“…and Good Will Towards Men”

running-with-the-shoppers

From Newsday.com:

A stampede of shoppers in a Valley Stream Wal-Mart on (Black) Friday morning left one worker dead and at least three patrons injured after an impatient crowd broke down the store doors and trampled the seasonal employee, Nassau police said.

Jdimytai Damour of Jamaica, Queens, was pushed to the ground by the 2,000-plus crowd just before 5 a.m. as management was preparing to open the store, which is located across from the main Green Acres Mall building. Hundreds stepped over, around and on the 34-year-old worker as they rushed into the store.

“This crowd was out of control,” said Nassau Police Det. Lt. Michael Fleming, whose squad is investigating.

“Nobody was trying to help him,” said shopper Nakea Augustine, who was in the line. “They were rushing in the store, rushing, rushing, rushing.”

Ah…Christmas. There’s a certain magic in the air. Can’t you smell it?

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  1. #1 by pochp on December 12, 2008 - 8:39 am

    This was the best sermon I saw in months. Even just the pic of the rampaging bull is sermon enough! Bravo!

  2. #2 by logiopsychopathivorytowerdweller on December 15, 2008 - 10:08 am

    On Donner, on Cupid, On Comet, and Blitzen; On Truman, on Ike, On Johnson, On Nixon.

    (From Frazier Smith, KLOS Radio, Los Angeles, circa 1980)

  3. #3 by TheNorEaster on December 15, 2008 - 10:51 am

    I used to read newspaper articles like that and think, “Man, the world really is messed up.”

    But, now I think, “God, the church sure has failed.”

  4. #4 by pochp on December 15, 2008 - 11:44 am

    Churches have been failing since Christ rose again from the dead.

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