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Long Island, NY --- I have no how we as a nation can point our fingers at so-called terrorists and call them names, when we have American citizens who do shit like this! A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m. Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him. When the savages/shoppers were told that someone was seriously injured and that Walmart had to close, the shoppers refused to leave and kept right on shopping! "God" damn America! News source: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html
http://www.industryfinest.com NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Wal-Mart worker has died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers shortly after the Long Island store opened Friday. Nassau County police say the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known. A police statement says a throng of shoppers "physically broke down the doors, knocking him to the ground." Police also say a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., would not confirm the reports of a stampede during the day-after-Thanksgiving bargain hunting, but said a "medical emergency" caused them to close the store.
A Walmart employee was killed when rabid shoppers rushed into the Nassau County store. The employee was trampled shortly after the store opened for Black Friday. What has happened to this country? Do we care that little about human life? News Article http://www.wpix.com/landing/?blockID=147541&feedID=1404
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212189454.shtml A 34-year-old worker was stomped to death after hundreds of people piled into an opening Long Island Walmart Friday morning for Black Friday deals. A Walmart worker was trampled to death in a Long Island Walmart on the morning of Black Friday - and a pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after hundreds of deal-seeking people rushed the doors of the retail store. The pregnant woman was found knocked over before being transferred to a local hospital. According to a news report, paramedics said the woman suffered a miscarriage. The worker, who was killed after trying to slow down the unruly and rushing crowd of shoppers, was also found on the ground. A co-worker tells the NY Daily News: "He was bum-rushed by 200 people." "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back." ______________________ http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aySPPfb8T8GU&refer=home Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- A worker at a Wal-Mart in New York Citys Long Island suburbs was killed when a throng of shoppers broke down the doors to the store early this morning and knocked him to the ground. The event involved a temporary employee and was a tragic situation, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the worlds biggest retailer, said in a statement. The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority. It wasnt immediately clear if any shoppers or workers have been killed during similar incidents during sales on the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as Black Friday. We do not know of an incident such as what happened today, Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based National Retail Federation, said in an e-mail. It is a horribly tragic situation. Retailers are reminded of the importance of employee safety. At least four shoppers were hurt in the melee at the store in the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) east of New York City, Nassau County Police said in a statement. A 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation, and three people suffered minor injuries, police said. The 34-year-old worker, who wasnt by police, was knocked down by the crowd shortly after 5 a.m. local time and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., the police said. The county medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Temporary Employee The man was working for a temporary agency on the companys behalf, Wal-Mart said in the statement. About 2,000 people had gathered outside the store as it prepared to open, Newsday reported, citing police Detective Lieutenant Michael Fleming, who spoke at a briefing. Shoppers in the back of the line pushed those in the front into the doors, which then came off their hinges, the newspaper said. Hundreds of people then surged into the store, knocking over the worker and trampling him, Newsday said, citing Fleming. Authorities are reviewing surveillance video and are considering criminal charges although it may be difficult to individual shoppers, the newspaper said. Some people continued to shop despite the efforts of upset store workers, who attempted to get them to leave, Newsday said, citing Kimberly Cribbs, a shopper from Far Rockaway. Store Closed The store was later closed by police, said Carolyn Kasdorf, a department spokeswoman. U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart opened their doors as early as midnight and discounted merchandise as much as 70 percent on the day after Thanksgiving to counter what may be the weakest holiday shopping season in six years. Retailers promoted doorbuster deals to attract customers on Black Friday, so named because the day after Thanksgiving was said to be when retailers started to make their annual profit, having paid off their costs from sales earlier in the year. The Valley Stream store was offering discounted merchandise including a $128 Magnavox DVD player, a $97 Garmin GPS navigation system and a $69 Samsung digital camera, according to a promotional flyer posted on Wal-Marts Web site. Wal-Mart fell 81 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $55.88 at 1:15 p.m. in a shortened session of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Wal-Mart worker killed by crowd
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/29/business/29walmart.html?_r=1&ref=business Disgusting is just one word that comes to mind...
Black Friday just got a little darker. Ask the dude who got stepped-on to death. WHAT THE FUCK!!!
Wal-Mart Employee dies due to Black Friday madness. Russia and Venezuela are teaming up, Mike Tyson destroys a gate, GTA IV, Fallout 3 News, and Eddie Murphy.
...this story revealed that several shoppers were also injured, some being led out on stretchers. Here is why this Walmart employee is killed. Some crap gadgets that are going to take up space in a garage for years until the next yard sale? This shopping craze...
Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death During 5am Store Opening Stampede.
A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island, New York, store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m. Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him. "He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back." The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available pending results of an autopsy. A 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said. Early witness accounts that the woman suffered a miscarriage were unfounded, police said. Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said. Before police shut down the store, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the store clerk's life. "They were working on him, but you could see he was dead, said Halcyon Alexander, 29. "People were still coming through." Only a few stopped. "They're savages," said shopper Kimberly Cribbs, 27. "It's sad. It's terrible."
