November 28, 2011
"Only in America people trample each other for discounts , exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have."- Anonymous
Traditionally, Black Friday was the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Many retailers open their doors as early as 6am and offer customers extremely good discounts and sales. These door buster deals have always been the appeal that brought large crowds to department stores, but in recent years it has become chaotic spectacle. Stores like Wal-mart have opted to have actual police officers in the store during black Friday instead of the traditional security guard. Crazy stampedes, physical fights and shootings have occurred simply because people want the must have item of the year. It’s very disheartening to know that most Americans value tangible things instead if people and respecting life.
Here is some footage of some of the shopping rage that went on black Friday 2011