Shoppers Suing Police Over Deadly Walmart Stampede

Who is to blame when shoppers attack en masse? The store? The individual shoppers? The police? Two shoppers who say they were injured during the deadly Walmart Black Friday stampede in New York are suing the local police — claiming that they didn’t do enough to calm down the crowd minutes before the mob surged through the doors killing one employee.

Newsday reports that the claim, which is for $2 million, says that officers on the scene “stood outside their vehicles drinking coffee while the crowd became more and more unruly.”

$2 Million Sought In Store Stampede [Newsday]
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