I Got Flagged By Facial Recognition In Lowes

I’m in complete disbelief. I’ve been doing a lot of walking over the last few days. It’s led me to see the more granular view of my city. I have to say, I’ve seen so much more than I do when driving. The same exact streets feel much different from the sidewalk, or lack there of.

Between the homeless groups that are everywhere, to the open use of needles, I’ve seen it all lately. I’m just waiting for some poor fool to try out the knockout game. I’m looking for the full diversity experience.

Obviously not. This has just motivated me further, and lit a fire under my ass to get as far away from here, as I can. This place, this paradise of rolling hills, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. It’s ugly. The people here are ugly, and their too selfish, fake, and utterly brainwashed, that change will never be positive.

What motivated this post is scary. I was on my way home, and had nowhere to be, so I went to a few shops. I found a military surplus store, and bought a hat and a 60 year old book, by a WWII commando. Totally cool, and given all due respect.

Then I went into a Lowes. A big Home Depot type store. I wasn’t interested in anything in particular, and found myself at a bobble station for keys. I found a cool carabiner, and a key sized, and shape multi tool. I thought they were cool and grabbed em before hitting the next isle.

I was walking down the isle when I heard, “is that going in your pocket”. This took me by surprise, and I snapped around to tell the dude to fuck off. Then this fairly built fella walks up, and asks me straight up, are you stealing? I was out of my mind pissed off, and told him to get fucked I had no intention.

Then it got scary. He said, “we picked you up through our facial recognition on the camera, when you came in”. I said, flagged for what? He wouldn’t say, but beyond looking a bit stupid, he never said sorry. Refused to tell me what I was “flagged” for. So I told him he could keep the, less than $10 worth of crap. I’ve only been in that store a couple times and can’t remember the last.

On my life, I’ve never had an altercation with a Lowes store. Ever. I have no criminal background in burglary, or even petty theft. I was blown away they were using this tech, in tandem with undercover security, that was almost certain to be ex cop, and harass good customers.

I spend thousands of dollars a year at hardware stores. I’ve never been accused of stealing anything. I have no idea why I’m on this list, where the list comes from, or how many places I go that have me listed, and facial IDed for nothing?

Of course this could be a bad coincidence. Would it happen if I was black. Apparently blacks can just walk out with carts of merchandise, and they aren’t even stopped. Why was I treated like a criminal before doing anything even suspicious.

Mind you, I was coming from a job interview. I was dressed like a clean cut blue collar guy. Nice jeans, button up tee shirt. I had a back pack but it never left my shoulders.

Dude woulda shit if he knew my 9 mm was in my pack with 10 rounds of nasty hollow points. That’s how not a criminal I am. I feel totally comfortable carrying a pistol in a county where CCW’s are not issued. I’m my youth, I was routinely searched. I was also routinely on probation. Those days are so long gone, I’m hardly the same person.

Where’d the corporation get this technology? Why would I be in their list of such suspicious people, they’re willing to insult me, than have me shop there? What are the implications here? How paranoid should I be? Am I just being paranoid?

If y’all have experienced anything similar, please, put it in the comments. We need to know if they are prepping for sweeps. After what they’ve done, expect the worst. Having any question about the gravity of our situation, is just ridiculous at this point.

Blacks can do whatever they want, and even do this shoplifting by themselves. I’ve seen one guy go into a Home Depot, take the bolt cutters and just cut the wires on what he wants. One guy grabs one item from him, as he casually exits. Then there’s the flash mob grand theft. Then there’s me.

Do the math, people. Something is very wrong, and I feel it like a weight, just building daily. A house divided can not stand. A house set for demolition, will detonate, with or without the occupants inside. Just ask the ones that escaped the towers, the few who are still alive that is.

Times are tough, donations really would be a lot of love in a world that seems to hate me. All the best to all y’all.

4 thoughts on “I Got Flagged By Facial Recognition In Lowes

  1. Kenneth T. – My blog, My way Welcome to a little piece of my life. Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings. For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life. Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what's going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don't need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~ You may find, new additions to what I call "Hobby-time". Ahh yes, my hobby... I make pinback buttons (some call them badges). Sorry for the shameful plug ;-) *** And then there is the outside the box or "Offtrack" thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster, but will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not. Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know? Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive? Should we survive? The coming montrary collapse. There is so much going on, more then we see outside our windows.
    Kenneth T. says:

    Strange – they ususlly wait until “the person” has walked out the door with said item.

    facial recognition my *ss!

    I might have taken him up on his (uhh) offer and gone all postal on him.

    1. Like I said I had a pistol on me. I’m also fairly sure this dude was, or is a cop. Going postal isn’t worth my freedom.

      Listen or read more careful. I was approached upon taking items off the shelf. Literally within a minute, tops, of picking $10 worth of nothing off a shelf, he called me out from behind.

      I’ve been spending thousands of dollars at hardware stores a year for years. I’ve never even heard of this.

      1. Kenneth T. – My blog, My way Welcome to a little piece of my life. Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings. For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life. Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what's going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don't need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~ You may find, new additions to what I call "Hobby-time". Ahh yes, my hobby... I make pinback buttons (some call them badges). Sorry for the shameful plug ;-) *** And then there is the outside the box or "Offtrack" thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster, but will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not. Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know? Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive? Should we survive? The coming montrary collapse. There is so much going on, more then we see outside our windows.
        Kenneth T. says:

        Well… “postal” wasn’t meant to be taken to the extreme (even though it’s what I said).
        If he “is” a cop… you could have taken it a step further. If he “was”, then just who did he think he was? If he is theft/loss protection – he still overstepped his job entitlement.

        Unless he got in my face, I (really) would have kept walking.
        Here in georgia, I don’t even pay those door alarms any mind if they go off when I leave the store.
        No one has ever tried to stop me.

        ***things are far different in California, than I was led to believe.

        Gone are the days of being innocent until proven guilty.
        😕

      2. I appreciate your take, and trust me, I woulda liked to Wyatt Earp slap his ass. I only think he was, or is moonlighting as a cop, because he had the vibe. Our cops just stand out like a sore thumb. Most are jacked, covered in tats, and talk like they have a complex.

        It’s the facial recognition and the list. I haven’t been in that store for over a year, and whenever it was, it wasn’t memorable at all. Why was I flagged? He told me I was flagged but wouldn’t say why. Who gave lows my face on a list of suspicious people? Or am I tripping?

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