Kevin Rhodes (cormac) wrote,
Kevin Rhodes
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Black Friday Mob Takes A Life

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html

Tragedies like this happen every Black Friday. The marketing geniuses rile the public into a consumer frenzy, and all of a sudden the group of customers becomes an unruly mob. People are expected, indeed encouraged, to fight each other in the aisles for the hottest toy, the hippest dress, or whatever. This is a "celebrated tradition" in America, and I find it appalling.

And now, an overnight stock clerk probably making $7 an hour is dead, the victim of nothing less than a riot incited by the very company he worked for. If you're not saddened or outraged by this, you have no soul.
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