Friday, November 1, 2013

Racial Profiling encouraged at Barney's says Ex Security Guards!


Former Barney’s guards to leak secrets about their illegal anti-theft methods

According to the Daily News, two former Barney’s security workers will give the state’s attorney general an insider’s view of store policies that they claim produced racial profiling complaints today.

New York’s State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to meet with Raymel Cardona and Aaron Argueta as part of his investigation into recent complaints from African-American shoppers at Barney’s and Macy’s, sources say. A Barney’s rep has said the two men were “disgruntled employees” fired for insubordination — a charge their attorney angrily denied. Cardona worked as an assistant manager for loss prevention, while Argueta was once a plainclothes security guard, their attorney says. “The idea is to hear firsthand what they have to say,” says one source. “It’s normal investigative procedure.”

The two former workers — with 30 combined years of experience in security — say an aggressive loss prevention program at the flagship store on Madison Avenue led to more customer complaints of racial profiling, one source said. The in-person meeting comes on the same day that both retailers are due to hand over an assortment of documents as Schneiderman’s probe continues. Read Full Story

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