A 34 year old Walmart employee trampled to death, and a 28 year old woman miscarried as the result of a Walmart Door Buster sale.
This is why there are fire codes. If this were a sporting event, concert, or a night club, the owners would be required to have security to maintain the crowds. Why isn’t this required of Walmart. I severely hope that that Walmart is taken to the cleaners as the result of this stampede. No Sale is worth dying for. I also hope all of those people who were at that store for its opening feel remorse for their part in these deaths. A Walmart worker killed doing his job, just shouldn’t happen to save a few dollars on a Black Friday Sale.
The Valley Stream store was offering discounted merchandise including a $128 Magnavox DVD player, a $97 Garmin GPS navigation system and a $69 Samsung digital camera, according to a promotional flyer posted on Wal-Mart’s Web site.
Walmart has rebuked the statement that this was a Walmart employee rather he was an employee of a temp agency. Some how this makes it "bettter"?
"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too…I literally had to fight people off my back."
Black Friday is not supposed to be a "Black" Day it is supposed to be about bonding with family doing the shopping for Christmas. This Walmart Stampede is another example of the lack of community that is becoming the norm in the US.