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Throng Of 2,000 Shoppers Bum-Rush L.I. Wal-Mart
Worker, 34, Trampled, Dies; Nassau Cops: Pregnant Woman, 3 Others Injured By Unruly 'Black Friday' Mob


"The man got trampled, stomped on -- everybody banged through the doors," witness Terrence Howard said.

Witness Kimberly Cribbs said all those people who got in went right on shopping after the worker was run over.

"Oh yes, they're savages," Cribbs said.

As 2,000 customers surged ahead, several hundred began cutting the line creating mass chaos. Many bargain-hunters said they watched in horror.

"Pushing in, pounding through the doors to get TVs and electronics," Sean Newman said. "I will never do this again as long as I live. I wish I was never here this morning."

Three other shoppers and a 28-year-old pregnant woman who suffered minor injuries were also taken to hospitals for observation.


Two People Dead In Toys "R" Us Shooting
Two Men Armed With Handguns Started Shooting At Each Other In Crowded Calif. Toy Store


"Some people got into a fight," said Splain, who spoke with some of the customers. "One of the guys here thought it was over a toy, but it got louder and louder and then there were gunshots."

Sarah Pacia of Cathedral City told The Desert Sun newspaper she was in the store with her two boys, ages 4 and 6, looking at coloring books when she heard a commotion in the next aisle. She thought it was people rushing to get a sale item. Then she heard three or four shots.

She said she froze, and store employees calmly escorted her out of the store.

"This is Toys "R" Us. There are kids shopping in there," Pacia said. Her son Jayden, 4, was clinging to her leg. He told her he didn't want to die, she said.

VIDEO: Shoppers Scuffle Over Xbox 360s on Black Friday

Another video of people fighting over an Xbox:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xmO_O4ya4[/YOUTUBE]
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God DAMN this country is ****ed up. I can understand the whole religious part of it if it's your thing...whatever...but this **** isn't necessary. What giant mob of people TRAMPLES a dude, then continues shopping, upon which new crazy people come through to push over the EMTs working on the previously trampled dude? Damn.
 
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They need to stop "Black Friday." Seriously there is no need.
 

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I was at work this morning even though I was sick. I could hardly walk. It felt like a painful, black Friday to me.

Why do they call it Black Friday again? Because the people are sick?
 

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Because Americans are ******s that like useless crap for Xmas and it puts all of the retailers into the black. I'm actually buying my parents and my sister a bunch of nice **** this year....but not because of Xmas...because I owe 'em...I wouldn't be who I am without them. The **** I"m getting them isn't typical "gotta have it" type bull**** though.
 

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It's a good thing that we don't set a day out of a year to encourage people who can't afford things to keep on spending!
 

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I was at work this morning even though I was sick. I could hardly walk. It felt like a painful, black Friday to me.

Why do they call it Black Friday again? Because the people are sick?
its the day many business go from being in the red to black financially...hence black friday. I did my part today! Thank God for Home Depot and Amazon for all day sales and no BS mobs to deal with!
 

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They need to make a weekend out of it. That way everyone is not slamming down doors first thing in the morning. Plus 1 weekend of profit is better than 6 hours of profit.
 

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Plus 1 weekend of profit is better than 6 hours of profit.

They are not exactly making a profit from it. It is mainly to draw the crowd and publicity. That's why the supple is limited.
 

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They should just call it Debt Friday.

I like K-Mart's layaway campaign, because people weren't being trampled before Thanksgiving at K-Mart's, yet they were still able to spend money that they don't have.
 

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That crap happened 5 minutes away from where I live(Wal-Mart worker killed). I'm glad I decided to go to the other big box strip in Westbury, 15 miles away.

This **** went way too far, I hope this guys family sues the hell out of Wal-Mart.
 

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Black Friday mystifies me. Not being American, I cannot understand why people will stand in line at 3 in the morning! If there is one thing I hate, it's standing in line.

It is incredibly sad that people will trample a person to death and not even care.
 
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Black Friday mystifies me. Not being American, I cannot understand why people will stand in line at 3 in the morning! If there is one thing I hate, it's standing in line.

It is incredibly sad that people will trample a person to death and not even care.

I don't get it either and I was born here...
 

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The trampling death disgusts me. Walmart and Walmart shoppers should be ashamed of themselves. I hope the victim's family sue the crap out of Walmart in good American tradition.
 

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yah the whole thing is stupid...i find better deals online. usually the sale is for crap you wouldn't by anyway, so you just end up wasting money.

Never been to a mall before 11am on Black Friday in my life. The only reason I went today at all was out of boredom.
 

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I was going to go to some stores in the same mall (Green Acre Mall). Not to be racist or anything, but most of the people who shop there are usually the same people you expect to be abusing medicaid while going through the drive thru in escalades.
 

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I was going to go to some stores in the same mall (Green Acre Mall). Not to be racist or anything, but most of the people who shop there are usually the same people you expect to be abusing medicaid while going through the drive thru in escalades.

When I see the security video and news interviews, it's a bunch of crazy white people in the store going nuts, and a bunch of black people in the parking lot calling the white people crazy.
 

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sad and shocking. whenever i start to feel optimistic about humanity, stories like these put me back to zero.
 

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That's why I shop after Christmas when everyone is broke. Mine! All mine!
 

