Safeway Weighs Continuing to Allow Congress on Your Corner Events on Its Property

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Safeway is weighing whether to hold Congress on Your Corner events in the future following Tucson's tragic shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people.

 

"The security of our customers and anyone who comes to our store is always very important to us," says Safeway spokewoman Teena Massingill, at the company's headquarters in Pleasanton, California. "In light of what happened ... we are reviewing whether to have Congress on Your Corner events going forward. The decision has not been made."

Thirteen people were wounded, including Giffords, and six died after 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire at a Congress on Your Corner event held in the parking lot of the Safeway near Oracle and Ina Road in Tucson.

Despite expecting up to 150 people, Giffords and her staff chose to have no police or security officers at the event.

Safeway doesn't have to stop all such events. The company should simply ensure that the people holding such events provide at least some security.

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C3332023
C3332023

Wow! Is it really wrong for an owner of private property to not allow Congress to hold events on the property? They can hold their on public property. Try parks, courthouses, city halls, police stations, etc. I sure wouldn't allow it on my property.

Lbubbainc
Lbubbainc

Maybe the sheriff's department should have read their incoming faxes about the maniac who did this gorrible thing. At the very least, they should have had a presence there. Fire that loud mouthed sheriff.

Max Fischer
Max Fischer

Let's face it, even with security, this shooting would have occurred. It just sucks, but it's very difficult to prevent insane acts of violence. For this to NOT have happened, a whole squad of secret service, etc. type people would have to be there.

Side note, shop local and support Bashas, I am pretty sure it's the only locally owned grocery chain in AZ.

Amanda in Phoenix
Amanda in Phoenix

I think it would be a shame for Safeway to change anything about the Congress on your Corner events; to cancel or otherwise impose restrictions would definitely lower my opinion of Safeway grocery stores.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'll switch back to Frys. They are just across the street from each other in many locations!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I guess some PR weenie at Safeway Corporate is concerned about the bad press the company has gotten. Less concerned about the rights of Americans to meet with their elected officials. Is Safeway now owned by China? Or maybe Beck's PAC!

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