Man trampled by frenzied shoppers at Wal-Mart

By now we’ve all heard about the man who was trampled to death by Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday. This is a terrible incident that we all could learn something from.

The family of the man who died at the New York Wal-Mart last Friday has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The lawsuit also names the shopping mall where the incident occurred and the security company that was employed by Wal-Mart.

This new lawsuit raises the question, whose fault is it really? Is Wal-Mart to blame for not providing proper security and a safe workplace on what has been deemed the busiest shopping day of the year? Or is it the shoppers’ fault that broke down the door and trampled the 34-year-old, Jdimytai Damour, and killed him? One could argue that both are at fault or neither.

This story is bothersome because this man died for no good reason. A man is dead because a crowd of frenzied shoppers couldn’t control their greed. I wonder how is it possible to knock someone over, step all over them and just keep on running. Perhaps, no one noticed the man on the floor or maybe they were just too demented to care.

If I was the man’s family I would also be suing Wal-Mart. Isn’t it time for Wal-Mart to pay up anyway? They should re-think their world domination plan and start paying more attention to the safety of their consumers and employees.

This is just another sad reminder of what an unhealthy state or economy is in. I’m all for the low prices that Wal-Mart delivers but saving a few dollars on the latest electronics and DVD’s just doesn’t seem worth it to me.

Not to mention this is just one of half a dozen incidents that have occurred at stores all over the nation on Black Friday. Serious folks, are we really that savage? Forget about Black Friday, I’m rooting for Cyber Monday because I highly doubt I’ll be trampled to death getting from my bed to the computer, a stubbed toe, maybe.


  1. What a crazy thing to happen. All this commotion so that people can save $100 off a flat screen TV, or $20 off an Xbox. There is something wrong with people who get this crazy over just stuff.

    This is just more proof that Christmas is a joke of a holiday. Send a card, or even better, go to and give someone something meaningful.

  2. I have to agree with you, Ed. I was deeply disturbed by hearing this tragic news of how savage-like a crowd can get over something as insignificant as a sale on a TV or whatever. Where has the world gone down to when some is wiling to over trample over an individual to get what the hell they want for Christmas?

    This goes against entirely what Christmas is “suppose” to represent. Your right,unfortunately Christmas is a joke if all people can think about themselves and not the welfare of man standing next to you.

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