Internet Video Voyeurism at its Worst … Abraham K. Biggs Commits Suicide on “lifecasting” website as People Just Watch

 

Internet Voyeurism … teen commits suicide on onlookers watch. What a way to get attention, notoriety and make your site meter spin.

So you think 24/7 live streaming video on the internet is a good thing. You think that uncensored, unvetted live streaming video is a benefit and has redeeming social qualities? Yesterday in Broward County, FL it was taken to its worse extreme. 19 year old Abraham K. Biggs, who went by the screen names “CandyJunkie” and “Mr Biggs” committed suicide as onlookers watched via live streaming video. Biggs posted suicide note:

Abraham K Biggs

Abraham K. Biggs

Mr Biggs then posted his suicide note, where he said he had hurt other people and hated himself for being a failure. “I am an a@#hole I have let everyone down and I feel as though I will never change or never improve. I am in love with a girl and I know that I am not good enough for her.”

Above is the note that Biggs had earlier in the day posted that he was going to commit suicide later that night and all were welcome to watch.

A TEENAGER has apparently committed suicide in front of a live webcam after being encouraged by people online.

19-year-old Florida resident Abraham K. Biggs, who went by the screen names “CandyJunkie” and “Mr Biggs”, told users on a bodybuilding forum he would be committing suicide that night and invited them to watch the live video.

The forum moderators allegedly ignored the post – assuming it was a prank – while other users posted insults and even egged him on.

That is correct. People ignored Bigg’s post and actually egged the teen on and made insulting posts as the teen took several pills, laid down on his bed and stopped breathing. What has this world come to? Forum members actually insulted Biggs as he died. Finally as the video rolled live viewers were able to contact local police who broke down Bigg’s door and found the 19 year old dead. According to reports, 1500 people viewed as Biggs committed suicide. Unbelievable.

The 19-year-old lay on his bed and only after several hours of no movement did others begin to take him seriously. With the video still running, forum members managed to contact the local police who eventually broke down the door, found the body and switched off the camera. Up to 1,500 people were viewing the feed, according to one report.

A video clip posted on the net shows a police officer entering the room, his handgun drawn, as he checks for any sign of life. Local police said they were investigating a suspected suicide and the death was confirmed by the Broward County medical examiner.

Mr Biggs was a member of the bodybuilding.com forum under the name CandyJunkie and was known as Feels Like Ecstasy on justin.tv. He apparently had threatened before to commit suicide.

Biggs committed suicide while broadcasting himself on Justin.tv, a live video streaming website. In the end Justin.tv takes no responsibility for providing a communication media that has no checks. They place the responsibility on the users and forum members. How convenient. It is also convenient that many of the hateful comments and posts by forum members have been edited and deleted.

Justin.tv is an open network of thousands of live streaming channels.

It is based in San Francisco and is named after Justin Kan, its first star.

“We regret that this has occurred and respect the privacy of the broadcaster and his family during this time. We have policies in place to discourage the distribution of distressing content and our community monitors the site accordingly. This content was flagged by our community, reviewed, and removed according to our terms of service,” Justin.tv CEO Michael Seibel said in an e-mail.

The video feed has been taken down but video clips have been posted elsewhere on the net and copies of the suicide note can also be found.

Many of the forum posts have been deleted by those who made them.

Abraham Biggs, 19, Was Egged On by Fellow Bloggers, Cops Say

“People were egging him on and saying things like ‘go ahead and do it, faggot,’ said Wendy Crane, an investigator at the Broward County Medical Examiner’s office.

UPDATE I: Family Outraged, Distraught Over Florida Teen’s Webcam Suicide

What is the responsibility of a web site and their viewers when it comes to a situation like what happened in the suicide of 19 year old Abraham Biggs?

The family of a college student who killed himself in front of an Internet audience say they’re horrified his life ended before virtual spectators and infuriated that viewers and Web site operators didn’t act sooner to save him.

Only after police arrived to find Abraham Biggs dead in his father’s bed did the webcam feed stop Wednesday — 12 hours after the 19-year-old Broward College student first declared on a Web site that he hated himself and planned to die.

“It didn’t have to be,” said the victim’s sister, Rosalind Bigg. “They got hits, they got viewers, nothing happened for hours.”



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  • Comments

    48 Responses to “Internet Video Voyeurism at its Worst … Abraham K. Biggs Commits Suicide on “lifecasting” website as People Just Watch”

    1. Richard on November 21st, 2008 10:36 am

      I guess we can’t go much further downhill than this … what’s next, online cannibalism? (Or has it happened already?)

      Seems to me that some of those who stood by and jeered can be prosecuted.

    2. da_wench on November 21st, 2008 11:04 am

      I hope those who watched have trouble sleeping now. How much more desensitized is our society going to become?

    3. katablog.com on November 21st, 2008 12:06 pm

      I’m with Richard, we live in a very sick world. However I’ll take this back to things like Clinton getting away with lying to the American people while having a sexual relationship with a 19 year old Intern. Added to this the political campaigns where any goes in order to win. No one seems bothered by lies, dirty tricks, making fun of Sarah Palin with false info and phony pictures. Name calling with you disagree with someone is the norm these days. Making fun of people is just fin. It’s an ugly world.

    4. chris on November 21st, 2008 12:49 pm

      who really cares, people die every day. Consider watching it happen a learning experience

    5. Mis-Underestimated on November 21st, 2008 12:57 pm

      My question is different than everyone elses.
      Why did this young man feel the need to do this on a webcam?

    6. Michelle on November 21st, 2008 1:35 pm

      You will see more & more of this kind of thing happening if people keep turning away from GOD. Too many of these young kids do not have any regard for human life. Obviously it makes them feel good about themselves to put others down. How sick do you have to be to want to watch someone commit suicide? What is it going to take to make people understand that there are consequences for your actions? Taunting someone instead of reaching out to help someone. Making fun of someone because they are different. Bullying because you think it’s cool. It happens everyday and it needs to stop. There is nothing funny or cool about someone committing suicide or murdering another person. Anybody who thinks it is has some serious issues and needs to get help.

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    9. katablog.com on November 21st, 2008 3:52 pm

      #4 What a horrible comment. Who cares? A live human being died because people didn’t encourage him to live!

      I suppose you are one of those who are against the war in Iraq because people die.

    10. idiot patrol on November 21st, 2008 4:18 pm

      I guess we can think that #4 chris above was one who watched.

      What a pathetic attitude to take and a perfect example of what is wrong with today’s society.

      You are pathetic.

    11. txchic on November 21st, 2008 4:27 pm

      a body building website? so it’s a bunch of morons sitting around on their steroids watching a useless death. unbelievable. i guess with people being beheaded on the net it’s not surprising.

    12. Maggie on November 21st, 2008 4:46 pm

      Well this happened online one night at another site, a person we knew .no web cam though.and one of us called the police in the city they are in and sent them to the house.. didn’t end the same way though as this one did.. Why wouldn’t someone call the police.. Every threat of suicide should be taken seriously. Obviously the guy was having mental issues to threaten it before. The holiday season is one of the worst for that, add on the economy mess now.. I can’t imagine sitting and watching this and doing nothing.

    13. Vaughn on November 21st, 2008 4:46 pm

      It truly is a sad state of affairs for our nation when 1500 people can sit idlely by and find entertaining, the anguish and misery tormenting the precious life of a 19 year old young man which unfortunately ended in tragedy. How much lower will America sink?

      I leave you with this quote:

      “Make sure the cry of distress you ignore today, don’t become your cry tomorrow.”

    14. Susan on November 21st, 2008 4:51 pm

      I agree, Chris, you are an insensitive a$$hole for making such a hateful remark in reference to this poor young man’s death!! He was crying out for help, but no one took him seriously or listened…

      The 1,500 who watched should be ashamed of themselves :-(

    15. Michelle on November 21st, 2008 4:54 pm

      I think number 4 just wants attention. Surely they cannot be that insensitive. If so, then I feel sorry for their children if they ever reproduce.

      It’s that kind of attitude that has brought this country down to this level. I thought we as a society had progressed forward, instead it appears some are going backwards as if this is ancient Greece and they are all barbarians. very pathetic

      This guy was only 19 years old, he had his whole life ahead of him. He was obviously reaching out for help and instead only received ridicule.

      This just saddens me that that many people watched this and didn’t do anything to help.

    16. me on November 21st, 2008 6:26 pm

      Maybe all of you should start praying for one another instead of bashing each other on this web-site!

