Have you ever caused a scene?

by Danny Tyree

 

November 30, 2023



I understand some commentators are accusing Target of scoring less than a bullseye in dealing with shoplifters.

The retailer encourages the police to help fight inventory “shrinkage,” but insists on “handcuffing” the officers into staging low-key, out-of-sight, super-discreet interactions with the alleged criminals. (“Bad cop has the flu today. We’re playing good cop, ‘won’t you be my neighbor?’ cop.”)

A more direct confrontation would supposedly “cause a scene” and generate bad publicity for the chain.

We certainly can’t risk social media spreading gossip about �...



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