WORKER KILLED IN WAL-MART STAMPEDE
By KIERAN CROWLEY
New York Post, 11-28-08
Shocking video from a Long Island Wal-Mart shows police officers giving a trampled worker CPR. The man died a short while later.
Throngs of Black Friday shoppers stampeded the man as they rushed into the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream minutes before it opened.
"When the doors opened, all hell broke loose," a law enforcement source told The Post.
Do Wal-mart and stores who continue to encourage this sort of thing share the blame for this tragic stupidity? Of course. (Use the story link to view the video - it is morbidly interesting.)
There is absolutely no reason to have these maniacal ‘one day’ sales. It is somewhat, thought not exactly, akin to the old “yelling ‘fire’ in the crowded theater” scenario. No doubt, the lawsuits will fly over this one.
But none of this excuses the people actually involved in stampeding into this store, killing this worker and injuring an unborn baby.
No one is compelled to attend these asinine shopping events. And even those who do need not behave like animals.
In fact, and I mean this sincerely, I favor gunning down this kind of murderous horde like the animals they proved that they are. Lock and load.