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How Carson Crimeni died while his "friends" watched

Last Updated Aug 23, 2019 at 1:44 pm EDT

Flowers and candles still line the skate bowl at the Walnut Grove Skatepark weeks after the death of 14-year-old Carson Crimeni in Langley. NEWS 1130/Monika Gul

In today’s Big Story Podcast: Carson was 14. He was hanging out with older teens and they gave him a fatal dose of MDMA. He was found later that night. By that point, videos of him in the throes of an overdose had been circulated on social media. We know that at least a dozen people, probably hundreds of people, watched Carson Crimeni while he was dying and did nothing.

What happens to a community when one child is dead, and everyone knows that 10 other kids watched it happen, but nobody’s certain exactly who they are? How the hell do you navigate that — while you’re waiting to see what the police do next?

GUEST: Nancy MacDonald, The Globe and Mail

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