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Updated on Thursday, March 12

#20671

OMG: After reading about the incident that happened in DC, I was shocked and disgusted that students chose to snapchat and laugh about it. Unless you're assisting the case (which the author already mentioned snapchat isn't exactly the best for), you're only using someone's personal problems as your personal stage. Even if you don't know first aid, even if you're too scared to call 911 or to get help, the least you can do is not make a show of someone's life and share it with the world. To those people, if you're ever in a life-threatening situation, you better pray that passersby help you instead of doing what you did.

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  1. Does anyone know if the guy survived?

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  2. What happened ??

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    1. http://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comments/2yi6ic/does_anyone_know_what_happened_to_the_kid_at_dc/

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  3. Ahh UW. An autistic, soulless cesspool and DC its capital. People driven to suicide by it can't even wait for some privacy before they bash their head against the wall? Truly disturbing.

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    1. Autistic doesn't seem to fit. Soul destroying fits better. Just saying.

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    2. "People driven to suicide by it"

      The guy was homeless.

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  4. You're saying you wouldn't watch? You would walk away when something like that's happening to give the person "privacy"?
    Get off your high horse.

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    1. There's a huge difference between standing there watching and snapchatting and/or laughing.

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    2. This is OP. Did I suggest anywhere in the post to walk away? This has nothing to do with that. Thank you 4a.

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  5. I think this whole thing was blown out of proportion. If the guy who gave the account was telling the truth, he would've had to be awfully close to these people to tell they were snapchatting. And if he was rushing to help the guy, why is he paying so much attention to what's on strangers' phone screens?

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    1. ^ OK. AS A PERSON WHO WAS ACTUALLY THERE, I'd say it's getting blown out of proportion. Every time this situation is brought up, people make it seem like EVERYBODY who was in that library during this incident are heartless and soulless assholes, which is getting really fucking annoying. From what I could tell, I did not see ONE single person taking pictures, snapchatting, or laughing. Once something so shocking happens, it's our human nature to stare in shock. As 4 said, "you're saying you wouldn't watch?" I'M NOT DEFENDING THE FACT THAT IT WAS OKAY FOR A CROWD TO HUDDLE UP AND STARE. But I'd bet that ANYBODY who was in that situation would have done the same; curiosity peaks and it's human nature that you want to know what the fuck is going on. (When I say we were watching - I mean we were watching this boy who was covered in blood getting help as he was clearly in the middle of a breakdown. Not the actual "head bashing" part - I didn't actually see it, and I would assume a lot of people didn't as the boy was stopped pretty quickly from what I was told) Again, I am not saying that staring is right; I am aware that it was completely not okay. But DURING the situation, nobody really knows what to do or how to handle it. Anyways, I really didn't mean to make it such a long rant. I'm just getting annoyed of people on their high horses acting like they wouldn't have done the same thing. I just wanted to say that we're not all heartless fucks like everybody is saying, and if people WERE snapchatting or taking pictures or laughing, then yes, they should be ashamed of themselves. However, in my point of view, I didn't see anybody doing any of that. So if people WERE doing it, it couldn't have been a lot like everyone is making it out to be. I really do hope the boy is okay, and I've learned what to do the next time something so horrifying happens.

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    2. 5a - "It's human nature" is a tired excuse used to justify a myriad of shitty behaviours. You should try to improve yourself beyond that.

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  6. People who try to save the world from human touch through willful removal of themselves should be celebrated as heroes. We are the worst thing to happen to this world.

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    1. Then why are you still here?

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  7. As a soulless DC person, I can confirm that I in fact took out my cellphone and filled the whole incident for later ;)

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