In the discussion thread: WORKERS TO STAGE WALK OUTS AT WALMART STORES ON BLACK FRIDAY [View all]
Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #36)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:24 AM
sheshe2 (21,260 posts)
43. I remember that too!
Here are More That I found.....Link will provide more info.
I wish you luck on friday...
If you thought any Black Friday experience you had was beyond ridiculous, just consider yourself lucky no one died (though many people find themselves dying on the inside.)
Alas, that is exactly what happened back in 2008 at a Long Island Wal-Mart. A few facts to convey this incident: over 2,000 people trampled into the store five minutes before scheduled to open. The store never in fact opened. The crowds opened it themselves, chanting push the doors in. And they did, knocking the doors off their hinges and literally basting it apart. If you're wondering what's wrong with these people? Just check out this Walmart people video and it'll all make perfect sense.
It was rumored that the employees all of sudden had to make a human chain to slow down the crowds that kept pouring. Not effective. Turned out the crowds ended up being a lethal Red Rover and they trampled a 34 year old temporary employee.
As other Wal-Mart employees tried to help the man, the crowds knocked them over as well all the while pummeling the downed man to death. When police and paramedics arrived, people kept pushing past them. When police forced the store to close, people kept pushing past them. Their excuse? I was in line since Friday morning! For 20 dollars off a PS3.
You canít get more cold-hearted than that.
Pregnant Woman Miscarried
Well, you can expect this type of violence if the crowds on Black Friday had been historically so bad they killed a man. This particular takedown occurred at the same place where the Wal-Mart worker was killed, making the 2008 shopping season a historical war zone in that area, which will remain unnamed in this article.
The eighth-month old pregnant woman was probably waiting to buy stuff for her soon to be newborn baby. Instead, she miscarried. The same group of people that knocked the doors off their hinges also managed to create the most brutal abortion imaginable.
Source and video that provide a full explanation.
Old Woman Trampled
It seems like the saga of the madness trying to get into the store will never end. On Black Friday in 2005, all the people who waited in lines for hours at a Florida BrandSmart instinctively formed a mob mentality once the store opened and once again used the force of a hundred people to push themselves into the store. There was no mercy shown, especially towards senior citizens. One 73 year old woman was knocked down and back-stepped on again and again and there was nothing her poor daughter could do to help. One wonders if she was so slow when going in people tossed her aside like a rag doll.
A woman who was second in line to get into a Wal-Mart (note to self: never go to a Wal-Mart again) ended up getting trampled over in the rush to save 100 dollars on a laptop.
The woman herself puts it best, "I saved 100 dollars on that computer. Iíve probably spent 100,000 dollars on medical bills." In the rush to get to that computer, the woman sustained a concussion, and back and neck pain.
Now, she walks with a cane, is hooked on prescriptions drugs and has memory problems. The husband called the chaos "Americaís Running of the Bulls", except instead of goring, the damage comes from being attacked whilst in a fetal position.
Read more at http://www.ranker.com/list/13-most-brutal-black-friday-injuries-and-deaths/john-barryman#AUPYjm2UUtQ2TvQF.99
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