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Tragedy and shame on the first day of the Christmas

November 28, 2008

A young New York Wal-Mart employee was stampeded to death by Friday Christmas shoppers today.  Before his death, the employee tried to control the crowd that would eventually overwhelm him.  He would try to reach for help but was walked upon by a crowd of over 200 people forcing their way into the store.

This is an absolute shame on those shoppers and a truly horrible sign to rear its head on the first day of the Christmas Season.   What was worth buying that would make someone walk over someone else?   The problem is that too many people lose their decency when they are in a crowd, yet that is when individual courage is needed the most.

  
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Olivia November 28, 2008

What a contrast between the line of people in yesterday’s article by Kay, waiting in line to give and this story of the shameless trampling of a Walmart employee by people waiting in line to get.

Kay November 29, 2008

This is UGLY! Totally agree Olivia!

Suz November 29, 2008

And do not forget a person was shot at a Toys R Us.

Marie December 1, 2008

Get out!!! I hadn’t heard that one. So what are we going to read about for Cyber Monday.

Gienie December 4, 2008

You know, this isn’t a policy issue. The manager at that store didn’t follow the rules.

What they should do, is give everyone in line a number like they do at the Airports. It would decrease the amount of traffic obviously, but it would also give fair warning to those waiting in line whether or not something has been sold out. Particularloy with the big ticket items like tv’s and game consoles etc.

I remember when the Nintendo Wii came out. They only had 500 systems, so they gave out tickets for the first 500 people in line who wanted the system. Everyone else was turned away.

It seems with regard to the situation with the employee dying… the manager should receive severe punishment for neglect!

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