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Rush For Shoes At Texas Mall Ends With Pepper Spray
CBS DFW ^ | 12/21/12 | unknown

Posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:44 AM PST by crosshairs

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth shoe store may think better of its first-come-first-serve policy after a small riot occurred surrounding the release of the new Retro Air Jordan shoes.

The Shoe Palace at Hulen Mall decided to let people line up to buy the shoes. A line formed around 5:00 a.m. and at one point the pushing and shoving in the crowd knocked over a couple police officers working as security.

“At that point the mall security officer sprayed a short burst of mace (pepper spray) into the crowd,” Fort Worth police Sergeant Pedro Criado explained. “The Fort Worth officer that got knocked down to the ground, he sprayed a short burst of mace into the crowd as well.”

Most stores across North Texas used a voucher system to sell the shoes and there were reportedly no problems at those locations. Sergeant Criado thinks the approach is safer. “It’s like a lottery system – you get a voucher and your name gets drawn, then you get the opportunity to pick up your shoes within 24 hours,” he said. “Yes, I think that’s a better system. It’ll avoid any crowds from gathering and any riots from occurring.”

The pepper spray dispersed the crowd and didn’t end with anyone hurt. “There were no reported injuries,” Criado said. “The officer did not get transported to the hospital, basically just scrapes and bruising from getting knocked down.”

Fort Worth police made no arrests in regard to the incident.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: jordans; shoes

1 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:52 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

Just wait ‘til folks are lining up for their free Obama shoes!


2 posted on 12/22/2012 7:32:38 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: crosshairs
Houston man shot over Air Jordans
3 posted on 12/22/2012 7:34:45 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: crosshairs

One of the comments from the story:

Should have thrown a stack of job applications at the crowd. That would have made them scatter faster than pepper spray.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 7:38:24 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: crosshairs
The bulk of the payments for the shoes, most likely, were EBT's


5 posted on 12/22/2012 7:39:26 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: crosshairs

Materialistic poverty.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:32 AM PST by crosshairs (It's all about good vs evil. In the end, evil is destroyed.)
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To: crosshairs

Over frickin’ shoes??? You were right, Mr. Traficant...beam us up; there isn’t enough intelligent life down here to even bother with...


7 posted on 12/22/2012 7:44:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: crosshairs

I’ve seen too many of these incidents to be surprised anymore, but I still have to shake my head. All this nonsense over a lousy pair of sneakers. We truly have lost sight of what is really important.

I’m reminded of a particular Calvin and Hobbes strip (it went something like this):

Calvin: “Today’s consumer is hip and sophisticated. We aren’t manipulated by commercials and advertisements”

Hobbes: “I think I hear advertisers laughing”

Calvin: “Hold on, I need to inflate my basketball shoes.”


8 posted on 12/22/2012 7:46:00 AM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: crosshairs

Is it just me or is there some sort of weird commonality to these stories?


9 posted on 12/22/2012 7:56:10 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

“Is it just me or is there some sort of weird commonality to these stories?”

It HAS to be you!

Any other conclusion would be racist.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: ILS21R
Should have thrown a stack of job applications at the crowd. That would have made them scatter faster than pepper spray.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:01:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: crosshairs

I am glad I do not understand this.

In my mind, the closest thing is the people stealing and selling Scrooge’s drapes.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 8:02:42 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Tigerized
Thanx for the chuckle. I needed that.
13 posted on 12/22/2012 8:06:07 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: combat_boots

“In keeping with the situation such as it is”


14 posted on 12/22/2012 8:06:24 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: crosshairs
Ah! The good old days.

I don't remember one violent outbreak for these. ;-)


15 posted on 12/22/2012 8:06:48 AM PST by lysie
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To: crosshairs
Photo by vic1989

16 posted on 12/22/2012 8:10:12 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: lysie

“I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!”


17 posted on 12/22/2012 8:11:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: servantboy777
"Is it just me or is there some sort of weird commonality to these stories?"

It isn't just you, and it is The Fact Which Shall Not Be Named by anyone in the media-----not even the most conservative of them.

18 posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:56 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: dfwgator
"No, you go to school to learn not for a fashion show"

;-)

19 posted on 12/22/2012 8:20:33 AM PST by lysie
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To: crosshairs
We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious Air Jordan. Nasty elvish pepper spray! It burns us my Precious! gollum gollum
20 posted on 12/22/2012 8:34:20 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: traditional1

Reply to #5

I doubt there is half a brain in that entire crowd.....


