posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 10:40 PM
Because of the large number of morons in the human race I guess vigilantism IS a bad idea.
Too many wanna be heroes would end up putting not only their own lives, but the lives of innocent civilians and police officers in danger.
In a lot of respects, this samurai guy should not have become involved - while it all worked out well in this instance, I guess things could have
gotten a lot worse.
He could have been killed himself, an officer may have been killed trying to ensure that this civilian was safely out of danger.
If guns had been involved the situation would have ended quite badly I imagine.
Having said that though, I would love to see more people get involved if they see something happening that they know is wrong. Too many people in this
modern, enlightened era seem to not want to 'get involved' and turn a blind eye.
I guess what I am getting at is that it's one thing to be civic minded, to go to the aid of someone who is otherwise helpless or overwhelmed and
another thing all together to make a nuisance of yourself whilst trying to be a hero.
Let's hope that there aren't any morons who try to emulate this guy.
Imagine groups of men wandering the streets armed with swords deciding to uphold justice.
The guardian angels were a good group, they were organised for one thing (though that's something that made the police here freak out) and they never
went into things alone. They detained people and waited for the police to arrive and make the necessary arrests. They had strict rules that they
abided by and their mere prescence was often enough to prevent trouble from occuring.
But I know of a lot of people who would feel that it was perhaps their duty to become judge and jury... and perhaps even executioner.
It's all about that primal, mob mentality that people sometimes lapse into.