Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday Indeed

I'm thankful for a lot. I don't need no holiday to prompt it. But the Tofurkey was killer.

"A Wal-Mart worker on Long Island, N.Y., died after being trampled by customers who broke through the doors early Friday, and other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man. At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals...Tension grew as the 5 a.m. opening neared. By 4:55, with no police officers in sight, the crowd of more than 2,000 had become a rabble, and could be held back no longer. Fists banged and shoulders pressed on the sliding-glass double doors, which bowed in with the weight of the assault."

34 year old Jdimytai Damour of Queens was killed by capitalism. What an awful and stupid way to die. All for some stupid discount electronics that will probably break in a couple of months.

Is anyone being prosecuted for his death? I hope his family is suing the pants off of Wal-Mart. If something like this had happened at say, a political rally do you think that the reaction would be the same?

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