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Sunday, August 26, 2012

'Compliance' in Real Life

The New Yorker this week raves about a controversial new feature film called Compliance, and Frank Bruni in the NYT today probes wider issues (how compliant are we, even politically?).   We won't even mention Bill Murray and the early scene in Ghostbusters.  Anyway:  It's often said that some people walk out on Compliance, apparently disbelieving that a prank caller, pretending to be a local cop, could actually get the store manager of a fast food chain to strip search a stellar employee looking for stolen loot.

Well, it happened in real life, in Kentucky, in 2004, at a McDonald's.  Here's one report.  The photo at left  comes from a surveillance camera, entered in record at the trial. shows the strip search about to begin.

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