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If Wal-mart customers are this crazy, what would happen if you are a Wal-mart pharmacist and your pharmacy is out of vicodin? :confused:
 

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Christmas is way too commercialized nowadays. A lot of people are spoiled, always wanting the next new thing. Remember Furbies? That was the craze when I was in high school. That Walmart worker was 34 years old. And to injure a pregnant lady!It's not like you can take this stuff with you when you die, and it's simply not worth it. Most things will be thrown away in a few years anyways. Pitiful behaviour by those people.
 
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It's nice to bring happiness to others by giving them a nice gift, but not if you are also taking happiness away from someone's mother, father, husband, wife, best friend, and so on because their loved one is now injured or dead. I would rather come home empty handed for the day and be happy for whoever else got what I wanted to give. Tragic and disappointing for sure.
 

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For every jerk (and criminal) that would go so far as mow someone down to get a $7 DVD, there are more that will do something kind and charitable during the holidays. Nice gestures/gift giving/charitable donations, and doing something for others...doesn't sell and will not make the news.

There's no reason to let the a**holes out there prevent you from showing those that you love that you care about them...during the holidays, or any time.
 
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I will admit that my husband and I have camped out 2 Black Fridays in a row, but this year we did not. I looked at the deals and the same "door buster" deals were available online on Thursday (at least for the stuff we were interested in). We couldn't find anything we were willing to freeze for.

My experience in Black Friday lines is while it gets a little testy when people start cutting line at 3am, most of the time you build a friendship with the people who are out there freezing your butt off with you (last year was in line at 6pm on Thanksgiving and still was #30 in line)

This years news has us seriously rethinking our black Friday plans next year. I would have to stop and help someone, a life is much more precious than money. Also, should wal-mart look at their own policies and start giving #'s and tickets in line like Best Buy does?

Does make it pretty scary out there!
 

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Did anybody read the posted comments on the video?

Scary, very scary.
 

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Waking up early to throw fart bombs into the black friday lines is pretty dang fun.
 

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Did anybody read the posted comments on the video?

Scary, very scary.
Humanity has gone so far south that I wish this world was an Etchasketch and God would give it a good couple of shakes.

What's so scary about that? :smuggrin:
 

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Yeah, how about the blatantly hateful racist remarks?

It's usually not a good thing to even waste time reading YouTube comments. I start to feel my IQ plummet when I do. :eek:
 

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Yeah, how about the blatantly hateful racist remarks?
It was a joke. Yes, there are ignorant people everywhere.
It's scary how "far" we've come but how many are stuck in their ways.
 

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No problem here...I knew you were joking, Knipps.

And yeah, reading youtube comments does lower ones IQ...

I'm not usually "shocked" by ignorant people's attitudes; but the vile comments spewed about people these ignorant jerks don't even know makes me fear that basic compassion/empathy for one another is rapidly dying.
 

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Calling all AMEX card holders...they're having their MyWishList promotion again! I got the Amazon and BestBuy certificates today...it's fun to try and get some of the items.

It may seem impossible to get some of the big ticket items, but it can be done! I was one of 10 to get this 2 years ago... :D


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If you think Christmas should be cancelled then stop whining and just cancel it. Sorry, had a couple of drinks. I'll stay civil, but blunt.

I cancelled Christmas four years ago. I announced to everyone that I was living on Mac/Cheese, PBJ sandwiches, tuna sandwiches and Ramen Noodles with cheese melted on bread. There is, I said, no such thing as Christmas. I asked that no gifts be purchased. Most complied except my parents, I finally convinced my sister last year.

I've received so much garbage in the last few years all in the name of gift giving. I have an "Answer-me-Jesus" doll in the closet (it's like a magic 8-ball in His image). I have a drawer full of novel masturbatory creams. I think I still have multiple stockings filled with Pez dispensors in a drawer. I still have tins of Christmas candy. Make it stop. Make a donation.

I will continue the boycott beyond graduation (sssh don't tell anyone). Instead of buying crap these people can afford to buy for themselves, I will make a financial donation to the charity of their choice. I'll make sure I do it enough in advance that I can send them notification of the donation. My parents are the one exception. They'll get gifts from me.

Cancel Christmas? It's completely possible.
 
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If you think Christmas should be cancelled then stop whining and just cancel it. Sorry, had a couple of drinks. I'll stay civil, but blunt.

I cancelled Christmas four years ago. I announced to everyone that I was living on Mac/Cheese, PBJ sandwiches, tuna sandwiches and Ramen Noodles with cheese melted on bread. There is, I said, no such thing as Christmas. I asked that no gifts be purchased. Most complied except my parents, I finally convinced my sister last year.

I've received so much garbage in the last few years all in the name of gift giving. I have an "Answer-me-Jesus" doll in the closet (it's like a magic 8-ball in His image). I have a drawer full of novel masturbatory creams. I think I still have multiple stockings filled with Pez dispensors in a drawer. I still have tins of Christmas candy. Make it stop. Make a donation.

I will continue the boycott beyond graduation (sssh don't tell anyone). Instead of buying crap these people can afford to buy for themselves, I will make a financial donation to the charity of their choice. I'll make sure I do it enough in advance that I can send them notification of the donation. My parents are the one exception. They'll get gifts from me.

Cancel Christmas? It's completely possible.

Yup...I've been doing that for years, too.
 
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