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Macy’s Illegally Detaining Customers

A Manhattan Judge, Manuel Mendez, recently granted an injunction in a lawsuit of the retail store Macy’s. Two women are suing the retail giant because they were detained within the store for hours and forced to sign a paper saying that they confess to shoplifting and that they agreed to pay a fine. Criminal charges were then filed after the incident but were later dropped. Judge Mendez stated that, “Macy’s has combined the power it was given under the statutes by using this power as a double-edged sword instead of a shield,” he later added that, “Macy’s treads on a thin line between permissible and impermissible behavior … A suspected shoplifter is given no opportunity to otherwise object, have a hearing, or receive guidance from counsel before signing a confession and then agreeing to pay penalties.”

It’s also said that they are infringing upon the Constitutional right of Due Process by engaging these acts. The story is still being updated as this blog is written, please share your comments below!

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