Friday, October 22, 2010
Throat Punch Thursday;Jackass Firefighter Edition
Tonight's Throat Punch goes to a special kind of asshole.The kind of asshole who is suppose to be your knight in shining armor but turns out to be a freak with a cell phone that shoots video! News of graphic cell phone video footage taken at the scene of a deadly car accident on July 17, 2009 has gone viral. You heard me right, we are surrounded by sick, disgusting people who obviously can't resist a car wreck. A bunch of rubberneckers of death.The video was taken by an unknown first responder( firefighter) and contains graphic images of 23-year-old Georgia woman (and mother) Dayna Kempson-Schacht .OK,close your mouth.I know my jaw was on the floor when I first heard about this. What's next getting molested by priests? Oh wait, too late! Nothing is sacred anymore with all of this technology, not even your death.
The video was shared among firefighters and at a local bar before making its way online, where it went viral. Why? I don't know why he took the video in the first place. Maybe if he had spent more time responding and less time filming the fatal crash it wouldn't have proven fatal. Why was he sharing it at a local bar? It's not like showing a picture of your kid in your wallet or a funny youtube video, he knew this video was not appropriate. Two-and-a-half months after Dayna's death, the video was brought to the attention of her parents who say they cannot get the gruesome images out of their heads.
Surprisingly, investigators say they don't believe any laws were broken in the filming and sharing of the video.Can you believe this type of behavior is tolerated in today's society? Have we become so callus that it means nothing to spread a video of a woman's death like a virus. Humanity has been plagued by apathy.
Tonight's Throat Punch goes to the douche bag firefighter who betrayed his profession, sold out his humanity, and chose to video tape one of the most intimate moments of someone else's life. I,personally, think he deserves to be taken off the job and prosecuted with criminal charges as well as civil charges brought by Ms. Kempson-Schacht' parents for having to endure the accidental viewing of the horrific video. Mr. Firefighter, you are an embarrassment to your profession and your species.