CNN US Wal-Mart 2008-03-26 Wal-Mart sues crash victim Wal-Mart goes after the husband of a brain-damaged woman over her medical care. "Prime News" has the story. *** Brain-damaged woman at center of Wal-Mart suit http://tinyurl.com/39t7wf - Debbie Shank, 52, suffered severe brain damage in a traffic accident - Wal-Mart's health plan sued Shank and her family to recoup what it paid out - The Shanks got money in suit; Wal-Mart says policy means couple can't get benefits - Couple's son was killed in Iraq after they lost lawsuit to Wal-Mart *** Wal-Mart Watch Take Action Against Wal-Mart http://walmartwatch.com *** Source http://cnn.com
CNN US Walmart 2008-03-26 Wal-Mart sues disabled woman Debbie Shank was hit by a tractor-trailer. Now, her employer, Wal-Mart, is suing her family to recoup paid medical fees. *** Brain-damaged woman at center of Wal-Mart suit http://tinyurl.com/39t7wf - Debbie Shank, 52, suffered severe brain damage in a traffic accident - Wal-Mart's health plan sued Shank and her family to recoup what it paid out - The Shanks got money in suit; Wal-Mart says policy means couple can't get benefits - Couple's son was killed in Iraq after they lost lawsuit to Wal-Mart *** Wal-Mart Watch Take Action Against Wal-Mart http://walmartwatch.com *** Source http://cnn.com
JACKSON, Missouri (CNN) -- Debbie Shank breaks down in tears every time she's told that her 18-year-old son, Jeremy, was killed in Iraq. Debbie Shank, 52, has severe brain damage after a traffic accident in May 2000. 1 of 3 The 52-year-old mother of three attended her son's funeral, but she continues to ask how he's doing. When her family reminds her that he's dead, she weeps as if hearing the news for the first time. Shank suffered severe brain damage after a traffic accident nearly eight years ago that robbed her of much of her short-term memory and left her in a wheelchair and living in a nursing home. It was the beginning of a series of battles -- both personal and legal -- that loomed for Shank and her family. One of their biggest was with Wal-Mart's health plan. Eight years ago, Shank was stocking shelves for the retail giant and signed up for Wal-Mart's health and benefits plan. Two years after the accident, Shank and her husband, Jim, were awarded about $1 million in a lawsuit against the trucking company involved in the crash. After legal fees were paid, $417,000 was placed in a trust to pay for Debbie Shank's long-term care. Wal-Mart had paid out about $470,000 for Shank's medical expenses and later sued for the same amount. However, the court ruled it can only recoup what is left in the family's trust. The Shanks didn't notice in the fine print of Wal-Mart's health plan policy that the company has the right to recoup medical expenses if an employee collects damages in a lawsuit. The family's attorney, Maurice Graham, said he informed Wal-Mart about the settlement and believed the Shanks would be allowed to keep the money. Watch this couple's story » "We assumed after three years, they [Wal-Mart] had made a decision to let Debbie Shank use this money for what it was intended to," Graham said. The Shanks lost their suit to Wal-Mart. Last summer, the couple appealed the ruling -- but also lost it. One week later, their son was killed in Iraq. "They are quite within their rights. But I just wonder if they need it that bad," Jim Shank said. In 2007, the retail giant reported net sales in the third quarter of $90 billion. Legal or not, CNN asked Wal-Mart why the company pursued the money. Wal-Mart spokesman John Simley, who called Debbie Shank's case "unbelievably sad," replied in a statement: "Wal-Mart's plan is bound by very specific rules. ... We wish it could be more flexible in Mrs. Shank's case since her circumstances are clearly extraordinary, but this is done out of fairness to all associates who contribute to, and benefit from, the plan." Jim Shank said he believes Wal-Mart should make an exception. "My of a win-win is -- you keep the paperwork that says you won and let us keep the money so I can take care of my wife," he said. The family's situation is so dire that last year Jim Shank divorced Debbie, so she could receive more money from Medicaid. Jim Shank, 54, is recovering from prostate cancer, works two jobs and struggles to pay the bills. He's afraid he won't be able to send their youngest son to college and pay for his and Debbie's care. "Who needs the money more? A disabled lady in a wheelchair with no future, whatsoever, or does Wal-Mart need $90 billion, plus $200,000?" he asked. The family's attorney agrees. "The recovery that Debbie Shank made was recovery for future lost earnings, for her pain and suffering," Graham said. "She'll never be able to work again. Never have a relationship with her husband or children again. The damage she recovered was for much more than just medical expenses." Graham said he believes Wal-Mart should be entitled to only about $100,000. Right now, about $277,000 remains in the trust -- far short of the $470,000 Wal-Mart wants back. Refusing to give up the fight, the Shanks appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. But just last week, the high court said it would not hear the case. Graham said the Shanks have exhausted all their resources and there's nothing more they can do but go on with their lives. Jim Shank said he's disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case -- not for the sake of his family -- but for those who might face similar circumstances. For now, he said the family will figure out a way to get by and "do the best we can for Debbie." "Luckily, she's oblivious to everything," he said. "We don't tell her what's going on because it will just upset her. http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/25/walmart.insurance.battle/#cnnSTCText