    17. Michelle on November 21st, 2008 7:16 pm

      #16

      Just what makes you think we aren’t praying?

    18. ANewGirl on November 21st, 2008 7:54 pm

      #16—That’s right! When we sign on to any news source or check Google for our daily news and read horrible stories like this—-the first thing many of us do is PRAY! For a better day, a better way.

      What the hell is next? This world is going to hell in a handbasket….while there is still so much that is good—NOTHING, I mean nothing surprises or shocks anymore. We will fast have to all become desensitized to even survive.

      That’s a scary thought right there in and of itself.

      It’s already been a crappy week, now reading this is just the icing on the cake…how depressing.

    19. Fox Fire on November 21st, 2008 8:22 pm

      Such a sad ordeal…

      They say that the more witnesses you have,

      the more they look to the other guy to make the call.

      .

      But, I agree with Me (#16)…

      Bashing and criticizing doesn’t help.

      .

      May he rest in peace with the hope of a better life.

      .

    20. Kate on November 21st, 2008 8:25 pm

      Just when you think society can’t get any worse, you’ve got mothers killing their babies, eight year old boys shooting their fathers, 40 year old woman cyberbullying a 12 year old into committing suicide and now, 1500 people stand by and not only watch someone die, they encourage him. How sick and evil and cruel. Honestly? What kind of a world are we living in? What kind of unfeeling monsters have people become? People are so removed from their feelings, living through the internet and not in today, with what is real and real human contact.It says alot about the mentality and mental health of our society as a whole–and it isn’t looking good. It is a horrible horrible tragedy and a shame. My heart aches for this boy and goes out to his family. I think this new generation is terrifying.

    21. Kay Zee Es on November 21st, 2008 9:45 pm

      Kate ponders…
      “What kind of a world are we living in?”

      Actually, Kate, it is exactly, precisely and indisputably the SAME WORLD that existed for mankind since some of us(not all) learned how to walk without dragging our knuckles.

      Remember Cain killing Abel, remember the Holy Innocents slaughtered because of Herod’s fear of the Christ child?

      Remember the Coliseum with the Christians being fed to the lions? remember the Spanish Inquisition, both in Europe and Mexico, let alone the witch trials in the United States.

      remember Hitler and the Holocaust of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and other Germans who ran counter to the Nazi Philosophy. remember Stalin, Mao and the Gulag archipelago? How’s ’bout North Korea? The list is endless…

      It’s all there, buried deep within our psyche, ready to rear its ugly head. It is our true test of faith to contain it and replace it with whatever religion or philosophy we have to neutralize it, but it is there as it always has been.

      The point is you can’t conquer or change it. The best we can do is contain it. And we do a preety good job of doing that, believe it or not as it could be much worse.

      So take heart, Kate, and concentrate on the positive side of the battle between good and evil. That we give evil to much press is also a problem.

    22. Richard on November 21st, 2008 10:26 pm

      I just wonder … is there something about viewing this from a ‘distance,’ and through the impersonal technological medium of the Web, that made it somehow more acceptable to these people to jeer and scoff?

      Had it happened on the sidewalk in front of their residence, would their reaction have been the same?

      Perhaps the ‘advances’ in electronic media have distanced us from what we behold. Perhaps we have created a TV generation (actually, that’s probably passe now) that sees anything presented on this media as ‘entertainment.’

      Maybe we need less ‘entertainment’ and more soul-searching.

    23. Scared Monkeys on November 21st, 2008 11:12 pm

      What happened with the unfortunate and terrible situation of the suicide of Abraham K. Biggs while live stream video was running is exactly the point I have been making with live stream video of searches for Caylee Anthony in Orlando, FL.

      The lack of a delay or censor is wrong. The live stream aspect plays into the very ills that happened with this suicide.

      It is almost as if people will not be satisfied unless there is some type of horrific outcome. Technology is not supposed to breed irresponsibility.

      Just because many are hiding behind keyboards does not mean you don’t still have responsibilities.

    24. katablog.com on November 21st, 2008 11:32 pm

      Had it happened on the sidewalk in front of their residence, would their reaction have been the same?

      Yes, we saw that too with the old gentleman who was hit by the car and people did nothing.

      People are losing their feelings, emotions, empathy for others, becoming very “me” centered.

    25. Dr Vork on November 22nd, 2008 7:34 am

      We neede more of this.

    26. Richard on November 22nd, 2008 8:21 am

      Kin outraged, distraught over teen’s cyber suicide
      Associated Press

      MIAMI – The family of a college student who killed himself live on the Internet say they’re horrified his life ended before a virtual audience, and infuriated that viewers of the live webcam or operators of the Web site that hosted it didn’t act sooner to save him.

      Only after police arrived to find Abraham Biggs dead in his father’s bed did the Web feed stop Wednesday — 12 hours after the 19-year-old Broward College student first declared on a Web site that he hated himself and planned to die.

      “It didn’t have to be,” said the victim’s sister, Rosalind Bigg. “They got hits, they got viewers, nothing happened for hours.”

      Biggs announced his plans to kill himself over a Web site for bodybuilders, authorities said. He posted a link from there to Justin.tv, a site that allows users to broadcast live videos from their webcams.

      A computer user who claimed to have watched said that after swallowing some pills, Biggs went to sleep and appeared to be breathing for a few hours while others cracked jokes.

      Some members of his virtual audience encouraged him to do it, others tried to talk him out of it, and some discussed whether he was taking a dose big enough to kill himself, said Wendy Crane, an investigator with the Broward County medical examiner’s office.

      Some users told investigators they did not take him seriously because he had threatened suicide on the site before.

      Eventually, someone notified the moderator of the bodybuilding site, who traced Biggs’ location and called police, Crane said. The drama unfolded live on Justin.tv, which allows viewers to post comments alongside the video images.

      As police entered the room, the audience’s reaction was filled with Internet shorthand: “OMFG,” one wrote, meaning “Oh, my God.” Others, either not knowing what they were seeing, or not caring, wrote “lol,” which means “laughing out loud,” and “hahahah.”

      His father, Abraham Biggs Sr., told The Miami Herald he didn’t want to watch the video.

      “We were very good friends,” he said. “It’s wrong that it was allowed to happen.”

      An autopsy concluded Biggs died from a combination of opiates and benzodiazepine, which his family said was prescribed for his bipolar disorder.

      “Abe, i still wish this was all a joke,” a friend wrote on the teenager’s MySpace page, which he described himself as a goodhearted guy who would always be available for his pals, no matter what time of day.

      In a statement, Justin.tv CEO Michael Seibel said: “We regret that this has occurred and want to respect the privacy of the broadcaster and his family during this time.”

      It is unclear how many people watched it happen. The Web site would not say how many people were watching the broadcast. The site as a whole had 672,000 unique visitors in October, according to Nielsen.

      Biggs was not the first person to commit suicide with a webcam rolling. But the drawn-out drama — and the reaction of those watching — was seen as an extreme example of young people’s penchant for sharing intimate details about themselves over the Internet.

      Montana Miller, an assistant professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, said Biggs’ very public suicide was not shocking, given the way teenagers chronicle every facet of their lives on sites like Facebook and MySpace.

      “If it’s not recorded or documented then it doesn’t even seem worthwhile,” she said. “For today’s generation it might seem, `What’s the point of doing it if everyone isn’t going to see it?’”

      She likened Biggs’ death to other public ways of committing suicide, like jumping off a bridge.

      Crane said she knows of a case in which a Florida man shot himself in the head in front of an online audience, though she didn’t know how much viewers saw. In Britain last year, a man hanged himself while chatting online.

      Miami lawyer William Hill said there is probably nothing that could be done legally to those who watched and did not act. As for whether the Web site could be held liable, Hill said there doesn’t seem to be much of a case for negligence.

      “There could conceivably be some liability if they knew this was happening and they had some ability to intervene and didn’t take action,” said Hill, who does business litigation and has represented a number of Internet-based clients. But “I think it would be a stretch.”

      Condolences poured into Biggs’ MySpace page, where the mostly unsmiling teen is seen posing in a series of pictures with various young women. On the bodybuilding Web site, Biggs used the screen name CandyJunkie. His Justin.tv alias was “feels_like_ecstacy.”

      Bigg described her brother as an outgoing person who struck up conversations with Starbucks baristas and enjoyed taking his young nieces to Chuck E. Cheese. He was health-conscious and exercised but was not a bodybuilder, she said.

      “This is very, very sudden and unexpected for us,” the sister said. “It boggles the mind. We don’t understand.”

    27. Murph on November 22nd, 2008 9:02 am

      Chris, you are a sick . I am sure your life is a unhappy one, however maybe this makes you happy. Good luck with your happy thoughts! Normal caring humans do not think this way. Seek help!

    28. Marsha on November 22nd, 2008 11:16 am

      Very sad indeed. However, I’m completely unsurprised at what people are capable of at this point. On the news over here, a woman was stabbed in a supermarket by a purse snatcher. People WALKED over her as she bled to death, except for the few who stopped to TAKE PICTURES as she lay dying. Not surprisingly, she died because no one cared to help. These things are just sad and sickening.

    29. carl on November 22nd, 2008 12:11 pm

      The tragedy is not only that people watched, and did nothing, but that these drugs “caused” him to commit suicide – no one is reporting on these dangerous drugs – along with antidepressants – which write millions of prescriptions every year. Follow the money!

      Watch…..
      ‘Making A Killing’
      parts 1 to 10

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sYhTdeLRM8&feature=related

    30. Fox Fire on November 22nd, 2008 4:44 pm

      sense of empathy for one another would rather see a man die in his bed than to reach out to help. While even God, himself, promises that he will change our bed, everyday, when we become sick. He above all knows the trials and tribulations that we are under in a world that shows no natural affection for one another. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one and he is angrily looking for someone to devour. Abraham Biggs, like Jonah, would have rather have been dead than to suffer the pain of living in a violent world that he didn’t quite fit into. He is not forgotten; he is, merely, asleep; washed clean of his sin through the grace of our loving creator.

      He will rise, again.

      Keep faith. This is, only a temporary condition and the God of love and mercy, will understand. We are all bombarded by self-doubt, hopelessness and have a hard time seeing ourselves in a heartless world as the Devil, himself, tears at our hearts, constantly, hoping to cause unhappiness and distress among brothers… especially, family members. As Job endured under great hardship, so shall we, as we come under attack in his futile attempt to curse God, himself. We shall take refuge in Jehovah and remember the sneak preview that Jesus provided for us when all the sick shall pick up their beds and there will be a resurrection of the dead. Every tear will be washed from their eyes and mourning and crying and death will be no more.

      God? Be with the Family of Abraham Biggs at this most difficult time and give them faith, as we know we are living in the time of the end, critical times, hard to deal with. Forgive us, all, as we fall short of your glory. We pray for your holy spirit to protect us from temptation and deliver us from evil, with our eyes on the prize. May your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Through Christ we pray…

      Amen.

    31. Fox Fire on November 22nd, 2008 4:58 pm

      Ooops!

      .

      The signs of the times?

      You made your bed, now, sleep in it!

      .

      The world, in which we live, having no sense of empathy for one another would rather see a man die in his bed than to reach out to help. While even God, himself, promises that he will change our bed, everyday, when we become sick. He, above all, knows the trials and tribulations that we live under in a world that shows no natural affection for one another. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one and he is angry, as a lion, looking for someone to devour. Abraham Biggs, like Jonah, would have rather have been dead than to suffer the pain of living in a violent world that he didn’t quite fit into. He is not forgotten; he is, merely, asleep; washed clean of his sin through the grace of our loving creator.

      He will rise, again.

      Keep faith. This is, only a temporary condition and the God of love and mercy, will understand. We are all bombarded by self-doubt, hopelessness and have a hard time seeing ourselves in a heartless world as the Devil, himself, tears at our hearts, constantly, hoping to cause unhappiness and distress among brothers… especially, family members. As Job endured under great hardship, so shall we, as we come under attack in his futile attempt to curse God, himself. We shall take refuge in Jehovah and remember the sneak preview that Jesus provided for us when all the sick shall pick up their beds and there will be a resurrection of the dead.

      He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be any more.

      We pray that God be with the Family of Abraham Biggs at this most difficult time and give them faith, as we know we are living in the time of the end, critical times, hard to deal with. Forgive us, all, as we fall short of your glory. We pray for your holy spirit to protect us from temptation and deliver us from evil, with our eyes on the prize. May your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Through Christ we pray…

      Amen.

    32. tomatoplace on November 22nd, 2008 9:50 pm

      this is so funny.

      Abraham Biggs was just an attention whore… too bad he didn’t charge for the viewer access.

