1. Post #1
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    A coroner has condemned the "shabby" actions of people who took mobile phone photographs of a teenage girl after she jumped from a multi-storey car park.
    Robyn Nixon, 15, had suffered bullying by being excluded from a group of friends and had also broken up with her boyfriend, an inquest heard.
    She died when she jumped from the car park in Weymouth, Dorset, on 11 April.
    The coroner praised passers-by who tried to help her but said some took photographs as she lay dying.

    The inquest in Dorchester heard she had previously threatened her former boyfriend and another male friend that she would take her own life.
    She had been speaking to her ex-boyfriend in the minutes before she jumped from the top floor of the car park.
    The boy, now aged 17, cannot be named, but had been in the town with his new girlfriend and went to the car park when Robyn phoned him.
    But moments after arriving, Robyn ended the phone call and stepped off from the edge of the building.
    Her former boyfriend rushed to her side but she had suffered massive head injuries and was declared dead in hospital shortly afterwards.
    West Dorset coroner Michael Johnston said of the people who took photographs: "You can only presume something like this has never happened to them, but it does make you worried about humanity."
    Psychological bullying In a direct message to the passers-by who took photographs, he said: "This was a child's life and you were taking photos on your mobile phones.
    "I'm sorry, but I think that is horrid and the people who did that ought to be ashamed of themselves."
    Mr Johnson said nobody could know what was going through Robyn's mind in the moments before she jumped, but concluded that she took her own life.
    Robyn's mother Sue Nixon, who wore a T-shirt bearing her daughter's image and the words "forget me not" on the front and the message "bullying stops here!" on the back, said she believed her daughter may have suffered from depression.
    She said: "She wasn't going to school as she felt so isolated, because she'd had a falling-out with friends and she just felt that everybody hated her."
    Mrs Nixon said her daughter was subject to "psychological bullying" rather than physical abuse, and had also been taunted on a social networking site while on holiday.
    "I didn't know it was as bad as what it was until afterwards," she said.
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-10945333


    Seriously, why the fuck would you want to take picture of a young girl dying?
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    Seriously, why the fuck would you want to take picture of a young girl dying?
    Because 95% of people are assholes.
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    July 2010
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    Reminds me of the Brit who stood on a cliff and threatened to jump off, and then some people came and encouraged him to jump... what he eventually did.
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    Well if you can't save her at least document it. Why is this bad?

    I can see if they encouraged her to jump, or were taking pictures instead of calling emergency services that it might be bad, but just taking a picture when nothing else could be done?
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    Hello, my name is Penis. Please refer to me as such. I'm totally cool with it.
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    November 2009
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    Oh humanity...

    :Dawkins102:
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    Dennab
    December 2009
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    I watched a documentary on stuff like this where people just walked past a old man that had just been run over and was bleeding on the pavement and the videoed him as well sick fuckers.
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    Coroner posted:
    "You can only presume something like this has never happened to them, but it does make you worried about humanity."
    You're a coroner, nobody gives a fuck about what you think.
    I sure wish I got paid to declare people as dead.
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    I hope the people who bullied her get that picture and have to wake up to it everyday. Fucking stupid kids.
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    Mr Johnson said nobody could know what was going through Robyn's mind in the moments before she jumped, but concluded that she took her own life.
    She invited her bf to watch, she's evil.
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    *Before* she jumped.
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    Where are the pictures?
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    May 2010
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    There are some sick people in this world, i mean what the fuck taking pictures of a dying girl! This is why humanity is failing!
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    This doesn't necessarily mean that they're assholes. I remember seeing a special on 9/11 and some of the calmest people were ones who were running around with video cameras. They were able to distance themselves from the situation and avoid panic. It's possible that these kids were assholes but they might not have known how to deal with it. If you're gonna stand around a dead body you can at least pretend that you're doing it for a reason. Rather than to just be there.
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    That's sick...
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    There are some sick people in this world, i mean what the fuck taking pictures of a dying girl! This is why humanity is failing!
    Yeah bro. A handful of people taking pictures of a dying girl is totally representative of the entire population. Good job.
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    Taking pictures? Fucking disgusting.

