Thursday, July 05, 2007

PEOPLE SHOULD BE SCREAMING

Ok so some folks don't like coming to a blog and reading negative stuff. They're of the opinion that these things should only be chock full of "HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY"!

Well, guess what? Sometimes the world has things going on that aren't so Pollyanna. You're faced with things that make you think, and it's unfortunate that some of them are negative. People talk about them because they matter.

This story should be causing a wave of outrage nationwide:

From AOL News:As stabbing victim LaShanda Calloway lay dying on the floor of a convenience store, five shoppers, including one who stopped to take a picture of her with a cell phone, stepped over the woman, police said.

So tell me, what's one positive statement that can come of that? Some low-life stood and snapped a cellphone picture of a dying woman. What, for its MySpace page? Maybe it was video that this worm can share on YouTube?

There isn't a single viable excuse for this. Not one, and I won't even entertain a hint of one. Did the vermin who snapped the picture then dial 911? I'll bet not.

This is civilization these days? God help us.

6 comments:

  1. What have we become? A self-indulgent people. Sad and negative, but true.

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  2. Dude....speechless.

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  3. This is not new. Kitty Genovese died over 40 years ago while an entire block listened to her screams for help. No one went to her rescue, either. Couldn't be bothered. Didn't want to get involved. It was the middle of the night, for christsakes. Fuggedaboutit.

    Nothing new under the sun, fellow traveler.

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  4. Jeff- yah that's putting it mildly!

    Kristen - I know, right? I think I cracked my teeth gritting them while reading that story

    Wil- I don't remember the actual event, but I do know the case. I lived not too far from where it happened. I guess humans have sucked for a long time.

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  5. Jolene1:05 AM

    Wow! That is amazing, I don't know what to say, really.

    Shocking!

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  6. wow...I mean it. WOW. I'm sitting here stunned just hoping this is a case of media "pick and choose" which parts of the story to include. Did they leave something out? Have we really become that depraved? It's a modern day "Good Samaritan" story minus the good Samaritan. How sad.

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