Bloody Black Friday
“A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.
The 34-year-old employee, who was not identified, was knocked down by a crowd that broke down the doors of the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., and surged into the store. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6 a.m.” — The New York Times
It has been confirmed that additionally a 28-year-old pregnant woman miscarried and 2 other shoppers were badly injured. I had to post about this after Sam relayed the absurd news this morning during our routine gchat. I don’t think I need to construct an argument here about why I find this to be utterly depressing and just plain ridiculous as it should be obvious. I know the deals are hot today but cot damn, nothing is worth this kindof death march. That’s why you can find me kicking it with the fam today and avoiding all malls and wal-mart jumpoffs (by any means necessary) because clearly, they aint safe. Sorry to be debby downer but let’s mind ourselves and each other.
…Two more dead at Toys’R’Us in Palm Desert out here on the left coast. No words…