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Aftermath of Good Samaritan murder blamed on video games

Ex: "Another tragic death, another psychologist suggesting that violent video games are involved.

According to ABC News, on April 18th in Queens, New York a homeless man bled to death on the sidewalk while numerous pedestrians walked past. Most completely ignored Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, 31, as he lay unmoving on the ground, bleeding from numerous stab wounds he had endured in the torso at the hands of a would-be mugger. One person rolled him over, saw the blood and kept walking. Someone even stopped to take a picture of Tale-Yax on their mobile phone before continuing on their way." (Culture)

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Man In Black  +   2113d ago
What a bunch of scumbags...
Anon1974  +   2113d ago
Just because I play video games doesn't mean I'm going to let a man bleed to death on the streets.
If you grow up watching violent movies it doesn't mean you're going to leave a man to die on the streets. These people are just too absorbed with themselves to help out another human being.

Scumbags is right. They should track down every single of these people because they share responsibility in this man's death.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Myst  +   2113d ago
I'm with darkride66 I've played and watched many violent video games and such, yet I do quite a bit of charitable things and do whatever I can to help if someone is down.

The main problem with society is just being self-absorbed as darkride stated. Not only that, but also finding that personal life goals are much farther ahead than another person's life especially if they are not family or even immediate family.

Sad state, but I guess that is how life is becoming. Though would I go so far as to track them down because they didn't save the man's life? Well who knows, a few I would though especially the person who took the picture that's just low...
UnSelf  +   2113d ago
smh, only in nyc

sometimes it sux living out here. As bad as the homeless makes u hate riding the train, when did we lose our compassion to help our fellowman in need?
HolyOrangeCows  +   2113d ago
Great, more people blaming video games for violence. I guess we're just so darn stupid we can't tell the difference between pixels and flesh anymore, right? DERP DERP DERP.

Luke...use the power of knowledge.
Noctis Aftermath  +   2113d ago
This reminds me of the problems rap had when it started to get big.
ryuyasho  +   2113d ago
Battle Angel Alita comes to mind... it's so sad that we're becoming just like the Manga, like if it was prophesied back in 1990. Media shouldn't be blaming Video Games, they should be blaming themselves for producing the garbage we see in TV, specially those "Reality" Shows which everybody in it are all for themselves, bashing the living crap outta each other... I mean WTF are they teaching to the kids(The Future)???
Gandalf  +   2113d ago
So, were talking about the passerby and not the killer?
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Man In Black  +   2113d ago
The killer for obvious reasons, and the passer-bys for not doing a damn thing to help the guy.
Myst  +   2113d ago
I remember this being discussed on a forum I usually visit. One of members had stated that it is perhaps the thought of 'Oh, someone else will do it.' going through the minds of those who pass by. As many people as there are in New York this could be a prevalent thing out there [not sure never been]. With multiple people passing by and doing nothing they are all probably thinking one of them will do something.
RosoTron36  +   2113d ago
Karma's a b!7cH. Those passerby will feel the irony when the time comes... That's just horrible.
BrianC6234  +   2113d ago
I blame the nightly news. They've been showing carnage and destruction for decades. They're to blame.

Then again, maybe New Yorkers just don't care.
pimpmaster  +   2113d ago
even the girl that he saved (i guess) didnt even bother to call the cops?
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2113d ago
isn't it?
Kratos Spartan  +   2113d ago
This doesn't surprise me at all
People are.....I don't know what to say. All I can do is just shake my head and throw my arms up. *??*
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Xlll  +   2113d ago
Really now someone even took a pic and kept walking? wtf is wrong with people.
Kakihara  +   2113d ago
I do believe the obsession with cheap shallow violent entertainment has a large negative impact on society. We live through the perceptual lenses our culture gives us. This is why the army loans out it's fighter jets and tanks to Hollywood filmmakers. They know people looking for excitement and adventure will see those very things acted out on screen by military men in cool looking vehicles and will want some of that experience, then they will sign up for the army.

The solution is not to ban anything though. The solution is for more creators and producers of art to have the responsibility to help produce some deeper and more educational art.

