TARGET: Endangering Women Without Feeling

So on today’s show we follow up on a story that was first seen on the local ABC affiliate.

They really seemed to “care.” For when we inquired about what response they would be making to the reality that their policy had caused this woman’s violations to occur they pledged to provide segways for security managers… I kid you not.

We asked them to join me on the show. Here’s exactly how they responded:

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:34 PM
To: Jenna.Reck <[email protected]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry

Hi Jenna! 

So there is a story of a man in Woodlands, TX that took a picture of a woman in a dressing room and my host in New York, Kevin McCullough, would like to know if a spokesperson would be able to address the situation and your safety policies when it comes to dressing rooms and bathrooms. Here is the link and we are going at 3:05 to discuss it, just wanted a voice from Target to help us understand how you will rectify the issue. Kevin’s show goes national to 200+ outlets as well.


Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 1:55 PM
To: ‘Alex Garrett’ <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry

Hi Alex,

Thanks for providing more information. We are going to pass on participating in a live interview, but I can share more information with you shortly about the safety measures that we take in our stores.

I’ll follow up momentarily with more information.


From: Jenna.Reck <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:11 PM
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry
To: Alex Garrett <[email protected]>

Here are a few additional details I can share for your story:

As part of Target’s commitment to safety, we have a number of policies, procedures and trainings in place to ensure that our stores are safe places to shop and work, including:

We have team members trained specifically to manage safety in our stores and we provide them with regular training

We provide our teams with the technologies needed to keep our stores safe, including things like Segways for mobile security, surveillance cameras and strategic lighting across our buildings and parking lots

We work with thousands of organizations across the country in law enforcement, emergency management and public health to provide funding, supplies and equipment and training for officials

As always, we ask that guests inform a team member immediately if there is a situation that makes them feel unsafe.