P.S.A FOR ALL ADOLESCENTS! : DON’T be THESE guys.
A group of teens made headlines recently after footage of them filming and taunting a disabled man, while he was drowning, published on Friday by Florida Today.
The now deceased male, 31-year-old Jamel Dunn, can be seen in the video hanging on for dear life and screaming for help as five teens, ages 14-16, nonchalantly look on laughing and filming the man as he takes his last heaps of breath.
“Get out the water you gone die!...we not finna help yo @ss,” one teen is heard yelling while another shouts, “You shouldn’t have got in!”
Moments later, once they realize Dunn actually can’t swim, instead of banning together to figure out how to help, they continue to press on mockingly – watching as he struggles to stay afloat.
One teen seemingly begins to realize the severity of the situation and asks his friends whether or not they’re actually going to go through with letting the man drown which prompts another to respond with a quick and very duh-like “yea.”
[Teen 1] “Something is killing him bruh. Like we finna…is y’all finna sit right here and…” [Teen 2 interrupts with] “Yea.”
As laughter emerges between the group you can hear someone asking, “Bro you scared to see a dead person?” while another replies “Hell naw I ain’t scared to see no dead person but ya’ll don’t understand.”
And for the morally sane, this is where things get grotesquely worse…
During the teen’s lackluster attempt to be a voice of reason you hear an unnerving series of screams break out by Dunn that surprisingly triggers the boys not to call 911, but to instead break out in more laughter followed by continued insults.
When it’s apparent that Dunn loses his struggle to stay alive, one of the teens can be heard saying, “Is you ever gone hit the blunt?”
“The kids were at the park that day smoking marijuana and apparently saw him walk into the water. He walked in on his own. They were watching him.” said Yvonne Martinez, Cocoa Police Department spokesperson.
After the video went viral, a family friend of Dunn notified police.
Police identified and interviewed the five teens involved, and officers said that none expressed remorse when questioned by police.
During one interview, an officer says one of the teens just stared straight ahead and offered 'only a smirk' while the boy's mother cried.
The office of State Attorney Phil Archer determined there was no immediate indication that a crime was committed because Florida state law does not require people give or call for help when someone is in distress. Archer's office said Friday prosecutors will review the entire police file to see if any other criminal violations might apply.
Many countries, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, do have laws requiring people to render aid, even if it means only summoning authorities. And violations in some countries can result in prison time.
So in other words, only in the U.S.A –SMH. Rest in eternal peace Jamel Dunn…
via Daily Mail