Yesterday in London, England, 18-year-old, Seydou Diarrassouba, was stabbed to death as rival gangs argued over which pair of trainers (sneakers) to steal from an Oxford Street store (for more on this story visit: http://sonustarnews.com/?p=659). This was uncharacteristic for Oxford Street, but during the current global financial crisis, people have been doing strange things. 11 people have been arrested regarding the Muslim teen's death.
In America, numerous fights broke out around the country with the release of the latest Air Jordan sneakers by basketball great Michael Jordan. The shoe which retails for $170, has become so wildly popular, people lined up outside stores for a pair upon its release. Police also had their hands full breaking up fights and responding to store vandalism calls.
The Judiciary Report is not knocking commercialism, as it keeps people employed and puts food on their tables. However, the site is appalled by the manner in which some, not all, have turned to violence over something that does not warrant it. These products were made for the public to enjoy, not to end people's lives over or cause others bodily injury. Please, before you decide to harm another person over clothing and shoes, keep things in perspective. It's not that serious. You can replace clothes and shoes. You cannot replace a human life or limb.