Danbury Mall Disturbance On Black Friday Night Leads To Chaos

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DANBURY, Conn. – A fight at the Danbury Fair Mall on Friday night sparked unrest among Black Friday shoppers, officials said. 

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted at 7:32 p.m. that a fight was under control at the mall. The Danbury Police Department and the Connecticut State Police were on the scene, according to Boughton’s tweet. He said there was no evidence of a gun, although others Tweeted about that possibility. 

"Things quieting down at the Mall. No gun, no shooting," Boughton tweeted later, at about 8:26 p.m.

At about the same time, the Danbury Fair Mall tweeted, "There was an isolated incident in the food court this evening and at no time were any guests in danger. Everything is back to normal."

Several stores locked their doors in wake of the disturbance, shoppers said. Traffic at the mall, already congested with holiday shoppers, became even more gridlocked because of the police activity, shoppers reported.

Facebook posts by families in the area said people had to run out of the mall because of a shooting. A Facebook post said mall security reported no shots were fired.

There were no reports of injuries.

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Wild e. Coyote:

Because in accounting, the color ink for debt is red and for profit is black. Unreal the analysis going on here. And, fwiw, you are making racist innuendos.


In addition to red/black being an accounting reference, historically there was an incident called "Black Friday".
This is about Friday, September 24, 1869. It is known as "Black Friday" in the US because of a failed ploy that left many wealthy investors broke. The investors tried to corner the market on gold, buying as much of it as they could and driving up the price, but when the government found out, they released $4 million worth of gold into the market, driving down the price and clobbering the investors.

Broad River:

,.. which left them in the Red. Yet still black had and has a negative connotation,
Nixon (100 years later?) Closed the gold window. Allowing the price to float. Prior to that the U.S. stabilized the spot price at $35 / oz. A similar situation arose in the late 70's or early 80's with silver when 2 brothers thought they could corner the silver market. As the price was driven up I saw lines of people down at Sam Sloat's selling family heirlooms of sterling and silver-plate to make a buck. The stuff went to melt, along with coins. Those coins today are semi-rare in date not due to their extrinsic value but there intrinsic value.
FYI there is more gold in suspension in the worlds oceans than has ever been mined. The price of gold is still artificial.
But this is about encouraging people to go out and shop for an upcoming holiday(s). Black is a rather glooming moniker


I am pretty shocked that you think this is marketing pros! It is called "Black Friday" because traditionally speaking, stores go from being "in the red" (having debt ) to being in the black (having profit). It is actually steeped in accounting, not racism. Please do not start a national campaign to change the name, BC Steely Dan will have to change the name of their song .

Broad River:

Racism? you got on that bus all by yourself !

Broad River:

Actually I don't understand why the marketing pro's decided on ' black'. After all it's not always the best part of an idiom. black clouds, black sheep, black plague, black mark(on ones soul), black death, black rain, I'm sure there are plenty others. Not exactly an uplifting, exciting enthusiastic expression to get people in the mood for the start of something.


It comes from money, the darkest art.

Broad River:

Thanks Crowtalk. That wasn't where I was going though.


Not a very well-developed sense of humor in the poster population on this thread...

Broad River:

diagram the sentence.


It's perfectly clear, Greenbeanie. The word Friday appeared earlier in the sentence, so if it was about the racial makeup of the shoppers it would have read "unrest among black shoppers", with a lower case B.

But I know, and everyone else knows, that that phrase would never have been used. The word black to describe anyone would not have appeared in the article unless it was necessary.

Broad River:

The Headline reads,.. Leads To Chaos.

Ken P Jr:

Race baiters are losers. Unrest is a poor choice of words though. Panic is more appropriate.


That reference to "unrest among Black Friday shoppers" is ambiguous. Is it a reference to the racial makeup of the shoppers who were in a state of "unrest"?

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