"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority," Fogleman said.
Pardon my cynicism, but I think it should read "keeping lawsuits and insurance premiums down is our top priority".
It is amazing the anemic bulls**t that comes out of the mouths of spokespeople in the wake of tragedy.
Walmart can't take the blame for this, as any other retailer cannot.
There are just people spread around, as much as I would like to believe that most everyone has a conscience, who are nothing more than animals on a feeding frenzy their entire damn lives.
Emergency workers are working, against any hope, to save the man's life, and people are rushing past to try to get bargains.
I have gone into a rushing crowd of kids coming out of a junior high at day's end, carrying a display to setup (much to my co-worker's horror), having dealt with crowd control before and knowing that people will move aside when faced with the potential of being knocked down themselves.
But, goddammit, breaking down doors? Trampling people lying on the floor? Those aren't people; and I cannot accurately describe what they are.