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The article is here

A supermarket worker has been killed in a stampede of shoppers during the first day of America's traditional Christmas sales season.

The 34-year-old man was knocked to the ground as shoppers swept into the stores after forming long queues outside the door.

Police said shoppers "physically broke down the doors" when the Long Island Wal-Mart opened at 5am "knocking him (the shop worker) to the ground".

Four other people were taken to hospital, including a pregnant woman.

The fatality came as shoppers poured into stores around the country at the start of the traditional sales period which follows Thanksgiving.

The day is nicknamed Black Friday due to it being the busiest day of the year for retailers, often resulting in massive traffic jams and over-crowded stores.

But despite fears over the US economy many people turned up at shops which had extended their hours, some opening at midnight.

Experts believe it will remain one of the season's biggest selling days, even as shoppers remain deliberate in their spending.

Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, said: "This is definitely a hit-and-run mentality.

"They are running in, grabbing the deal and running out."



Personally I think this is disgusting, people seem to care more about their possesions and gaining new ones, than other people

i did search btw, never found anything

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#2
there's been like 4 threads on this already. you must've searched wrong.

but yeah it's sad.
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this really makes you realize how horrible and greedy people are
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Yeah, I heard they killed the search bar too
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this really makes you realize how horrible and greedy people are

I dont think they intended to kill anyone
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I dont think they intended to kill anyone


People trampling over others and charging into a shop.... that's the problem
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I dont think they intended to kill anyone


Doesn't matter if they meant to or not. The way they went about it was the problem.
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#10
This just shows how greedy our society has become, and it really is scary...but where have you been?
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I dont think they intended to kill anyone


well nobody stopped to help him up.


Americans...
#12
This horde is scarier than a zombie horde =[
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#13
It's pathetic. Two men shot and killed each other in a Toys 'R Us over some toy as well. It's **** like this that makes me feel guilty about being American (both these incidents occured in the USA).
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When I read that in the Newspaper this morning, all I could think was "Didn't know there was room for a wall of death in a store"
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People suck dude. What the hell is wrong with America today?



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well nobody stopped to help him up.


Americans...

**** you
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It's pathetic. Two men shot and killed each other in a Toys 'R Us over some toy as well. It's **** like this that makes me feel guilty about being American (both these incidents occured in the USA).


Did one of 'em say jinx afterward?

...wait.

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It's pathetic. Two men shot and killed each other in a Toys 'R Us over some toy as well. It's **** like this that makes me feel guilty about being American (both these incidents occured in the USA).


The only reason it happened in America was because of the price drops of Black Friday. You can't say "Only in America." Shit like this happens all over the world.

America still sucks, no doubt about it, though.
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well nobody stopped to help him up.


Americans...


His co-workers tried to but they couldn't because of the mass of people. The horde was pissed when they closed down the store to remove his body claiming it caused them inconvenience.
#20
Black Friday - anyone seen that scene in Zack and Miri?

Reminded me of that.

I must shop using the internet......
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The only reason it happened in America was because of the price drops of Black Friday. You can't say "Only in America." Shit like this happens all over the world.

America still sucks, no doubt about it, though.



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#22
all you people who are saying, "americans are so greedy" "people suck" etc.
ask yourself one question, would you have helped that guy up?

and be honest with the answer.
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#23
This is somewhat old.

I didn't get the end details from this one, but in Palm Desert, CA, two people got shot at a Toys R Us, and they said that there was a juvenile in custody. Anyone heard more on this?

EDIT:

Missed the post a few above mine. Could you get a link to an article for that? I saw a different story about it, I don't remember it was two people with guns, I thought it was one guy who shot two people for the thing he/she wanted.
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well nobody stopped to help him up.


Americans...

There was a guy trying to help him and trying to give him CPR but he was trampled as well so stfu.
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This is somewhat old.

I didn't get the end details from this one, but in Palm Desert, CA, two people got shot at a Toys R Us, and they said that there was a juvenile in custody. Anyone heard more on this?


I mentioned it in an earlier post...first page
#26
America doesnt suck. It just has problems like every other nation in the world. And no matter how bad things get, I will always love America. This is really sad though. Stupid gluttonist shoppers.
#27
Wow that's insane!

Crazy, crazy people...
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all you people who are saying, "americans are so greedy" "people suck" etc.
ask yourself one question, would you have helped that guy up?

and be honest with the answer.


Damn right I would have at least tried.
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I mentioned it in an earlier post...first page


I know, I saw it and I did an edit.


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#30
This isnt about a race, it's about a cultare that is built up by a media/ goverment/ comminuty, people are caring more about possesion's than other people now.

Maybe people did try and help this poor man in the rush, but maybe they couldnt get the crowd to stop.
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This isnt about a race, it's about a cultare that is built up by a media/ goverment/ comminuty, people are caring more about possesion's than other people now.

Maybe people did try and help this poor man in the rush, but maybe they couldnt get the crowd to stop.


I'm sure someone in the crowd could have fired an automatic weapon in the air
#32
You shouldn't step on a person ever. I think they should have closed down the shop, and not let anyone in that first rush of people buy anything.
#34
yes... i've seen it on the news earlier today...

mixed feelings:
the european part of me made me want to laugh.... (lol ... americans... how typycal)
then again the human part of me made me serious... (****.... a person died...)
the "grown and adult?" part of me made me think... (how the hell can people be so stupid to keep pushing on even if they saw this dude was down)

and so on... however... those who were there and were a part of this are ****in mad.... in my opinion.
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#36
I don't even bother posting articles like this; there's just so many people in the world that don't deserve to live.

Instead, I try to find humor in stuff like that.