12-year-old girl live streams her suicide in front yard >Cedartown, Georgia ジョージア州
By Sophia Rosenbaum January 12, 2017 | 11:38am | NewYorkPost
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A tormented Georgia girl livestreamed her suicide in her front yard ― and local police say they are powerless to take down the disturbing, now-viral footage.
Katelyn Nicole Davis, 12, filmed her hanging outside her Cedartown home on Dec. 30 after claiming that she had been sexually abused by a family member.
She spent the first half of the 42-minute video talking about the assault before saying “goodbye.”
Katelyn then kicked out a bucket that she’d been standing on.
But the video doesn’t end after Davis takes her last breath.
Instead, it continues ― showing her dangling from a tree for about 20 minutes while a woman shouts her name off camera, according to the Daily Mail.
Cops didn’t arrive in time to save her, and she was pronounced dead at the Polk Medical Center.
Since her death, the troubling video of her suicide has been seen worldwide.
Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said he received his first call from a cop in California who saw the video.
Since then, his office has been inundated with calls to get involved.
But Dodd said he has no jurisdiction over social media and could only ask sites to remove the video.
“We want it down as much as anyone for the family and it may be harmful to other kids,” he told Fox 5 Atlanta. “We contacted some of the sites. They asked if they had to take it down and by law, they don’t.”
He added, “But it’s just the common, decent thing to do in my opinion.”
The video was removed from Katelyn’s personal Facebook page, but is still circulating on other sites.
Facebook’s “Community Standards” has a special section devoted to graphic content.
“We remove graphic images when they are shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence,” the policy states.
Just days before killing herself, Davis detailed the claims of abuse on her blog, where she went by the name ITZ Dolly.
She claimed that she was beaten with a studded belt and that a male relative “tried to rape” her, according to Coosa Valley News.
Davis also said she had been researching different ways to end her life.