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Trouble In Store & Supermarket

by | 15th, March 2007

blaine.jpg “TESCO jails’ and more DNA testing planned.

So says the Times’ front-page headline.

Home Office proposals are for retail jails.

One is being planned for London’s Selfridges department store. The intention is that a shopper suspected of yobbery or shoplifting will be placed in a room with a clear front.

The suspect will wait in a state of abject shame, visible to one and all as they await the sound of boots at the door, police rescue and a chance to tell their side of the story.

The Home Office is getting tough. These modern day stocks will root out the hoodies. Selfridges will become a no-go zone for shoplifters unless, of course, the suspect’s gang wants to gawp at them.

And there are other possible benefits. Selfridges might invite the shoplifter to model items retrieved from their person. This would advertise how very much in demand the stuff is.

The store could use its front window as the holding bay. There were once pole dances in the Selfridges window, so why not hoodies? Changing times in the window on the world.

But will the trap catch only the guilty?

What of the dads and the sons. Trailing about the racks of clothes with mum and sister on a Saturday afternoon, they will see an escape route. If they

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