Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-Mart worker trampled to death on Black Friday

When commercialism has degenerated to people getting trampled to death over sale prices, we need to rethink our values.

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

Do we really need consumer goods this bad?

Link here.

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