Shoplifting is stealing
, and stealing is wrong (most of the time, anyway). However, scanning people as they leave a store is also wrong and should not be tolerated.
Interfering with these scanners is both an ethical, and productive thing to do. I applaud anyone who reduces their efficacy, even if they shoplift in the process. Sometimes, two wrongs do make a right
Many retail stores have forgone the scanners in favour of door nazi
s, who will attempt to search your belongings as you leave the store, and compare them to your reciept. I urge everyone to refuse this search; remember, you have no obligation to prove your innocence
. I cannot speak for US law, but here in Canada if a search is forced, and no evidence is found, you get to sue them till they bleed. (of course, IANAL
: Not in my country (Well, except perhaps for #3). What's illegal about carrying around one of those little stickers that triggers the sensors?