7.22.2009

Question Mark Time

I've seen portions of this video all over the news but never this entire clip. Holy cow. That's intense. But here's a question someone else posed: Is ol' Jerry Lepkowski, who had a video camera or phone and kept filming while a family dang near burned to death, a jerk?

19 comments:

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

No, not a jerk, a trial lawyers dream. Clearly a product liability case and now it is on film.

Anonymous said...

Not in my opinion. There were plenty of people available to help. Although, he probably doesn't need to be bossing around the people that are actually helping.

House of R and R said...

Do you think Joe Duty would have done the same thing?

Sandrabag said...

No - I don't think so.

The fact is there are people who would jump into a burning car and those who won't. There were plenty in the crowd who didn't - he was one of them and he just happened to have a camera.

Mike said...

Incredible. And no he not a jerk. There are obviously plenty of people there helping and also obvious that there are people who know what they are doing. If everyone had have been just standing around then maybe he should have put the camera down and done something. Notice at about 1:10 the guy in the yellow shirt take someone that was just standing there and throw him out of the way. My guess he was one of the firefighters (read HEROS) of this scene. The photog did exactly what he should have done, stay out of the way and document the incident.

Anonymous said...

I would say not jerk, you could hear him out of breath after just the short job, he was in no condition to be doing anymore than he did, lest he become the 4th person that needed to be rescued.

Gorilla said...

I would like to buy a beer for that guy that climbed up in that burning car.

soz said...

338, i was thinking the same thing as i watched the beginning of the clip. but man, that was some serious clinch factor video. i think it's pretty tell-tale evidence that most cops and firefighters do what they do for reasons beyond it just being a job. they really believe in their power, ability, and responsibility to protect and serve us. very humbling indeed.

Anonymous said...

What would you have done Barry?

Anonymous said...

No, he sounded elderly and about half retarded.

abbienormyl said...

WWBBD?

Anonymous said...

Yes, 4:23, WWBD?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you need proof of heroism and not just read or hear about it. I think is good for everyone that we all got to actually witness an incredible act of selflessness and heroism.

I would like to think that I could be one of those men if I was put in that situation. I would also like to think that I could be strong enough to step aside when someone else is doing a better job.

Because I saw this, I feel better about the strangers around me. It seems we have become wary of strangers over past few decades. The fact of the matter is, a stranger will save your little boy's life and I just saw it happen. I'm glad that man was there to film it.

Anonymous said...

hey mike, the person he threw out of the way at1:10 was the woman driver

Anonymous said...

For all the sorry readers who bash cops one of the actual rescuers was an off duty police officer. Not some pu_ssy holding a camera. Make your pitfull comments now you spineless ______

Mango's Madness said...

Money before mercy. That is way people think these days.

Anonymous said...

6:53
Your mother was an off duty police officer holding a camera.

Just kidding, nothing to snipe at here. Big applause all around for everyone who did what we'd all hope we'd do in that situation. Some of us have been there and know what we've done, others know what they think they'd do.

Doesn't really have anything to do with holding police power. Only the Hell's Angels think ALL cops are bad, the rest of us only think the bad cops are bad.

Anonymous said...

WWBD! Now that's some funny chit. I think shirts are needed ASAP.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 6:53...
Just to set the record straight, neither of the rescuers being credited with rescuing the people from the burning SUV were police officers. Brothers John and Joel Rechlitz, off-duty firefighters are the people being credited for the rescue of a woman and her two children from a blazing SUV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both men sustained burns to their arms and hands.

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