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(Gawker)   The NY Post, not one of the classiest papers, stoops to a new low, takes a picture of a man about to be killed by an oncoming train rather than help. Fark: Posts image on front page   (gawker.com) divider line 364
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2012-12-04 10:32:13 AM  
Damn. Dude was pushed, too - that's crazy.
 
2012-12-04 10:35:09 AM  
Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

That's why he got both the train and the victim perfectly in the shot!

/OHH LONG JOHNSON!
 
2012-12-04 10:38:37 AM  
The photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, snapped at least two photos of Han before he was run over by the downtown Q train.

I - I can't really put into words how I feel about this.
 
2012-12-04 10:39:28 AM  
I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.
 
2012-12-04 10:43:59 AM  
I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.
 
2012-12-04 10:53:37 AM  
I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.
 
2012-12-04 10:55:36 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.


There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.
 
2012-12-04 10:57:11 AM  

the_rev: I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.


you mean the guy who took the picture? my money's on him.
 
2012-12-04 10:57:27 AM  

RexTalionis: Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.

There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.


Uhh, why? It's New York City. Probably one of the most diverse cities in the world. You'd think the people living there would be used to all that diversity by now, and would just come to expect it.
 
2012-12-04 10:59:35 AM  
Did none of you notice the quote:

"People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

Kitty Genovese has some company now.
 
2012-12-04 11:01:16 AM  
Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental. The Post further defends Abbasi, saying he wasn't strong enough to lift Han off the tracks.

Tourists take pictures of trains all the time, so don't hand me this BS about a camera flash being a warning. But let's say, for the sake of argument, that the pictures really were incidental.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO PUBLISH THEM
 
2012-12-04 11:01:59 AM  

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.

There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.

Uhh, why? It's New York City. Probably one of the most diverse cities in the world. You'd think the people living there would be used to all that diversity by now, and would just come to expect it.


This is one of the NYT articles, although not the one I was thinking of - this one is about Attacks on Asians in San Francisco.
 
2012-12-04 11:03:46 AM  

Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

"People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

Kitty Genovese has some company now.


In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.
 
2012-12-04 11:09:01 AM  

Cythraul: Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

"People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

Kitty Genovese has some company now.

In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


Well, whoever is most to blame, I'm sure we can all agree on one thing: New York City is the greatest city in the world.
 
2012-12-04 11:09:41 AM  

ManateeGag: the_rev: I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.

you mean the guy who took the picture? my money's on him.


No... it definitely wasn't him. There were cell phone videos of the men arguing before he was pushed. And surveillance videos of the pusher. I saw it on the Today show this morning.
 
2012-12-04 11:11:10 AM  
www.nypost.com

This is the guy they are looking for.
 
2012-12-04 11:13:04 AM  

Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


Would you have said the same about Vietnam photographers like Nick Ut or Eddie Adams? They were paid for their work. Handed farking pictures over to their employer and won Pulitzer Prizes.
 
2012-12-04 11:15:54 AM  
Don't forget that the NY Post also published a front page photo of John Lennon's body laying on a slab in the morgue.
 
2012-12-04 11:19:05 AM  

Gulper Eel: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

Would you have said the same about Vietnam photographers like Nick Ut or Eddie Adams? They were paid for their work. Handed farking pictures over to their employer and won Pulitzer Prizes.


Reporters trying to document the consequences of war. What was this photographer doing? Trying to document the consequences of being too elderly to get out of the way of a train?

And you've come in here attacking people for doing something that they haven't even done. No one yet that I've seen is defending any of the other witnesses for standing by. You're the one defending someone for profiting off of his decision to not help.
 
2012-12-04 11:19:43 AM  

Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?
 
2012-12-04 11:21:31 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?


I'm not fighting two douchebags at once. Away with thee.
 
2012-12-04 11:41:52 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?


I'm not mad at the photog for taking the pics. I'm pissed at the Post for shamelessly exploiting the man's impending death with a sensational headline. Yes, wartime photography is in the same vain, but it serves the purpose of reminding people that war is hell. We don't need to gape at a photo of a civilian about to die a particularly gruesome death with "This Man is About to Die" underscored in order to sell papers. It's as tasteless as it gets, and a low even for the NYP.
 
2012-12-04 12:05:27 PM  

Cythraul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?

I'm not fighting two douchebags at once. Away with thee.


[welcometofark.jpg] ;-)
 
2012-12-04 12:14:54 PM  

Cythraul: The photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, snapped at least two photos of Han before he was run over by the downtown Q train.

