Black Friday frenzy leads to reports of violence

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    Black Friday frenzy leads to reports of violence

    At a Chicago-area Kohl's store, police shot a man believed to be involved in a shoplifting incident after authorities found him driving a car that was dragging another officer. The dragged officer suffered a shoulder injury, the Associated Press reported.

    "The officer was struggling with the subject as he got into the car, and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car. The officer was dragged quite some distance. He couldn't get out," Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey said.

    The driver and two others were arrested.
    Black Friday frenzy leads to reports of violence

    Geez, people. I've gone out on many'a Black Friday's and I've yet to see a deal worth killing or being killed over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Youtube is witness to this latest evidence of society swirling down the toilet bowl during our long, endless flush.
    Imagine some future society digging up a YouTube archive server, watching the videos, and trying to figure out what went wrong.
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    We should not find this surprising. The more we try to be "civilized" the less we accomplish it.

    The degeneration of society is fast approaching because of the entitlement mentality of people who engage in this sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    We should not find this surprising. The more we try to be "civilized" the less we accomplish it.

    The degeneration of society is fast approaching because of the entitlement mentality of people who engage in this sort of thing.
    you hit the nail on the head.
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    There's no helping these mutants....IMO.
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    Idiots doing stupid stuff...which is why the only place I went today was to get Subway Sandwiches. No lines there.
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    The only place I went today was Bass Pro around 10:00 AM because it was on the way home. It was surprisingly dead compared to last year. I didn't see anything special, so I just grabbed up some targets and a box of Golden Sabers for the 1911. I guess everybody left once the .22's sold out.
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    IMO none of the "sales" were worth being elbowed, pummeled and stomped on for. I sat a home and surfed DC.com.
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    "Look, a class M planet. It's inhabited. Let's take over and enslave them."

    "No, we've been monitoring their satellite feeds. Every year they go on a bloody rampage as some kind of weird ritual they call Black Friday. They storm their own buildings and trample one another to fight over primitive wares, knock each other around senseless for children's toys and entertainment devices. No, we will leave them be. They are already enslaved by the Material God, and he is far more brutal than we can ever be."

    I spent my day gorging leftover turkey, smoked salmon on crackers, and playing ping pong on the Wii. Tonight is grilled lamb chops. Enslaved by gluttony is far better. Nom Nom!
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    Yep only in America! Can we sit down one day pray to god and be thankful for all we have. Then in less then 12 hours be attacking folks over cheap flat screens at Walmart.
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    My wife and I stayed in today, eating left over thanksgiving dinner, watching movies, napping. It was a mighty fine day.

    None of us got trampled, or shot, either.
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    I was working today when all the madness went down. The wife slept in to avoid the hordes and is out shopping now.
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    Black friday is a myth. Things are much cheaper after the holidays
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