Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Murderers

I was really pissed off when I heard about this story.

You may have heard on the news that there was a stampede at a Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, Long Island this morning when some customers, at 5 AM this morning to take advantage of sales, knocked down a door and trampled a poor security guard to death, and injured a few workers who tried to come to the man's aid after the stampede began.

Here's more on the tragedy.

And if that wasn't bad enough, customers in that place were actually angry at the Wal-Mart employees when they were told by them to leave because they were closing because of the man's tragic death.

I hope every one of you assholes who were involved in this man's death can live with yourselves. You have his blood on your hands. Over some stupid junk you couldn't wait a few more hours to buy. You had to have it at 5 AM in the morning? And you'd actually run over someone to have it?

The man's family will undoubtedly sue the store, who is not blameless in all of this.

But no matter how any of you might try to spin this, you all showed a callous indifference to human life. Most of you will never stand trial for his death (but fortunately I read that the police are looking at the store video tapes, so arrests are possible), but you committed murder. Plain and simple.


Peter N said...

How can some people be so insensitively STUPID? I hope the man's family and loved ones sue Walmart for megabucks, but nothing can replace a human life. So sad...maybe next year the Walmart idiots will hand out numbers and have more security. I almost guarantee you that some policies will change. I'm appalled.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Absolutely appalling, Peter. As much as Wal-Mart is to blame, the fact that people will run over and kill this poor man, and just as bad, some of these idiots were actually angry they couldn't stay even after the man had died, shows the lack of morals in some people. They value cheap junk over human life. It makes me more angry than anything else.

Steel36 said...

I work at Office Depot and we had a line of about 70-ish people when I arrived at 5:15 am.

The smart thing that we did was that people who wanted the cheapo laptops etc. would all get tickets. They went our print shop to claim them and then to the register to buy them. How hard is it to do that?

Does not surprise me-2000 people are not people but an angry organism. a few people get aggressive and it gets to a tsunami. Wal-Mart will be sued for millions and some folks will get charged for murder.

I just do not get it.

BTW the laptops were gone by halfway down the line.

Michael Leggett said...


Not waiting caused a death