I - I can't really put into words how I feel about this.


Well, I think it's pretty clear that Han should have shot first.
 
2012-12-04 12:29:29 PM  
Maybe it would have been better to snap a pic of the person that pushed him into the tracks.
 
2012-12-04 12:30:49 PM  

the_rev: [www.nypost.com image 300x300]

This is the guy they are looking for.


Wow, I saw I guy who looked just like that the last time I rode on the subway! And every other time, too.
 
2012-12-04 12:43:08 PM  
Trainsplotching.
 
2012-12-04 12:56:41 PM  

Cythraul: Uhh, why? It's New York City. Probably one of the most diverse cities in the world. You'd think the people living there would be used to all that diversity by now, and would just come to expect it.


That's cute.
 
2012-12-04 12:58:14 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.


. . . okay. That's weird.
 
2012-12-04 12:58:21 PM  

Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

"People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

Kitty Genovese has some company now.


Someone once fell down the steps off a bus that I was about to board years ago. I didn't help him up--didn't even cross my mind. I just looked away quickly. I don't know why compassion in my brain shut off at that moment but I've thought about it a lot since then.

I can't guarantee I wouldn't be one of the people panicking if I were in that situation and I definitely can't guarantee that I'd heroically run to his rescue. Based on TFA, maybe most people have to be trained to handle quick-reaction emergencies like that or at least think about such things ahead of time. Maybe living in cities or society in general dampens the 'fight' side of the fight or flight response. And maybe you can never predict how you'd act in a situation like that until you're actually in it.
 
2012-12-04 01:16:42 PM  

the_rev: [www.nypost.com image 300x300]

This is the guy they are looking for.


Mr. T?
 
2012-12-04 01:16:51 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.


NY Post Headline: "This man is about to pour molten copper down his pants. DOOMED."
 
2012-12-04 01:20:19 PM  
the_rev:

www.nypost.com

This is the guy they are looking for.

Michael Vick is taking his benching very badly.
 
2012-12-04 01:23:50 PM  
This man is about to die. In a few moments, now, he will be killed, for Arthur Jarrett is a convicted criminal who has been allowed to choose the manner of his own execution!...

/cue naked jiggling
 
2012-12-04 01:29:54 PM  

the_rev: [www.nypost.com image 300x300]

This is the guy they are looking for.


I pity the fool
 
2012-12-04 01:39:59 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.


That's...incredibly random?
 
2012-12-04 01:41:05 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: the_rev:

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

This is the guy they are looking for.

Michael Vick is taking his benching very badly.


no, thats Mr. T
 
2012-12-04 01:41:55 PM  
Holy shiat.

This is inexcusable. The photographer is a terrible human being for not trying to help.
 
2012-12-04 01:42:04 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 01:42:17 PM  
Attempting to rescue that guy would put the rescuer in danger as well. I can't really blame anyone for not attempting to help. It's probably just as likely the victim would inadvertently drag any rescuer to their doom with him.
 
2012-12-04 01:44:09 PM  
Well it is the Christmas season and this guy is a freelance photographer. So, what probably happened is he paid a homeless guy or a teenager a couple of bucks to shove somebody off the platform. He then took the pictures, cashed in,and bought his ungrateful brat of a kid that Wii-U he was whining about.
 
2012-12-04 01:44:29 PM  
WTF!!
 
2012-12-04 01:45:11 PM  
Why would anyone think that Raw Gear is any more accurate than the NY Post?
 
2012-12-04 01:45:40 PM  
www.shadowlocked.com
What a drag.
 
2012-12-04 01:46:56 PM  
From what I've seen (though not in NYC), subway platforms usually overhang a lot and have the 3rd-rail moved to the opposite side specifically so that if someone falls onto the tracks, he/she can roll under the platform and have enough clearance to avoid being hit by the train. If the guy had rolled under the platform rather than trying to crawl out right away, he might have lived -- though maybe not, I don't know how those platforms are designed.
 
2012-12-04 01:47:45 PM  
Apparently this didn't take place in Latham, Massachusetts.
 
2012-12-04 01:48:05 PM  
It's NYC.

There's 7,999,999 other people there, so, who cares right?
 
2012-12-04 01:48:07 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.


And so you shall..
 
2012-12-04 01:48:16 PM  
i had a shirt-tail relation commit suicide by train once upon a time

they found his ear a block away

but only one of them
 
2012-12-04 01:48:55 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

They also published this.
 
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