People with “authority”

REI ATM MachineOn May 9th, 2009 Shane Becker was in R.E.I making a purchase. While standing in line he notices two men working on an ATM machine. He snaps a picture of the ATM with his iPhone (pictured at right). Why? Because he enjoys seeing the inside of machines that he doesn’t normally get to see. What happens next is a surprising series of events. I encourage you to read it on his blog, or listen to Shane tell his story on the Dori Monson radio show by clicking on the play button below.

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After listening to most of callers to the show I wanted to quote Benjamin Franklin to them:

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

It’s incidents like this and others that get the attention of the people and seem to justify websites such as policeabuse.com. From reading over the Loomis Risk Management website these agents seem to simply be doing their job… or are they taking it to the extreme?

Loomis’ employees play a decisive role in controlling and reporting the risks …and threats that require action

What do you think? Do you side with Shane in this case or with the Loomis agents and the police?

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