When Did We Become A Country of Barbarians?

I read an article today about a Wal-Mart worker who was trampled by the crowd trying to get in.
I think the part that struck me the most was this statement:

“When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, ‘I’ve been on line since Friday morning!'” [Witness Kimberly Cribbs] said. “They kept shopping.”

“They Kept Shopping”. They had just killed a man, but they just kept on shopping. When did we become a nation of barbarians??

A Wal-Mart worker died early Friday after an “out-of-control” mob of frenzied shoppers smashed through the Long Island store’s front doors and trampled him, police said.

The Black Friday stampede plunged the Valley Stream outlet into chaos, knocking several employees to the ground and sending others scurrying atop vending machines to avoid the horde.

When the madness ended, 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour was dead and four shoppers, including a woman eight months pregnant, were injured.

“His body was a stepping bag with so much disregard for human life,” Ernst Damour, 37, said. “There has to be some accountability.”

Roughly 2,000 people gathered outside the Wal-Mart’s doors in the predawn darkness.

Chanting “push the doors in,” the crowd pressed against the glass as the clock ticked down to the 5 a.m. opening.

Sensing catastrophe, nervous employees formed a human chain inside the entrance to slow down the mass of shoppers.

It didn’t work.

The mob barreled in and overwhelmed workers.

“They were jumping over the barricades and breaking down the door,” said Pat Alexander, 53, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. “Everyone was screaming. You just had to keep walking on your toes to keep from falling over.”

After the throng toppled Damour, his fellow employees had to fight through the crowd to help him, police said.

Witness Kimberly Cribbs said shoppers acted like “savages.”

“When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, ‘I’ve been on line since Friday morning!'” Cribbs said. “They kept shopping.”

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One Response to “When Did We Become A Country of Barbarians?”

  1. Greg P says:

    View the surveillance camera video and file murder charges. I pray that those low life scumbags get convicted!

    They showed no mercy……. they should get no mercy!

    Additionally, the WalMart store manager should be charged with involuntary manslaughter for seeing a potential problem at the door, but, allowing the doors to open.

    He told his people to form a human chain to stop the crowd? Was the manager part of the chain or was he safely in his office while all this went down? Make him accountable!

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