Every year it’s the same thing. People seeking “bargains” wait in line for hours, sometimes days to rush into a store, push, shove, and trample other humans just to save a couple dollars on a TV or phone they don’t need. My beloved may have the patience to go, find a place to park, find something she’s looking for, and wait in line to check out. I have neither the patience nor the desire to go through that, so yours truly does what little shopping he does online. You order it, pay for it, and a few days later it’s on your doorstep. There are, of course, tales of unharnessed greed leading to mindless violence.
‘Tis the season.
Black Friday madness: Two people are killed outside a Macy’s and a Walmart while customers fight over everything from TVs to $1.60 towels as stores open their doors for record $3.1 billion holiday splurge
A 20-year-old man was shot dead and his brother was wounded in a shooting outside a Macy’s store in New Jersey early Friday morning
The shooting occurred at the Hamilton Mall in South Jersey as people lined up outside for shopping deals
In Nevada on Thursday, a person was shot dead in a road rage incident in a Walmart parking lot in Reno
A man in Tennessee suffered a gunshot wound after shots were fired at a mall in Memphis on Thursday
On Friday, stores opened their doors for what is still one of the busiest days of the year
The first Black Friday sales got underway at some stores across the country on Thursday night
Department store J.C Penney was one of the first major chains to kick-off the sales offering huge discounts on Thursday
Season’s Beatings: Black Friday Brawl Breaks Out at Modesto Mall
Retailers Are Wary Of ‘Flash-Mob Robbers’ This Black Friday
THESE THIEVES ARE VERY ORGANIZED. THEY TEXT TO ARRANGE THE ASSAULT, GET IN, GRAB STUFF, AND GET OUT. NOBODY CAN STOP THEM.
UNLESS THEY SHOOT THEM, WHICH IS O.K. WITH ME.
Groups march into stores and within a few minutes steal thousands of dollars of merchandise, the Post reports. Typically made up of around 15 members, groups burst into a shop and head for the most lucrative items they can find and quickly loot the shop for all its worth. Some flash-mob groups are so skilled that by the time they are noticed, they have already escaped with their bounty.
Two Killed, Four Wounded at Thanksgiving Football Game Shooting
Two people are dead and four wounded after multiple shots were fired at the annual Juice Bowl Thanksgiving Day football game in Louisville, Kentucky.
Black Lives Matter Plans To Block White-Owned Businesses On Black Friday
Last year, protesters blocked shoppers from entering stores on Black Friday to protest the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen shot 16 times by an officer. Dash cam video revealed the teen ignoring officer commands to stop as he walked away from officers with a knife in his hands.
Police had to help shoppers get into the stores; as one person tried to enter, protesters screamed “Shut it down! Shut it down!”
After last year’s protest, stores’ sales were 25 to 50 percent below their expected projections, according to staff and managers.