21 posted on 12/22/2012 8:48:23 AM PST by 3722535r
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To: wolficatZ

Ugly shoes prove small tings amuse small minds.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 8:48:37 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: servantboy777
Is it just me or is there some sort of weird commonality to these stories?

It is the same culture that shot 446 school age children in Chicago this year.

23 posted on 12/22/2012 8:54:28 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: crosshairs

Why would anyone riot over butt ugly shoes that I wouldn’t wear even if someone gave them to me?


24 posted on 12/22/2012 8:55:44 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: servantboy777

“Is it just me or is there some sort of weird commonality to these stories?”

YEs; apparently instead of normal entrances they all seem to use livestock chutes.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 9:02:20 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: wolficatZ

Thanks for taunting me with pictures showing where my taxes are being spent...


26 posted on 12/22/2012 9:04:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: traditional1

wow that looks like whole bunch Obama’s sons and whole extended family

Martin Luther King would be proud of content of their character, I bet


27 posted on 12/22/2012 9:05:27 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: crosshairs

What kind of pepper goes into that pepper spray. Is it black, habanero, white or is it multicultural?


28 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:20 AM PST by equaviator
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To: crosshairs

I think that high-priced athletic shoes must need some sort of laws to control their availability, as the sale of them seems to lead to violent confrontations. Shoe control now!


29 posted on 12/22/2012 9:39:50 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: traditional1
Where all da white people at?


30 posted on 12/22/2012 9:45:42 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: lysie

I remember Keds and PF Flyers... you could “run faster” and “jump higher”

Somehow the commercial made me think you could actually fly if you were wearing these and I wanted them sooooooooooo bad~!!!!!


31 posted on 12/22/2012 9:50:01 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Did anyone have a video from the checkout line? How many use their EBT cards?

The dependant class is becoming awful ungrateful- demanding more and more. When their socialist paradise is instituted there WILL BE forced labor - From each according to his abilities applies to ALL


32 posted on 12/22/2012 9:52:30 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Somehow the commercial made me think you could actually fly if you were wearing these and I wanted them sooooooooooo bad~!!!!!


If that era’s culture was the same as today’s, you would have simply taken them from someone else. The fact that you wanted them would have been adequate justification.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 9:59:00 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Mr. K

Thanks for reminding me of PF Flyers.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 10:05:00 AM PST by lysie
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To: crosshairs

Had to Google what the shoes looked like. First, they are singularly unattractive and second, they’re just shoes. Really people, over shoes???!!!


35 posted on 12/22/2012 10:37:40 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: Mr. K
Somehow the commercial made me think you could actually fly if you were wearing these and I wanted them sooooooooooo bad~!!!!!

Marketing people are Wall-Bound when the revolution starts.

36 posted on 12/22/2012 11:28:20 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Conservative4Ever
Really people, over shoes???!!!

If you had a pair of these and one of these "people" were to kill you to steal them, it would be a better excuse than most have, nowadays...

37 posted on 12/22/2012 11:31:57 AM PST by Gritty (Every armed, trained citizen makes this county a better place - Dave Grossman, Self Defense Expert)
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To: crosshairs
Thank goodness these were just the Retro Air Jordans.

When the Nike Air Jordan XI was released, there was fighting, stabbing, gunfire, and other recreation at malls and stores in Orlando, Lithonia (GA), Richmond (CA), Richmond (VA), Indianapolis, San Antonio, and Charlotte.

I'm sure I missed a few.

38 posted on 12/22/2012 11:44:08 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Gritty

That is the whole shocking mindset...the mind reels...as to make one almost speechless.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 11:47:50 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: crosshairs

Really, what is is with blacks and tennis shoes? Huh? WTF?


40 posted on 12/22/2012 1:16:24 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: crosshairs
And in the next 1-6 years, when these same people are told that they are not getting their handouts anymore...

If this is the reaction over competition for POPULAR AND AVAILABLE SHOES, imagine how they will behave when it is over SCARCE FOOD.

41 posted on 12/22/2012 2:16:37 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Mr. K

I remember having a few pairs of Red Ball Jets. Zoooom!


42 posted on 12/23/2012 5:57:03 AM PST by equaviator
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To: crosshairs
"A burst of pepper spray."

Napoleon would prescribe whiff of grapeshot for this sort of thing.

43 posted on 12/26/2012 5:01:28 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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