Death on Black Friday

Posted on November 28, 2008

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My wife went out to doorbusters at Target this morning, and while she said it was busy, it was thankfully nothing like this.

A man is dead and a pregnant women was sent to the hospital after a crowd of nearly 1000 apparently physically tore open the doors and dashed inside. This is an unbelievable tragedy, and an awful way to start the holiday season. My thoughts go out to the families affected.

Herd mentality can always be dangerous, but what makes this so senseless is that it’s not a rush to get out of a burning building or the starving surging forward to get food. No the reason is just so people could save a few dollars on a Wii, or something similar!

Man, so disheartening to hear this.

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