Skip to main content

As expected right off the bat there were injuries reported at stores across the country because of the Black Friday madness. In Covington, Washington a couple was struck by a man in an SUV. Both were airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle.
In L.A. shoppers stormed into a Urban Outfitters, breaking glass and injuring 5 people. Explained here by Frank Shyong of the LA Times.

"Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items. When the 12-foot all-glass double doors opened, the crowd pushed toward the doors and broke the left one.

Police officers were assigned to the general area but the store did not have its own security, Fine said.

An Urban Outfitters store manager declined to comment.

The store, which, ironically, features a stylized broken glass look to either side of the doors, was closed for a few minutes as injuries were treated and glass shards were swept away."

In Annapolis, Maryland, the Anne Arundel County police and the Baltimore Sun are reporting that a 14 year old boy was confronted by 5 men as he walked out of a store and then assaulted by one of the men. The 5 men ran off with the merchandise the 14 year old had purchased.

On this day not only are there injuries happening to shoppers but some of the workers of Wal Mart are refusing to work, due to how the company treats them. Wal Mart U.S president Bill Simon said "Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Walmart associates,” However the pictures that are being posted on Twitter say something different, there seem to be many more people at these events, Bill Simon also said "last night" in his statement 26 protests can grow as the day proceeds. This again is a lack of understanding by Wal Mart executives. They do not care for their employees who are refusing to work and how they are treated, they only care if they work and don't talk. It again shows they do not value their workers because even if it is a minority of workers refusing to work, a good business who values employees would be open to talk to them, Wal Mart has not expressed such interests and are instead dismissing these crowds mostly of non-Wal Mart employees.

The day has been and will be filled with much more drama, from anything between injuries and workers having enough of it. We will see how the mainstream media will cover these stories, lackluster will probably be the performance.

[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...]

[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...]

[http://www.latimes.com/...]

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site