According to Newsday, Nassau police reported that Jdimytai Damour, a seasonal employee of Wal-Mart, was trampled to death "after an impatient crowd broke down the store doors." Among the details released to the media were the following:
- Hundreds of shoppers "stepped over, around and on the 34-year-old worker as they rushed into the store."
- Nobody attempted to help Mr. Damour.
- First responders struggled to reach Damour and were actually "jostled" by the crowd of shoppers.
- Shoppers asked to leave by crying Wal-Mart employees who witnessed the trampling ignored them and continued shopping.
If this story isn't a scathing commentary on our "American values," I'm not sure what is. As such, it will receive little attention and quickly be forgotten. Of this, I think we can be quite confident. Personally, I am absolutely disgusted with humanity right now.
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