimum wage of $15 an hour a few years ago, has said
it will pay new workers an average of $17 an hour and is offering as much as
$1,000 in signing bonuses. Bank of America said last week it will raise the
hourly minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $25 by 2025, up from $20.
But economists and labor analysts say the overall wage trend is more
While wages do seem to be rising more in sectors like restaurants and bars, it's
not happening across the board. In an
April survey of regional businesses, the Minneapolis Fed found that 80% of
firms reported they had increased pay in the past year by less than 3%, which is
modest growth and in line with historic trends.
Restaurants and hotels also appear to be feeling wage pressure. In a more recent
Minneapolis Fed survey of hospitality businesses, about 40% said they had raised
wages by more than 3% in the past year, he said.
Heidi Shierholz, policy director at the Economic Policy Institute, calculated
that wages in leisure and hospitality increased at an annualized rate of
nearly 18% in the past three months. But she said that mostly just made up
for declines in the earlier part of the recession.
Benchmarking: Walmart to continue COVID safety measures
Walmart’s Continued Focus on COVID-19 Precautions and Associate Support
By Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.
cases spiked, you saw us limit shopping hours, step up our cleaning and
sanitization measures, broaden access to convenient, no-touch shopping options
like pickup and delivery and restrict our entrances to one main door, where our
health ambassadors could help support customers.
Many of those same policies and processes are in place today, but as the curve
flattened over the last year, we felt comfortable making some careful
adjustments. Some of our decisions have been to turn something on or off, while
others have been more of an evolution. Our store hours would be a good example.
When the pandemic started to hit hard early last year, we restricted our
shopping hours. We said then that we would continue to stay very close to the
best science and guidance around the virus and make business choices aimed at
protecting the health and safety of our customers and associates. As COVID-19
cases leveled out, we expanded our closing time late last year and now, with the
number of fully vaccinated Americans growing higher every day, we believe we can
adjust hours once again.
Starting Saturday, June 5, store hours will expand to 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
unless otherwise mandated by state or local government.
Also, beginning July 3, we’ll be resuming pre-COVID hours for most of our
pharmacies and vision centers.
In addition to expanded hours, we continue to carefully modify our polices and
strategy. Here’s a look at some additional adjustments we’ve made the last few
We removed the 20% capacity restriction
across all our stores. That said, we have asked store leadership to monitor
customer traffic during spikes in business (holiday weekends, weather
Because they were primarily supporting
compliance with mask mandates, those stores within an area that has lifted their
mask requirements can now reassign their health ambassador from the main
entrance back into another role in the store.
Also, based on the latest CDC guidance,
fully vaccinated associates no longer need to wear a mask at work and fully
vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask. Both
policies are subject to local laws and restrictions.
And, lastly, we added back seating to our
Auto Care Center waiting areas, with social distancing in mind, as well as
re-opened our fitting rooms where allowed.
Our Continued Focus on Safety |
Fined for Mask-Wearing?
The California region where masks are taboo – and cases are rising
Rural northern California has been forceful in its pushback against masks,
business restrictions and vaccine mandates
northern California is seeing a troubling rise in Covid-19 cases and
hospitalizations, an alarming trend that comes as residents and businesses
continue to protest against safety measures and vaccinations – with one
Mendocino cafe threatening to charge customers $5 for wearing a mask.
While the region makes up a small proportion of the state’s population, the
growth in its caseload has been considerable, and comes at a time when the
state overall is enjoying some of the lowest rates of Covid in the country.
After largely avoiding the worst of the pandemic, a block of far northern
California counties now leads the state with nearly 40 cases per 100,000
residents over the past week, according to
statistics maintained by the Los Angeles Times. Tehama county ranked the
highest in the LA Times case ratings with 139 cases per 100,000 residents.
Meanwhile 10 of the 21 total Covid deaths in nearby Siskiyou county have
occurred since the beginning of May.
The region has long been one of the most forceful in its pushback against
measures such as masks, business restrictions and vaccine mandates – and the
protests have only continued to gain steam. A cafe in the town of Mendocino made
headlines after announcing it will charge customers a
$5 fee if they order while wearing a mask. It also threatened to
charge $5 to anyone “caught bragging about your vaccine”.
Why Michigan's variants remain dangerous despite falling COVID cases
Krispy Kreme has given away 1.5 million free doughnuts to vaccinated customers
Two Bottled Water Companies Selling Tap Water to Retailers & Restaurants
At least five children got acute non-viral hepatitis
Nevada Bottled Water Companies and Owners Ordered to Stop Distributing
Adulterated and Misbranded Water Products
A federal court permanently enjoined a Henderson, Nevada, company from
preparing, processing and distributing adulterated and misbranded bottled water.
