posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 02:33 PM
I think that most people just figured that this man was either drunk or all "drugged-out" and nobody wanted to get involved. It's not uncommon to
walk around here and see people passed out from drugs and/or alcohol.
There are a lot of bad things that can happen when you approach anyone that you don't know. You could either be attacked by some crazy guy who
didn't want to be bothered/woken or you could even be sued if you make a mistake while trying to help. You never know what could happen so I assume
that most people simply stay out of it. If we were allowed to arm ourselves or even protect ourselves, it would be a completely different story but
because we have to rely on the police to protect us (or try to protect us), most people take the wise option and just stay out of it all together.
If you approach this guy and he attacks you, you have one of two options and neither of these options are attractive. The first option being that you
could try to get away with the least amount of damage to your person and property and suck up the losses or the second option is that you could fight
back and be arrested and most likely sent to jail. If you fight back and kill or seriously injure the guy, it is then up to you to prove your
innocence, which could be very costly and time consuming and then you still only have a chance of making it out of court with your life/freedom.
Most people might say, "well, it is self-defense so you won't go to jail" but it is up to you to prove that it was self-defense, which would be
extremely costly, stressful and time consuming and then you still only have a small chance of winning your freedom. No longer is it that you are
innocent until proven guilty, but rather, the other way around.
If you do not mind your own business and this person attacks/robs you, god help you if you are a white male and the guy happens to be of another race,
particularly African-American. If you then decide to defend yourself, you will most likely be charged with a "hate-crime" and any notion of a fair
trial is out of the window. You would then be done.
My point here is that if you don't mind your business, some very bad things could happen and life as you know it would/could very well change and not
in a good way either. Most people are very wise to not interject if it doesn't directly affect them. I wish this wasn't the case but it is, at least
here in New York City, though I'm sure it's like this everywhere in America to a certain extent. I wish that we could be able to arm ourselves for
protection. I also wish we could protect ourselves, whether armed or not, without fear of our freedom being taken away from us. If our justice system
even worked a tad, this might be possible but as it stands today, one would be an idiot to put themselves into a position that could either end their
life or their freedom and almost surely their wealth. The sad fact of the matter is that our justice system doesn't work, our Constitution is now
meaningless and TPTB are looking for any reason to throw you into prison. Why give them a reason by doing something as foolish as interjecting
yourself into someone else's business?
As for why nobody called 9/11, if he was just drunk, high or just sleeping, why call the police and have him arrested? If he isn't hurting anyone by
lying there, I'm sure no one wants this guy to lose his freedom.
Having said all of that, I'm truly sorry that this hero was murdered, as it shouldn't have happened. While I can understand why most of those people
walked by without offering help ( for the reasons stated above) or interjecting themselves into something that didn't concern them, the guy who
actually did shake the hero and see the blood has no excuses for not helping. He already interjected himself and saw that this guy posed no physical
threat to himself. The only reason I could think that this guy didn't help this hero, is that he didn't want to be sued. Just my 2 cents.