      Maybe someone could sell the video too Pay-Per-View

    33. tomatoplace on November 22nd, 2008 9:51 pm

      so…

      I DID CALL THE POLICE THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF WATCHING!

      but the police said that the internet is full of hoax’s.

    34. chris on November 23rd, 2008 10:50 am

      i feel bad for him

    35. me on November 23rd, 2008 6:05 pm

      Let us all end the comments of this tragic story and put it to rest….I am sure his family is suffering enough…..Say your prayers and hug your children alittle tighter tonight….

    36. Ed on November 23rd, 2008 7:16 pm

      May God have mercy on his soul. I hope he was not in the right state of mind. I would not want to have to face the ultimate Judge with that on my list of sins. I wonder if people still know that it cab be a ticket to hell to take one;s life

    37. Fox Fire on November 24th, 2008 1:53 am

      Chris #34:

      Thank you. It takes a brave person to admit that he may have said something in haste. This incident should not be forgotten, or swept under the rug like so many cases of suicide do. There is a lesson to be learned; and, perhaps because of Abraham K. Biggs, we can learn to be better people and more sensitive to the needs of others.

      .

      Ed:

      There is no sin that is unforgivable. Besides, depression is a fatal disease, not something to ignore or belittle. Feelings of suicide is something that people need to talk about and should be met with kindness, understanding and compassion. Just as with any other illness that is capable of killing, it should be taken seriously.

      God is love.

    38. Ed on November 24th, 2008 8:01 am

      there is one unforgivable sin. Matthew 13 talks about it

    39. Fox Fire on November 25th, 2008 6:40 am

      Ed:

      I suppose I spoke in haste. There is one unforgivable sin and that is to sin against the holy spirit. Once given holy spirit, as imperfect humans, we, still, are sinners. However to blast the Holy Spirit, to ridicule and to deny it’s existence, once it’s been bestowed upon us, is unforgivable.

      As was evident in Moses not being allowed to enter into the promised land, we are not to take credit for works that are performed by God. That is why I say, I serve only one master and any good that comes from Him is a blessing, not bestowed upon you by me, but by Him. Christ, himself, said that he relied, not upon his own initiative.

      God is a happy god, the reader of hearts and no wickedness is found in him. Just and true, he warns us of the snares of the Devil and one of those snares is to make us feel worthless, hopeless and alienated. The wages of sin is death. But, death is only a temporary condition because he promises us a resurrection. All those lying in the memorial tombs will live again, unless they have died at the hand of God.

      .

      Read Jonah and come to know that, even a man chosen by God to become a prophet felt the urge to die. First out of fear, for Nineveh; then out of embarrassment for telling the people of Nineveh of their pending doom, only to have God accept their repentance…

      Nineveh was another city founded by Nimrod, a sister city to Babylon. The violence practiced in that city was unspeakable. Their gates were lined with the dying; people threaded on a stake poking out of the ground who would endure days of suffering before, finally, dying. Beheading was common practice and the skulls of the dead were used as balls to be kicked around by their children at play.

      .

      The following is a description of the city, that eventually, was destroyed.

      Nahum 3:1-19

      Woe to the city of bloodshed. She is all full of deception [and] of robbery. Prey does not depart! There is the sound of [the] whip and the sound of the rattling of [the] wheel, and the dashing horse and the leaping chariot. The mounted horseman, and the flame of [the] sword, and the lightning of [the] spear, and the multitude of slain ones, and the heavy mass of carcasses; and there is no end to the dead bodies. They keep stumbling among their dead bodies; owing to the abundance of the acts of prostitution of the prostitute, attractive with charm, a mistress of sorceries, she who is ensnaring nations by her acts of prostitution and families by her sorceries.

      “Look! I am against you,” is the utterance of Jehovah of armies.

    40. Fox Fire on November 25th, 2008 9:24 pm

      Sounds a lot like Aruba, doesn’t it?

      Practicing magic…

      Against the Power of Jehovah?

      Pifffft!

      .

      :)

    41. Ed on November 26th, 2008 5:49 am

      Fox Fire

      thanks for the reply.

