WalMart has decided that prosecuting shoplifting under 25$ is too costly and not worthwhile to their bottom line. Since the rule of law is no longer the measure in American Empire policy, it is not necessary to follow laws which don't have an appropriate actor in place to enforce them.
Let's look on the bright side! If corporations refuse to defend items under 25$ in value, then purchases less than this are now free! Do not pay for items or trips which are under this value, the employees have been told to not follow or enforce it.
The New York Times originally reported on this change in policy, which can be linked from here also.
if public corporations are going to abuse the rule of law, and circumvent the constitution and free market by changing the rules, then they are the new law. This means laws they do not intend to enforce towards their own private property cease to exist.
If there's a bright side to corporatism, and its excess, it is the fact that now all items of this value(25$ or less) are free at WalMart!
from an ethical standpoint, it will financially hinder them if more people took advantage of this policy! Do your patriotic duty and get some free candy!