Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Where Does It Stop?

I commented on the Wal-Mart worker who was trampled to death when the store opened the day after Thanksgiving. Yesterday, I heard on the news that Wal-Mart, by which I'm guessing employees of the store involved, could be indicted for the incident. The store management has said, and I believe local government officials have acknowledged, that they beefed up security and took precautions that were a bit beyond reasonable for Black Friday.

How's this for an idea? Find the people who followed a herd mentality looking for a bargain, knocked a temporary maintenance worker to the floor, and kept stepping on him and stepping on him, and stepping him on him, until he sustained injuries serious enough to kill him. Hold them responsible for the act. If you can't identify culpable individuals, then sad to say, no one gets prosecuted.

Common sense seems to have been sucked into an evil vortex of negative energy and spit back out as the justice system in New York state.

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