Fights Breakout in Charlotte

Disturbances broke out at three malls in the Charlotte area. At Carolina Place Mall, 200 people lined up around 5 a.m. while waiting for the doors to open. Fights broke out and some people were ran over as doors opened and the customers pushed inside.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • Tyreal

    This is crazy. All over a pair of shoes!? And you wonder why our kids are last when in education

  • Echriswms

    why fight over something  where if people were smarter they would do more research and befriend people who work in shoe stores and make connections so they wouldnt hav to stay in line and look like schools of fish fighting fo food

  • sherrietienne

    First of all, if folks would get all riled up about the things in life that mattered, we wouldn’t be discussing such stupidity. You’d swear the fight for civil rights was inside the mall the day these sneakers came out! Or better yet, Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket! Or maybe even, the last seat on Jesus’ Jet to Watch the Throne with Ye and Jay. I know it sounds just as ridiculous as fighting over some sneakers that the bootleg man carries all year round, but hey!

    Sadly, it seems that the hype surrounding things such as Free Section 8 certificates, Oprah’s Free KFC Chicken Breast Meal and these damn sneakers are all designed to publicly display just how ignorant ninjas can be over stupid shhh… But let them say vote and unless its President Obama, nobody shows up to the polls.

    All I can do is SMDH in disgust as I watch the history of a once great people be diminished by a system that puposely injects ignorance into the race because they actually fear our strength. And the sad part about it is, the ignorant don’t see how ignorant they really are and those that do, capitalize off of it.

    Its like the O’Jay’s said, “Gots to give the people, give the people what they want.” Meanwhile, mama’s going to jail for leaving their babies in the cold car and folks getting hurt/killed  and for what? For you look fly and be broke, all while Michael “Cheap Azz” Jordan and Nike get richer annnnd…. without making an azz of themselves.

    Who’s the real winner here? Definitely not you!

    Sherri Etienne