Posted by troublemaker on November 25, 2011
The sun is just starting to show itself on a Black Friday morning. Already, there have been reports of Black Friday related gun fire, shootings, pepper spraying and other violence. In Myrtle Beach, SC police describe what sounds like a robbery outside Wal-Mart. One shopper shot in the leg (1). In Fayetteville, North Carolina, police describe a shootout at Cross Creek Mall (2). In the Kissimmee, Florida Wal-Mart a fight broke out resulting in arrest. (3) In a Wisconsin Toys R Us, a woman threatened to retrieve a gun and kill shoppers who did not take kindly to her cutting in line. (4)
Wal-Mart also seems to be a bed of evil line cutters. Although no gun play has been reported, it seems people in Wal-Mart do not take kindly to people cutting in line. Wal-Mart shoppers have been arrested after cutting in line in both Indiana (5) and Tennessee (6).
What has happened to us? Are we really in such a frenzy that this conduct seems reasonable?