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Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 | In the article about “Grab ‘N Go’s,” one line that caught my attention: “At some smaller, family-run stores, proprietors said letting thieves walk out scot free is tantamount to advertising that their store is soft on crime — something that only invites more criminals.”

Well, if reporting this free beer event on the internet isn’t inviting more criminal activity, then what is? Where is the responsibility of journalism? The unwitting encouragement of lawlessness that this story will produce reminds me of how President George W. Bush exacerbated his war on terror with that infamous statement — “Bring ’em on!”

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