Black Friday 2009

Black Friday is right around the corner and I can already hear people talking about going to the store 2 hours early and what they want to buy. Last year I made a video about my experience while I was at work on Black Friday.

I hate everything about this day, it puts people in a panic, there is desperation to get the newest thing, shows how mean and evil people can be about materialistic things. If I could I would not leave my house on this day. I’d rather pay the extra money to not have to drive or put myself of my family in danger. Last year there were at least three deaths, three people died for no reason, just because people are full of greed.



November 28, 2008

Two people were killed in a shooting at a Palm Desert, California, Toys “R” Us store and a Wal-Mart emplyee was killed in Long Island, New York.

In the first, police say a temporary Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death in a rush of thousands of early morning shoppers as he and other employees attempted to unlock the doors of a Long Island store at 5 a.m.

“This was utter chaos as these men tried to open the door this morning,” Fleming said. The employee was “stepped on by hundreds of people” as other workers attempted to fight their way through the crowd, Fleming said.

“Several minutes” passed before others were able to clear space around the man and attempt to render aid. Police arrived, and “as they were giving first aid, those police officers were also jostled and pushed,” he said.

The man was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital, but “the baby is going to be OK,” Fleming said. She was to be released later in the day, he said.

In the second incident two men were shot dead in a Toys “R” Us in Palm Desert, California, after they argued in the store, police said.

By the time police arrived, two men were dead from gunshot woundsGutierrez said that the men did not appear to be store employees and that the dispute appeared unrelated to shopping.

Two handguns were found near the men’s bodies, Gutierrez said.

“Our understanding is that this act seems to have been the result of a personal dispute between the individuals involved,” she said.

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