    Anyone happen to have a link to these pictures so I can determine how disgusting this is?

    edit: oh come on, not even slightly curious about the pics?
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    Killing yourself,

    THE ULTIMATE COMEBACK.

    /run backontopic.exe

    I don't blame people who stood around and took pictures, it's natural Human morbid curiosity.
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    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-10945333


    Seriously, why the fuck would you want to take picture of a young girl dying?
    It's bad when the average Joe does it.

    It's alright if a dozen TV News Channels get the word about it in advance and all show up to film it and show it to thousands of people.
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    No, what? Fuck those people. That's just fucking horrible, if there is a hell I hope those people will go there.
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    I'm surprised. There are no pictures of this on the internet yet?
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    This has happened before, it's called the Bystander Effect, it's a very interesting psychological analysis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_Effect
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    >implications unpleasant
    xxncxx's Avatar
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    Fucking pricks.
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    It's bad when the average Joe does it.

    It's alright if a dozen TV News Channels get the word about it in advance and all show up to film it and show it to thousands of people.
    They're SUPPOSED to do that, they're fucking news channels. And if they're there, help has arrived. Random fuckheads doing this is fucking disgusting. I'd like to see all these people in serious injury on the verge of death, and watch as everyone looks and nobody helps.
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    >implications unpleasant
    xxncxx's Avatar
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    This has happened before, it's called the Bystander Effect, it's a very interesting psychological analysis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_Effect
    I seriously do not think this applies. Why? Because they were taking fucking pictures, instead of dialing a simple 911, they were aware what they were doing, and obviously did not care.
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    I seriously do not think this applies. Why? Because they were taking fucking pictures, instead of dialing a simple 911, they were aware what they were doing, and obviously did not care.
    Actually, I'm not sure if this applied to this situation but it seems like it.

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    I seriously do not think this applies. Why? Because they were taking fucking pictures, instead of dialing a simple 911, they were aware what they were doing, and obviously did not care.
    Great job that's exactly what the bystander effect is here's your certificate of idiocy.
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    I seriously do not think this applies. Why? Because they were taking fucking pictures, instead of dialing a simple 911, they were aware what they were doing, and obviously did not care.
    The article doesn't say they were taking pictures instead of calling 911, or in this I think it's 711. What if they called emergency services before they started taking pictures?
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    Dennab
    October 2007
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    Part of me says nothing could be done by these people...you dont need 8 people giving you CPR when you're head looks like a smashed melon.

    But another part of me says these people are soul-less scum for standing there and taking pictures and video of a stranger in their final moments of life...
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    Oh man, this reminds me of that story of that guy in China who climbed a bridge to encourage another dude to jump and then he saluted him on his way down.

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    I seriously do not think this applies. Why? Because they were taking fucking pictures, instead of dialing a simple 911, they were aware what they were doing, and obviously did not care.
    You do realize you just described it almost exactly, don't you?
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    Dennab
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    She must be pretty photogenic.
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    You're a coroner, nobody gives a fuck about what you think.
    I sure wish I got paid to declare people as dead.
    seek some help
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    Because 95% of people are assholes.
    Including 99% of facepunch :P
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    She already had it in her mind to jump, what else is there to do?

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    She already had it in her mind to jump, what else is there to do?
    ask her nicely to not do it, think of her family, etc.

    it may have saved her. these people are desperate and having other people reinforcing these plans/thoughts is terrible.

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    If she wants to die it's not my problem.
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    If she wants to die it's not my problem.
    so if you were there and someone was about to jump you would just watch them and take pictures too?
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    If they were ugly, yes.
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    Ugh, humanity.
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    I don't understand the outrage. Nothing could have been done to save her life. Besides, if she wanted to off herself, why bother?
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