A small grocery store in Augusta, Georgia, the Laney Supermarket, is forced to destroy its remaining food stock rather than give it away for free. According to the law surrounding eviction, the property should have been made available to the public, but thanks to the Corporate power of Sun Trust Bank, backed by taxpayer funded law enforcement, the food was loaded into dumpsters and hauled to the local landfill.
Sun Trust bank issued a statement, “We are working with store suppliers as well as law enforcement to dispose of the remaining contents of the store and secure the building.” Even Marie Antoinette would not be so bold.
This is the reality of Capitalism and the economics of scarcity. Here is the local news report:
WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports