Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas
The reason so many people we're fired and the main reason charges are being filed is that there is tape recording of the DJ's joking about the
dangers and talking about the kid in Chico who had died from water intoxification. The played the tape on the news here last night and one of the
hosts is asking the other one "isn't this dangerous, didn't like some kid die from this last year?" to which he replied "yeah but we'll stop
them once they throw up and besides they signed a relase so it's not our problem" (quotes paraphrased).
This again shows the Dj's bad taste, ill-timed dark humor, and a cavalier attitude toward the possible risks, but it also implies the DJ's probably
did not think there was any real risk of death in their specific contest that morning.
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas The sheriff's office also got information that the radio station received several calls from
people warning the DJ's about the dangers of this contest and that someone wouldn't neccessarily throw up prior to having irreversible
They laughed these off and went on with the scheduled contest.
Most likely these Dj's humor, and the fact they seem to ignore, or mock the warning phone calls were because they were sure the station, those
involved in conceiving of the contest, rules etc had everything under control-even any medical risks-thus there were none for them to worry about.
Their jokes about "they signed a waiver" is a show of that really, not that they wouldn't care if anyone died-but to joke and mention a waiver is
to have faith the station wouldn't do anything that would actually potentially have leathel risks or would bring the station under condemnation or
financial ruin. You know, that all the bases were covered-even medical risks.
Their attitudes and jokes are bad taste and timing retrospectively now that someone actually died, however their humor shows a faith that there really
wasn't a risk I would think.
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas So here you have a group of people who have some questions as to the safety of their event but
fail to properly investigate how to safely conduct this type of event. These same people disregard several calls that warn them explicitly of the
dangers involved. They conduct their event and someone dies.
I don't think the DJ's had any questions, that hadn't been appeased by other's ivnolved in the contest, nor is it their job or responsibility to
research the safety. Their disregard of phone in warnings isn't as malicious as some would think-I really think they simply didn't think anyone was
really at risk-for whatever reason. Ignorance, misinformation etc.
Some could argue the people who called in to the DJ's should have called into other areas of the station and finally to the police department.
Actually, since the callers just went on-air warning the DJ's maybe those callers are partially responsible themselves. Clearly they did know with a
certainty the imminent risks more than the DJ's, but did they call the police? The way one would if they saw a person endangering or threaning a life
of another in other circumstances?
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas We will never know for sure what the deceased knew about water intoxification ...
Oh I hope thats not true. I'd like to know if the contestants were warned of any potential risks, including but not limited to death. I'd like to
know who conceived of the contest, who approved it, and who was responsible for researching the safety of it, etc.
[edit on 19-1-2007 by 2l82sk8]