In a sad testament to the immediacy of the Internet, 19-year-old Abraham K. Biggs committed suicide live on the web-broadcasting site Justin.tv.
Biggs overdosed on pills while on camera and appeared to be breathing for hours until watchers realized he might be serious, at which point they alerted the police. The video kept running until police and EMTs broke Biggs’ door down and blocked the camera’s view
While this is a disturbing and sad situation, hopefully the knee-jerk censorship goons reel in their impulse to gate the tubes. Hopefully those who watched this poor guy’s last moments know what animals they really are.