The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Post photographer DEFENDS taking photo of subway victim (Ki Suk Han): ‘ NO WAY I could’ve rescued’ him” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/nyp-photo-subway-victim-han-abbasi-141446538.html).
“The photographer who shot The New York Post’s (HIGHLY) CONTROVERSIAL photo of a man about to be killed by an oncoming subway train DEFENDED his actions on Wednesday (December 5 2012), saying there was “NO WAY” (that) he could have saved the victim”. This is the latest ASSERTION and also the latest example of “Defensive” behavior, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“in an interview on the “Today” show”, R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer, said: “The only thing I could think of at that time was to try and alert the driver [of the train] with my camera flash. From the periphery of my eye, I saw A BODY FLY ONTO THE TRACKS“. THIS IS GRUESOME/UGLY/HORRIFYING. “There was A COLLECTIVE GASP, and that (the gasp?) caught my total attention” and NOT the “body (flying) onto the tracks?” “The photographer said he fired off his flash 49 times. “If you look carefully into the eyes of the conductor, you see TWO lights, I think those are MY flash lights that are being reflected“.
“Terrence Legree, the train’s motorman, told The Daily News (that) he FRANTICALLY tried to activate the emergency brakes”.”I saw the guy and I did what I was trained to do. You’re HOPEFUL (that) you’re going to stop (or more accurately “(that) you can stop”), but (unfortunately), you DON’T have control of the train at that point“.
Abbasi went on: “What really surprises me is (the fact that) the people who were 100 feet or 150 feet away from Mr. Han DID NOT reach out to help him. The people standing near the 50th street exit COULD HAVE grabbed him and moved him“. So, we have some “blaming & criticizing” thrown in for good measure (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk). THIS IS GETTING UGLY.
According to Charen Kim, “a lawyer for Han’s wife and daughter”, “They are SHOCKED” and JUSTIFIABLY SO. “They CAN’T BELIEVE that their father’s picture is out there, ABOUT TO GET HIT BY A TRAIN“.
Finally, Abbasi said: “That (the publishing of the photos of Han getting hit by a train) IS NOT my decision. I was on assignment—all the images were provided to the Post. I DON’T control what image is used, how it is used [or] how it is presented“. This is another example of someone being DEFENSIVE a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “Abbasi, who was not paid by the “Today” show for the interview, said he has already licensed some of the photos he shot during the incident. He added: “If this thing happened again, with the same circumstances, whether I had a camera or not and I was running toward him, THERE IS NO WAY (that) I could’ve rescued Mr. Han”.
OK, so Mr. Abassi says he was trying to HELP Mr. Han, but many people are ANGRY that he took the photos of Mr. Han and then SOLD them. Mr. Abassi may well have NOT committed any crime, but he should UNDERSTAND why many people are so upset by/about/over his actions. In other words, Mr. Abassi should EMPATHIZE with the people who are upset/disappointed/HORRIFIED/ANGRY over what he did (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7cmuRLwME). This is THE SECOND HORRIFYING story in FOUR days that has shaken us to the core. WE MUST BAND TOGETHER TO DENOUNCE THESE APPALLING ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND WAKE UP EVERY DAY TRYING TO BE BETTER.