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3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio

A 3-year-old died in San Antonio on Saturday after being left in a hot car -- the sixth such death in Texas and the 43rd in the U.S. this year, according to an advocacy group.

Last year, with 54 reported deaths, was the worst on record, KidsAndCars.org said in a statement. Since 1991, Texas ranks first nationally with 131 such fatalities.

Police believe the child's parents, after arriving home from a 6-year-old sibling's T-ball game, may have been distracted, with one thinking the other had removed the toddler from the vehicle.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/year-dies-lef ... d=65775032
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Similar story:

https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/ ... riah_dies/
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Ouch!

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From the Japan thread, this really belongs here. Anax's Mom noted the death of a young lady, possibly suicide, due to cyberbullying. Her death has not been officially ruled as such just yet, but all of the euphemisms appear in play.

Wokket NUZU has addressed it with an article which is difficult to read.

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Doctor X wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 5:44 am From the Japan thread, this really belongs here. Anax's Mom noted the death of a young lady, possibly suicide, due to cyberbullying. Her death has not been officially ruled as such just yet, but all of the euphemisms appear in play.

Wokket NUZU has addressed it with an article which is difficult to read.

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Just to make it even better!
Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

On 23 May, pro-wrestler Hana Kimura, a starring member of the Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 reality TV show on Netflix, was found dead in her Tokyo apartment. She was 22 years old.

Kimura’s suicide followed months of bullying on social media, which reached a peak after “The Costume Incident” aired on the show. During this incident, Kimura shouted at fellow housemate Kai, with whom tensions had been simmering for weeks, hitting his cap off his head after he inadvertently shrank her cherished, expensive wrestling costume in the washing machine.

The online hate Kimura received, in spite of the fact that many viewers felt the outburst was warranted, was widely condemned by fans, celebrities and even Japanese politicians, who said they would bolster countermeasures against online cyberbullies.

However, this week, Kimura’s mother, former pro-wrestler Kyoko Kimura, revealed in an interview with weekly magazine Shuukan Bunshun that “The Costume Incident” was actually staged by the show’s producers.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

Hana’s mother said her daughter spoke to her about the incident on 18 May, five days before her death, during a car ride home from a birthday party held for Hana’s grandmother. Hana was in tears when she spoke, revealing that staff wanted her to act like a pro-wrestler character on the show from the outset, telling her to “turn level-one-type situations up to 100”.

She went on to say that staff behind the scenes really stirred things up before the costume incident, telling her “it’d be fine to go so far as to basically slap the guy across the face”.

Hana said she felt pressured to make the encounter dramatic, but she knew as a pro-wrestler it wouldn’t be right to hit him so she hit the baseball cap on his head instead. Kimura didn’t expect such backlash, given staff on the show were egging her on, which ultimately left her “unable to trust the staff“.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

According to the publication, Kai Kobayashi, the co-star who bore the brunt of Hana’s anger during the incident, also came out to confirm that Hana had spoken to him on numerous occasions about the problem of staged scenes.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

After the magazine containing the interview with Hana’s mother went on sale on 2 July, her revelations created headlines in Japan. However, that same day, Terrace House cast members who lived with Hana during filming of the show were pictured partying on a rooftop in Tokyo.

["Snip!" – Ed.]

Niino went on to share videos of the party on Instagram Stories as well, where a number of Hana’s former housemates appeared to be having a great time, celebrating with cake while inebriated and laughing and joking with each other. In one video, Niino could be seen posing with co-stars Reo Kanao, Emika Mizukoshi, Ruka Nishinori and Yume Kobayashi, saying “We are Terrace House.”

Needless to say, Kimura’s mother was less than impressed to see Hana’s supposed friends celebrating so soon after her daughter’s death, tweeting out a message of her own that read:

“This timing, when Shuukan Bunshun went on sale? Hana’s 49th memorial day hasn’t even taken place yet people from that sketchy show are partying? I guess the backbone of it is it’s not their problem. I don’t mean to criticise them individually, but it’s just sad. Disappointing.”

▼ Kyoko Kimura’s tweet.

文春が発売された
このタイミングで?

花の49日もあけていないのに
疑惑の場にいたひとたちは
パーティー?

どこまでいっても他人事なのかな

個人を責めるつもりはないけど
ただただかなしく くやしい https://t.co/xFwHnUjGj8
— 木村響子 (@kimurarock) July 2, 2020

According to Japanese buddhist [Sic – Ed.] funeral traditions, the family of a deceased individual stays in mourning for 49 days, during which time the urn containing the bones of the departed is kept in the family home before being interred in a ceremony on the 49th day. Niino’s decision to share photos from the party publicly within this time period is at the very least insensitive to her family, and many people online were quick to side with Hana’s mother over her statement.

Since her daughter’s passing, Kyoko Kimura has been vocal about defending Hana as she wants to help “restore her daughter’s honour”. She wants everyone to know that her daughter was manipulated by staff to play the character of a “heel” or “villain” from the pro-wrestling world and her death shouldn’t be seen solely as a result of cyberbullying.

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Yes, not that I watch either professional wrestling (since I was 13 anyway) or "reality" TV but they are similar in that the conflict is engineered, not organic, and someone has to play the role of "heel". Some people are better equipped emotionally to handle the hate that comes with playing a heel than others. When an actor plays a villain in a fictional drama, people understand that the actor and the character are not the same (at least most of them do) but with "reality TV" that line between actor and character is blurred. So "fans" end up hating her over a scene in which she was essentially encouraged to play the heel by producers.
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Indeed.

Sadly, TOO many years ago, my law school, Law & Order Classic did an episode on a "reality house" sort of show where the producers basically drive "the asshole" to provoke another to push him off a roof.

The Late Great Gahan Wilson declared such television the modern "freak show."

But real people are behind it.

Really sad.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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I saw that episode. I've seen every L&O episode. All 20 seasons. Twice. Most, three times.

Never cared as much for the spin-offs in the franchise. SVU had some good seasons though. Criminal Intent would have been good but Vincent D'Onofrio's pooor acting makes me cringe.