Video from last night’s Black Friday

If you want to see just how disturbing “Black Friday” is becoming, zip on over to YouTube, and search it. Just search “Black Friday 2011,” and you’ll find plenty of footage from just last night.

For example, here are people almost being crushed last night at a Walmart not far from here, over in Mesquite:

Then, there’s this one from Fresno, CA:

There are plenty more where these came from. And it’s a part of the reason I wrote this, and this.

Thank God that apparently nobody was actually crushed last night. Although a woman in California apparently maced some fellow shoppers, and another man was shot. Read it here.

I can’t read/watch any of this without a sick feeling in my stomach about Jdmytai Damour, and his death…and how little we’ve learned.

Update: a song I’ve here about all this: here.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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