Isn’t that always the response?
Two days after a mob of impatient shoppers trampled a Wal-Mart worker to death at a Valley Stream, N.Y., store, a Queens, N.Y.-based lawmaker announced plans to propose a new law aimed at controlling future Black Friday crowds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Long Island officials said they were considering similar measures. New York City Councilman James Gennaro recently held a news conference to announce his plans to craft a “Doorbuster Bill” that would require retailers to enact greater security measures during major sales. The new law was proposed in the wake of the death Friday of Jdimytai Damour, a seasonal employee who was killed after a crowd of 2,000 broke down store doors and ran over him.
I’d also like a law against icy overpasses, while we’re at it.