AUGUSTA, GA: According to Fox News, SunTrust Bank took food and supplies after evicting the store owners. So, what to do with the food? That’s the story – and the heart-ache… a church failed to retrieve the food so the owners asked to give the food away, but the bank said “no,” & the cops were forced to oversee the trashing of the food. This decision was made by SunTrust in Atlanta, GA.
Here’s the video from YouTube, detailing the news report (03/29/2013):
Here is a link to the transcript of the vide: Transcription 3-31-2013
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YES, the bank chose to order the withholding of the food from a crowd hungry, starving people – and ordered perfectly good food thrown into a landfill.
This sad situation was the result of a bank foreclosing upon a small grocery store that, according to the news report, was evicted after owing thousands of dollars to the bank and failing to make payments. The owners of the business
So, if you ever wondered if banks are moral? I seriously doubt it. Res Ipsa.
My opinion is harsh, but I honestly believe that this is bank-ordered starvation of needy people. So, why would throwing food out make fiscal sense? Because the store is not paying interchange fees on paid transactions that the bank would get IF those people did pay for the food. In other words – the bank could not profit from the food, through fees and through the draining of buying power from people (through higher costs to eat), so someone decided not to give poor families food. Hence, “Bank-ordered starvation.”
If this says anything of our future, we need to prepare for the day that the banks decide that we should not be allowed to live, much less eat.
The owner of the trash truck rerouted the food to a local food bank. A good portion of the food was damaged by cleaning supplies stacked atop the food.
What do you think? Comments and NO SPAM are appreciated.