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Post photographer defends taking photo of subway victim: ‘No way I could’ve rescued’ him

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 22hours ago


The photographer who shot the NewYork Post's controversial front-page photo of a man about to be killed by an oncoming subway train defended his actions on Wednesday, saying there was "no way" he could have saved the victim.


"The only thing I could think of at that time was to try and alert the driver [of the train] with my camera flash," R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer, said in an interview with the "Today" show.

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Abbasi was on another assignment for the tabloid on Monday when he saw Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old from Queens, N.Y., hurled from the 49th Street station platform onto the tracks by a man who seemed to be deranged.


"From the periphery of my eye I saw a body fly onto the tracks," Abbasi said. "There was a collective gasp, and that caugh tmy total attention."


The photographer said he fired off his flash 49 times. "If you look carefully into the eyes of the conductor you see two lights,"Abbasi continued. "I think those are my flash lights that are being reflected."


Terrence Legree, the train's motorman, told the Daily News he frantically tried to activate the emergency brakes."I saw the guy, and I did what I was trained to do,"Legree said. "You're hopeful you're going to stop, but you don't have control of the train at that point."


Han was struck by the downtown Q train. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


Witnesses told DNAInfo.com that Han struggled for about a minute to pull himself up before being hit.


"What really surprises me is the people who were 100 feet or 150 feet away from Mr. Han did not reach out to help him," Abbasi said."The people standing near the 50th street exit could have grabbed him and moved him."


The Post splashed Abbasi's photo on its front page on Tuesday above the headline, "DOOMED. "Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die," the paper declared. The cover drew intense criticism from readers, fellow journalists and Han's family.


"They are shocked," Charen Kim, a lawyer for Han's wife and daughter, told the Daily News."They can't believe that their father's picture is out there, about to get hit by a train."


"That is not my decision," Abbasi said of the paper's decision to publish his photo on the cover. "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."


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 I could've rescued Mr. Han."


The man police believe pushed Han, Naeem Davis, was charged with Han's murder on Wednesday. The 30-year-old was taken into police custody on Tuesday near Rockefeller Center in midtown.





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Post time 2012-12-6 22:08:48 |Display all floors
1 minute is definitely enough time to pull that guy up~
this is the mentality of people nowadays...no one will come to your rescue~
this happened in China too...an old woman struck by a car...then the car fled leaving the poor old woman lying in agony on the road...all the people just stand there and watch...even took photographs...but non going in to help...just stand there and watch...WTF is wrong with people nowadays~...
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Post time 2012-12-6 22:13:22 |Display all floors
This accident is interesting because it has been the subject of much debate in the US.
One of the major points was that placing this picture and caption on the front page was disrespectful and morally reprehensible to the family of the victim, because he is still alive at that stage plus some other points.


Secondly, if the cameraman had time to shoot 49 flash shots then he should have instead rushed those few yards and pulled up the victim. It was further stated that blinding the train driver 49 times was not necessarily beneficial for the driver in that people often take pictures of trains arriving, and by the time the driver realized it was not the ordinary situation it may have cause a delay in braking.


Thirdly, there were other people who had time to do something and help the victim but they just stood there watching and did not rush to help.


Finally, some comments subject that because the victim was an Asian that people did not feel it was their place to do anything.


Whatever the comments, it was overall felt that for the one minute that the victim thrashed around trying to climb back onto the platform that it was sufficient time to save his life.

Do you think that he could have been saved or was he also a victim of a ‘couldn’t care less attitude …………   ?????







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Post time 2012-12-6 22:13:37 |Display all floors
Don't expect more intelligence among those dumbs who queuing 3 days to show off the last Ishit. The more hightech gadget stuff we get, the less brain we have. Sht, Sht, shT! We have so many opportunities to be shameful about humanity these days!

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slimpanda Post time: 2012-12-6 22:08
1 minute is definitely enough time to pull that guy up~
this is the mentality of people nowadays...n ...

Thank you I have just missed this as I posted a further comment  ........

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Post time 2012-12-6 22:36:47 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-12-6 22:14
Thank you I have just missed this as I posted a further comment  ........

Cheers  ..........   : ...

there are people here alike those people that stand there and watch and took photographs~
i can 100% confirm = seneca and his cronies~
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yasawakic Post time: 2012-12-6 22:13
Don't expect more intelligence among those dumbs who queuing 3 days to show off the last Ishit. The  ...

Thanks  ........   


Do you think we as people in all lands have lost the ability to care about others  .......   ?

Do we see it as the other guys job  .......      


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