jamesramertps's video of man's suicide attempt

A Toronto police chief who sing the homages of his officers saving a man from supposedly struggling suicide is facing backlash for post the video to social media.

Chief James Ramer wrote on Thursday that police “attended to a Person in Crisis, a male hanging out of an 8th floor window” at the Roehampton Hotel, which has been a shelter for unhoused parties during the pandemic.

The two-minute video presents several police grasping to the man until beings on the floor below were able to pull him in through that opening. According to Ramer, the officers contained the man up for 12 hours before the save was finished, and he was transported to the hospital “to get the help he needs.”

While Twitter heaped accolade on the officers and onsite protection who were able to save this man’s life, Ramer’s decision to post footage of what appears to have been a mental health issues crisis was more divisive.

“If someone I enjoyed was in the depth of crisis, the last thing I’d want is for anyone to share incident footage, or boast about the support they , on social media, ” wrote Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow.

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However, others pointed out that the video was moving online prior to Ramer sharing it on his own feed.

“It was committed in a public gap, which if purposed poorly would be traumatizing for the thousands of people with a panorama of it, ” one Twitter user said. “We need to see mental health crisis and addiction in order to find a solution.”

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This singular occurrence is part of a larger conversation that’s been brewing considering what kind of real-world content comes shared and becomes viral on social media, and at what notes that intersects a line.

Just in April, an disturbed purchaser filmed a motel work having a mental crisis in a video that went viral and resulted in the employee quitting his job and talking about being suicidal on Reddit due to the harassment and unwanted attending the video brought.

Of course, once something is on the internet, it’s out there forever. But whether institutions and community leaders should abide by a higher, more courteous standard remains an ongoing conversation.

“Just because members of the public are circulating the video doesn’t excuse the police posting it, ” one person noted regarding the Toronto clip. “Other parties “ve got something” improper doesn’t mean the police shouldn’t too be held accountable.”

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline( U.S .) or Samaritans( U.K .).

If you are a teen dealing with depression or other mental health issues, understand PBS.org for a list of resources and organizations that can help you. If you are an adult, receive Mental Health Reserve.

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