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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010 edited
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    From facebook...

    IMPORTANT REQUEST FOR MY FACEBOOK FAMILY
    by Joe Jusko on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:47am
    I have a huge favor to ask of my Facebook family.
     
    My 21 year old nephew and Godson Christopher Jusko, my brother's only child was murdered in New York City on Monday morning. He was ambushed in the hallway of a Lower East Side tenement building.  His throat was cut and he was then stabbed in the back, stumbled down two flights of stairs and died on the sidewalk.
     
    http://evgrieve.com/2010/10/report-no-bail-in-seventh-street.html
     
    Someone with absolutely no conscience snapped a cell phone pic of his body before the police arrived and sent it to GAWKER.com who published it, unlike every reputable news site that ran photos of the covered body. Even followers of GAWKER have posted comments questioning or outright condemning the publication of the photo.  Repeated requests by me and my family to have photo removed have been answered with only arrogantly dismissive or demeaning emails from GAWKER's Editor in Chief.
     
    To give my request context the photo in question is viewable here though looking at it is not necessary. GRAPHIC IMAGE. View at your own discretion.
    http://gawker.com/5672876/east-village-man-stabbed-to-death 
     
    We are now hoping an email campaign that inundates them with enough negative feedback will result in the removal of the photo. Everyone in my family is having as many people as possible try to help., though I have no doubt the most far reaching voice.
     
    If everyone who has friended me here on Facebook could see fit to taking a few minutes to write this arrogant little shit a note it would mean the world to my entire family.
     
    The Editor in Chief's name is Remy Stern and the email is remy@gawker.com
     
    Thank you all in advance for your kind consideration in this matter.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Joe Jusko & family
     
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    Oh my gods, that's horrible. Who would DO that?
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010 edited
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    [edited; I didn't read the post carefully.]

    Jesus.
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    My sympathies. I've posted a note on my Facebook page.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    I have an urge to put this on 4chan. The problem is their unpredictability. They might decide to hack Gawker into submission (my preferred result) or put the photo all over the internet.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010 edited
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    I have an urge to put this on 4chan. The problem is
    NYPA.

    (Not to be dismissive, mind: my sympathies to the family -- but start turning this into a vendetta thing instead of a support thing and it's gonna get nasty(er). This is the internets.)
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      CommentAuthorDstinct
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    Congrats to everyone who sent an email to em. The pic has been taken down.

    j
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    I used to enjoy Gawker and their collective, like Consumerist and Lifehacker, but man...I jokingly described that site to someone as TMZ or Perez Hilton with an "The Atlantic"-esque attitude.

    It's not really joking though...just sadly true.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    GAWKER.COM SITUATION HAS BEEN RESOLVED!
    THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED!!!! I cannot thank all of you who jumped in to help resolve the GAWKER,COM problem. My family thanks you for your diligence, your understanding and your support today...
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2010
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    The above was from Joe.