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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:55 PM

Man Pushed In Front of Subway Train - NY Post Photographer Defends Himself - ''There Is No Way I..''



Man Pushed In Front of Subway Train - NY Post Photographer Defends Himself
NY Post Photographer Defends Himself: 'There Is No Way I Could Have Rescued' Subway Victim
The New York Post received criticism yesterday after publishing photos of a man, who was pushed onto the subway tracks, moments before an oncoming train struck him. Ki Suk Han was later pronounced dead at the hospital and the photos made the Post's front page. R. Umar Abbasi, the freelance photographer who took the photos, also came under fire, and on Wednesday, he defended himself.


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"The widow and daughter of the man pushed to his death on the subway tracks are outraged that a photo was taken just before he was hit by a train.
"They are shocked. They are upset by it," Charen Kim, a lawyer representing victim Ki-Suk Han's grieving wife, Serim, told the Daily News Tuesday night.

"They can't believe that their father's picture is out there, about to get hit by a train," Kim said. "The widow is very upset."

Serim Han's anger over the photo, which was on Tuesday's New York Post front page, was echoed in the media, as "Today" show co-host Al Roker and CNN's Anderson Cooper vented over why onlookers, including the Post freelance photographer, apparently didn't try to save Han.

A police source said Han, 58, was struggling for about 60 seconds to crawl back onto the platform."*

Ki-Suk Han allegedly struggled for 60 second to climb back onto a train platform before he was killed by an oncoming train. Why didn't anyone help him? Why didn't the photographer put down his camera? And furthermore, why did the picture need to be on the cover of the NY Post? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss this inhumane, sleazy photo-op and whether or not anyone will learn from it.

*Read more from Edgar Sandoval and Hutchinson/ New York Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/relatives-man-pushed-death-outraged-photo-article-1.1213683

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/relatives-man-pushed-death-outraged-photo-article-1.1213683#ixzz2EAR3gDf4

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:00 PM

1. 60 seconds is a long time.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:02 PM

2. I doubt he could have actually saved the man.

I still find running the photo morally one notch above a snuff film.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:53 PM

5. The man had one arm up on the ledge. He sure as hell could have been pulled to safety!

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:29 PM

3. 60 seconds is a long time

Why couldn't 2 men have pulled him up? One man may have fallen onto the tracks trying to pull the poor man up, but 2 should have been able to do it. At the stations, they should have a brake that acts as soon as someone falls onto the tracks, or a hole to climb into just in case.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:50 PM

4. +1

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