In a complaint filed on May 19, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), the United States alleged that AffinityLifestyles.com Inc.
and Real Water Inc., along with company officers Brent A. Jones and his son,
Blain K. Jones, violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by
distributing adulterated and misbranded bottled water. The companies formerly
distributed bottled water under the brand names “Re2al Water Drinking Water”
and “Re2al Alkalized Water.” While the companies marketed their products
as a healthy alternative to tap water, the government alleged that the
products in fact consisted of municipal tap water that the defendants
processed with various chemicals in violation of current good manufacturing
practices, relevant food safety standards and hazard prevention measures.
According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of
Nevada, the FDA received information that at least five children experienced
acute non-viral hepatitis (resulting in acute liver failure) after drinking
Re2al Water. The FDA documented other consumer complaints of illness, including
nausea and vomiting, related to the Re2al Water. Subsequently, the agency
warned consumers, restaurants, distributors and retailers not to drink, cook
with, sell or serve the product.
NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic
hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season,
a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.
However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen
For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher),
of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including
3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is
expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. The Atlantic
hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.
"With hurricane season starting on June 1, now is the time to get ready and
advance disaster resilience in our communities," said FEMA Administrator Deanne
SHRM: Workplace racial inequity cost employers $172B over past 5 years
Turnover prompted by racial bias and unfair treatment cost U.S.
employers billions in the past five years alone, according to research
published Monday by the Society for Human Resources Management.
SHRM survey of 1,313 U.S. workers found that, over the same five-year period,
42% of Black respondents experienced unfair treatment at work based on their
race or ethnicity, while one-third had experienced such treatment within the
past year. Twenty-six percent of Asian respondents and 21% of Hispanic or Latino
respondents said they experienced similar treatment in the past five years.
Compounded on that is the absenteeism caused by experiencing or witnessing
racial bias and discrimination at work may account for up to $54B in losses and
$59B in lost productivity.
Empathy also emerged as a key differentiator for talent in SHRM's
research. In a separate report, SHRM found 92% of workers surveyed said they
would look for a company that demonstrated empathy when seeking a job.
Apple is planning to open more retail stores
Despite inner cities struggling with an accelerating shift to online sales. The
company currently operates 511 Apple stores globally, of which over 100
are in Europe.
Massachusetts court rules text messages can be used against their senders
Costco Q3 comp's up 20.6%, e-commerce sales up 41.2%, net sales up 21.7%
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First in History - The White House Applying Pressure on Russia
It's about time we start holding Russia accountable
JBS Called the White House & The Administration is Dealing Directly with the
How far will Biden take it?
Hackers hit JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, in ransomware attack
The breach is the latest targeting a crucial supply chain and comes three
weeks after the Colonial Pipeline hack disrupted fuel operations in the U.S.
the world’s biggest meat supplier, was hit by a ransomware attack that company
officials have called an extortion attempt by a criminal group that is likely
based in Russia.
The breach, which the company disclosed to the White House on Sunday, forced JBS
to suspend operations at some of its processing plants, according to news
reports. But experts say it’s too soon to determine how the cyberattack will
impact the global supply chain, a significant concern for an industry that has
been battered by a wave of disruptions that began even before the coronavirus
JBS said in a news release that it detected the intrusion on its computer
networks in North America and Australia on Sunday, but that its backup servers
were not affected. The company, which is working with an outside cybersecurity
firm to restore its systems, said it is unaware of any evidence the attackers
compromised or misused data tied to its customers, suppliers or employees. JBS
said work on a resolution “may delay certain transactions with customers or
According to deputy White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who spoke to
reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. “The White House is engaging
directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message
that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals,” Jean-Pierre said.
The FBI is investigating the attack and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has
reached out to several major meat processors to alert them of the situation.
Officials are assessing the cyberattack’s effect on the nation’s meat supply,
she said, as the administration works to mitigate its impact.
President Biden had already launched a “rapid strategic review” to
address the increased threat of ransomware, to include building a global
coalition to hold countries who harbor ransomware criminals accountable. It
builds on an executive order Biden signed last month to reduce the risk of cyber
attacks against the federal government, including ransomware ——an effort that
the administration would like to see extend to the private sector.
Food production is one of the nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, as
defined by the Department of Homeland Security.
Suspects Walking Free - No Evidence - Locked
Up in Ransomware Attack
Are Ransomware Attacks Impeding Criminal Prosecutions?
Analysts Size Up Potential Impact of Attacks on Police Departments
As more cities see their police departments targeted with ransomware attacks,
some analysts are voicing concerns that the attacks, which could lead to
inaccessible systems and potentially compromised evidence, could impede criminal
Among the latest developments, the police department in the city of Azusa,
Arizona, reported Friday it had been hit by ransomware in March, resulting
in the compromise of personally identifiable information, including Social
Security numbers, passport information and data collected by license plate
Meanwhile, data apparently stolen from the Clearfield Borough Police
Department in Pennsylvania was posted on the Marketo darknet marketplace,
security researchers tell Information Security Media Group.
