Black Friday isn’t a day that shoppers should feel apprehensive about getting out and joining crowds of fellow deal-seekers, according to Lou Solis, assistant police chief of the Braselton Police Department.
Contacted about questions raised from Braselton area residents asking if they should be concerned about going shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and threats that among the next targets will be the United States, Solis said people should go about business as usual.
Solis said a Nov. 20 classified briefing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Joint Terrorism Task Forces reported there is no direct threat to the United States when updating participants of the current threat climate. Solis has a top secret clearance and is part of the network of local, state and federal agencies working together to combat terrorism on a regional scale.
He said none of the area malls are large enough to attract the kind of attention that terrorists seek. Get busy stimulating the local economy with shopping.