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Old 11-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Man commits suicide live on Ustream

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Police: Man kills himself during live internet broadcast
From Chie Kobayashi, CNN
November 12, 2010 9:04 a.m. EST
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: An image has appeared online, showing a person hanging
Some online chatters egg on the man, local media report
Officers find the man at his home, where he had hanged himself
Police find his address with help from chat forums


Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- A 24-year-old man committed suicide live on the internet, Japanese police said Friday.
Some online chat forum users egged on the man after he posted that he was considering suicide, local media reported. Some chatters urged him not to, while others said he was lying, local media said.
The man started live-streaming his own hanging. Viewers called police.
The suicide was reported to police in the northern Japanese city of Sendai about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, said the vice chief of the Sendai North Police.
Officers found the man at his home, after he had hanged himself. They determined his address with help from internet chat sites.
Police released no further information, citing privacy protections in cases of suicide.
An image has been floating around cyberspace, showing a person hanging from what looks like a fabric belt, looped across a horizontal pole or rod.
The streaming service Ustream said the image was not doctored and that it shows the man who killed himself.
Ustream removed the image after users flagged it, said spokesman Fumihiro Ito.
The company planned to beef up monitoring of user content following the suicide, Ito said.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapc....html?hpt=Sbin
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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the web is a beast. this is only the beginning.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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And to think, vapid had such a bright future.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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Again? this has actually happened a few times. Nancy Grace wanted everybody who was in the chat room charged with like an accessory charge which I disagreed with.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
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I watched The Last Samurai earlier and I'm guessing this kid was recently defeated in battle. They take that shit pretty seriously over there.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:00 PM   #6
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Psh. Welcome to 2 years ago. I bet this idiot thought he was doing something really groundbreaking. Nope. Done before. CYA.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:13 PM   #7
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Psh. Welcome to 2 years ago. I bet this idiot thought he was doing something really groundbreaking. Nope. Done before. CYA.


come on man...



I AM BETTING, he really didn't give a shit one way or another...just a guess
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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personally, the story's not really about the deceased.

suicides are a part of life.

but the web's magnifying an ugly side of the "random stranger".

people are fukcing cold on the web. smfh.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:11 PM   #9
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I gotta say, if I ever decided to off myself, I would make sure it was something really sick, creative and badass. I don't know what, but I wouldn't do something lame like hanging myself in front of an online chat camera.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:30 AM   #10
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A homicide on a webcam site would be the next cool thing.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:39 AM   #11
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personally, the story's not really about the deceased.

suicides are a part of life.

but the web's magnifying an ugly side of the "random stranger".

people are fukcing cold on the web. smfh.
Who's more cold, the people on the web or the dude taking his own life?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:04 AM   #12
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this sick
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:54 AM   #13
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ultimate attention whore.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:35 PM   #14
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his internet success was so short-lived. reminds me of that looney tunes cartoon where daffy finally wins the audience over by blowing himself up after drinking fuel and swallowing a match.
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