Cassi Creek: From the safety of our home
Verify the incidents before passing the numbers on. One of these is a reprint from a 2008 incident.
The insanity driving these and other such incidents escapes me. No sale item is important enough to justify mob behavior. No store that excites such behavior deserves to be in business. If a rock band stirred up that number of injuries, or if its fans popped the doors, the cops would quickly marshal and arrests would follow.
However, our national value scheme is somewhat skewed. It is apparently all right to get drunk and behave badly at franchise sports events. It is also apparently all right to advertise sale items, knowing that the inventory will fall far short of demand.
Is it any wonder that Wal-Mart is so widely hated?