Black Friday used to be a one-day shopping event for many retailers, but over time, with Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday coming into the mix, it’s become a big weekend-long shopping event.
With so much buzz around this shopping extravaganza, it’s not hard to buy into the circus of it all. You’ll make impulse purchases and fall into every retailers’ trap to get you to spend your small fortune in their stores. They’ll pull out all the stops to get you in their stores and then, well, I’m sure you know the rest.
Don’t be tempted by all the bold colors in the ads that draw you in and especially the low prices that get your attention. During this year’s biggest shopping event, be a smarter shopper by following some of these rules:
“There is no context that justifies a grown man slamming a child around a classroom like that. None”
Ryan Dalton via Twitter
Video shows cop body-slamming high school girl in SC classroom
By Tim Stelloh and Tracy Connor
Federal investigators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, have opened a civil rights investigation into the matter.
”The Columbia FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a student at Spring Valley High School,” FBI Special Agent in Charge David Thomas said in a statement Tuesday.
“ The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence in order to determine whether a federal law was violated.
As this is an ongoing investigation, per Department of Justice policy we are unable to comment further at this time.”
The FBI has been asked to investigate an incident at a South Carolina high school Monday in which a police officer appeared to body slam a female student and drag her across a classroom.
In a news conference, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Curtis Wilson, identified the deputy in the video as Ben Fields, one of two school resource officers assigned to Spring Valley.
Fields had been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, Wilson said, adding that the officer was declining interview requests.
Fields, who is white, is named as a defendant in a 2013 federal lawsuit that claims he “unfairly and recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”
Deputy involved in body-slam arrest of Spring Valley High student is dating a black woman so he can’t be racist, sheriff says
The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 within the context of Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad‘s government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually morphed from prominent protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges.
The armed opposition consists of various groups that were formed during the course of the conflict, primarily the Free Syrian Army, which was the first to take up arms in 2011, and the Islamic Front, formed in 2013. In 2013, Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian Army. In the east, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a jihadist militant group originating from Iraq, made rapid military gains in both Syria and Iraq, eventually conflicting with the other rebels. By July 2014, ISIL controlled a third of Syria’s territory and most of its oil and gas production, thus establishing itself as the major opposition force.
By July 2013, the Syrian government was in control of approximately 30–40% of the country’s territory and 60% of the Syrian population. A United Nations report in late 2012 described the conflict as being “overtly sectarian in nature”, between mostly Alawite government forces, militias and other Shia groups fighting largely against Sunni-dominated rebel groups, although both opposition and government forces have denied it. Due to foreign involvement, this conflict has been called a proxy war.
More than 4 million Syrians have fled their country’s ongoing civil war
In recent weeks, chaos at border crossings and train stations, squalid conditions in makeshift refugee camps and a heartbreaking photograph of a drowned Syrian toddler have all helped bring Europe’s refugee crisis into the global spotlight.
According to the UNHCR, more than 380,000 migrants and refugees have landed on Europe’s southern shores so far this year, up from 216,000 arrivals in the whole of 2014. They are fleeing persecution, poverty and conflicts that rage beyond the continent’s borders.
Hungarian camerawoman faces criminal investigation after kicking a little girl and tripping up a migrant father carrying his terrified young child as they fled police
Petra Laszlo worked for TV station run by far-right anti-immigration party
Footage shows her tripping desperate Syrian father carrying crying child
TV station sacked her for ‘unacceptable‘ behavior after watching video
Opposition parties say they will initiate charges of violence against Laszlo
The Hungarian camerawoman who was caught tripping up a desperate refugee father carrying his child has been caught on a second video – kicking a fleeing girl.
Petra Laszlo is now set to face a criminal investigation over her shocking assaults, which she carried out while filming Syrian refugees as they fled across a field on the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Laszlo has also been fired from her job at Hungarian news site N1TV, which is run by the anti-immigration far-right Jobbik party.