Tragedy and shame on the first day of the Christmas

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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.