Can somebody (from the USA) explain this to me:?

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  1. Tasar

    Tasar Yellow Belt

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    I live in Europe and I always wondered why you can find so many videos about 911 calls or police dashcam videos on youtube and so on. People getting killed in those videos and audio of very emotional phone calls in a moment a human being is very "vulnerable".

    In Europe (or at least in my home country which is in middle Europe) this is not common here. Those videos or emergency phone calls would never be published under any circumstances. Has to do with private sphere and laws and to be honest I thing it is a good thing.
     
  2. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt

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    Because people want to see them.
     
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    CardsLJ Bada Boom! Realest Guy In The Room! Banned

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    911 calls and dashcam are public record for govt agencies. as such they can be used as evidence in cases.

    also ive seen tons of dash cam vids from former soviet bloc countries. granted its private owner dash cam but still
     
  4. gspieler

    gspieler Silver Belt

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    Probably the same reason there's so many Russian dash cam vids on YT.

     
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    Because freedom.
     
  6. IIIIIIII

    IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    i personally don't like watching or seeing those kinds of videos, because i want to respect the family members and friends of those involved. but i understand why they are made public.
     
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  7. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Voyeurism

    People like seeing other people suffer

    People cant mind their own business

    People are sick of their boring ass life, they need to see others lives

    Petition the govt to allow these things to be public, so they can feed their need for this shit
     
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  8. AGGAMEMNON66

    AGGAMEMNON66 ———Villain———

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    It's a 1st world thing, you wouldn't understand
     
  9. Hyperglide

    Hyperglide Enrolled at Synth-a-holics Anonymous

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    Never underestimate the power of Morbid Curiousity. It's the same reason why Cousin Fuckers go watch Nascar. They watch it for the crashes. That and to see stock cars turn left 2000 times in a race.
     
  10. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, considering your country probably sees a dozen officer-caused fatalities a year, you're probably right...but if you've noticed our numbers, and if you've paid attention to deluge of cases the authorities buried that turned out to be officer-caused homicides, then you'd understand why we're pushing for more bodycams and arrest footage.
     
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    sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    One thing that really shocked me was, about what 15 years ago maybe, William Shatner's wife died by drowning in their pool or something. So I was watching the news one night and they played a clip of Shatner on the phone with the 911 operator. I was like wtf? How can they play something like this, I don't want to hear this poor guy at a moment like that. It made me sick to my stomach that someone would make the decision to play that on the air.
     
  12. FeloniousMonk

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  13. EJAXXX

    EJAXXX "Not Bad for an Old Man" Platinum Member

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    That was funny as hell..

    Mmmm hmm
     
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    EJAXXX "Not Bad for an Old Man" Platinum Member

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    I won't watch them either, but they can bring some good, i.e. the Chicago case, the guy that got shot up at a McDs or Burger King or something, when it got released, it basically forced the DA into finally pressing charges
     
  16. Organic Damage

    Organic Damage Dancing on the ashes of the World

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    I'm not a cousin fucker, but I watched Grizzly Man and the way they kept describing the audio footage of the guy being eaten and showing the reactions of people who heard it... kind of made me want to hear it.

    I don't know if I would listen if I had the tape though.
     
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  18. NHB7

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    Yeah, at times it does seem distasteful, but I feel like Russia is even more guilty. I've seen soooo many weird police videos out of Russia.
     
  19. Thrawn33

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    These things are public record - most govt programs are public record. Someone found out a long time ago that they could make $$ by exploiting other peoples misery or misfortune. For some odd reason, Americans eat it up. Its a sad observation of our society. I think its because people are unsatisfied about their own pathetic lives, that they feel better knowing someone else is suffering. These shows or clips usually appeal to the lower classes of the US
     

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