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Cops in riot gear break up mall crowd wanting Nike shoes
clickorlando.com ^ | 2/23/2012

Posted on 02/24/2012 6:23:25 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

About 1,000 shoppers that gathered for a shoe release at an Orlando mall late Thursday became out of control, prompting deputies in riot gear to disperse the crowd.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said 200 deputies went to the Florida Mall about 9:45 p.m. because of the crowd, which became unruly after Foot Locker canceled the release of the limited-edition Nike Air Foamposite One "Galaxy" shoes. The $220 purple and blue sneakers are made from an extra-durable material and glow in the dark.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fl; florida; mooks; shoes; stupidity; thugs
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Think about it: 200 cops had to go out and keep a crowd of thugs WHO PROBABLY DO NOT PAY TAXES from destroying private property.

We need a big time change in our culture.

1 posted on 02/24/2012 6:23:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If people are going to riot and kill each other, you’d want it to be for a better cause than this....


2 posted on 02/24/2012 6:26:27 AM PST by varmintman
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amish?


3 posted on 02/24/2012 6:26:48 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

those fighting amish...


4 posted on 02/24/2012 6:27:25 AM PST by brivette
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pathetic isn’t it?

I’m actually glad I grew up poor and independent. I just don’t have the desperate need for crap like $200 shoes. I paid $12 for the ones I’m wearing.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 6:28:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The $220 purple and blue sneakers are made from an extra-durable material and glow in the dark.

Makes it really easy to catch the perps in the dark.................

6 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:10 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is why Obama travelled to Orlando yesterday.

He wanted to be the first in the White House to sport the new ghetto kicks.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 6:31:15 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Red Badger

It costs money for the police to be called to break up this riot, as well as the loss of income and inventory to the merchants at the mall. It would be just if the rioters were compelled to pay back the law enforcement agency and the merchants through enforced contract labor, in other words, the chain gang.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:32 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: cripplecreek
I paid $12 for the ones I’m wearing.

HA-HA! You got ripped off! I paid $6 for the ones I'm wearing! At Goodwill!...........

9 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:54 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gotta spend those guberment checks somewhere. There’s just so much money you can spend at the nail salon.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 6:34:21 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me guess.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 6:34:34 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Wallace T.

They have no shame any more. Chain gangs are good only for the ones that are embarrassed to be there............


12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:35:35 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another look into the minds of a class of people who have their sense of worth defined by a pair of shoes.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:36:12 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Red Badger

“Makes it really easy to catch the perps in the dark......”

Let me fix that Badge;

“Makes it really easy to target the perps in the dark......” No night vision scope needed!


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:38:03 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: thethirddegree

And 90% of those rioting fools are probably on Gumint Cheese. DISGUSTING.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 6:39:28 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Red Badger

“I paid $6 for the ones I’m wearing! At Goodwill!...”

Dead man’s shoes Badge!


16 posted on 02/24/2012 6:39:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hey, we live in a town full of retirees...............Waste not, want not!.............


17 posted on 02/24/2012 6:40:54 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

Somebody is going to get a good deal at St Vincent De Paul. I donated two old brand new pairs of Levis yesterday. I found them sealed in a rubbermaid tote at my grandmother’s house where I left them better than 20 years ago.

Brand new and still had the tags on them.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: thethirddegree

Here’s a thought. Someone needs to use social media and have a nationwide Nike sale election day.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:29 AM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: cripplecreek

What, didn’t they still fit? ;)


20 posted on 02/24/2012 6:42:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Dead man’s shoes Badge!

Dead man walkin here boss, dead man walkin.
21 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

For some reason the video looks very edited.. lots of cropping and very little full shots of the crowd. They must have searched for hours to find the white guy..


22 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:58 AM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Back then I was 130 lbs, today I’m around 160.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 6:44:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

You meany you couldn’t wear them any more?..............