Impact on Court Cases
Any information related to a criminal investigation that is stolen and publicly
posted not only endangers those involved but can result in failed
prosecutions, says Brett Callow, a threat analyst with the security firm
"These incidents could certainly impact prosecutions - in fact, they already
have as multiple cases have had to be dropped due to lost evidence," Callow
says. "Additionally, the release of information online and questions over the
integrity of compromised data could both create challenges to successful
Callow pointed out one case in Stuart, Florida, which resulted in six
suspected drug dealers being allowed to walk free after a ransomware attack
locked investigators out of the computers that held evidence needed for the
Darren R. Hayes, professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, says it may be possible to determine if the
evidence in a particular case was exposed in a breach.
The Future of PCI SSC Mobile Standards
Council is currently working on the next evolution of its mobile security
standards. To date, PCI SSC has two mobile standards:
PCI Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Standard, which provides a
software-based approach for protecting PIN entry on the wide variety of COTS
PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC) Standard which addresses
security for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments
using a smartphone or other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device with
near-field communication (NFC). The Council is currently developing a new mobile
standard that builds on the existing SPoC and CPoC standards and will be
designed to support future evolution of mobile payments. The working title of
this new standard is Mobile Payments on COTS.
Business Email Compromise:
Money Laundering Over $247,000
Atlanta Man - Money Mule Gets 30 Months Prison + Three Yrs Supervised Release +
$124,190.63 Restitution Order
Violence & Crime
Organized Retail Crime in Canada
Collaboration & information sharing key to curbing impacts of ORC
Development of networks and strengthening of relationships between
retailers and local law enforcement critical in identifying crime trends
the best efforts of loss prevention officials at organizations throughout the
industry, the frequency of organized retail crime (ORC)
incidents across the country continues to escalate at an alarming rate.
Crime groups are becoming increasingly more sophisticated with respect to the
tactics they employ and their approach to the crimes they commit.
And, without the significant amounts of resources that would be required in
order to properly tackle the issue of ORC head on, retailers are often left
at a figurative and literal loss. However, according to Nigel Ramoutar,
External Fraud and Crime Specialist at Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd., the scourge
and impacts of ORC can be combatted effectively through the development of
loss prevention networking groups that facilitate information sharing and
the identification of key trends.
Gourley, with more than 20 years of experience working within Halton region,
says that he’s noticed consistent and significant year-over-year increases in
retail theft. Combined with less-than-impressive charge and clearance rates,
he recognizes the severity of the situation and need for a solution. As a
result, his division erected a Retail Theft Unit.
He stresses that information sharing throughout regions and across jurisdictions
is crucial and that improving relationships between law enforcement and loss
prevention officers is key in combatting ORC. Guilbeault of the Ottawa Police
agreed, and emphasized the importance of robust, streamlined information
Though the sharing of information and collaboration between loss prevention
officers and law enforcement is clearly a pivotal piece needed in order to fight
ORC, McCoy suggests that even more can be done to minimize the impacts of
these criminal groups.
Gang Violence Plaguing Canada
The unpredictable chaos of today's gang violence
"The slide showing a 169% increase in shootings over '20 was hardly
After a week that screamed bloody murder, there was an update on gun violence at
the city’s police services board Monday.
did not produce warm, timely reassurance, as the four cold bodies were, in a
sense, still in the room. Bullets flying near a Tim Hortons, a strip-mall
parking lot a sudden morgue — this is not the Ottawa we know. The slide showing
a 169 per cent increase in shootings over 2020 was hardly panic-reducing.
The board was told there is no “gang war” in the city, nor a turf war in a
particular part of town. The three separate shootings — in open areas that might
well have killed a bystander — are apparently not connected to each other. So,
what is going on?
Now the “gangs” are much more “fluid,” more like loose associations built
on business interests, or geography, sometimes with an ethnic or religious link.
And they can move from area to area, even city to city, to which he produced a
map showing where most of this year’s 35 “shooting events” have taken place.
(“Gang sprawl” it was called.)
Among the motives for possible attacks are retaliation, settling of grievances
or the outcome of dealer-versus-dealer ripoffs, though it was unclear whether
those are explanations for the four homicides that occurred at May’s end, not
all confirmed as gang-related.
So, in other words, we don’t have a gang war going on, we probably just have
loose affiliations of criminals deciding — with independent timing — to fatally
shoot each other in public places, near people’s homes, sometimes in
daylight, on any old day of the week, to settle scores we’ll probably never know
End of Curfew Brings Crime to Quebec
Fireworks, garbage and some violence accompanies rowdy end of curfew in Quebec
a nearly 140-day curfew, Quebecers across the province took advantage of
looser restrictions this weekend to party late into the night, though some were
more eager than others to shed the decorum imposed by the pandemic.
