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Black Friday shoppers pepper-sprayed in Calif.
CBS News ^ | November 25, 2011

Posted on 11/25/2011 6:14:05 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh

Twenty people, including children, were injured when a woman at a San Fernando Valley Walmart store used mace against other customers in what authorities referred to as a "competitive shopping" incident.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: assault; blackfriday; retail; walmart
Competitive shopping?! A new reality show, coming soon to FOX.
1 posted on 11/25/2011 6:14:11 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Further proof of the fact that “you can’t make this stuff up” is not needed!


2 posted on 11/25/2011 6:23:01 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Part of the Occupy Walmart crowd!


3 posted on 11/25/2011 6:23:39 AM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Competitive shopping the quick and the dead,it’s California ya know.


4 posted on 11/25/2011 6:24:31 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I figure when Big Media already has the answer as to why some wild event JUST happened, THEY ARE LYING.


5 posted on 11/25/2011 6:25:13 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: bigbob

For the love of Pete...


6 posted on 11/25/2011 6:27:04 AM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“Competitive shopping”

Barbara Streisand.

FU Big Media!!!


7 posted on 11/25/2011 6:30:33 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
heheh. We're doomed. I guess it ranks right up there with the herd of wild boars attacking the WM on Long Island a couple years ago.
8 posted on 11/25/2011 6:30:48 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I used to shop all the time at this WalMart in Porter Ranch. With the mix of Illegals and Entitled Californians it’s no wonder and mixed in with a little T-day merrymaking.


9 posted on 11/25/2011 6:34:49 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
The mace in the race to the marketplace is destined for your face.....so brace.....

Leni

10 posted on 11/25/2011 6:45:36 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Malone LaVeigh

was it pepper spray or mace? there’s a significant difference, the least of which being one is legal and the other is not

unless we’re talking about a spiked ball on the end of a stick...


11 posted on 11/25/2011 6:49:44 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
It's right in the name "Black Friday."

This shopping day is for Eric Holder's people.

Anybody who tries to take Eric Holder's people's free stuff deserves what they get.

12 posted on 11/25/2011 6:51:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Oh, the weather outside is frightful... and so are the shoppers!


13 posted on 11/25/2011 6:53:17 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: sten

LOL


14 posted on 11/25/2011 6:57:25 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

If I went into Walmart for anything, I deserve to be sprayed.


15 posted on 11/25/2011 6:59:25 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: MinuteGal

Bad, very bad....but funny.


16 posted on 11/25/2011 7:00:14 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

From “Black Friday” until a week after Christmas, I go grocery shopping only.

If I need something from Walmart, I’ll go at 2 am when the stock clerks make shopping miserable simply because most people go when they’re not being made miserable.

I really despise the commercialization of Christmas.

[and the “sales” aren’t really that great, either]


17 posted on 11/25/2011 7:00:45 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Too many Walmart shoppers belong in a zoo. I rarely shop there. I shop at my local stores where I can get service, in and out in 5-10 minutes and the customers are my neighbors, and they aren’t macing me. Walmart has become a freak show as illustrated by the People of Walmart website. It concerns me that this demographic is tearing down the USA.


18 posted on 11/25/2011 7:03:36 AM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Hmmm. Wonder what the equivalent of Black Friday is behind bars? Wonder if she will be as competitive at it?


19 posted on 11/25/2011 7:13:18 AM PST by rod1
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Pepper spray for multiples,
stun gun for one-on-one.
20 posted on 11/25/2011 7:14:35 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Malone LaVeigh

So did they catch and arrest the perpetrator? The story doesn’t say. I just wonder if the perpetrator ran away from the store, and didn’t get her bargains in the end.


21 posted on 11/25/2011 8:22:07 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m surprised the name “Black Friday” caught on, and has been used by the media and most people.

I was once chastised for saying something about “black coffee”, and was informed that this could be a racist statement. And I asked the person who told me this, what should I say, “African-American coffee”? And I was told that I should say “coffee naturalle”.


22 posted on 11/25/2011 8:24:43 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m surprised the name “Black Friday” caught on, and has been used by the media and most people.

I was once chastised for saying something about “black coffee”, and was informed that this could be a racist statement. And I asked the person who told me this, what should I say, “African-American coffee”? And I was told that I should say “coffee naturalle”.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 8:24:58 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’m surprised the name “Black Friday” caught on...

As I said, it's an ownership thing.

;-)

24 posted on 11/25/2011 8:26:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did you mean:

As I said, it’s an entitlement thang.

?


25 posted on 11/25/2011 8:37:43 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1039 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: bigbob

First thoughts on this-
Does anyone expect to be able to continue shopping for the items they want AFTER pepper=spraying the competition?

I blame the stores for most of this mayhem. You set up for a mob scene, whip the shoppers up to a frenzy for ‘specials’ and you attract the kind who will sleep in parking lots- you’re gonna get aggressive mob mentality.

If they kept prices low to begin with- not 500% markup- there would be no need for a one-day hysterical stampede.


26 posted on 11/25/2011 8:39:30 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: null and void

That works too.


27 posted on 11/25/2011 8:42:18 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I’m sure precautions are in now place to prevent trampling when the doors are opened so this had to be the next logical event for BF.


28 posted on 11/25/2011 8:53:04 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: MinuteGal

ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!

That was quite funny!


29 posted on 11/25/2011 9:42:48 AM PST by a real Sheila (golden retrievers rule!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; ..

About that time of year, isn’t it?

********************

Frank Costanza: “Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.”

Cosmo Kramer: “What happened to the doll?”

Frank Costanza: “It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!”

Kramer: “That must have been some kind of doll.”

Frank Costanza: “She was.”

*************

Seinfeld ping. If you want on, make a donation to the Human Fund. Money for People.


30 posted on 11/25/2011 9:46:53 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I get all misty when I think of that episode.


31 posted on 11/25/2011 9:50:49 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Larry Lucido

George, stop crying and fight your father!


32 posted on 11/25/2011 10:04:54 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Seinfeld for ANY occasion. Too bad she didn’t use Banaca. Cherry.


33 posted on 11/25/2011 1:18:38 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Larry Lucido
Seinfeld ping. If you want on, make a donation to the Human Fund. Money for People.

You forgot the most important part:


Follow Link

34 posted on 11/25/2011 1:46:09 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Damn, and I slept through it when I coulda been pepper sprayed!


35 posted on 11/25/2011 1:48:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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