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Union activists want Wal-Marts in Tampa Bay region to pay price for offshoring security costs

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Although retail giant Wal-Mart is known for low prices, it’s increasingly earning a reputation for offshoring security costs to local law enforcement agencies. Earlier this year, the Tampa Bay Times reported that law enforcement in four counties logged 16,800 calls to Wal-Marts in one year alone. It’s much the same around the nation. An Arizona Republic investigation published this month revealed that between 2011-2016, three of the top five addresses to which Phoenix police officers responded were Wal-Mart stores. In Beech Grove, Indiana, city officials in 2015 declared Wal-Mart a public…

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