Spontaneous celebrations erupted in parks and other public spaces in
Montreal and Quebec City on both Friday and Saturday nights. They were
accompanied by several violent altercations that sent at least three people
On Monday, Montreal police said they were concerned by both by the number of
violent incidents over the weekend, and the looser approach to following the
public health measures that remain in place.
"The first weekend of déconfinement posed a few challenges for Montreal police,"
said Insp. David Shane, a spokesperson for the force, using the French term for
the process of easing restrictions.
"Everyone's happy. I'm happy. We're all happy to see family and reunite with
them. But we have to remember that the battle is not over against the virus."
Retailers Call For Safe Reopening
'Support safe reopening in Ontario'
The Ontario government’s own data shows that the non-essential retail sector
is not the cause of COVID-19 spread. However, Ontario is the only province
in Canada – and only jurisdiction in North America – which continues to keep
retail doors locked to the public.
of thousands of jobs have already been lost in retail since the start of
COVID-19. With many more businesses at a final breaking point, continued
lockdown means that the jobs of thousands more employees hang in the balance.
Retailers, employees, and consumers are all frustrated with workplaces and
businesses becoming collateral damage during these prolonged stay-at-home
orders. By June 15, 2021, when retailers are allowed to reopen according to the
plan presented today, retailers in much of Ontario will have been closed for 144
consecutive days – or a staggering 230 days since the start of the pandemic.
Ontario needs to recognize the minimum transmission risk of COVID-19 in retail
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Enforcing COVID Restrictions at Canadian
Retail workers call for tighter enforcement of public health orders in Winnipeg
Only one person per household is allowed to enter a business, but workers
say they see many shoppers in groups
retail workers at CF Polo Park mall in Winnipeg say enforcement of new public
health orders needs to be stronger in the shopping centre. Dr. Brent Roussin,
Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer, announced new public health
orders ahead of the Victoria Day weekend.
The new restrictions, which include permitting only one person per household
to enter a business, came into effect Saturday and will be in effect until
at least Wednesday. But retail staff at Polo Park say they're still seeing
plenty of groups of people in the mall's hallways, some ignoring other
health precautions such as properly wearing masks.
"There are people walking everywhere together in groups of three, in groups of
four and groups of two — not even hiding it," said one retail worker, who spoke
with CBC News on condition of anonymity out of fear of losing their job. "There's
nobody approaching them. Security's not approaching them."
Some shoppers will enter the mall one by one, then link up with their group
after getting through the doors, the retail worker said. They said they
approached a security guard about that phenomenon, who told them that security
is advising those people to stay apart.
The anonymous retail worker said many mall employees are scared.
Meanwhile, others are just trying to get through their shifts without getting
yelled by customers for enforcing health rules, said Enns.
The new COVID-19 restrictions were introduced to prevent a surge in cases
stemming from gatherings over the May long weekend, similar to spikes
experienced after Thanksgiving, Easter and spring break.
The Pandemic Effect
Man versus machine: The rise of self-checkout
Since the start of the pandemic, 25% of Canadians have changed where they
typically shop for groceries, according to a recent survey by the Agri-Food
Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, in partnership with Caddle. The survey
was conducted in mid-to-late May of 2021 and included 10,024 Canadians. It's an
astonishing number and of this percentage, a good portion of respondents
admitted switching due to declared COVID cases at the store they were regularly
visiting. Consumers are clearly concerned about potential exposure to the virus.
In the same survey, Canadians were asked about how they intend to exit the
grocery store in months to come. A whopping 53.2% of Canadians intend to use
self-checkouts regularly over the next six months or so, and 60.1% of gen Zs and
millennials are planning to use self-checkouts more often. Self-checkouts
are almost as popular as cashiers now.
Barely two years ago, these numbers were quite different. According to
CivicScience, in 2019 only 19% of customers 55 and older were willing to use
self-checkouts, compared to 35% of customers between the 35 and 54. The
younger generations have always been more open to using them, but only 42% did
so in 2019.
The use of self-checkouts increased during the pandemic and now grocers are
installing more machines--even stores that removed them are putting them back
Canada won't rush reopening border with United States, Trudeau says
Canada to receive 2.9M vaccine doses this week as Pfizer increases deliveries
Ottawa: Two killed in Alta Vista shooting attack in mall parking lot
men were dead and another was taken to hospital with injuries after they were
shot on Alta Vista Drive on Friday evening. Police identified the victims
Saturday as Abdulaziz Abdullah, 34, and Mohamad Abdullah, 27, both from Ottawa.
Police did not indicate whether the victims were related.
The victim in hospital was declared to be in stable condition. The shootings
occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in a mall parking lot at the intersection of
Alta Vista and Dale Avenue. Neighbours said they heard “multiple shots,” as many
as a dozen.
