Mob Kills Wal-Mart Employee, Keeps Shopping

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Mob Kills Wal-Mart Employee, Keeps Shopping

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A swarm of Black Friday shoppers clamoring to get their greedy mitts on some outrageously low-priced merchandise smashed through the front doors and trampled a Wal-Mart employee to death on Long Island, NY last week.

Occasionally bringing out the worst in people, the holidays and rampant consumerism can be a deadly mixture. A large crowd gathered outside the Green Acres Mall, located just minutes from NYC, Thursday evening in anticipation of Wal-Mart's 5 a.m. Black Friday opening. As the throng of eager holiday shoppers grew into the thousands, police were called in shortly after 3:30 a.m. to restore order. They failed.

Five minutes before the store was to open, the horde of unruly customers shattered the door, trampled through the half-dozen Wal-Mart employees who had desperately been trying to reinforce the doomed entryway, and proceeded to shop, according to police and eyewitnesses. Though several people were injured in the violent surge, 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, a temporary worker hired by Wal-Mart for the holidays, was trampled to death. This didn't stop the mob from shopping.

"When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, 'I've been on line since yesterday morning,'" said one shopper who was shocked by the savage display.

Sadly, similar mob scenes have become a common occurrence on Black Friday - the notorious insane event that annually kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season - though they don't typically result in death. Some shoppers apparently feel flagrant disregard for human life is acceptable in the face of low, low prices. I love a good bargain like the next person, but this just makes me sick to my stomach. What the hell is wrong with people?

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Stuff like this kills of my hope in humanity. Nothing makes me despair more then mass mob mentality except mass mob mentality based on greed. I would of loved to have been there with a tear gas launcher....
Best wishes and condolences to Mr Damour's friends and family and a big fuck you to the idiots who did this.

In my opinion, this is a disgusting display of just how far over the line consumerism has gone in this country. This inbred urge to, "Buy! Buy! Buy!" is also one of the main reasons we drove ourselves into an economic recession, isn't it?

My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends, and soul of that poor worker.

...Man...The fact that that is a really fucked up way to die certainly doesn't help matters...

man... Boxing Day sales in Canada are BAD but I don't think they've ever been this bad.

This is such a poignant and visceral sign of how our society has become consumed with consumerism itself, valuing it, it would seem, above the safety of fellow humans.

Dark times are coming.

Wal Mart lowered their prices just a little too much this time......

Words can't express how totally messed up this is.

It's sickening.

A guy died like this? I mean seriously did those people have ANY sanity whatsoever? Either way I much more gladly pay some extra cash but: Come in, take what I want and leave, no queues no nothing. I mean I'd understand if war or the end of the world was coming but geez... This is the very reason why so so many people deserve a solid knock on the head with a baseball bat.

ShadowKirby:
Only an image can express what I think.
http://www.cemp.ac.uk/communities/interactivemedia/images/128.jpg

Some bitch was probably trying to get her dog and let the zombies in. I hate that woman. I'm glad she got eaten.

Economy be damned; here comes the mob....they brake for nothing -_-

I heard that the police are going to look over the footage from the security cameras and charge a lot of the people who were responsible for this.

I hate people so much sometimes.

Nathan Meunier:
Mob Kills Wal-Mart Employee, Keeps Shopping

"When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, 'I've been on line since yesterday morning,'" said one shopper who was shocked by the savage display.

Freudian slip there? On topic this is a sickening example of mob behaviour but a perfect example to study in the hopes of understanding "flocking" behaviour. Also I'm loving the title to the thread although it id make me think it was going to be satire from decoy or the like.

I think we should outlaw Christmas, Black Friday, and standing in line more than an hour ahead of time. When people start dying because of it, you lose your right to do it. Maybe we should just make people shop online only at times like these (say Nov-Jan).

Brokkr:
I heard that the police are going to look over the footage from the security cameras and charge a lot of the people who were responsible for this.

I really hope they do. It's disgusting what has happened. Guy was just trying to make a buck for the holidays, likely to buy his own gifts for his family and friends, and this happens. And that people didn't want to leave and really didn't care that there was a man killed...I don't even have the words to say how heartless you'd have to be.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of that poor man. I hope the police get them justice.

I dont get it, if they are wiling to smash doors down and kill people, why not just steal the damn merchandise?

And how big are the discounts? we dont have Black friday in the UK

People will go crazy for free (or heavily reduced goods) it reminds me of the mobs of people at an Ikea Store opening where people wait all night to be first in line to buy a crappy set of shelves or what not.

This is why I hate crowds. It's easy for a crowd of people to stop being individual, thinking human beings and start becoming a crazy, wild animal.

Exactly why we need public euthenasia programs...

Mob mentality at its worst, yeesh...

Wow, i have no idea what to really say. How have we evolved as a species with things like this going on?

Reading this story made my blood boil. Fucking New York, man... the place is a cesspool. I really hope that the police are able to make some arrests.

I used to be sad that there is no black friday in Israel, No I'm glad, cause in Israel, it would be a mirical if noyl one person would be killed >_>

Well, looks like they'll be renaming it to Red Friday pretty soon.

*picks up katana* Someone want to drive me to New York? Seriously, man. This isn't just sad, that's fucking heartless and cruel to KILL SOMEONE, then not even care beyond your own shopping spree. God, I hate humanity.

curlycrouton:
This is such a poignant and visceral sign of how our society has become consumed with consumerism itself, valuing it, it would seem, above the safety of fellow humans.

Dark times are coming.

Dark times have come - or at least according to this.

Fucking ingrates! What about his family's holiday season. People make me sick!

Hunde Des Krieg:
Exactly why we need public euthenasia programs...

Quoted for truth. Vermin like this need to be killed.

*Not surprising out of NY actually (sorry to all the civil NYers). A friend was visiting NY and had to take the city bus. Being from Montreal (where she and I live) she tried to wait in line at a busy bus stop but everyone just pushed and shoved as the bus pulled up trying to get on first. Even at the busiest downtown bus stops in Montreal people form a single file line and anyone who cuts is sent to the back. It makes me proud that we have some bastion of hope for ourselves in my hometown.

Brokkr:
I heard that the police are going to look over the footage from the security cameras and charge a lot of the people who were responsible for this.

Unfortunately, a lot of the people they decide to charge will probably contest/appeal their way out of any real punishment.

I was going to pose the suggestion that Wal-Mart employees should be armed from now on during Black Friday... but after thinking about it and reviewing this particular instance... that would probably wind up spreading more bloodshed. Not because the employees would be shooting anyone, but because the mob would probably just think there was a sweet deal on assault rifles and sub-machine guns. This is ridiculous.

Society Fail.

a person is smart, people are stupid and mobs are where the animal instinct to take what you need and screw everything else occurs.
to be honest when the whole mob charged in i doubt you would have the power to stop and help some one who has fallen down vs the oblivious thousand strong mob that wants to buy.
this was heartless and sad,
the ability to forget about others and prioritize yourself completely, i thought that existed only in horror films and do or die situations but for Christmas shopping i do hope that every one who knocked that man down and trampled him pays.

You know what they could do to make this into something good? They could make it into an ad campaign to stop people from going so crazy on Black Friday; Show them the consequences of their actions.

Faith in humanity....failing.
And what's worse is that I wasn't even surprised, I just sighed. I could go on about the should've and would'ves but all I can do is hope someone learns from it.

*sighs*

is this for real, i mean really. This mob sounds like the kind that would take easter eggs from the devil if the price is right...

once again, rosacs grip against depression is failing...

rosac

When I saw this, I silently prayed it was a joke article.

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