I received an email and a phone call which of course confirmed the madness known as Black Friday. One was from a a friend in New Jersey who reported that in Philadelphia two women got in a fist fight over a television and one drew out a tazer and zapped the other. There is actually a video of it which has gone viral. I thought the below from a reader would confirm that there are issues with Black Friday. You don’t have to read them all but you get the idea.

Black Friday Death Count


Know Your Death Count:

Deaths Injuries
2013 Shopper Pepper Sprayed, Arrested in Argument Over TV at New Jersey Walmart 1
2013 Thanksgiving Day bargain shoppers send 11 year-old to hospital 2
2013 Teen returning home from Black Friday shopping fell asleep at wheel, killed in wreck 1 4
2013 Man Stabbed During Black Friday Event at Carlsbad Mall 1
2013 Newport, Arkansas Walmart employee injured during Black Friday sales 1
2013 Scenes of chaos during chain store’s Black Friday sales in Northern Ireland 1
2013 Several injured in Black Friday-related shooting outside Kohl’s in Illinois 2
2013 Black Friday: Virginia Man Stabbed In Walmart Parking Lot Over Space 1
2013 Rialto Walmart brawl sends one police officer to hospital 1
2013 Shopper carrying TV home from Target shot in Las Vegas 1
2012 Father charged in crash that killed daughters after Black Friday shopping 2 5
2012 Two People Shot at Tallahassee Walmart Over Parking Space 2
2012 Black Friday Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Walmart Parking Lot 2
2011 Girl trampled in Black Friday Wal-Mart rush 1
2011 Black Friday Worker Rescued From Canal After Losing Control Of Car Due To Exhaustion 1
2011 Black Friday: Target Shoppers Step Over Walter Vance As He Collapses, Dies 1
2011 Fights break out at Rome Walmart during Black Friday shopping 2
2011 Woman Wounded in South Carolina Black Friday Robbery Attempt 1
2011 Off-duty police pepper spray North Carolina shoppers 20
2011 Shooting outside California Walmart, 1 wounded 1
2011 Los Angeles area Black Friday pepper-spray attack at Walmart injures 20 20
2010 Transwoman assaulted at Kohl’s Department Store in Jackson, TN 1
2010 Former Marine stabbed in Best Buy store by violent customer 1
2009 Clarksville Woman Trampled During Black Friday Shopping 1
2008 Southern California Toys ‘R’ Us Shooting Leaves Two Dead 2 2
2008 Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede 1 4
2006 10 Injured in Southern California Black Friday Mall Stampede 10



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