The scene was later cordoned off with police tape, and at 8:30 p.m. one body
remained splayed in the parking lot under a yellow tarp with the man’s left arm
exposed. Neighbours suggested the shooting occurred after one vehicle went
through the Tim Hortons drive-thru lane in the lot.
The mall is in a residential neighbourhood. It includes a Shoppers Drug Mart,
a nail spa, a shawarma store and the Tim Hortons.
Toronto, ON: One dead, four taken to hospital after restaurant shooting
Police in the Peel region near Toronto said on Saturday one person was killed
and four were transported to hospitals in the Toronto area "in various
conditions" after a shooting. Police said in a statement on Twitter they had no
information on suspects in the shooting, adding that the homicide bureau would
take over the investigation. There were no further details. Local reports said
the shooting took place inside Chicken Land, a family-run take-out restaurant
in a small strip mall.
Surrey RCMP charge two men in string of liquor store thefts
Surrey RCMP have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a string of
liquor store thefts throughout Metro Vancouver, along with a taxi driver
they allege operated as his getaway driver.
The Mounties began the investigation in February and quickly determined the
crimes, which were being committed across the Lower Mainland, were being carried
out by two individuals working together.
“One of the men was allegedly stealing merchandise, and the other man was
allegedly using his taxi cab to facilitate their movement from store to
store,” said Surrey RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Vanessa Munn.
Travis Emard West, 51, is facing 38 charges, including 26 counts of theft
under $5,000 and 12 counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. Gurmukh
Singh Thiara, 54, is charged with four counts each of possession of stolen
property and theft under $5,000, along with two counts of possession of a
Kamloops, BC: 7-year sentence for man who attacked liquor store clerk with knife
Sudbury man accusing of stealing cash, lottery tickets at knifepoint from
Blackfalds RCMP looking to identify armed robbery suspects
2 charged over robbery at Thunder Bay laundromat
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Amazon Price-Fixing Lawsuit Impact
What Amazon's third-party pricing lawsuit means for other marketplaces
The attorney general filed a complaint alleging Amazon uses anticompetitive
practices to control third-party sellers' pricing on and off its marketplace.
The complaint takes issue with Amazon's fair pricing policy, which lets
Amazon restrict or suspend a product's sales if it finds it's listed for a
"significantly higher" price on Amazon than it is on another site.
this can limit price gouging, it also lets Amazon "sanction" sellers that
want to offer lower prices on their own sites or other marketplaces
complaint requests that the DC Superior Court prevent the etailer from using
such practices in the future by means that could include breaking up the company
and force it to pay penalties and damages.
Amazon changed its pricing policies in 2019 to limit antitrust concerns, but it
doesn't appear to have escaped scrutiny. Amazon previously enforced a price
parity provision that prevented third-party sellers from offering their products
at a lower price on other channels in the US until 2019.
The provision had faced scrutiny from US government officials—Amazon had already
removed the policy in Europe by 2013 after dealing with concerns there—likely
prompting the company's pivot to the fair pricing policy. But this adjustment
has not saved the company from legal scrutiny given this suit and the House
Judiciary's antitrust subcommittee calling out its pricing practices in a recent
A ruling in favor of the complaint would limit Amazon's capabilities,
potentially to the benefit of third-party sellers and competing marketplaces.
Third-party sellers may gain greater pricing freedom online
other marketplaces take on Amazon by offering lower prices. If Amazon removes
its fair pricing policy, a third-party seller could lower product prices on
other platforms without facing sanctions from Amazon. That could give other
marketplaces like Walmart room to compete
—they could offer to take a smaller
cut of sales than Amazon and charge less for fulfillment and other services to
encourage sellers to offer lower prices on their platforms, potentially helping
them win customers from Amazon.
The Future Of Internet Shopping Might Not Be Home Delivery
Putting lockers within “slipper distance” of shoppers’ homes and offices
transformed the business,
says Marek Różycki, a consultant who advised
Advent on the InPost deal. “If you have to trek a mile to your nearest locker in
the pouring rain, that’s not appealing. But in Poland, my nearest locker is 350
meters away. It’s almost like home delivery—and more convenient.”
While Brzoska was mastering the locker business, his main rivals—Europe’s postal
services, plus UPS and Amazon, which have experimented with lockers—took a
different tack, boosting home delivery and signing up thousands of corner stores
to handle package pickups and returns. It was a quick, cheap way to scale versus
lockers, but the pandemic-driven e-commerce boom has left bodegas from Berlin to
Bilbao with aisles crowded with packages and long lines for returns.
“Convenience stores aren’t that convenient for parcel collection, and
particularly not during the pandemic,” Kerstens says.
Brzoska’s plan is to cut those lines—and leap ahead in Europe—with a $675
million deal, announced in March, to buy delivery giant Mondial Relay and drop
his lockers at the busiest stores in its France-wide network.
