Police fend off starving public while food is destroyed on behalf of Bank foreclosing on Supermarket

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.

workers toss fresh food into a dumpster as onlookers watch in disbelief

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

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  • Anon


  • Anonymous

    This isn’t capitalism. This is stupidity. Pure capitalism would either start a bidding war for the food or give the food away with smiley Sun Trust sticker on it for PR.

    The only defense I can come up with is that the food pictured looked like it was meat. Sun Trust was worried that the meat was spoiled and an eventual law suit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanton.lore Stanton Lore

    no ‘good’ reason for a business to do this. there should have been plans (A, B & even C) to make sure 1 – the food got dispensed to the needy and 2 – done publically so SUNTRUST got full credit and was welcomed by the public. they can make this right by having a scheduled and advertised food giveaway at the same site. will they? do they care at all about people who are hungry and living in poverty? time will tell and I hope for their sake they DO SOMETHING.