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Friday, November 28, 2008

One Dies In Black Friday Stampede

Black Friday, the day stores hope will put them in the black, making a profit, is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and stores provide sales to draw the masses.

In Long Island, at a Wal-Mart, the masses were waiting outside the door for the store to open and when it did, they stampeded in, like no more than cattle and in their desire to be first, to get to "sales" to beat everyone else to the merchandise, hundreds of supposedly civilized human beings trampled a man to death.

A stock clerk for the store, 34 years old, was knocked down, stepped on and killed.

"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."

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.

The cause of death was pending.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said.

Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said.

Even as emergency crews were around the man, before the store was closed down, people continued to walk right on by him to shop with few stopping to even acknowledge the man was dead.

Some reports say the pregnant woman mentioned above, miscarried.

Make that two deaths.

The authorities should be looking over the video and identifying each person that knocked the man and woman over, that stepped on him/her and they should prosecute them for the deaths.