Safer, huh? Let's examine the video evidence.
The fight above is at a Walmart store in Elkin, N.C., captured by New York Filmmaker Brian Spain. According to Spain, "I immediately had an employee — I assume the manager since he was the one that kicked me out — tell me that I had to turn my camera off and leave the store or I would be arrested for trespassing." The strategy for keeping the stores safer, you see, involves banning people from filming unsafe situations.
This fight at an unidentified Walmart shows a battle for televisions that ends with handcuffs:
And in Texas, everything is bigger. Including fights over DVD players and Garmins in Ft. Worth. The display cases cave under the weight of the madness, but the woman with a "heart problem" who is getting pushed around by "motherfuckers" provides the best commentary of this year's Thanksgiving Walmart fight videos:
Also worth noting, pictures of ambulances at Wal Mart:
And pictures of stretchers: