A 19-Year-Old Canadian Girl Was Beaten To Death And It Was Posted To Facebook Live

Submitted by: 5cats 3 months ago in News & Politics


The body of 19-year-old Serena McKay was found two Sunday nights ago near a home in Sagkeeng, a community 100 kilometres (62 miles) northeast of Winnipeg. She had been reported missing earlier that day. She was beaten to death, brutally, and it turns out two short videos were posted of it on Facebook.

Two local girls, 16 and 17-years-old, have been charged, but what's more worrying is that people posting deaths to Facebook Live is becoming a growing trend. They're basically snuff films without the sex and a lot of people are surprised that Facebook isn't doing a whole lot to put a end to them.

News coverage of this will be highly censored, as their names or any identification even after they are convicted are forbidden by Canadian law. Even after they turn 18, no one will be legally allowed to identify them. (Unless it gets raised to adult court, which is extremely unlikely, and even then could be prohibited)

Apparently it is possible to find these videos in various archives? But I sure don't want to see them...
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Male 2,687
5cats feeding off of sorrow again. we need more trayvon martin post 5cats. 
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rumham thanks numbered cat
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Male 39,207
Is anyone having trouble accessing IAB using FireFox ? Log in, go to a page, have to log in again. Comment disappears and have to log in again.

IA reaches IAB, but it's not a smooth interaction. A few glitches.

Anyone? Or just me ?
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Male 39,207
Gerry1of1 Today FireFox seems to be working fine.  I am going to assume the Grand Poobah FancyLad fixed it.
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Male 39,684
Gerry1of1 Several features don't work for me using IE, but when I use Chrome it randomly locks up my PC so... I only use it to make submissions :p
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Male 31
Gerry1of1 

Yea, I still have all of those same problems.
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Male 569
Gerry1of1 Ya, you're right.  I don't normally use FF but I just tried it to see and as soon as I enter a thread, I'm logged out and I have to log back in.
(FF 53.0.2 / 64, fyi)
No issues with Chrome or IE, though.
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irk Posting this from firefox 53.0.2 (on a mac).  I use chrome all the time without any issues.
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Male 3,707
That is absolutely horrible, the woman who killed her ought to face the stiffest penalties Canada has.
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Male 39,684
monkwarrior It's highly likely they'll both be out of jail when they turn 18. That may be long before the trial is over, so they will essentially be released after being found guilty. Ironic that the longer the trial continues? The longer they may stay in custody. That's only if they aren't released pending trial of course.

Several years back? A 16 year-old 'boy' brutally beat, raped, stabbed and tortured a woman to death. He got... 2 years and "traditional community healing ceremonies" as his sentence. And complete annonimity, so we'll never know if he re-offended as an adult or not. 
Canada's "Justice" system is an international joke.
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Male 569
monkwarrior Oh, ya, not to worry.  I'm sure she'll get the hardest slap on the wrist we can possibly provide.
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Male 9,055
You guys don't try 16 and 17 year olds as adults up there? Shit, we do it all the time. I think we've even done it with 12 year olds.
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Male 569
holygod No, we don't but I wish the fuck we did.  Apparently we prefer to protect them from their own immature actions and give them another shot at being good human beings by not ruining their heretofore sterling reputations  (I'm paraphrasing the law but it's in the ballpark).  Don't ruin their lives just because of a youthful indiscretion like murder, ffs.
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Male 39,207
holygod Yes, the US will try a 12 year old as adult. But no other country in the civilize world tries children as adults.  But then, the only other countries with a death penalty are 3rd world countries.
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Male 9,055
Gerry1of1 Most of the U.S. is a third world country.
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Male 39,207
holygod That's quite a lot of exaggeration. Poor in the US have an obesity problem. Not something that plagues the poor in Somalia
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Male 9,055
Gerry1of1 Hyperbole
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Male 2,687
holygod hyper bowl wtf is that here in murica we have bowls
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Male 9,055
They were Muslim refugees right? 
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Male 3,801
Somehow "The Western World" has lost control of a large segment of it's kids. Somehow they can't distinguish between right and wrong and have no concept of responsibility, consequence and punishment. Somehow.
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Male 39,684
trimble Drugs, alcohol, gangs, lack of parents. Sad isn't it. (not a question eh?)
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Male 2,687
5cats you are a SJW... right?
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Male 2,687
rumham and  say this in the context of being a warrior of social justice is hated upon by your ilk. except...
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Male 39,207
trimble Not the western world... the USA
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Male 3,801
Gerry1of1 Oh there have been some real dandy cases in the UK and others.
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Male 8,267
trimble Not somehow, it has always been.  New technology just makes it seem more apparent.  

I'm no fan of Facebook, as I think it is run in a politically biased way.  But you really can't blame them for this.  They offered a new flashy thing to its members, and some are using it for bad things. 

Seeing as I don't see Facebook being able to monitor this in real time, the only way they'll be able to stop it is to remove that function. Which deprives everyone due to the actions of a few.

Kids are doing what kids always do, but now it's on social display.

To paraphrase Jerry Clower, "If I had had a brand new Lincoln car when I was a kid, not only would I have stole those watermelons, but I'd have gotten away with them, too."
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Male 1,599
megrendel Agreed.

There were always cops shooting black people for no reason.

There were always people being abused by corporations.

There were always overly slutty people, and overly judgmental people.

...the list goes on and on.

The only difference is that now, we have cameras...and now, attention whores are even more incentivized to do things like kill, bomb, maim, whatever "extreme" thing they want to do in order to get the attention that they crave.

The sad thing is, we kinda give them that attention.
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