This year, Black Friday turned fatal. In Long Island, NY, Jdimytai Damour, a 34 year old Walmart worker was trampled to death by frenzied shoppers. Unfortunately, this was followed by a tragic shooting at a Toys R Us in Palm Desert, California where two men were killed in a dispute. Apparently, a heated argument escalated to the point where both men pulled firearms and started shooting.
It's just sad. Think about it - a person is trampled to death over the pursuit of a big discount... two men are killed over a shopping dispute.
What does it say about us as a society? Are these big chain retailers responsible in any way or are these just random tragic events? What is wrong with this picture and what can be done about it?