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I saw something on the web yesterday, which upset me quite a bit. It was the actual picture of a girl who was decapitated in a car accident.

I have always been able to see things like this, but I'm aware that there are many people who can't.

There wasn't a warning to caution people of the horrific picture of this poor girl in a car with her head dangling down the side of the car. I’ve seen all the videos of decapitations performed by the terrorists in Iraq, and I’ve seen decapitations of policemen in Mexico, but the picture of this girl has to be the most alarming of all.

What has made this even more appalling is the fact that there have been people sending these horrible pictures to the girl’s family through the internet. I feel people who do things like this, aren't human, nor are they animals, because even animals have more compassion.

Here are a couple of links that tell the story. Don't worry, the links and video DO NOT show the picture of the dead girl.

Please, what are your thoughts on this?

Family's Ordeal Horrifies Viewers


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Dec. 11th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Personally, I don't think animals have "more compassion". What they have is a "lack of cruelty".

Some people are so alienated from the ideas of compassion and our common humanity that they can inflict cruelty on so base a level as that. Because if you can't empathize with how someone else would feel by your actions, you are one fucked up person living a truly emotionally impoverished existence.

The 'net just makes communication easier. It's up to a person to decide what they're going to send. And some people make cruel choices.

My sincere sympathies to the family in question.
Dec. 11th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
grabbing the bull by the horns
I feel the best solution is to gather the whole family together, and force themselves to see the picture, once and for all, kind of like grabbing the bull by the horns, so they won't have to continue living in fear of ever having some nut shove it up their faces unexpectedly.

I found a community that I don't belong to, where someone posted the picture. It's a very big picture, and what I found so disgustingly amazing is, that the majority in that community left cruel comments and jokes. Can't these people invision that they could very possibly lose a loved one in the same manner this girl lost her life?

I just can't comprehend their way of thinking.
Dec. 11th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
The world is full of idiots of all shapes and sizes... :(
Dec. 13th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Sad but true!
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
I would like to say unbelievable, but its not, and the fact it happened in California, to me makes iot even more believable.

I have to agree with Spiritualmonkee, There is a severe lack of Compassion in the country today and its raising its head everywhere.

Did you hear about the Stupid SOB working for the TSA who made a Soldier who was escorting a fallen brother home, strip at the gate because his ribbon mounts and badges set off the metal detectors at Oklahoma City Airport? Talk about C alklous assholes who should be fired then pistol whipped for his lack of compassion and stupidity.
Check this site... it will piss you off to no end.

Dec. 13th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that link, Daddy. What a terrible thing that poor soldier had to go through. Totally uncalled for!!
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
I've just come to the conclusion, that some people's actions can never be understood. I can't imagine what that family is going thru, nor can I imagine what kind of person would send them pics of that, and leave comments that are suppose to be humorous in nature. It's just plain sick, and those people who do that have a sick mind.
Dec. 13th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
born that way
I've tried to understand what makes these people cruel, but have stopped, because I'll never understand. I only wonder if they were born that way, or if some event in their lives desensitized them.
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
There are a large number of really sick individuals out there on the Net. These people are really up against it. I feel sorry for them.
Dec. 13th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
I feel so sorry for this family, also!
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
you live in a very depressing world...

off to grab a scotch and an oxycontin,
Dec. 13th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
True, but
True, but thank God, there are more happy days than bad ones, and that their are more good people than bad ones, also.
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
A few thoughts on this...

As an aside, I get really tired of people who constantly bash California. I don't think there's any reason to believe bad or crazy things happen there more than other parts of the country. I know it's considering okay to do this, but it bugs me...

I also don't think this is driven by internet behavior. People have been doing terrible things to one another from the beginning of time -- long before they had the internet to use. Sure, we see bad things on the web -- but there were others places to see bad things in the past.

I do think that computer games (and other game-system games) are somewhat at fault here, though. The graphic violence that takes place in many of those games desensitizes young people, in my opinion. They start to believe that they can always hit 'reset' to 'fix' things that are bloody and horrible. I never thought I'd feel strongly about something like this, but I do.

