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Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
It would seem people are more likely to stop and help an injured animal than a human...
Originally posted by LovingSoul
Anyway, this sort of behaviour is not just happening in America, it is all over the world and is another indication of the lack of empathy of the common man.
Originally posted by Sonya610
That is true but it also depends on where you are.
The woman is screaming and fighting and the scene is CLEARLY visible to all of the cars nearby stopped in traffic. It was quite dramatic. The people in the cars did nothing, though a couple of them blared their horn.
I do not recall where that took place, but trust me they would not have tried a stunt like that in Georgia. Too many people in this state are armed and the likelihood of a civilian pulling out a gun to intervene would have been too high in many areas.
Originally posted by LLoyd45
A gun is nice to have, but whoa be unto the man or woman the pulls it, much less uses it, even to prevent a crime. The laws are so twisted nowadays that the criminals have more rights than the victims. You may shoot them and save yourself or someone else from harm, only to be sued in a civil court, and lose all that you own to the very same scumbag. That's irony for ya!
Originally posted by Voxel
reply to post by Orwells Ghost
CNN is making way more out of this story than it seems. It is part of the plan to get you to stop trusting your neighbors and friends. It seems to have worked well considering all the "What happened to America!?" posts on this thread.
The video clearly shows people opening cell phones to call for paramedics and a group of people clearly standing next to the victim. I see a group of people put their own lives in danger to stand in a roadway with active motor vehicle traffic. Yet all the news can do is cut the video to show the crowd for less than one second and crop the video so that you can't see what else is happening.
People helped. What more can you expect people to realistically do? They aren't doctors or nurses or paramedics. They probably already know that moving the victim will make matters worse. So all they can do is call for help and keep any other cars from running the victim over. Thats exactly what they seem to do, even with the creative CNN editing.
I love how CNN created a news story in this case instead of reporting it. A guy a motor scooter simply drove away? Are you sure? Did you try contacting the driver? Maybe he left to find a police officer to flag down or a local precinct to alert. Why do you accept CNNs psychic powers and assume that he really did just drive off laughing to himself?
Everyone in this thread saying that the people were heartless and selfish, answer one question: What would YOU have done differently if you saw that from the sidewalk?
Call them excuses or rationales, but that makes them no less true. Would you really put your own safety and that of your family in jeopardy for no good reason? If the victim refuses to even help themself, why would you rush to their aid? Nobody will give a crap about your heroism, and certainly won't come to your assistance when the fallout heads your way. Remember, police reports have all your contact information on them as well as the criminals. Do you really want Joe Sociopath and his buddies having your name, address, and phone number?If you're not concerned about yourself, what about your wife, kids, parents, etc..?
Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
Like the man said, Lloyd, there are thousands of excuses to do evil (in this case the evil is ignorance of another man's plight), but only one reason to do good.
You can list as many as you want, but they are all excuses.
There really aren't enough police to prevent crimes, they're just there to investigate the aftermath and place a toe tag on your corpse. In another 48 hours if no one is arrested, you'll just be another unsolved crime statistic.
And when the police tell you that you shouldn't get involved, it's because they don't want people taking the law into their own hands, the same reason they don't want people to go around town armed with shotguns in an attempt to kill all the gangs - sooner or later you'll get the wrong person.