Friday, August 24, 2007

this is why people + cell phone use in public sucks

from 7/3/07:

"Video shows people stepping over dying woman"

Surveillance camera captures shoppers bypassing Kansas stabbing victim
the appropriate category for the subject of this blog is "bullshit." unfortunately, that is not an option. or "lost faith in humanity, reason #992199." that is not an option either.
the first lines of this article, for those too lazy to read it are "As a stabbing victim lay dying on the floor of a Kansas convenience store, five shoppers, including one who stopped to take a picture of her with a cell phone, stepped over the woman, police said."
this was a 27 year-old woman. an innocent victim. yet 5 people decided their fat-ass snacks were more important than her life. and 1 of them even took a picture of her on their cell phone, yet didn't help her.
also, apparently, there is also a "police department policy" that requires emergency medical personnel to wait until a "crime scene is secured" or some bullshit law. so let me get this straight... EMTs are not allowed to save a victim's life now, in this day and age, until the police are done collecting all their evidence or whatever?! i can just see some power-trippy-loser-in-high-school cop making an EMT wait to save this woman's life because "it's against the law." i call bullshit.
and, if this is true, why are the police blaming other shoppers for ignoring the victim when they did the same thing?
what really happened? surely there is more that the press is leaving out.
isn't there?