24 posted on 02/24/2012 6:44:39 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Aids in target accusation.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 6:45:43 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m the same size I was 20 years ago............just don’t ask what that size is.........;^)


26 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:08 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

It also makes it easy for perps to find victims at night. There is already a problem with violent, sneaker robberies. These glowing shoes will be like a beacon, calling out “Mug me!” to the thugs.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 6:46:28 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: cripplecreek

We could be twins.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 6:49:30 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SoFloFreeper
We went to the Florida Mall about a month ago because my son wanted to check out the H & M store. I have never felt like such a foreigner in my own Country. I highly recommend people stay away from the place and if you're a tourist, stay away from that side of Orlando.
29 posted on 02/24/2012 6:50:21 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; cripplecreek

Easy to say for a guy named “Slim”...


30 posted on 02/24/2012 6:52:51 AM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: cripplecreek

So you’re saying you can’t fit into Levis that fit you 20 years ago? LOL


31 posted on 02/24/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: jagusafr

I’m still pretty trim, but it’s strangely redistributed.


32 posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:35 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ladyjane
So you’re saying you can’t fit into Levis that fit you 20 years ago? LOL

Yeah, I didn't think they would shrink so much being stored away like that.
33 posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I also grew up poor but was taught to be independent. I have not bought a new pair of shoes in 7 years. I rotate between the three pair I have and have never paid more than $70 for a good pair of shoes for work. My 7 year old athletic shoes were $40 on sale.

I drive a 1999 Ford mostly to work and back and it has 62500 actual miles on it and I bought that used when it 2as 6 mos. old. If you use good sense and take care of your stuff it will last and you might have some money left to buy other things that make your life better.

$200 for a pair of Nike shoes? What a bunch of crap.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:09:10 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

$200 for shoes ?


35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:14:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: SoFloFreeper

For those like me who never go to “the mall”.....

Hennes & Mauritz, later abbreviated to H&M.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:22 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

What’s this “mall” you speak of?


37 posted on 02/24/2012 7:19:30 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: SoFloFreeper

Democratic voters, but then again we have a class of conservatives whose job it is is to never ever mention that fact.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:04 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: brivette

Pesky, aren’t they?


39 posted on 02/24/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Priorities man! What is more important, raising the kids you fathered or the latest coolest Nikes?
40 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Yet another paragraph in the long ugly story of a populace that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Florida Freeper


41 posted on 02/24/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It would be interesting know how many of the 1000 rioters are deemed poor by government standards and are making the purchases with welfare income?
42 posted on 02/24/2012 7:31:06 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope you checked those Levi’s closely. If, in the name Levi’s, the E is larger than the L, you’ve got a collectors item on your hands and being in new condition would be worth hundreds of dollars. Just a little something to think about. I’ve seen used pairs of Levi’s, as described above, sell for over a hundred dollars.

.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 7:35:44 AM PST by flatfish
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To: SoFloFreeper

What are the odds that the crowd members voted for and will vote again for obama?


44 posted on 02/24/2012 7:39:51 AM PST by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper

Imagine what this group will be like if it’s food they’re wanting, not shoes.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 7:42:26 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: cripplecreek

A friend was braggin’ ‘bout how he bought nice Jeans at Goodwill. I told him they were Dead Man’s Pants, and he freaked! Never wore them again! 8^)


46 posted on 02/24/2012 7:46:58 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is directly connected to the pathology of the urban underclass and indirectly connected with the NBA All Star Game, which is this weekend in Orlando. Nike announced that, in honor of the game, a limited number of a special edition shoe would be available at the store.

Naturally, the announcement drew a crowd of mostly minority urban males with criminal records and an acquisitive frame of mind. As is common with gatherings of such crowds, the result was chaotic and dangerous. Serenely and smugly above it all is Nike's marketing team, which knows who it is selling to and no doubt privately scores this as a win.

47 posted on 02/24/2012 8:01:13 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wait a couple of years and buy them gently used in the thrift store.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 8:01:46 AM PST by lurk
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To: brownsfan

Didn’t realize that Orlando had such a sizable Amish population.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 8:09:20 AM PST by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It's obvious many FReepers on this thread don't understand value.

These sneakers GLOW IN THE DARK!

They ARE worth dying for...

50 posted on 02/24/2012 8:20:55 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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