DoraemonTheCat wrote:Report it to the police?! It has already been reported, so it would be a waste of time. As it happens, it's been reported by many hundreds of people - so there is no need. And the video had ALREADY gone viral. My original post was about generating discussion and expressing my disgust at how anybody could "like" the video and praise the attacker. If there was no link to the video, how would people be able to comment and address the question it formed? By the way, which police do I report it to, UK or should I do a long distance call to the States and see if I can get put through to the police department in the ciy the event took place? Seriously, tell me as I'm sat by the phone and have no idea who to call. If I call the UK police, what would they be able to do about it? It is an American crime, featuring American citizens in an American video. Please let me know so I don't call the wrong people.
You can flag it up as youtube as inappropriate which will help. You can also report it to an american site (as many people have done), you can express disgust on twitter. Social media is very powerful and if more and more people report things then the authorities often do something. Do you think people who reported racist crap on twitter (About that footballer Muamba) were only from the UK ? Course they werent.
DoraemonTheCat wrote:I was shocked by some old evil woman picking up a cat and throwing it into a bin, so should I have reported that to the police as well? I didn't need to post a link to the video of the mad cat-hating-woman as it was already being shown on the news, in newspapers and online - the link I posted had not had that coverage. I was shocked about the incidents of 9/11, but darn those news programmes showing every minute of the attrocity over and over again, for well over a week - they shouldn't have shown that should they psj, as everyone was shocked, yet here are the world's news outlets showing the video in full!
So, if you are shockd by something, am I right in thinking that you just shouldn't discuss it?
Wow, the high-horse brigade is out in force today. What's it like being such a Mr Righteous?
Yeah you should have reported it. Plenty did, originally the owners of the cat showed the footage to a local newspaper, that went viral and more and more people complained. If most people hadnt complained it would have been a tiny story.
Like the stupid over the top 'Sachsgate' issue, 99% of people hadnt heard the broadcast originally, but after hearing it (and probably not liking Brand/Ross much) then all started reporting it and look what happened there.
You raise a good point about how sick some crap is on youtube/twitter and other things and yes i cant believe it when you get people 'liking' it. I mean was this sort of crap around years ago before the internet but we just didnt know about it ? Theres a lot of sick people out there who seem to enjoy watching thugs hit people on youtube or see some idiot 'happy slap' some poor kid. Its depressing.
But the more people who report these sorts of things, it does actually help. 'People power' has worked on a lot of twitter cases and also youtube videos. It would have taken you less time to report it/flag it up on youtube/twitter than it would be to reply here. But again there have been LOADS of videos similar to this over the years so i'm just surprised by the sudden Mary Whitehouse 'this is disgusting' attitude as its not exactly new
It was on youtube, it was then reported and taken down. How can I report it to an American website, and what would be the point? If people had already reported it, and the site in question was adamant that they would keep it up, then there is NO POINT reporting it. The thing is, the whole point of my original post was "How can a video such as this be "liked" and what is going on in the world when a very violent attacker is praised for her disgusting behaviour"
If I hadn't posted the link to the video in question, then alot of people would not understand the severity of it, and what had happened and how, so the replies would not be all that informed as they couldn't fully appreciate the point of my original question. I stated not only in the topic title that it was VILE and I also stated it was Possibly Not Safe For Work
I'm still waiting on your amazing explanation of which Police I report it to, as you said I should??
It's also funny that you mention Sachsgate and point out that nearly everyone that complained hadn't heard the broadcast, so couldn't really hold an informed view - which is exactly the same here, without the link to the video, nobody would be able to pass fair comment, cause they wouldn't really know what they were talking about - so thanks for the great example.
I also question why you feel the need to make almost the same comments as antiriad. I know you have a problem with me, this much being clear in the tone of some of your past PMs. I wouldn't be surprised if you reported my post just out of spite, even though you have moderator powers.
The Muamba thing was not the same, the context of that was plain evil racism, and comments about him nearly dying, not in the same league, relatively speaking.
So just to reiterate : I was sickened and offended by the video. I didn't report it because it has been reported several hundred times already and removed in most instances. I was not trying to get the video even more notoriety (this forum doesn't have even 1% of the users that FB/Youtube/Instagram have) and the whole point was to garner views of members of this forum, especially with respect to those in society that were sick enough to like the video and help make it's star a "Cause célèbre".
Feel free to keep mocking me, taking issue, attacking and/or attempting to shoot me down or paint me as they bad guy. What point is a forum if you can't discuss things in an adult and rationalised manner. It's also nice to know at least one person has managed to understand where I was trying to come from.