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Police In Washington, D.C. Are Going To Start Receiving Advance Notice Before Big Sneaker Releases

Submitted by on February 18, 2013 – 11:59 amNo Comment

Over the course of the last few years, there have been a number of violent incidents that have occurred as a direct result of new sneakers being released. People have been beaten up, stabbed, shot, and even killed while waiting in long lines for sneaker releases and while walking back to their cars and homes carrying brand-new sneakers. The sneaker game has gotten so lucrative in recent times that people are willing to do just about anything to get their hands on a pair of new Air Jordans. So, we’re not surprised at all about the new initiative that the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. has put into place.

In the past, the MPD was never made aware of new sneaker releases and, as a result, they were very slow to react when incidents occurred as a result of them. But, they’re going to be more proactive in the future, starting with the release of the Air Jordan XX8, and working with sneaker shops and malls to make sure that violent incidents don’t occur. In addition to working with the stores in the area to find out when they expect crowds to start gathering for sneaker releases, the police are also going to be on standby whenever they know a big sneaker is dropping. And, in doing so, they’re hoping to limit the number of violent episodes that take place in the city because of sneakers.

Will the new initiative work? It’s still yet to be determined. But, we’re glad the MPD is taking this approach and wonder why they didn’t think about doing it sooner. After all, sneaker-related robberies have become a big thing recently. But, we’re glad they’re on the job now, and we hope that other cities follow their lead and start working with sneaker stores, too, in order to limit the amount of crime that takes place during sneaker releases. It’ll help cities limit their crime rates. It’ll save peoples’ lives. And, it’ll wipe away some of the negative press that occurs every time something tragic happens during a sneaker release.

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