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Old 10-19-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(Oct. 19) -- A Georgia couple were devastated to learn that a someone took a graphic cell-phone video of their daughter moments after she was killed in a car crash and shared the footage with others. And they're angry because they say it shows the first responders didn't rush to check on her.

Parents Outraged Over Video of Daughter Dayna Kempson-Schacht Killed in Crash
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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That is awful, I feel for those parents, I cannot imagine their pain. The responders should not have taped such a scene on their cell phone and shared it, that is cruel to the families. Perhaps there should be a law created to stop responders from being able to do this.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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txtqueen should read this news story. She has said that her and her police buddies take pictures and videos all the time when they are on highway patrol.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:38 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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This is deplorable.

Something similar happened out in California a year or so ago. The girl had taken her father's Porsche and was doing 90 on the freeway and was killed. One of the cops took her picture--her head was nearly severed and hanging out the side of the car, and he sent it to his girlfriend. It spread so fast and so far that if you Googled her name, you get 150,000 hits. Even worse, sickos started sending the picture in emails to her father with Hi, Daddy! in the subject line. I think the father took legal action against the cops, but I don't know what the outcome was.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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txtqueen should read this news story. She has said that her and her police buddies take pictures and videos all the time when they are on highway patrol.
That is not good, not good at all
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Man's inhumanity to man - alive and well

I hope the parents sue and sue big - first responders should know better and have more compassion for their victims than that.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:28 PM
 
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I remember reading about this back in July. How horrible for the parents to go through this.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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An individual who would take a video like that on their personal cell phone has clearly demonstrated that he/she does not have the maturity, judgement or the compassion necessary to perform his/her job as a first responder. Only a sicko would do something so cruel.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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If you carefully read the article, there is no context for when the video was taken. It's a 30 second clip showing the accident, but gives no details as to when it was taken. My guess is the video was shot after first responders arrived and had determined that she was DOA. At that point all they are doing is securing the scene, conferring with each other about the report and waiting on the coroner and accident scene reconstruction folks. They are not allowed to touch anything and disturb the scene until the appropriate folks show up to do their jobs. It doesn't seem like the first people on the scene showed up and filmed a video without even checking on her, which is what people are implying.

I do think it is reprehensible that if a video was made that it was shared among colleagues and people at a bar and the person who created it should be punished for their actions (though no law exists to do so per the article). The sad truth is that people in that line of work often have a morbid fascination with the macabre, probably what draws them to the profession in the first place.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Just another fine example of the degredation of our society, the total lack of empathy towards others.
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