Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t about a man who was pushed onto the NYC subway tracks and no one offered a finger to help him out…but they could take pictures.
Ki Suk Han, 58, was having an argument with what has been described as a “pan handler” that had been “harassing passengers” as they waited for the train, according to Time magazine. But the video tells a different story. In fact, it appears that Han is arguing with the man and the man is yelling at him:
“Leave me the f**k alone!”
He looks like he is trying to stop whatever has started and wants Han to get away from him. According to the New York Post video, Han’s wife told authorities that she had argued with her husband before he left their home and she believed he was both intoxicated and irritated.
Naeem Davis, 30, confessed to pushing Han off the platform onto the tracks. BUT!! The onlookers did nothing to help the man until AFTER he was hit by the train. A controversial photo was even taken by New York Post photographer R. Umar Abbasi, and run on the front page of the Post Tuesday morning with the headline DOOMED. (which we refuse to place here)
Wow! Are you serious? Have we become a nation of bystanders and voyeurs that are so desperate for something to Tweet or place on Facebook, that we actually forget to assist a person in need? Reports on the incident claim a hysterical scene, yet folks on the platform chose to stay back and let Han be struck by an oncoming train.
Now in Abbasi’s defense, he claimed that he was not strong enough to pull Han back up to the platform, but that would be difficult if you have a camera in one hand while trying to do it. But the Times article states that Abbasi tried flashing his camera “to alert the motorman to stop,” but the train was barreling toward Han too fast.
The confession from Davis doesn’t mean much when it comes to NYPD. We all know what type of confessions have been beat out of people there. But if he is indeed the culprit, what should his charge be? Is he a murderer? Or is the burden of Han’s death shared by many people who stood on the platform watching him struggle for his life without offering him any assistance? Watch the video and check out the photo taken by Abbasi, it appears there’s a lot of blame to go around for the loss of Han’s life.
Read more of the details here.