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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 9:43 PM 
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Minnesota police accuse those who take free books to be 'thieves,' internet is up in arms

Bloomington Police Department sparked backlash after posting about ‘theft’ from local Little Free Library

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/minnesota-police-accuse-those-who-take-free-books-to-be-thieves-internet-is-up-in-arms

 
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From: greenie225 DelphiPlus Member IconJul-15 2:06 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 9) 
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Well, that's just weird.

I used to go to Bloomington to visit an aunt.  Remembering Minnesota days.  Minnesotans seem to be in so much trouble these days.

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-15 3:37 PM 
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I just don't see how getting something free can be construed as theft

 

 
From: greenie225 DelphiPlus Member IconJul-15 5:27 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 9) 
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No, I don't think you can steal something that's free.  Mayhap they took way more than their share?  I don't know.

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-15 6:42 PM 
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Unless there was a sign posted.. it's not like the grocery store .  Bargain price, but you can only buy 2.

I think someone got a little zealous and starting screaming Thief, Thief!
 

 

 
From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-18 4:06 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 9) 
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Has the meaning of Free changed and I missed the memo?


 

 

  • Edited July 18, 2021 4:06 pm  by  Song~ (_Song_)
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-18 4:21 PM 
To: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 9) 
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Evidently, in certain places, free means absolutely nothing.  In this case, maybe the  cops had nothing better to do  :-)

 

 
From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-19 11:00 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
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Perhaps they had already made their monthly quota of speeding tickets. ;-)


 

 

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-19 5:36 PM 
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Very possible!  :-)

 

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