Brzoska’s dramatic results have not gone unnoticed. Alibaba and Allegro
e-commerce powerhouse, which accounts for a quarter of InPost’s sales—now
have lockers in Poland, while Europe’s postal giants, such as Germany’s Deutsche
Post, are also betting on parcel machines
Google Is Expanding Its E-Commerce Partnerships To Better Take On Amazon
$5.2M ORC Bust
Douglas County, CO: Law Enforcement and Retailers working together
on $5.2 Million theft
arrests for massive money laundering case in Colorado stretching from Pueblo to
Cheyenne. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced multiple arrests tied to
a massive money laundering case in Colorado. Sheriff Tony Spurlock addressed the
public on Tuesday, sharing some of the details in the ongoing case. Authorities
started investigating in 2019. It was believed criminals were targeting King
Soopers, Walmart, The Home Depot and other major retail stores. According to
Spurlock, the suspects were stealing merchandise and then selling the items on
the open market. The area of the investigation spanned from Pueblo to Cheyenne,
Wyoming and from Frisco to Burlington. Stores within that region were being
Investigators did a number of undercover buys leading to seven arrests. The
stolen items started out as cosmetics and birth control pills and turned into
the theft of high-end value items like tools over time.
The Phone Store Denver in Aurora was at the center of the investigation. More
than 31,000 items that were stolen had been recovered at the Phone Store Denver.
About $1.7 million worth of items were recovered, and investigators believe more
than $5.2 million worth of goods were stolen over recent years. More than
$100,000 in gold and $100,000 in cash was also recovered.
The seven people authorities believe were involved are facing 78 charges
that include theft and money laundering. Spurlock believes it was one of the
biggest money laundering operations in state history. Spurlock says he believes
there are still people out there who are tied to this case that are continuing
to steal items and sell them. Spurlock also believes more states will be
involved in the ongoing investigation in the future.
Evansville, IN: Six arrested for breaking into Bud’s Harley Davidson
Evansville Police have arrested six people for allegedly breaking into Bud’s
Harley Davidson in Evansville just after 3 a.m. on Monday. According to police
reports, the company’s security system tipped off police that glass had been
broken by the east entrance. A short time later, a 911 call came in from a woman
saying she had witnessed five people running from Bud’s towards Showplace
Cinemas and the old Show-Me’s Restaurant. Police say they found Terrence Rogers,
Charles Woodard, Bernard Nelson, Dominic Smith, Avondre’ Luster and Devin Dowdy
in a white SUV parked in the 4300 block of Maxwell Avenue. The driver of the
SUV, Bernard Nelson, gave police permission to search the vehicle and officers
found a bluetooth headset that came from the store. All six suspects are now
facing burglary and theft charges.
Clarksville, TN: Motorcycle gets stuck in doorway as thieves target Harley
3 a.m. Friday at the Appleton Harley-Davidson dealership, the thieves rammed one
of the bikes repeatedly into a front door to break it, police said. Three of the
thieves made it out on motorcycles, but two others did not after one bike got
stuck in the door and another was trapped behind it. The two thieves were seen
on video running from the scene. The store owner said two of the three bikes
stolen were on consignment, while one of them was a custom-made motorcycle.
The incident marks the 12th time a Harley Davidson dealership have been targeted
over the last several months, although the first in middle Tennessee. The other
dealerships are in Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Kentucky. The Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation is looking into the burglary.
Jacksonville, FL: Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Identity Theft And
Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Charles Cornelius
Smith (35, Jacksonville) to five years in federal prison for aggravated identity
theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The court also ordered Smith to pay
restitution to the victims he had defrauded. Smith had pleaded guilty on
February 2, 2021. According to court documents, Smith obtained the personal
identification information, including the name, date of birth, and Social
Security number of a victim. Using this information, Smith provided his
co-defendant, Zipporan Carmel Peters, with a counterfeit South Carolina driver
license using the name and identity of the victim, but with Peters’ photo on it.
Smith then drove Peters to different branches of the Navy Federal Credit Union
in Clay and Duval Counties. Using the victim’s identity, Peters made various
fraudulent transactions involving the withdrawal of large amounts of cash and
the purchase of multiple $500 gift cards, utilizing the victim’s account.
Smith and Peters also visited multiple cellphone stores in Clay and Duval
Counties and used the victim’s identity to obtain several thousand dollars’
worth of cellphones and accompanying merchandise.
Storm Lake, IA: Maryland Couple Arrested by Storm Lake Police for Jewelry Scam
Two arrests were made after Storm Lake Police were alerted to a possible jewelry
scam at approximately 2pm on Monday. Police were told by witnesses that a male
and female traveling in a vehicle were offering to sell gold. Shortly after
that, police located the suspect vehicle in Storm Lake. The suspects were
identified as Danut Miclescu and Alexandra Miclescu, both of Baltimore,
Maryland. Police allege the couple possessed several items of fake jewelry
stamped with counterfeit markings purporting them to be real. Following an
investigation on scene, police charged the couple with 5th Degree Fraudulent
Practice, a simple misdemeanor.