      I always interpeted that the blasphemy of the Holy Spirt as being the total rejection of God thru despair. When one takes thier own life. they are in total despair and reject God.Thus can’t be forgiven because thay are dead. I think there are circunstances that people are not responsible for thier actions if they are insane. In any case it is not for us to judge. The orginal point I was making was that I hope this guy fit this category. I hope God forgives all.
      Thanks again and hope may God’s peace be with you always

    42. Fox Fire on November 26th, 2008 10:26 pm

      Thank you, Ed…

      and

      So, with you.

      Difference is:

      Jonah had Jehovah in his life,

      and, in-spite of all the drama…

      Jehovah loved him.

      .

      He lived on…

      wrote the book…

      and came to represent the three days
      that Jesus would lie in his Memorial
      Tomb before his resurrection.

      So if you’re ever sad… think about him.

      :)

    43. Michael Stortz on November 28th, 2008 7:20 pm

      You Godniks are full of it! There is nothing anyone could have done to save the guy. He was probably dead within 15 minutes, long before anyone could have gotten to him. You were so quick to condemn all the people who were watching the event, but most of them probably didn’t believe he was really serious, and anyway, some of them DID call the police, and weren’t taken seriously. You Godniks are judgmental, people-hating hypocrites. The only people of whom you DO approve are, apparently, those religiously identical to yourselves. You probably hope we all kill each other so you can say the Revelations-spouting doomsayers were right. You salivate over the thought of Armaggedon. YOU are the problem with the “world today.” YOU are the Pharisees and Saducees. Get off your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, self-righteous horses and join the real world, before you find out there is no hell and you’ve been the impediment which has slowed down, almost to a stop, human progress, and you and other true believers like you (of all faiths) are the ones who have contributed most mightily to human suffering throughout all of history.

    44. Jack Mehoff on March 21st, 2009 11:30 am

      If the kid’s family didn’t have the strength and guts to help this mental case, why should we expect 1500 strangers to help? He was a lost cause and fell through the cracks. That’s life, that’s just the way it is. Biggs was done and wasn’t gonna stop, because nobody in his physical life took the time to help.

      By the time this crap gets to the live internet, it’s too late to expect the voyeurs to stop it.

    45. somebodyudontknow on April 11th, 2009 11:03 pm

      how racially ironic that this info is posted on “scaredmonkeys.com”
      ____________
      SM: We allow ignorant comments through sometimes to show everyone just how dangerous ignorance can be.

      This asshat is so free to throw out racism accusations without even attempting to try and back up such slander. The fact is they can’t. Those that throw out the racism accusation are in themself racist.

      Scared Monkeys has covered more stories for missing persons of any color. It does not matter.

      I do believe in what Martin Luther King Jr. stated and that all people should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. The key word here is “ALL”.

      What happened to Abraham Biggs was tragic and even worse that no one was there to prevent it. No one should feel that hopeless.

      To the Haters … get a clue, find a hobby and do something with your live that is productive. Find some joy.

      RED

    46. Happy lil Teen on May 26th, 2009 3:31 pm

      i was one of the people who watched it i told him not to do joke around about it and it looked like he wasn’t gonna commit suicide but then some faggot told him to do it saying he had no life ;( i hate the kids that act without thinking, it ruins the world we live in today.

    47. pissed off! on September 29th, 2010 11:58 pm

      I was reading bout Megan Taylor Meier the young girl that hung her self and I ran across Abraham K Biggs story. So I started reading bout him.. I can’t believe how many people sat there and watched that video and did nothing.He even left his cell number and people took advantage of that and called him leaving nasty voice mails. I think “everyone of yall that talked shit and posted evil stuff shouldve gotten in trouble.. Yall should be behind bars cause yall are sick!”You knw what’s funny though yall can get away with it down here but one day yall are going to have to be face to face with the man upstairs. Yall are going to have to answer to him.. I would so hate to be in yall shoes.. “Really it took 12 hrs for someone to get off there lazy ass to make a phone call! That’s F-up! But this is something yall are going to have to live with. “Sucks to be yall” R.I.P Abe biggs.

    48. Kamil on December 8th, 2011 7:32 pm

      this is to the person who said who cares… everyone cares imagine seeing your parents dien right in front of you and you watched them or your brother or sister it would hurt so dont say who cares because everybody cares they feel pain that the person who died felt it is one of the most devastating things in life and it destroys our lives to the deppression and sucidal thoughts it hurts every one and if you dont feel that there is someone you need in your life that loves you

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