Black Friday has become an American Christmas tradition that is often accompanied by public brawls.
The new American Christmas tradition of mob violence on Black Friday began early this year when the largest mall in Alabama had to be closed due to brawls on Thanksgiving night. There’s something wrong with American culture when a day on national thanksgiving and a day celebrating the birth of Jesus bracket a season of fights around consumer goods.
According to AL.com: “Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Alabama’s largest mall 40 minutes early.”
Hoover Fire paramedics treated one victim on the scene for minor injuries sustained in a fight. No one was transported to the hospital. Officers said the fights were not over sales, but of a personal nature.
There were reports of several arrests stemming from the fights. However, Hoover police said there were no arrests.
To get a real sociological education about American life, search for mall fights on YouTube and watch a few videos.
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