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New Jersey police arrested a 16-year old boy for the latest Wal-Mart debacle, in which someone used the public address system to order "All black people, leave the store now". The authorities were led to the offender by anonymous tipsters and security camera footage. The New York Times reports that investigators trolled Facebook, MySpace and YouTube (what, no Twitter?), too, since kids will pretty much status update about anything. The investigation also turned up reports that two similar incidents also occurred at the Wal-Mart in past months. This isn't the first (or second or third, really) instance that Wal-Mart has been embroiled in a discrimination scandal, so we imagine that their crisis management team is working overtime. [NYT, previously]