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She'll be charged with aggravated assault. I would not consider pepper spray a deadly weapon, though in some cases it has been found to cause blindness. In which case, if it did, she would also likely get sued for medical expenses, etc.
As for a comparison between this woman and an officer of the law paid for by public money? She is not invested with any legal authority over the common person by the state, nor does she have any obligation to uphold the law.
Just as our moderators in this forum are held to a higher standard than the average poster, so do are our law enforcement officers. It's part of the job, and if they don't like, there are plenty of jobs out there that don't involved so much public scrutiny.
I see what you did there.
mobs showcase some of the worst aspects of humanity.
there are better ways to do these sales, but it would be less profitable. the model seems to be unloading a limited amount of excess product as a loss leader in hopes that those who don't get to it first will buy something else to make themselves feel better. a way to avoid the mobs rushing electronics might be to hand out tickets for the top items while people are in line, but then those who didn't get the ticket would probably just leave or riot anyway.
eventually, some store is going to get its pants sued off over an injury.