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Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe release causes rioting at a Florida mall
Yahoo ^ | 24 Feb 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 02/25/2012 10:13:10 AM PST by Repeat Offender

Not again. In a situation reminiscent of the craziness that broke out in December when Nike released its retro version of a popular Air Jordan basketball shoe, police were called in late Thursday to break up a crowd that had gathered at the Florida Mall near Orlando in anticipation of the release of a new limited edition, glow-in-the-dark Nike shoe.

More than 100 officers in riot gear were needed to disperse several hundred people who law enforcement officials said became unruly as they waited for the $220 Nike Galaxy Air Foamposite Ones to go on sale. There were no arrests or injuries reported. The launch of the shoes were timed to coincide with this weekend's NBA All-Star Game festivities in Orlando. The game is on Sunday night.

A similar scene played out at a Washington, D.C.-area mall early Friday where fans waited to get the coveted Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes. Police in Hyattsville, Md., made one arrest, as the crowd there was estimated at over 100.

Early Friday, Foot Locker announced that it was canceling the shoe's release at certain malls and stores. "Our priority is the safety of the community," Foot Locker said in a statement.

But Gionvanni Mecado, a 14-year-old from Kissimmee, Florida, told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel he's not buying the cancellation drama.

"I don't even believe them," Mercado told the paper.

Nike has had problems with riotous crowds before. In December, Nike's retro Air Jordans release caused fights to break out at malls across the country. In Seattle, cops used pepper spray to subdue what they said were unruly sneaker-heads.

"Mobs are one thing," Stephen Douglas wrote on TheBigLead.com. "Sneaker mobs are another. Nike needs to start making enough sneakers for everyone and stop releasing them at midnight."

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1 posted on 02/25/2012 10:13:17 AM PST by Repeat Offender
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To: Repeat Offender

Those darn Amish are crazy for Nikes.
and of course lefties blame Nike
cuz the people rioting don’t need no stinkin personal responsibility


2 posted on 02/25/2012 10:17:06 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: RWGinger

The riot happened at the mall. It’s not the Amish. If we didn’t have malls we would not have riots. So we need to ban malls.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 10:19:22 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Repeat Offender

Just shades of things to come when the food runs out.. lock and load


4 posted on 02/25/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Repeat Offender

What is the deal with the black underculture??? How did these people get this way? What do we do to help them, when every attempt to teach about what is important in life is called “cultural imperialism” by the left?

Something needs to be done, to save these people from themselves.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 10:20:11 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Repeat Offender

Maybe the company should “release” the shoes only for Internet sale. Surely there are more useful things the police could be doing than controlling riotous shoe-buyers!


6 posted on 02/25/2012 10:21:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’m guessing Holder’s people?


7 posted on 02/25/2012 10:21:06 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 17th Miss Regt

ARe you sure it is not the Amish?


8 posted on 02/25/2012 10:21:06 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: RWGinger
Afghan Amish yutes riot over books.

American Amish yutes riot over shoes.

My favorite comment below the article--

LisaC • 22 hrs ago "Ever see a riot over work boots?"

1541 people like this; I'm guessing the 18 that don't either bought the shoes, or were at the very least a participant in the riot.

9 posted on 02/25/2012 10:21:13 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

that was a great comment
‘LisaC • 22 hrs ago “Ever see a riot over work boots?””

I am wondering how these disadvantaged AfricanAmish who are 40% ynemployed and who receive so many gov’t bennies afford $22.00 Nikes


10 posted on 02/25/2012 10:24:14 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Repeat Offender

Follow the money. The successful rioter will make $2000 for his $250 purchase. It’s a gold rush.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 10:24:18 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Repeat Offender

Sooo, how many kids will get beat down or killed by others wanting their sneakers??


12 posted on 02/25/2012 10:25:32 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Lancey Howard
I’m guessing Holder’s people?

Hyattsville, MD? You betcha!

13 posted on 02/25/2012 10:27:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Repeat Offender

Quakers Gone Wild!


14 posted on 02/25/2012 10:34:29 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Repeat Offender

There was a great comment after the article about the same BS that went down in Florida. The commenter referred to the rioters as “feral pavement apes”.

Is that racist?


15 posted on 02/25/2012 10:37:35 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: duckman
Quakers Gone Wild!

Speaking at a local barn raising, the group's spokesmen, Jebediah Jr and Malachai X, stated they were deeply disturbed.

16 posted on 02/25/2012 10:39:06 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Tax-chick

They don’t have “access” to da net... Nor credit cards to utilize in an online purchase because they are more likely to not have a bank acct, because they are more likely to not have an income, or a driver’s license, or a social security card...cash on the barrel baby.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 10:40:27 AM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Repeat Offender
"Mobs are one thing," Stephen Douglas wrote on TheBigLead.com. "Sneaker mobs are another. Nike needs to start making enough sneakers for everyone and stop releasing them at midnight."

OMG.....is this idiot kidding? How did it become Nike's fault? REALLY??? Unfreakinbelievable.........head exploding........

18 posted on 02/25/2012 10:41:47 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: kjo
What is the deal with the black underculture??? How did these people get this way? What do we do to help them, when every attempt to teach about what is important in life is called “cultural imperialism” by the left?

Something needs to be done, to save these people from themselves.

Commie playwright Bertolt Brecht created a meme in a poem mocking the East German regime for their inability to inspire confidence in the masses:

Would it not be easier In that case for the government To dissolve the people And elect another?

It appears to me that every socialist regime must create its own pliable "people", which constitute the "masses". If you think that what the American welfare state has done to inner-city blacks is terrible, just look at what they've done to young people of all races attending universities and colleges in good faith, only to be intellectually cheated by the elites.

The socialist State can only kill the human spirit - that's what it does to live.

19 posted on 02/25/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Repeat Offender

maybe some folks need to be collected by ruse or such and sent off to eb re-educated.. or sumthin’.

what a waste of police and emergency response resources.. just sayin’.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 10:48:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: GodfearingTexan

I’m sure that a LOT of them have income - provided to them by the 50.5% of us who produce and pay taxes.

That is why they have the disposable income to buy these overpriced chi-com booties and we don’t.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 10:49:44 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Repeat Offender
It's is obvious that having Nike tennis shoes is very important to certain groups of American’s, in fact it is so important is should be a right. Therefore I propose that Insurance Companies be required to provide Nike's free of charge, regardless of religious objections... /sarcasm
22 posted on 02/25/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by apillar
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To: NormsRevenge
Wow they glow in the dark. I wonder what the over under is on life expectenanc in the hood with those advertisements on your feet at 1:00AM
23 posted on 02/25/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by DAC21
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To: kjo
What do we do to help them? That's IMPOSSIBLE. Nothing more to be said, but I will.

We have spent almost 60 years helping them, they are entitled, doncha know, and WANT TO REMAIN ILLETERATE.

Bigger question: Where the hell are they getting their money to spend that much on stupid SHOES? (don't answer, I know).

Want to see what they are truly like? Watch Hardcore Pawn sometime, out of Detroit. That is what the black community looks like, and wants to stay that way. They want our respect? ROFL. DISS ON THEM.

24 posted on 02/25/2012 10:53:04 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Repeat Offender

Sneakers???? These people and their facilitators are as dumb as stumps. Long live public education and the welfare state.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 10:55:34 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Repeat Offender

Sneakers???? These people and their facilitators are as dumb as stumps. Long live public education and the welfare state.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 10:55:34 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Repeat Offender

I never knew that Apple made shoes.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 11:08:47 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: JimSEA

Just checked eBay & they are going for right around $2000 a pair.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 11:10:41 AM PST by freemama
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To: kjo
Something needs to be done, to save these people from themselves.

If they would stop segregating themselves from the rest of society and adopt this culture, things would change drastically.
29 posted on 02/25/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Tax-chick
Maybe the company should “release” the shoes only for Internet sale.

No, because then the government would have to provide free internet service to the Amish. Maybe we already do.
30 posted on 02/25/2012 11:25:13 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs

Yeah...but then they’d have to work.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 11:28:40 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: freemama

Even though I know that price is indirectly drug fueled (drug dealing gang banger buys bling shoes) it still amazes me in this economy.


32 posted on 02/25/2012 11:38:02 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Repeat Offender

I think when stores have events like this where people do the big chicken over tennis shoes, they ought to hand out clubs at the door. Let um have at it.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 11:40:20 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kjo

No......

Pump up my EBT, my EBT. Pump up my EBT, that EBT for me.

Lay on my EITC, my EITC....Lay on my EITC, that EITC for me.

Give up that AFDC, MY AFDC...Give up that AFDC, that AFDC for me and my chiren.....

Section 8 housing rent payments, SCHIP, SNAP, WICs and so many many mo’.....They all for me! Yeah. My E-B-T....Peace out.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 11:47:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: JimSEA

I particularly remember on young woman who was at least 75 lbs overweight checking out at WalMart. Her hair was professionally coiffed (red hair extensions, woven tresses) and finger nails with individual designs on them. Jeans were tight tight tight but looked brand new - designer they were. Blouse was some sort of silk and jewelry to beat the band.

She pulled up a cart that had enough stuff in it for two carts. 6 pack drinks were straddled on the cart rim all the way round. Filled with steaks, meats, rib packs, expensive foods. I’ve never in my entire life filled up a cart like that.

Her bill rang up over $300. She whips out the Georgia Peach EBT card and swipes it gingerly through the swiper (had to watch the nails, yo). Slips the card in her back pocket (only thing that would fit there)

On the way to the parking lot, I see her unloading her booty into a brand new Pearl White Escalade with rims that must have been 2 grand apiece.

It doesn’t amaze me, you and me are paying for this crap. I stopped working in December and retired - I’m done giving most of what I earn to these people.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
I stopped working in December and retired - I’m done giving most of what I earn to these people.

That's because you're greedy and don't want to pay your fair share. /s

36 posted on 02/25/2012 12:19:56 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

Yes....I am so ashamed of myself. Maybe I can redeem myself by becoming a baby-daddy to some lady and we can get that EBT, EITC, AFDC and so on... At least then, I’ll be part of what seems to be the majority now....


37 posted on 02/25/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
to some lady

I'm afraid you're going to have to set your standards a bit lower than that.....I don't think "ladies" find themselves becoming baby-mammas. But, you're on the right track...... It's like being a pirate in "Pirates of the Caribbean," --"Take what you can, give nothing back."

I just thought of a new urban movie idea -- "Pirates of the Escalade."

38 posted on 02/25/2012 12:49:17 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: RWGinger

Posted the other day, same story, different source. I read the comments to that article (not the thread); someone who claims to have been there said it was well mixed, not just the “usual suspects”.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 12:54:15 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: crosshairs
the government would have to provide free internet service

Surely they all have SmartPhones, iPads, or other internet-beebers.

40 posted on 02/25/2012 1:39:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: Repeat Offender

All the other kids in their pumped-up kicks
Better run better run
Faster than my gun . . .


41 posted on 02/25/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Repeat Offender

The “smart” gangstas ain’t ‘bout to pay $220 for the kicks.

They’ll just bide their time and then shoot or mug someone wearing their size and take the shoes.


42 posted on 02/25/2012 5:11:06 PM PST by octex
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