Elderly Mocked as They Lay Overdosing on Heroin, Facebook Live

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  1. Wyntre

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    MEMPHIS, TENN. A man who filmed a couple who had overdosed on heroin and were lying unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk as people mocked them is defending his decision to post the video live on Facebook.

    According to police, the two people said they “snorted some heroin” in a nearby Walgreens bathroom,

    At one point in the video, Courtland Garner puts his phone inches from the woman’s face. He and others in the crowd can be heard laughing at the pair. A driver who was passing called 911, and emergency responders were able to revive the married couple.

    Garner is unapologetic, saying he wasn’t the first person on the scene and knew someone already had called for help. He told The Associated Press he shared the video to alert children to the dangers of doing drugs.

    The video has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

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    Many people who commented online criticized Garner for sharing it. He should have offered the couple assistance, they said, instead of sharing the moment on social media.

    Garner said children might benefit from watching the video.

    “I hope one child who sees this video will realize how silly doing drugs makes you look,” he said. “They’ll have that image in their head for life, so they’ll never want to touch a drug like that because they’ll know the results.”

    “What they were doing was children things. It was a spectacle. It made me laugh. They can help themselves,” said Garner. “I know for a fact all the kids are on social media, and when kids see that video, you know what they are going to say? I don’t want to look stupid like that I don’t want to do those drugs,” he told WREG.

    Carla Hiers, 59, and her 60-year-old husband, Ronald, told police they snorted heroin in a nearby drug store bathroom before they were found on the street, said Memphis Police Officer Louis Brownlee. The couple was taken to a hospital and survived the incident. Carla Hiers was taken into custody after police discovered an outstanding warrant on a theft charge and several driving offenses, Brownlee said.

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  2. hellsdead

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    Where r peoples basic sense of duty of care..I guess ppl have alot of diff views on addicts and addiction but yeah just sayin
     
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    unfortunately media and popular culture have so deeply dehumanized those afflicted with this deadly disease... it's like double jeopardy. Your life is already ravaged by the grips of a deadly chronic addiction, and then people mock you and write you off as you lay dying from it. Shitty.
     
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    Oh I couldnt agree more..and whats more if they were dead fair enough but the fact ur using a device that could help save them to mock them..theres something in that
     
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    yeah, like the guy filming later tried to make the excuse that he was trying to teach kids on facebook about the dangers of drug use, and I think if you filmed for a few seconds to show the state they were in, then called for help, it would show a healthier response while getting the point across. But the reality is that we shouldn't coddle people from how ugly addiction is either, this is what it looks like, and hopefully this is ugly enough to shatter the "glamor" that illusions young people into thinking its ok
     
  6. Squid Jones

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    I guess their lives don't matter.
     
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    I was in that area of Memphis Tenn when this happened. The dude who filmed it is a wanna be rapper who goes back and forth between Memphis and LA. He claims....that help was already on the way. Both of these people survived. Drug dealers will admit that they will purposely add a powerful drug to heroin to cause an overdose so their product looks better to the addicts. But they are such nice people that they will try to make sure a heavyset person gets the tainted drugs so they have a better chance to survive. What great people!
     
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    The guy said he was not 1st on the scene......if help has been called why not record it...if it helps even one person it's worthy.....
    I have to admit, it makes me not want to do any drugs......juss sayin,.,.
     
  10. Subzero

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    As a former opiate addict I can tell you someone recording you is the last thing you're worried about. All you care about is not being sick. I wish the people around would have given more of a shit about the people there but then again it's more noteworthy to post something like this on Worldstar hip hop than to get EMTs there to administer narcan. Cunts.
     
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    A lot of heroin now is laced with fentanyl. Gotta be careful people.
     
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    I wouldn't have a problem with someone recording simply for the purpose of documenting the incident. It's not the fact that they're recording or even the fact that they didn't try to help that upsets me. It's the laughing, the giggling, the complete lack of empathy or respect for life. These people actually think that being a shitty person is something to flaunt and to be proud of and it makes me fucking sick.
     
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    And yes, I talk a lot of shit and crack a lot of jokes here on the interwebs. But if some shit were happening right in front of my face where people were on death's doorstep and in need of help you'd see me get serious real quick. It's not the same. Not in my mind, anyway.
     
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    I couldnt agree more
     
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    Big up [email protected] Jones , it takes a certain degree of humanity,
    and my friend you have it
     
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    I would have laughed too, it looks hilarious.
     
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    This disgusts me..ppl filming and laughing..whether a overdose or not..these ppl are in distress and need help.
     
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    Luckily I never overdosed. I was fortunate enough to have family and friends that cared enough for me to assist me in getting help. I was put in a detox program and a year long outpatient program. I was able with baby steps to get my life back in order. Thankfully I had people in my life that have a shit when I was down and out.i just hope these two do as well because doing heroin at sixty is never a good thing.
     
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    ...going back to Romford...
    Posted a BBC doc that followed some users and got their take on fentanyl. It's not that long, 25 mins or so, but an interesting insight.
    It's hosted on openload so turn on your ad blockers. Drugs Map of Britain: Fentanyl, Deadlier Than Heroin
     
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    With that hyena-like laughter, this idiot filming sounds like he's a few cards short of his deck. I found his filming disgusting and it breaks my heart to be reminded that people like him are amongst us.
     
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