I never shop on Black Friday, never. Mainly because I hate shopping, and crowds. Put the two together, and it's a situation I really don't want to be in. But tolerating the crowd is nothing compared to being trampled to death by a throng of mad shoppers. Does Wal mart really carry anything so significant that it's worth the life of another?
"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. Six to 10 workers inside tried to push back, but it was hopeless.
Suddenly, witnesses and the police said, the doors shattered, and the shrieking mob surged through in a blind rush for holiday bargains. One worker, Jdimytai Damour, 34, was thrown back onto the black linoleum tiles and trampled in the stampede that streamed over and around him. Others who had stood alongside Mr. Damour trying to hold the doors were also hurled back and run over, witnesses said."
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