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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:54 AM
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113. All this for a few toys?
Or video games? Or new products that Wal-Mart - yes, intentionally has in short stock so as to draw massive crowds. That's simply a marketing gimmick - but what happened here is sickening.

I do hope the grandfather sues for all he can. Those cops weren't just out of line... - they - broke the law. Not sure what you can call that but assault, fortunately for those assholes it wasn't quite manslaughter. They could have gotten the man to give up the game without too much trouble, they could have tried... oh I don't know... talking to him before trying to bash in his skull.

Are people really so twisted as to trample a child just to get their special toys before they're all gone? Why the hell weren't the cops more concerned with that? Aren't they paid to protect and serve? Where was the protection in this?

I can't remember the last time I shopped there, but I know plenty of people who did, even on black Friday. I don't blame them for wanting to take advantage of good deals, but they can do it in a civilized manner. Wal-Mart also has some responsibility here, there's a variety of ways such things can be avoided. Still, if people had been trampling one of my children... we can do better than this. We must do better than this, if we are ever to have the kind of society we want.
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