Outpouring after disappearance of homeless man Dozens pay respects at memorial for South Austin's 'Jerry.' By Matt Presser AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Saturday, February 16, 2008 To some, he is known as Santa Claus or The Bear. Others know him simply as Jerry, the homeless man who for about a decade has sat along South First Street near Ben White Boulevard. No matter what they call him, to those who know him, he is a gentle man who would never ask for anything. Who doesn't talk much because he is deaf. Who if you'd give him $5, would buy a Slurpee at the nearby 7-Eleven and bring you back change. No one knows much about Jerry — not even his last name. And since he disappeared from his street corner a few weeks ago, it seems no one knows where he is. His disappearance prompted a flurry of rumors and an outpouring of neighborly concern for his well-being, but Richard Troxell, president of local nonprofit House the Homeless, said it is often a long process to track down someone who has disappeared, especially without a last name. "I must know 1,500 or 2,000 people on the street by their first name," Troxell said. He said he fears that some homeless go by nicknames. "It's quite a grapevine system out here." Some fear Jerry is dead. About 5 p.m. Thursday, Bob Ratliff, 22, a Texas State University student who grew up in Austin, placed a life-sized plaster sculpture of Jerry at a bus stop where he often sat. Ratliff also left a blue composition notebook, saying he thought a few people might write down what they remember of the man. Friday afternoon, drivers who saw the sculpture pulled over. Passers-by crossed the street so they could share their memories with others who had gathered there. And more than 70 people had scribbled their messages in the notebook. "He lived on the streets, but I wouldn't say he was homeless," one note reads. "South First was his home, and Austin was his family." Belinda Vera, who lives near the corner where Jerry stayed, placed a pair of roses by the sculpture's feet. "I hadn't seen him for a few weeks. I thought maybe he had gotten ill or something," she said. "I missed him when I just didn't see him here." Josephine Ortiz and D. Soria cried, saying how much they miss seeing the man who wore multiple jackets — even during the summer — and kept all his belongings in four shopping carts on the northeast corner of the intersection. "My daughter and I went to Wal-Mart and bought him gloves and blankets," Ortiz said. "My heart went out to him. He was always out here in the rain, in the cold." "He will be missed," Soria said. "He had a lot of people that loved him. He never harmed a soul. I called him the South First Angel." Michael Troy Holliday, one of Ratliff's friends, came with his dad to remember Jerry. "Once he got here, nobody ever bothered him," Holliday said. "He just found his one place where he could just be Jerry." Added his dad, Tim Holliday: "We don't even know his last name, but everybody in Austin knew who he was." So where is Jerry? When his typically overflowing shopping carts were found tipped over and empty on the side of the road, some feared he had died and his body had been taken away. Some think he was mugged late one night. But others have more hope. An employee at Austin Regional Clinic, across the street from the sculpture, said she heard a family had adopted Jerry about a month ago. Dolores Cannon, a manager at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant near the bus stop Jerry frequented, said one man occasionally would bring him into the restaurant and treat him to a meal. "I'm not sure where he is," she said. "I'm not sure if anybody does." Ratliff said he is energized by talk that Jerry is alive. "It'd be great if I could track him down and give him the journal and shrug it off as a little bit of a mistake on my part," Ratliff said. "It'd be a great mistake." firstname.lastname@example.org; 445-3601
Adrian is a forty two year old Walmart employee with a brain tumor that he can't afford to have removed. His life seems condemned to barely getting by in his hellish minimum wage job until the day he dies, until one day when he starts having strange visions of another world.. ------------ Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Imn techno_7 Maindrian and Patrick Hoctor ------- Check out more updates at the BarfQuestion films site: http://www.barfquestion.com -------- ©2007 Grey Gerling. All Rights Reserved.
Here are some clips from my homemade video I shot during my summer tour to promote my debut album "Upstate, NY." I opened up for Sister Hazel and Daniel Lee Martin in the Give Kids The World Concert Series to thank Wal-Mart employees for rasing over $200,000 for an incredible cause.
Provisioning is the group inside an airline that makes sure you have plenty of soft drinks, beer, liquor, food, and other necessary items on each flight. Our most recent Culture Event was for the Provision Base Employees at SLC (Salt Lake City). I begin this video with a shot of a cloudy sunrise viewed from my hotel room balcony. Then, we have a ride across the airport tarmac in the back of a pick-up, go to Walmart for groceries, and prepare to serve our fellow Employees. Finally, the fun part ... visiting and eating with our new friends.
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