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How is this Wal-Mart’s fault?

As is usually the case when Wal-Mart announces the intention to build a new store, community supporters — pushing for jobs, an enlarged tax base and shopper convenience — battle community opponents —trying to save mom-and-pop retailers.
When plans were announced for a northeast Washington, D.C., location, it was the local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Brenda Speaks, who produced a brand-new reason for opposing such a store.
Young people, she told an anti-Wal-Mart rally, would be more likely to get criminal records because, with a big corporation around, they could less resist the temptation to steal.
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