Nike Air Jordan Release Sparks Widespread Chaos

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The holidays always bring out the crazy, but this is absurd.

A version of Nike's Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord shoe went on sale at midnight, with crowds lining up at stores across the country before they were even open.

An early crowd in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, outside D.C., had to dispersed by police this morning after chaos and unruliness ensued, authorities said.

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In Loudoun County, Virginia, more than 250 people gathered in a parking lot at the Dulles Town Center Mall because of advertised sales starting at 3 p.m.

Some managed to enter the mall before it opened, authorities said, overwhelming deputies and mall security and prompting frantic calls for assistance.

No arrests were made, though one woman suffered a leg injury and a pickpocketing was reported. Tickets for entry were later distributed by lottery.

In Annapolis, mall security requested police assistance around 5:30 a.m. Friday when an impatient crowd grew to over 500 people, according to reports.

In Indianapolis, a store’s door was torn off its hinges, while an Atlanta crowd also knocked down doors, and police had to pepper spray Seattle mall-goers.

Hey. This is a once-in-a-lifetime basketball shoe. Burns from pepper spray heal eventually, but there will never be another MJ. Just think about that.

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Man, thats a damn shame fighting over a RE-RELEASE!!! Im 27 years old and this is the SECOND time in my life that these shoes have been released!! People should be fighting with that much passion for equality and feeding starving children... Bottom line if you no one should be fighting over cheaply made shoes that cost 200+ dollars invest in your children's education...I bet those same parents that spend that money on those shoes wouldn't put that money in a savings account for college...reason being there is no instant gratification.

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Man, thats a damn shame fighting over a RE-RELEASE!!! Im 27 years old and this is the SECOND time in my life that these shoes have been released!! People should be fighting with that much passion for equality and feeding starving children... Bottom line if you no one should be fighting over cheaply made shoes that cost 200+ dollars invest in your children's education...I very those same parents that spend that money on should

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blackie, you are so right, brutha. black is whack, just like whitney said - ha! for keri to compare out of control blacks to kids with 'bieber fever' or whites waiting in line (in total orderly fashion), waiting to PAY for an intelligent device like an iPad to make them SMARTER and MORE EFFECTIVE in THEIR JOBS...no comparison. just plain ghetto that people have lost their lives over these stupid shoes. only black people could justify craziness like that.

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Ministers asking Nike to sell for less and to make more available is ridiculous. It starts at home. Black women aren't raising children to be responsible adults because they aren't one themselves! Either you can afford them it you can't. I just saw a news report. Not one white face anywhere to be seen. I hate how black women slap their hand when trying to make a point. So stupid! I've never seen this when whites and blacks are waiting for an iPhone. Nike is in the business of selling shoes for a profit, periode. How idiotic. This is from people that are third generation welfare and of course expect special treatment like paying less than the hardworking Americans. Go to payless like the rest if us you dumbasses!

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This is for anyone who had something negative to say about black people and this shoe release. #1 u are complete idiots! I BOUGHT these shoes for my son, didnt have to stand in line, didnt have to fight anyone and i bought them with my hard earned money! Yeah a lot of us get crazy over things but what about the people with Beiber fever? Iphone & Ipad releases? Same difference, doesnt matter what u wait in line for but violence is not the answer! Its not about race cause white people can get crazy over stuff too! So keep ur stupid comments to urself!!

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amen, allsaints, i couldn't have said it better. and courtney, admit it, you are black posing as white. the issue isnt a color issue, it is an issue with how black americans behave as a whole. no one cares about color of skin, but people do care about crazy ass people who will kill for a pair of shoes.

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FREAKING ANIMALS, SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THEIR CAGES. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH A SYSTEM, THAT PAYS ATHLETES, A FORTUNE, TO PLAY A GAME, WHEREAS, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, WITH MASTER'S, AND PHD'S, HOLDING DOWN, VERY IMPORTANT JOBS, AND ARE ACUALLY, ACCOMLISHING SOMETHING, EARN SO MUCH LESS.

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I pray one day that you guys will wake up, open your eyes, and just grow up for the sake your family and friends..and for the world in general..black people are treated so disrespectfully by us whites, which is why the probably show us no respect in return. I feel so bad watching these shows such as true life and other shows with young black kids wish they were white so they wouldn't be called names and be made fun of by whites. I do get irritated when blacks bring up slavery as if they were slaves themselves, but everyone deserves respect unless proven to not deserve it. and I bet if we started showin them some and quit being so close minded and racist we would see change..im not saying alot of change, prob just a tiny tiny bit, but we need change and peace in this world or it is gonna go downhill even more.

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All those comments are so pathetic. You dumb ppl of course they are going to show citys that have a higher black population on the news. I'm sure that I'm probably the youngest person commenting on this, but I know a lot of younger ppl that would die for these shoes; Asian, Hispanic,White Black... Maybe it's old grumpy racist white ppl stuff, to just talk shit that ist.On Black Friday, in my town 90% of the ppl shopping at Walmart are white, but do they show that on the news? Hell NO! But if talking bad about others makes your old ass feel better, fine, it's not like anyone can change your minds.

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black americans are just bad news. not all of them, but as a group everyone knows crime will follow. no other race would kill for a pair of dam shoes. for real. most black kids are fatherless. only aspirations are to be basketball players or rappers. total disregard for education or talking proper english. look at news and prison population and you will see where the trouble is located.