Shopping kills

A Wal-Mart employee is trampled to death by insane shoppers on Buy Nothing Day.
The New York Times reports on a Buy Nothing Day tragedy:
A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning...The 34-year-old employee, who was not identified, was knocked down by a crowd that broke down the doors of the Wal-Mart at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., and surged into the store. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6 a.m.
One shopper, Kimberly Cribbs, said she was standing near the back of the crowd at around 5 a.m. on Friday when people started pulling the doors from their hinges and rushing into the store. She said several people were knocked to the ground, and parents had to grab their children by the hands to keep them from being caught in the crush.“They were falling all over each other,” she said. “It was terrible.”
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seatea

I think the "lay ins" is an AMAZING idea, I would definately participate in that, i'm sure lots of other people would too. You should start a site or a blog about it, and recruit people to do it. Let me know if you are going to go further with this idea.

seatea

I think the "lay ins" is an AMAZING idea, I would definately participate in that, i'm sure lots of other people would too. You should start a site or a blog about it, and recruit people to do it. Let me know if you are going to go further with this idea.

Anonymous

At least four other people were treated at hospitals as a result of the crush, including a woman who was eight months pregnant.

Anonymous

At least four other people were treated at hospitals as a result of the crush, including a woman who was eight months pregnant.

Laramy Craig

Whats the crap is up with those idiots, they really are that selfish that they have to trample down a greeter at wal-mart. All that the greeters do is to say hi and make your day better, I know for a fact that he didn't do anything to deserve this and I hope that those people read this and they should go to Fucking Hell for being such selfish bitches. They are so lucky I wasn't there because if I was I would charge all of those ass holes with murder and they would all be in there for life!!

Laramy Craig

Whats the crap is up with those idiots, they really are that selfish that they have to trample down a greeter at wal-mart. All that the greeters do is to say hi and make your day better, I know for a fact that he didn't do anything to deserve this and I hope that those people read this and they should go to Fucking Hell for being such selfish bitches. They are so lucky I wasn't there because if I was I would charge all of those ass holes with murder and they would all be in there for life!!

Paul

More about Mr. Damour ("Jimmy" to his friends) from The Dallas Morning News:
Jdimytai Damour was a big man – 6-5 and 270 pounds – but a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics.
It was his size, not his experience in crowd control (he had none) that led to him being placed at the entrance of a Wal-Mart where he was trampled to death the day after Thanksgiving by customers storming the store for bargains, police said.
He was working at the store as a maintenance man for the holidays. "If you wanted to know about a show, this was the guy, and he had a great sense of humor," said Jean Olivier, who met Mr. Damour eight years ago in Queens, a few minutes' drive from the store where he was killed.
"He was the guy who was always lively. He would have personally gotten out of the way if he knew they wanted that stuff."
Shoppers started lining up late Thursday at the Wal-Mart at Green Acres Mall. Mr. Damour, 34, known to his friends as Jimbo, or Jdidread because of his dreadlocks, had been trying to hold back a crush of shoppers pressing against the store's sliding-glass double doors, the authorities said. Just before the store's scheduled 5 a.m. opening, they said, the doors shattered under the weight of the crowd.
Mr. Damour was thrown to the floor and trampled. He died about an hour later. Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey said an autopsy found that Mr. Damour died of asphyxiation related to his trampling, and he conceded that it would be difficult to file criminal charges against any of the shoppers.

Paul

More about Mr. Damour ("Jimmy" to his friends) from The Dallas Morning News:
Jdimytai Damour was a big man – 6-5 and 270 pounds – but a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics.
It was his size, not his experience in crowd control (he had none) that led to him being placed at the entrance of a Wal-Mart where he was trampled to death the day after Thanksgiving by customers storming the store for bargains, police said.
He was working at the store as a maintenance man for the holidays. "If you wanted to know about a show, this was the guy, and he had a great sense of humor," said Jean Olivier, who met Mr. Damour eight years ago in Queens, a few minutes' drive from the store where he was killed.
"He was the guy who was always lively. He would have personally gotten out of the way if he knew they wanted that stuff."
Shoppers started lining up late Thursday at the Wal-Mart at Green Acres Mall. Mr. Damour, 34, known to his friends as Jimbo, or Jdidread because of his dreadlocks, had been trying to hold back a crush of shoppers pressing against the store's sliding-glass double doors, the authorities said. Just before the store's scheduled 5 a.m. opening, they said, the doors shattered under the weight of the crowd.
Mr. Damour was thrown to the floor and trampled. He died about an hour later. Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey said an autopsy found that Mr. Damour died of asphyxiation related to his trampling, and he conceded that it would be difficult to file criminal charges against any of the shoppers.

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