Dwayne Johnson Kills two people in TV prank that went wrong - Hypothetical argument

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  1. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Here's the hypothetical:

    Dwayne Johnson is an unwitting participant in a television network staged kidnapping, as a consequence, he snaps the necks of the kidnappers who kept themselves completely in character.

    (Un)fortunately he was filmed throughout, it's all on film, he was recorded completely on audio and visual - there is, in other words, absolutely no question at all that he 'did' snap the neck of two people.

    Who is in the wrong here?

    The tv station/network, or, The Rock?

    I must ask this question, because it is very interesting as a hypothetical, as to "why" a network station would ever put two people in a position wherein they are trying to kidnap someone who knows how to snap someone's neck, or, the dichotomy of "surely you must have known it was a prank - why did you snap their necks...why did you not just run away?"

    So, I am introducing the 'fight or flight' argument, which perhaps is at the core of question...but I think it is relevant.

    Would Dwayne Johnson snap their necks (fight) or run away (flight)?

    Oh, btw, this hypothetical has the would-be kidnappers unarmed...
     
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    There's a reason the prank shows weren't filmed in red states or poor neighborhoods, because the threat will be perceived as real and someone might get hurt instead of scared. I think that the TV station would be liable and Dwayne would not be charged. Just my dumb opinion.
     
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    Is this hypothetical based off another real world example or was it something completely imagined?
     
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    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    I don't understand your questions

    really, how would that be different from a non-staged kidnapping for dwayne johnson ?
    who would be liable ? the people who kidnapped him probably. the people who constructed and signed the contract.

    have you ever seen a caught kidnapper defend himself by saying the victim didn't get the joke ?

    sounds to me like victim blaming.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    You think 'the public' would be on the side of Dwayne for acting appropriately?
     
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    damn got my hopes up was hoping was true so would not have see terrible acting anymore
     
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    Someone forces you to watch it?
     
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    well unless they like to blame the victim they should.
     
  9. Loobyluggs

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    It was me trying to put my finger on the pulse - as I know how nutty TV pranks can be, and, can only imagine what the fallout would be from something as horrific as putting two people in a position where they are trying to kidnap someone who is trained in the ways of snapping necks for a living.

    Would the tv network be held accountable for pitting two 'actors' against "THE ROCK". Y'see, it's not a hypothetical as to whether The Rock would actually snap two necks or not, it is a hypothetical about the aftermath in the USA on the law and whether there is any 'wiggle-room' on snapping the necks of two 'actors' employed to do a tv prank, only to die at the hands of the person they were going to kidnap.

    I think it's interesting to devils advocate either side, as I am honestly not sure what the courts in the US of A would do under these circumstances...I mean, the actors involved were not armed...and they were (this will hurt Dwayne) big fans of The Rock, yet, he is the one who snaps their respective necks, killing them outright, when all they wanted to do was entertain people for a TV show.

    You would not be able to call it accidental, because it would be on film and audio tape - a cut and dry case of murdering two people, and intentional.
     
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    Idiot thread
     
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    This reminds me of the Assassins documentary where two people were part of a prank show, and someone ended up disguising a prank to kill Kim Jong-nam. The pranksters claimed to be unwitting, but were prosecuted anyway. Charges were dropped I believe.

    As for the question, I believe the TV network would be the blame. I believe Dwayne's position in that case would be defensive or stand-your-ground.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Not a fan of hypotheticals - or the thought that something like this could happen?
     
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    Thank you, I will look into this, I was unaware of it.
     
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    the other half? that make watch that crap with them? and people that keep casting him?
     
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    When you read this on front page it reads like it happened.
    i thought it had happened when reading on phone at work on break.
     
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    The other half watching action movies? Are there such lucky guys?!

    These people can`t force to watch their movies.
     
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    it mostly the other half that think the guy can act making me watch that crap, so unlucky in this case
     
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    Dwayne Johnson once killed Kevin Hart accidentally when Dwayne patted Kevin on the back, the tap was so powerful Kevin disintegrated....... luckily Jack Black was nearby at the time of the incident who used dark magic to rebuild Kevin's body, the only problem is that the new Kevin Hart 2.0 is slightly smaller than Kevin Hart 1.0.

    To this day Kevin has not forgiven Dwayne, although it's more to do with the greater size difference and less to do with being killed.
     
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    hahahaha!
     
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    I bet the OP pays 100 dollar for every CoD campaign and uses a controller for Doom and Quake. Yes unheard of a decade ago.
     

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