Skip to comments.Release of Air Jordans sneakers .. Stabbing in Jersey City Mall
Posted on 12/24/2011 12:41:20 AM PST by SMGFan
Nothing, apparently, gets between a man and his Air Jordans. In the latest episode of retail gone horribly awry, crowds of unruly shoppers across the country fought among themselves, scuffled with police, upended Christmas decorations and broke down doors leading up to todays release of the most recent Michael Jordan-inspired basketball shoe. The unrest stretched from suburban Seattle to Jersey City, where a man was stabbed seven times as he waited in line to buy the $180 sneakers at the Newport Centre Mall, police said. The victim, set upon by several teenagers, was recovering at Jersey City Medical Center.
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Now there is a "description" which sould make it easy for anyone to help bring them to justice./s
Wanda Taylor-Amaker of Jersey City returned home disappointed from her attempt to purchase the shoes in Journal Square at Lee Brothers Sneakers on the Square, after she said the store told her the shoes sold for $350 a pair, even though other retailers were selling the pair for $180.
It was horrible. No one wants to go through this kind of stress to find out the price is so different than what other stores are charging, said Taylor-Amaker. I feel disappointed I couldnt get them for my nephew and son as a nice present, but thats way out of my price range.
A man who identified himself as the owner of the store said over the phone that while franchise stores may charge the suggested box price, independently owned stores can charge prices they see fit. He added he sold the sneakers for $250 a pair.
Its one of those sneakers that has the demand for those willing to pay the price, he said.
Can’t wait to read the actual police report describing the suspects in detail.
If anyone doubts that there is a B/W war coming, they better re-think their position.
Stay armed, stay safe.
Sneakers, what happeneds when there is no food
I guess when I see a pair of Air Jordans walking down the street I can smile to myself with the knowledge that I helped pay for them. /s
While I buy $50 New Balance.
For $180 I can buy 6 pairs of sneakers!!
How come the race of the people involved is not mentioned? It’s obviously a racial thing and yet: customers, victims, teens, shoppers, consumers customers, victims, teens, shoppers, consumers customers, victims, teens, shoppers, consumers customers, victims, teens, shoppers, consumers
What’s America afraid of? It’s like the French calling the Muslims burning the banlieues “youths”... By default, you’ll never get a handle on the problem.
Can you use the Access Card to buy Sneakers?
Likely 100%, and I'll tell you exactly what they'll say if questioned on taking food stamps AND paying $180 for sneakers, "But that's my money."
Yikes...after what it takes to get a pair, I'd be surprised if anyone would be walking down the street with them on....talk about a wearing a bulls-eye on your back (feet ?)..
Eric Holder is suing South Carolina for trying to implement a Voter ID Law,One of the Main reasons Holder and his ilk trot out is the poor cant afford and ID card therefore it is racism. I would like to propose inserting an ID card in every pair of Air Jordans. Problem Solved
“I guess when I see a pair of Air Jordans walking down the street....
Yikes...after what it takes to get a pair, I’d be surprised if anyone would be walking down the street with them on....talk about a wearing a bulls-eye on your back (feet ?)..”............
Why don’t we just give Air Jordans to half of them and ammo to the other half......when the smoke clears, all that would be needed is to arrest the remaining 50%. That just might work. Take away the shoes and start all over again. Pretty soon the problem is GONE! (Obviously i’m dreaming)
“Can you buy them with your EBT card ?”
No, but I don’t doubt that this story is related to the robbery a few miles to the west of a toll plaza on the Garden State Parkway a day or two ago.
You can’t make this stuff up.
I do recall in previous years people being mugged for their hip sneakers.
Its the same thing as owning a pit bull the shoes make them feel empowered.
After stories such as these have been coming out over the last few years, I must assume that the store managers responsible for these sales promotions are idiots.
Fighting over the latest sneaker or whatever is anything but new, but it never ceases to confound me.
I suppose such externals are important to a person who has nothing substantive on the inside.
The last time these ‘working families’ got this motivated they were parading on behalf of a cop killer.
Ron Paul should have someone ghost-write a newsletter about this.
In a mall or on the street, anyone wearing a pair will become a victim and the shoes stolen. Savages, nothing but ignorant savages.