If you stick a kid in a room with nothing but a DVD of Pulp fiction and a Notorious BIG album for entertainment that kid may grow up with some twisted values. If you stick a kid in a room with a DVD of Pulp fiction, a DVD of Waltz with Bashir, a Notorious BIG album and a Bob Dylan album, he's probably going to grow up with a far better perspective on things and be able to kick back with some fun mindless violent videogames or movies without thinking he's being given brand new and useful guidelines for his personal morality.

Okay, this probably wasn't the place for this kind of rant but to sum it up. It's not getting rid of the shallow violent art that you need to do, it's making sure there's deeper and more thoughtful art there to put the fun stuff in perspective. Sadly, this demands a responsibility and commitment to growth on the part of both the consumer and the producer ... which probably ain't gonna happen.
Anon1974  +   2113d ago
But that has less to do with violent art and much more to do with upbringing.
I had no shortage of violent media thrown at me in the 80's - rewatch RoboCop for a prime example, but it didn't deaden my sense of right and wrong, even if it may have desensitized me to violence. Walking by and not helping someone in need is wrong. Stopping to take a picture of them without offering assistance is wrong.

The problem isn't with violence in culture as much as it is with the "not my problem" attitude that many live by. That has zero to do with the amount of violence a person is exposed to, although I really don't have an explanation as to why this type of mentality is so prevalent in society now.

I have to admit to being somewhat unsympathetic to the plight of a lot of homeless people but I've seen enough homeless to know when someone is in trouble as opposed to simply passed out. I may shake my head and wonder where it all went wrong for someone who reeks of alcohol, snoring away near the side of a building. Someone stabbed in the middle of a sidewalk bleeding from said stab wounds is another matter altogether. I don't think I could live with myself if I just walked by without offering some sort of assistance.
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CryWolf  +   2113d ago
People just don't want any trouble these days we all have to mandy problems on our plate.
nilamo  +   2113d ago
My faith in mankind has dropped massively... why do we deserve to live? Those people need to be ashamed of themselves, deeply ashamed. I hope the same thing happens to them and hugo gets to piss all over them just to teach them a lesson.
Urmomlol  +   2113d ago
Wow....I'm speechless.
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5tgyw3ty34  +   2113d ago
clearly video games to blame!
boxninjah  +   2113d ago
They really showed manhunt 2 footage..
beeeffess  +   2113d ago
"A psychologist believes there could be several reasons why people didn't offer to help Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, 31 -- whose fate was captured on a grainy "

I can think of a far simpler reason that doesn't involve "people are desensitized to violence because of the video games". Maybe they don't want to get killed too?
treeson47  +   2113d ago
this is more a result of people being selfish than desensitized
I play every violent videogame out there, and have been since i was six, and while i'd agree that i am desensitized to violence, it doesn't mean that my morals are fuc%ed. people nowadays have this sense of responsibility, this arrogance that makes them think they're somehow free from the sh!t of life. it's the layer cake status where once people feel like they are at a certain point they're no longer responsible for anyones needs but their own. being desensitized i feel like i would be able to act more accordingly if someone was bleeding out, not walk by like it was some fuc%ing sideshow. in the end, I'd prefer to be desensitized, because i wouldnt want to be the one running screaming in a situation where i could actually put myself to use and help people, or act when the situation called for it.
radphil  +   2113d ago
I'm trying to figure this out...
There was a different situation in Hartford, Conn. where a 78-year-old man was in a hit-and-run accident. People did nothing, one guy stops briefly and then left, and another just circled around the guy and then left.

This has nothing to do with violent video games. It has to do with the "me" attitude in society. It's the mindset of "if it didn't happen to me, it's not my problem."

Rather than the media and such addressing the TRUE problem, they just want to use everything else as scapegoats, whether it's Video Games, Movies, TV, etc. This whole mindset happened YEARS ago before the trend of harping on forms of entertainment.
andron666  +   2113d ago
I agree with you though, this is more a urban big city problem I think. And using movies/games as a scapegoat is not really helping the problem.

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