It’s that time of year again when just after giving thanks here in America for all that we have, shoppers go out on Black Friday to beat the f*ck out of each other in order to purchase an item on sale.
Naturally, brawls broke out at Wal-Marts and other shopping centers all across the country today.
In Louisville, Kentucky, two men went at it on Thanksgiving night.
In El Paso, Texas, a man swung at a cop over a television, because we all know there’s a shortage of those in America.
Here’s some more stupid for you.
Huge ass fight at st. Matthews mall. ? pic.twitter.com/bFF39Vw5Wk
— Taylor Stewart (@tstewart5725) November 27, 2015
And here we have a slap fight. Yayyyy.
CNN Money has the best and the worst of Black Friday fights this year:
Black Friday is like Gladiator shopping, where you don’t know who will leave the ring alive. There is even a Black Friday death count site, where it marks the number of deaths and injuries each year.
Arkansas tops the list at number one for Black Friday fights, followed by Tennessee and Alabama. Missouri ranks in at number 5.
According to the Daily News, a shooter wounded one person who was left with non-life threatening injuries outside an Alexandria, La., mall on Thursday night.Local authorities determined the attack had nothing to do with Black Friday.
In 2008, an underpaid Wal-Mart worker died after an “out-of-control” mob of frenzied shoppers smashed through the Long Island store’s front doors and trampled him to death.
34-year-old Jdimytai Damour died during that stamped and four shoppers, including a woman eight months pregnant, were injured.
“They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me,” said Wal-Mart worker Jimmy Overby at the time. “They took me down, too … I didn’t know if I was going to live through it. I literally had to fight people off my back,” he said.
Damour gasped for air as shoppers continued to surge into the store just after it opened.
First responders were trampled on, too, as they tried to assist Damour.
America, where we have so much yet fight for so little. And yet, the videos are somewhat mesmerizing to watch. It’s a glimpse into another dimension.
USA! USA! USA!