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Wal-Mart Worker trampled to death by Black Friday shopper mob

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sumit1207, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. sumit1207

    sumit1207 Prince

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html

    Oh. My. God. I'd like to ask one of the killers if saving a few bucks was worth killing the poor man. :(
     
  2. Zulu Impi

    Zulu Impi Warlord

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  3. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    This is one of the reasons why I think humanity is sick.
     
  4. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Killing a person is a small price to pay if I can get a small price to pay this Holy Holiday.
     
  5. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Just awful :( There should have been some kind of police presence to keep things in order.
     
  6. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    That's why I'm sitting at home right now instead of out there fighting the mob.
     
  7. Bigfoot3814

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    Well that is preposterous.
     
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    Does this happen in other countries? Feels like this scenario happens in the US every year either at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
     
  10. Bigfoot3814

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    Other countries have their own ridiculous death scenarios too.
     
  11. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Like voluntarily getting in front of a stampede of pissed off bulls.
     
  12. Bugfatty300

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    No. It never happens in other countries. The USA is the only nation on earth where human stampedes occur. It has scientists absolutely baffled. Oh wait a second:

    http://jonathanturley.org/2008/09/30/over-200-killed-or-injured-in-another-stampede-at-a-hindu-temple-in-india/

    # September 12, 2006: Fifty-one killed and more than 200 injured at a stampede in Ibb Governorate, Yemen.[4][5]
    # June 2, 2007: 12 people were killed during a stampede at the end of a football game between Zambia and Republic of Congo in Chililabombwe, Zambia.[6]
    # October 3, 2007: At least 14 women were crushed to death at a train station in northern India.[7]
    # November 11, 2007: 3 people were killed and more than 30 injured at the Supermarket Carrefour in Chongqing, China when the shop was offering 20% discounts on cooking oil.[8]
    # March 27, 2008: 8 people were killed and 10 injured at an Indian temple crush during a pilgrimage.[9]
    # June 20, 2008: At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured at a Mexico City nightclub stampede during a police raid. [10]
    # July 13, 2008: 23 people died in the al-Mureikh stadium stampede disaster, during a graduation ceremony at Omdurman, Sudan.
    # August 3, 2008: At least 162 people were killed and 47 injured in a stampede at the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh in mountainous northern India after a rain shelter collapsed, which worshipers mistakenly took to be a landslide.
    # September 14, 2008: At least 11 people were killed when a riot was dispersed by tear gas during a football match in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
     
  13. Bigfoot3814

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    Come on Bug, that is one heck of a deal.
     
  14. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Cops at every single store in every single town across the country? Not really possible.

    The last time I worked retail on black friday we had an employee come within inches of being run over by some goddamn soccer mom dropping off her husband at our store and rush on to another one. By sheer luck there was a cop in the parking lot that ticketed her for reckless driving.
     
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    A store-worker with a shotgun greeting the stampede would be more cost effective. And if every employee was armed it'd make employer-employee relations a bit smoother.
     
  17. Bugfatty300

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    Black Friday mobs should be corraled and led through enclosed gates to the "shopping area" just like the mindless cattle they are. With employees safely directing them from a distance as cattlemen do.

    But no. They're human beings who deserve some dignity.:rolleyes:
     
  18. JustinianVII

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    Woe be to the poor souls who have to work in retail stores on this day...almost think that on the day after Thanksgiving, it'd be worth it to head to one of those stores just to watch the people there act like complete, mindless idiots.
     
  19. emzie

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    Once a stamped starts, you either go with it or you go under it. Hard to blame the individuals in the crowd.

    WalMart probably should have organized this a bit better, methinks. I've been to numerous early releases and even a black Friday blitz of a storm. Never were we allowed to just amass in front of the store. The stock clerk's family just became millionaires.
     
  20. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    This is why online shopping rules.
     

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