Monday, December 1, 2008

The Visigoths are knocking down the gates of Rome ... from the inside

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"His body was a stepping bag with so much disregard for human life," Ernst Damour, 37, said. "There has to be some accountability."

Roughly 2,000 people gathered outside the Wal-Mart's doors in the predawn darkness.

Chanting "push the doors in," the crowd pressed against the glass as the clock ticked down to the 5 a.m. opening.

Sensing catastrophe, nervous employees formed a human chain inside the entrance to slow down the mass of shoppers.

It didn't work.

The mob barreled in and overwhelmed workers.

"They were jumping over the barricades and breaking down the door,"
Witness Kimberly Cribbs said shoppers acted like "savages."
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Fleming said criminal charges were possible but that it would be difficult to identify individual shoppers in surveillance videos.

"I look at these people's faces and I keep thinking one of them could have stepped on him," said one employee. "How could you take a man's life to save $20 on a TV?"

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How indeed? It seems that, once again, we've met the barbarians, and they are us.

I pray that the people responsible for this are crushed beneath their toppling big screen TVs while playing Guitar Hero.

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