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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 employee, a temporary maintenance worker, 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.

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You don't see stuff like that in Britain, that's for sure...


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good thing i'm not leaving my house for anything except a concert. i went shopping last weekend.

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You don't see stuff like that in Britain, that's for sure...

Heh, heh. You got that right.
Majorly wierd. What is the deal with that? I mean, I hate shopping. Eeeeeew.
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That story would be absolutely hilarious if it wasn't for the fact that a real person died.

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How could you not realise you were stepping on someone? Especially the people at the front.

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How could you not realise you were stepping on someone? Especially the people at the front.


This is how I see it:

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Mom: GOTTA GET THOSE DEALS!
Child: Mommy, you're stepping on someone!
Mom: WHO CARES! HE'LL LIVE! GOTTA GET ONE OF THOSE 45 BAGS OF :censored:!


That is not to be rude, but most people are worried about not getting those deals.

Charge every who was in the store with murder.


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Charge every who was in the store with murder.


wat

so those little children screaming that their parents were stepping on someone you mentioned get charged, too? and what about people who weren't even directly involved? witnesses that didn't actually trample on him, maybe they were just outside the entrance and didn't get in until after it happened? employees?

please don't get a job in law enforcement.

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I can't believe people could do that kind of thing. Trample a guy to death for discount Christmas shopping? Christmas is supposed to be about love and peace anyway, not presents. And when they were asked to leave, they just complained that they were in line for hours, and kept buying stuff. Did anyone even feel guilty that they killed a guy? This kind of stuff just makes me want to leave America and never come back.

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They really DO deserve to go to jail, the shoppers. Killing a man, breaking down doors, destroying barricades cannot be forgotten by saying you were in line for a few hours. From what has been seen, none were upset or against it.


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This doesn't surprise me at all....

course I might just be really cynical, but this just shows the greed of the american people...

Lol kurusu, you tell that to the big companies.

Of course, if you think about it logically, if there is A HUGE mass of people packed together very tightly, it is very hard to see where you are going/ decide where you are going.

2000 people is a lot of people. That's a lot of pushing and shoving by default.
The fact that they took the doors off the hinges and trampled officers trying to do CPR is worrisome though....

Blargh watever. humans are icky.

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please don't get a job in law enforcement.


Too late.

And I mean, everyone, because WHO STOPPED TO HELP HIM? NO ONE!


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Valentine wrote:
Beav232 wrote:

Charge every who was in the store with murder.


wat

so those little children screaming that their parents were stepping on someone you mentioned get charged, too? and what about people who weren't even directly involved? witnesses that didn't actually trample on him, maybe they were just outside the entrance and didn't get in until after it happened? employees?

please don't get a job in law enforcement.



YES. EVERYONE SHOULD BE INCARCERATED FOR SOMETHING THAT THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. durrrrrrr.
The security guards watching the cameras, babies in arms, totally. EVERYONE MUST GO GO GO!

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Doesn't this happen every year?

It isn't really the Christmas season until someone gets trampled to death in the name of BIG SAVINGS.


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Looting is not uncommon around here, but I've never seen such thing happening. It's just... terrible. I can't imagine you could actually come to that point. I mean, read the article carefully and think about it. Jesus Christ.

I agree with gq: this event could easily be used to satirize the american economy, if it weren't for the fact that a person actually died. I can totaly imagine the joke, but I would never think it could turn real.

For a developed, civilized country, you appeared rather barbarian. Consumerism is definetly the base of your economy. And mentality. No arguing there.

I'm not blaming the americans for that kind of behaviour, though. I'm sure it happens in many places, just in different situations. When the Backstreet Boys first came to Rio... Ugh. Nevermind.

Humans are indeed a terrible species.

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How could you not realise you were stepping on someone?


Or worse: how could you not care you were stepping on someone?

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SALE!!!!!

This is what happens when you allow animals to riot in front of WalMart. Personally, I think WalMart employees should have snuck out the back of the store, with guns, and gone to about 50 feet away fromt he store entrance, and fire towards the sky. Then, tell them to make a neat and orderly line. If they fail to do so, throw off tear gas.


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How about, instead of firing weapons and using tear gas, we spread out the Black Friday sales over the course of a couple of weeks? 9_9

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(S)ome dumb kids looked at Mewtwo and thought "Hey he can clone things and move objects with his mind and be weak to Ghost attacks, why can't I?" Because it is a freaking game!!! Not something you should actaully practice in real life!!!


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this just shows the greed of the american people...


Oh please. Why does everyone always seem to portray all americans in such negetive ways. It might have happened in America, but to be honest, it could have happened anywhere. The reason it probably did happen in America is because the population there is much higher than in places like Britain.
This story kinda does suck out all your faith in humanity though.

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this just shows the greed of the american people...


Oh please. Why does everyone always seem to portray all americans in such negetive ways. It might have happened in America, but to be honest, it could have happened anywhere. The reason it probably did happen in America is because the population there is much higher than in places like Britain.
This story kinda does suck out all your faith in humanity though.


Well... American economics is so consumption-based that the model encourages this sort of thing when taken to an extreme. And thanks to pro-business, anti-consumer conservatives, it's been taken to an extreme.

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(S)ome dumb kids looked at Mewtwo and thought "Hey he can clone things and move objects with his mind and be weak to Ghost attacks, why can't I?" Because it is a freaking game!!! Not something you should actaully practice in real life!!!


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This is what happens when you allow animals to riot in front of WalMart. Personally, I think WalMart employees should have snuck out the back of the store, with guns, and gone to about 50 feet away fromt he store entrance, and fire towards the sky. Then, tell them to make a neat and orderly line. If they fail to do so, throw off tear gas.

Oh right. Just because a bunch of dumba??es fail to make a line, do something like those customers did, something that can cause serious injury even death.

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Lmfao, the idiots could have gone around him, but ''thay hadda get duh biiiig deels round duh store'' Looks like black friday really was a black friday for some random family that lost him. );

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This is what happens when you allow animals to riot in front of WalMart. Personally, I think WalMart employees should have snuck out the back of the store, with guns, and gone to about 50 feet away fromt he store entrance, and fire towards the sky. Then, tell them to make a neat and orderly line. If they fail to do so, throw off tear gas.
I'd just throw the tear gas off first. (:

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HOW does NO ONE know that theyre STEPPING ON SUM1!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
idiots, all of em.
RIP walmart man, he was just doing his job....... :(
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