Dalton, GA: Woman charged with buying $85k of Kroger gift cards with crisis
center's credit card
Carmel, IN: Police seek suspects in $400 Best Buy theft
Shootings & Deaths
Update on Domino's Delivery Driver Who Was
Robbed & Shot
Liberty, OH: Domino's Presents Police $5,000 for Suspects' Arrest
Story & picture submitted by Van Carney, National
Dir., Safety & LP for Domino's
has offered $5,000 for the arrest of suspects who robbed and shot a pizza
delivery driver, Orlando Soto, while making a delivery in April.
Soto was just a week into his job at Domino's Pizza. He
suspected nothing out of the ordinary while making his final delivery for the
night on Montrose Street. When he arrived, he was ambushed all of a sudden, by
Liberty Township Police tell
21 News it was a setup. "That person that lives there or did live there,
whatever, isn't the person that we believe called," said Chief Toby Meloro of
Liberty Township Police Department.
"They ended up pushing me on the floor, and I was curled up, as I'm curled up it
was like a pause. It was like a 30 second pause," said Soto "And then I just
heard a BAH! And they shot me in my back," he said.
After he was shot, Soto jumped up and drove right back to Domino's for help. All
he could think about was his family. He doesn't plan on returning to work
but hopes Domino's will come up with a safe plan for their employees, so this
won't happen to anyone else. Read the original story here:
Philadelphia, PA: Man fatally shot from behind while walking into store in East
Philadelphia Police say a man was shot and killed from behind as he was walking
into a store in East Germantown late Tuesday night. Philadelphia Police Chief
Inspector Scott Small told reporters that a 23-year-old man was in the doorway
of King 2 2020 Snackstore on East Chelten Avenue when an unknown shooter walked
up behind him and fire multiple shots. Small said the unnamed victim suffered
gunshot wounds to the back, head and chest, and died at Einstein Hospital. A
27-year-old man who was inside the take-out section of the store was hit in the
ankle by stray gunfire, according to Small. He ran to a McDonald's and was taken
to Einstein in stable condition. Small said police are still investigating what
sparked the shooting. No arrests were reported immediately following the deadly
Update: Portland, OR: Man shot & killed by security guard in Lowe's parking lot
Portland Police Bureau (PPB) on Tuesday identified the man who was shot and
killed in the parking lot of a Lowe’s home improvement store on May 29. Freddy
Nelson, 49, was shot by an armed security guard who was hired to patrol
businesses in the Delta Park area, police said. PPB has not revealed what
led to the shooting. Officers found Nelson dead at around 6:40 p.m. in the
parking lot of the store.
A medical examiner determined Nelson died from gunshot wounds and ruled his
death a homicide. The security guard’s name has not been released. Police
said he was interviewed by detectives. The location has had its share of
challenges over the last year. Part of the parking lot includes one of only two
bottle return centers left open in the Portland area.
A year ago, Willamette Week reported the landlord hired armed security guards
to deal with the drug use and other problems caused by the people gathering to
return bottles. Organizers of the bottle return told the paper the guards
were acting much too aggressively. It is unclear whether the weekend shooting
had anything to do with the bottle returns, the shooting took place away from
the return center.
The investigation will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s
Office for review, PPB said. Under Oregon law, private security guards fall
under the same use of force laws as any citizen. ORS 161.209 states "a person is
justified in using physical force upon another person for self-defense or to
defend a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the use or
imminent use of unlawful physical force, and the person may use a degree of
force which the person reasonably believes to be necessary for the purpose." One
other part of Oregon law deals with deadly force. ORS 161.219 reads: "a
person is not justified in using deadly physical force upon another person
unless the person reasonably believes that the other person is: committing or
attempting to commit a felony involving the use or threatened imminent use
of physical force against a person; or committing or attempting to commit a
burglary in a dwelling or using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force
against a person." A grand jury will likely decide whether the shooting by the
guard was justified or not.
Update: Virginia Beach, VA: 7-Eleven customer who shot two robbers in Va. Beach,
killing one, won’t be charged
A 7-Eleven customer who shot two robbery suspects — killing one of them — in
Virginia Beach will not be facing any charges. The double shooting happened at
store on Newtown Road on July 25 — and ended an armed robberies spree that
involved three suspects and several convenience stores across Southside Hampton
Roads. Virginia Beach police said two suspects entered the Newtown Road store
and tried to rob the clerks at gunpoint. A customer inside the store, who was
legally carrying a gun, shot both suspects. One of the suspects, 18-year-old
Michael Moore, died at the scene and the other was transported to a local
hospital. An officer found a third suspect near the 7-Eleven and took him into
custody, police said.
