So, a few weeks ago I went to an event in a nearby town called 'party in the park'. I think the name does a fairly good job of describing the event
It was an all day event and finished late at night, but I stayed behind in the park with 2 girls and a guy who are my friends and I had spent the day
with, while we were waiting three guys my male friend knew came and joined us aswell as a girl they had met earlier in the day.
Eventually we left and whilst we were walking down the street three girls walked over and started attacking the girl who had joined our group... now
we were all shocked at the sudden attack but when I saw these girls were actually hitting her I stepped in between to stop it. Of course they started
hitting me but I wasn't overly bothered... then suddenly a guy I hadn't even seen on the street steps infront of me and the next thing I know I'm
staring up at a police woman quite literally covered in my own blood.
What I have been told was that the girl who was being attacked ran after I stepped in (fair enough, thats what I hoped she would do) then the guy
stepped up, produced some knuckle dusters and started to lay in to me, with the help of five other guys... I was knocked to the floor, knocked
unconcious for about 5 minutes whilst they all continued to stamp on and kick my head and face.
I got 10 broken teeth, my nose shattered and I received multiple skull fractures one of which caused me to leak CSF... plus the obvious bumps and
bruises....and I'll add that this was not a beating, it was attempted murder as agreed by the police...they had aimed solely for my head in order to
kill me and had only left as the police showed up.
But what gets me...WORSE than them doing that to me...was that only the one friend I'd been with came to help...and he got knocked unconcious too for
his efforts. The other guys we were with all ran...and not a single person from the numerous bars/restraunts and taxi firms tried to help. Despite the
fact we know they could see what had happened because it was someone from one of these businesses who called the police. At least one whole
restraunt could see too, as I later heard from soemone at work that her friend had seen a 'massive fight' on the night and place where I was
There were 6 guys attacking me, closer to 60 men who could see this...and only 1 tried to help. Nobody even did so mch as stick their head out of a
door and shout 'I've called the police' ...they just watched. Now I knew when I saw that girl being attacked, that as soon as I stepped in I would be
attacked by the girls and wouldn't really be able to retaliate; but I simply couldn't bear watching someone else being attacked and I know I would do
I simply can't even begin to understand how so many people could just stand by and not care... sure a few might have been too shocked or even scared
of the results of stepping in... but not the amount who would have seen considering this was a Saturday night and the town was fairly busy... no they
simply decided to ignore it...thank God my friend did try to help or I might not be sitting here writing this far too long thread in the first place
And while we're on the topic hehe, the other thing thats annoying me is how everyone acts like I was some sort of hero for trying to help....that
shouldn't be a heroic act...it was my natural response to seeing someone being attacked. If just about everyone else who saw hadn't been so apathetic
(or just pathetic) then nobody would need to say i was a hero. I just did the right thing, unfortunatly only one other person did too.
(PS they all got away
edit on 31-7-2011 by StevenDye because: (no reason given)