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Letter of the Day | Prosecute people for taking footage at crime scenes

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir :

It really perturbs me seeing individuals being so caught up in taking pictures and making videos of injured persons then posting them on social media, instead of rendering assistance. I am so irritated by this inane behaviour of individuals.

Most of these individuals post these images and videos on social media just for likes and ratings, not even thinking about the traumatized family members and even the victims themselves. Just imagine how victims and family members feel when they see these footage on social media? I think that these footage will eventually generate memories of the incident, which will affect them physically, mentally, and emotionally.

 

Heartless people

 

People nowadays are so heartless because if they can stand over an injured person and be taking pictures and making videos without giving any assistance at all, then that goes to show that mankind is beginning to become unsympathetic.

On September13, a young man got shot and persons were gathering around him taking pictures and making videos, and a particular person was asking him, "Yuh caan hear mi? Yuh waan go hospital?" I was really shocked at that asinine question. I mean, how in the world a person can be in such severe condition and don't want to go seek medical attention? And how in the world can a person be videoing this tragic incident? This is just ludicrous.

Technology has captivated their minds. Every incident, big or small. People don't think about helping. All they do is take out their gadgets to get footage. I strongly believe that a law should be made to prevent actions like this and if persons are non-compliant, then they should bear the consequences.

Chris-Ann Miller

Clarendon

chrisann23miller@gmail.com