$8,500,000 Judgment Day

by Lamon K. Griggs



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/8/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781412048897
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781412232067

About the Book

$8,500,000 Judgment Day is a revealing and true account of what happened after a Mississippi-based Walmart employee was falsely accused by the retailer of shoplifting, and later fired. How he took on the world's number one retailer and gave them a 'country whippin' in court is only part of the story. Author Lamon Griggs takes us behind the clever slogans, discount clothing and saccharine greeters to give us a view of the Walmart that countless broadcast and print media sources have been reporting for years: Walmart isn't quite the good neighbor or benevolent retailer their marketing department wants us to believe they are. Griggs is neither a novelist nor an investigative journalist, but that's what makes $8,500,000 Judgment Day all the more disquieting. Griggs documents how Walmart mistreats it's employees, supports overseas manufacturing and even profiles it's customers. He immerses us completely in the Walmart culture -warts and all- without any unnecessary Walmart bashing. He's got a story to tell, and he does so in his unhurried, thoughtful southern cadence. After all, this is a former Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper who spent almost 5 years of his life and nearly lost everything to prove he did not steal a dollar and fifty cents worth of chewing tobacco. Very quickly, $8,500,000 Judgment Day becomes a destined-for-Hollywood-must-read guilty pleasure once we're introduced to Walmart's cadre of senior level executives, department managers, missing witnesses, hidden documents, and high-priced shark attorneys. I bet you may know some of these people. And yes, there's even a happy ending here for Griggs. When reading $8,500,000 Judgment Day, you'll experience chapter after chapter of an uncompromising drive to uncover and expose a culture that feeds on the weakness of people. You will get a better understanding of complete corporate dominance.

About the Author

For 12 years Lamon Griggs was a State Trooper, training officer and instructor with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, before retiring and starting his own auto accident investigation and reconstruction company. A fixture in various state and federal courthouses, he is consistently called upon for expert testimony in accident cases. This expertise is what attracted Walmart to initially hire him as their Driver Safety Director. Griggs also serves as Court Bailiff and Security for all county Circuit and Chancery Court filings and trials. Griggs has an extensive background in law enforcement, including forensic training, narcotics enforcement, police administration and organization, law enforcement fitness, criminal law, riot control, firearms and explosives, self defense, and investigations. He has been featured and interviewed on numerous Talk Show Radio Stations and Matrix News networks across the U. S. and Canada. He receives numerous guest invitations weekly from various news and entertainment media.