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Throat Punch Thursday;Jackass Firefighter Edition

by Deborah Cruz

Tonight’s Throat Punch goes to a special kind of asshole.The kind of asshole who is suppose to be your knight in shining armor but turns out to be a freak with a cell phone that shoots video! News of graphic cell phone video footage taken at the scene of a deadly car accident on July 17, 2009 has gone viral. You heard me right, we are surrounded by sick, disgusting people who obviously can’t resist a car wreck. A bunch of rubberneckers of death.The video was taken by an unknown first responder( firefighter) and contains graphic images of 23-year-old Georgia woman (and mother) Dayna Kempson-Schacht .OK,close your mouth.I know my jaw was on the floor when I first heard about this. What’s next getting molested by priests? Oh wait, too late! Nothing is sacred anymore with all of this technology, not even your death.


The video was shared among firefighters and at a local bar before making its way online, where it went viral. Why? I don’t know why he took the video in the first place. Maybe if he had spent more time responding and less time filming the fatal crash it wouldn’t have proven fatal. Why was he sharing it at a local bar? It’s not like showing a picture of your kid in your wallet or a funny youtube video, he knew this video was not appropriate. Two-and-a-half months after Dayna’s death, the video was brought to the attention of her parents who say they cannot get the gruesome images out of their heads.
Surprisingly, investigators say they don’t believe any laws were broken in the filming and sharing of the video.Can you believe this type of behavior is tolerated in today’s society? Have we become so callus that it means nothing to spread a video of a woman’s death like a virus. Humanity has been plagued by apathy.

Tonight’s Throat Punch goes to the douche bag firefighter who betrayed his profession, sold out his humanity, and chose to video tape one of the most intimate moments of someone else’s life. I,personally, think he deserves to be taken off the job and prosecuted with criminal charges as well as civil charges brought by Ms. Kempson-Schacht’ parents for having to endure the accidental viewing of the horrific video. Mr. Firefighter, you are an embarrassment to your profession and your species.

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MommaKiss 2010/10/22 - 10:17 am

for fuck's sake, that's just wrong on so many levels. I thought it was against their job rules and stuff? insane.

Abundance Yeah 2010/10/22 - 12:36 pm

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csr513 2010/10/22 - 2:46 pm

Thank you for sharing that story; I heard the headline on the news but couldn't bear to watch it. I agree he should be taken off the job and prosecuted.

My younger sister died in a car accident 14 years ago and it made the news at 11pm. There was footage from the scene but only the crashed up car, etc. Nothing as personal as what must be in that video.

My heart breaks for those parents having to see that. My parents were never the same and it would have killed them to go through what those parents did.

Thank you for making this Thursday's throat punch. I love your blog and the way you write. You have a beautiful family and such a way with words!

Minnesota Mamaleh 2010/10/22 - 4:45 pm

ugh. just ugh. and sick. sick and ugh. that's all i've got.

C 2010/10/22 - 4:36 pm

What a douche that guy is. I saw a thing that seemed to be running all over facebook a few weeks ago that showed footage of a girl getting hit by a car- it never said whether or not she lived, but regardless, it was horrifying. Unfortunately, it was labeled something innocuous so I didn't know what it was until I actually saw it.


Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip 2010/10/22 - 8:56 pm

This makes me sick. That firefighter was twisted and so so wrong. I just don't understand the evil that some people are capable of creating in this world.

Day 2 Day Living 2010/10/22 - 11:03 pm

This made me so sick when I read about this. I can't even begin to imagine how horrific this must have been for the parents!

addicted2shius 2010/10/25 - 1:47 am

Hi friend! I've remerged out of the darkness back into the blogosphere! And geez I can't believe how much I've missed. Seriously what a jerk! What is wrong with him that as a first responder, his first response is to videotape?!!! He needs to be fired! My heart goes out to her poor family. And to disrespect her like that truly brings dishonor to her death. I'm so pissed now!


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