Your Letter: Who was really to blame?
A coworker brought an article to my attention recently about a trampling death at a Wal-Mart in Long Island. I checked out a few articles online, all virtually the same. Wal-Mart agreed to pay $2 million in "victim's compensation." This includes ...
A coworker brought an article to my attention recently about a trampling death at a Wal-Mart in Long Island.
I checked out a few articles online, all virtually the same. Wal-Mart agreed to pay $2 million in "victim's compensation." This includes $1.5 million to Nassau County Social Services programs (evidently the county was among the "victims"). An attorney for the victims family said this was a "buy off" to avoid legal action.
I agree! How sinister of Wal-Mart to pay a $2 million bribe to avoid criminal charges that could have resulted in a $10,000 fine (if convicted).
Wal-Mart also agreed to "an improved crowd management plan." (I would suggest maybe iron barred doors, concrete barriers, a private SWAT team, or maybe not have stores in areas where people act like animals). Well at least Nassau County knew who was to blame. The fact that some "eager shoppers" (as one article called the mob) broke through the locked doors and proceeded to "shop" with enough "eagerness" to trample and kill a 34-year-old man who was "built like an NFL linebacker at 6-foot-5, 270 pounds," definitely points the finger of blame at Wal-Mart. I mean, who could blame the "shoppers"? It was an after Thanksgiving Day sale!
I'm sure glad that Nassau County didn't waste any effort in trying to prosecute the "eager shoppers" who were the direct cause of the poor mans death. That would imply that people should be responsible for their own actions. How silly would that be?