posted on Nov, 14 2014 @ 11:18 PM
a reply to: hutch622
I greatly enjoy watching these social 'experiments'. Another good one is a series called "what would you do".
When it comes to stepping in between a domestic dispute, it would depend on a variety of factors.
For example, in my neighborhood everyone keeps their windows open, and usually the blinds too. One night we heard screaming from a house that we
usually never hear a peep from. Looked out, and saw through the window what was clearly a nasty situation. My instincts immediately suggested I should
call the police, and since I was safely inside my house, that's exactly what I did. I couldn't have lived with myself if I saw what I did and said
nothing to the authorities. (Of course, for days afterward I kept waiting for my car to get keyed or something, though it never did). My husband and I
also continued to watch the situation, not to be nosy, but in case it escalated to the point that immediate intervention was needed before the police
arrived. Thankfully, it simmered down.
As far as the situation in the video........ well, it's hard to say what we will do until we are placed in a given situation. I want to say that I
would have tried to stop the abuse, and it's likely that I would have since I always have a knife and pepper spray on me (with which to protect
myself, not attack the guy). But to play devils advocate... those people were stuck in a very small space with what they might have presumed to be a
psychopath. Self preservation is a very strong instinct.
edit on 14-11-2014 by MojaveBurning because: typo
edit on 14-11-2014 by MojaveBurning because: clarification