I know that many of us are able to see certain things that shock others and deal -- but overall, I think it's a good thing that most of society can't take it. Because when it becomes easy to look at, then we're likely to see a lot more violence being perpetrated on others. (And I still can't get over how easy some people find it to be abusive to animals! It makes my blood boil.)

The loss for this family is terrible -- and would be terrible no matter how this girl died. I feel deep sympathy -- which is ideally what we hope everyone would feel. If only that were true...

But young people are often callous -- and it's not always intentional. Maybe making jokes is a way for them to deal. Hard to say...
Dec. 12th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
I do not quite understand why some people are obsessed with the macabre. I had friends who were obsessed with these videotapes of people being body farmed or people killing and eating monkey brains or such and I just don't get it.

But I do admit that I am interested in medical programming which can display a bit of blood.
Dec. 12th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
As a diehard gamer and someone who has chosen to work in the game industry, I was initially offended at charliemc's comment. But upon evaluating violent videogames' effect on young minds and family psychology, there is indeed some truth to the "Reset theory."

This tragic case however, is not one that can be reset or undone. The issue at hand is emotionally desensitized individuals. I personally had my interest piqued at the thought of the picture. But upon watching the abc special playgirl tastefuly linked, I have decided to spare my mind of an un-needed, grotesque immortalization of suffering. There is something in our nature, perhaps even as simple as an innate thirst for knowledge, that intrigues us about this sort of thing. But where you prove and earn your humanity is in the choices you make about what you let infiltrate your mind. The world is a sick enough place. Some, unfortunately seek more.

I am utterly sympathetic for this poor girl, her family and all that would not see this blight become exhibition. I would also suggest not getting too hung up on such things; as the internet is it's own phenomena, but even within it, all things must come to pass.
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Dec. 12th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
The best description I have for how is feel comes from a t-shirt "If you aren't appalled you aren't paying attention."
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Sad but true.
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are the pictures should not have been allow to be taken in the first place. That is just so very sad.
Dec. 13th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
The Sheriff's department is to blame for getting those pictures out of their office!! Incredible!
Dec. 12th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
It is a side-effect of cruelty masquerading as humor.

So many seem to think that hurting people is funny.
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
hilariously funny
That community I saw one of the pictures at, saw the situation as hilariously funny. I'll never understand.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I think those who attacked the family did so because they're envious of others with beauty and money and a family full of love. Some people see their emotional trauma as weakness so they attack it just like a nerd or geek is attacked in high school.

Some people that crack jokes after they've seen those pictures may do so to deal with the trauma.

Dec. 13th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
handicapped and mentally retarded
I think these types of individuals attack anyone they can. You're handicapped and mentally retarded are victims, just as people like this family, who had everything going for them.

I realize these horrible people will most lightly get away with it here on earth, I only hope their justice will come from a higher power someday.
Dec. 12th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
"I would like to say unbelievable, but its not, and the fact it happened in California, to me makes iot even more believable."

This coming from a person who lives in the SOUTH. Like even more disgusting, horrific, and unjustified shit hasn't happened there?!

Dec. 13th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is unbelievable.
????? - moon_shine - Dec. 13th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: ????? - playgirl - Dec. 13th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: ????? - moon_shine - Dec. 14th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Like I have always said sunshine there is no Empathy any more. Oh heck more people do not even know what the word means any more
For any one reading that does not well:

Empathy -- (understanding and entering into another's feelings)

You know the web makes it to easy to do things to others and not be held accountable for what one has done sad times we live in now.

Hope your feeling better tonight Savanah you know trying to get some people to do the right thing is like eating a steak in front of a grizzly bear and expecting it to just set and watch.
Dec. 13th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Empathy
Empathy is such a little word that means so much.

These cruel people do exactly the opposite. The have no understanding, and have never put themselves in the place of others who have experienced tragedies. They never realize that tragedy can strike anyone.
Re: Empathy - moon_shine - Dec. 14th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 13th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
LOve you!
Dec. 13th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh really?
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