2017-07-31 16:04:00 UTC
"This just turns my stomach. According to one article i read, only ONE of the parents the police spoke to even got visibly upset. Imagine being told your kid watched someone DIE and just whipped out the video camera and shouted insults.
"The only good part about them not being charged with a crime is that there is no reason to not reveal their names. Their names and faces should be plastered all over every newspaper, Facebook page and website. Considering they are obviously sociopaths, it would be a public safety measure. The local police are probably 100% sure they will be seeing them again."
"They did find an obscure law that requires someone to report a death or finding a dead body, a class 1 misdemeanor. They are looking for more."
And, from CNN:
...Dunn's family initially filed a missing person's report on July 12, three days after he had already drowned. His body was recovered from the water on July 14.
Police had initially said it could be difficult to charge the teens because Florida doesn't have a law that obligates a citizen to render aid or call for help for anyone in distress.
But they have since decided to use a Florida law, also know as the medical examiners statute, which says that it's the "duty of any person" to report a death.
"Typically it's used for people who work in nursing homes, hospitals and care givers. The statute itself is written under the guidelines for a medical examiner. We're hoping it applies here, as well," Martinez said.
She added that it "has never been used in this type of scenario before, but we're going to see if it sticks."
Florida Senator Debbie Mayfield is looking to introduce a "good Samaritan" law in the wake of the incident, according to her legislative assistant. The Republican is reviewing laws in place in states such as Minnesota, Rhode Island and Vermont, which already have laws on the books protecting people who do take action to help people in need...