Flint, MI: Man who pleaded guilty to ‘senseless’ killing of store clerk in 1975
up for parole
More than 40 years after Dewey M. Lorick pleaded guilty to killing a party store
clerk on Flint’s north side, he’s getting the chance to make his case for
freedom before the Michigan Parole Board. Lorick, who was 21 at the time of the
1975 second-degree murder of Larry McNeil and armed robbery of the Jones Bros.
Party Shop on North Saginaw Street, has been in prison since he was given a life
sentence in 1977.
His hearing, conducted by Michigan Parole Board member Edwin Heap, is scheduled
for June 17. Lorick, now 67, was sentenced to life in prison by former Genesee
Circuit Judge Harry B. McAra, who at the time called the killing of McNeil, who
was 24 and working as a clerk at Jones Bros., “a senseless, outrageous act.” The
armed robbery netted $2,725 in cash, $235 in food stamps. Police recovered a
.38-caliber revolver at the time, according to The Flint Journal files.
North Aurora, IL: Police Investigate After 2 People Are Shot in Woodman’s
Grocery Store Parking Lot
Authorities in North Aurora are investigating after two men were shot Tuesday
evening in the parking lot of a grocery store. Authorities responded to
Woodman’s, located in the 100 block of Hansen Boulevard, on the report of a
shooting in the parking lot. Police found two men shot. One was transported in
critical condition and the other was transported in fair condition. Authorities
are looking for the shooting suspect nearby and believe the incident started as
a drug deal that escalated. Shortly after detectives searched a nearby apartment
complex, police took three people in for questioning. The store remained open
throughout the incident. No suspect information has been released at this time.
Boulder, CO: King Soopers Memorial Fence Taken Down: ‘Very, Very Healing’
work went on for hours Tuesday as volunteers helped museum experts remove
mementos, flowers and messages along the chain link fence in front of the King
Soopers on Table Mesa Drive. The spot became a powerful place of remembrance for
the 10 killed in the March 22 mass shooting. “You could feel the weight when
you’re taking the things down and someone put thought into putting it there,”
said Boulder resident and volunteer John Briggs. They were removing flowers.
Many of the tried and time-rotted ones will go to be composted. Others that seem
intact will go to artists to put to use. Boulder is still considering what to do
on a long-term basis to remember the victims of the shooting. The city will work
with the families of the victims, the community and King Soopers among others to
consider the possibilities. A permanent memorial is likely as far as two years
out. Where it would be placed will also have to be determined in that process.
King Soopers has said it would like thoughtful input on the redesign of the
store. You can share feedback by emailing
Incidents & Thefts
North Miami Beach, FL: Man Stabbed Inside Publix Supermarket
Publix supermarket in North Miami Beach was shut down and sealed off with yellow
crime scene tape on Tuesday afternoon for more than 3 hours after authorities
said a man was stabbed inside the store. Police told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that
they were called to the Publix supermarket at 14641 Biscayne Boulevard around
12:30 p.m. after the victim was stabbed near the Deli. They said the suspect
fled the scene but was quickly captured and said the victim was hospitalized
with non-life-threatening injuries. It’s not known what prompted this attack and
if it was random. Police said they were interrogating the suspect. They said he
could face attempted murder charges. Neither the suspect nor the victim has been
identified. Police are studying surveillance tape from the store.
Grand Rapids, MI: Police Officer broke 4 ribs in Verizon store fight with theft
Grand Rapids police officer broke four ribs while trying to arrest a Verizon
store theft suspect who struck him with his own baton. Grand Rapids police noted
the details Tuesday, June 1 as they announced charges against the suspect,
25-year-old Danny Demetrius Hairston of Lansing. The officer responded May 26 to
Wireless Zone on Michigan Street NE, near Fuller Avenue, on a report of a
possible phone theft. The officer began talking to Hairston inside the store and
told him he intended to make an arrest. Police said Hairston then resisted and
fought with the officer, and also tried to grab his firearm. At one point, he
was able to take the officer’s service baton and strike him with it. As Hairston
tried to flee the store, the store manager tackled him and held him against some
chairs until the officer recovered and took over.
Byron, MN: Employee gets 45 months in prison for stealing over $450K from
Somerby Golf Club
Auto – Arnold, MO –
C-Store – Denver, CO –
C-Store – Broome
County, NY – Armed Robbery
C-Store – St Pauls, NC
- Armed Robbery
C-Store – Harlem, NY –
C-Store – Turlock, CA
C-Store – Orange, TX –
C-Store – Rochester,
MN – Robbery
Dollar General –
Columbus, OH – Robbery
GameStop – Fairfax
County, VA – Armed Robbery
Jewelry – Prattville, AL – Robbery
Clarksville, TN – Burglary
7-Eleven – Kennewick,
WA – Robbery
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• 1 burglary
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed
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