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What Would You Do?

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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A. I hear a thump next door (condo) like a body hitting the floor.
B. I call the police.
C. I go next door to find the neighbor on the floor.
D. I break the window to do CPR.
E. I get arrested for breaking the window.
F. I spend two weeks in two different psych wards.

Innocent people are screwed over all the time.

What would you do?

Was I wrong?




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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No you did nothing wrong, in fact you did something great and you should be proud, you could have saved a life.

A life is more valuable than a window. This is what they should realize.

Unfortunately there's probably nothing you can do except tell them what I've just said.

What does your neighbour have to say about you breaking the window and getting arrested?
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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reply to post by SpearMint
 


She sent me a bill for the window.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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reply to post by disgustingfatbody
 


This is what's wrong with the world.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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For what its worth, I would have done the same thing.

I thought the Good Samaritan law was supposed to protect us in situations like that.

You can check your state's Good Samaritan status here.

J
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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I got over it but I was royally P.O.'d.

The bill was a surprise but I got over that too. I just paid the dang thing to avoid any further trouble.

I want to keep a low profile.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by disgustingfatbody
reply to post by LadyJae
 


I got over it but I was royally P.O.'d.

The bill was a surprise but I got over that too. I just paid the dang thing to avoid any further trouble.

I want to keep a low profile.


You have a right to be P.O.'d!! That was most unappreciative on his/her part.

Just don't let it sour you on being a Good Samaritan in the future
The world is too full of people who are too scared to help or just plain don't give a click.

Use the link and read up on your state's GS law. That way, you'll be better able to protect yourself in the future. Isn't that sad? We have to read up on the law in order to protect ourselves while trying to do a good thing.

J



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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You're right. Thanks for the link.

To be honest, there was a period of a year when I was determined not to help anyone.

I'm past it now.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by disgustingfatbody
reply to post by SpearMint
 


She sent me a bill for the window.


Then send her a bill for saving her life.

Doctors do it all the time.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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I can't tell you how hard I'm laughing right now. This is probably the best laugh I've had about it since it happened.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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I posted this incident because of another thread I was reading but I'll be danged if I can find the thing now.

I'll post a link if it comes up again.

Alzheimer's.

EDIT: The thread that got me thinking about my experience: Alabama guards raping female prisoners
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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Post up the particulars to allow us to make an informed decision.

E.G.: police arrest report, police investigation report, statement from the rescue person/victim (if deceased next of kin), your psyc. report, official statements from witnesses, all court documents pertaining to this case which are eligible for public release, a personal DETAILED staement from yourself.

That should help. and it's all I can think of for now. After examination I will be glad to render my opinion

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:22 AM
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What are you? A cop?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by disgustingfatbody
reply to post by grubblesnert
 


What are you? A cop?
I'm am an ATS member who feels your story would not hold up after even the most cursory of scrutiny.
Remember, you asked in your OP "what would you do?" & "was I wrong" Since you asked for advice and opinions the least you can do is provide greater detail or answer questions if requested.
If my opinion and advice is to mean anything, and not just be a panacea for your feelings of injustice, (AKA a pat answer). Then please feel free to flesh out the bullet points you initially provided. Open, detailed and honest communication

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Well, I can't do anything about how you feel. You have the pertinent information. You are free to doubt.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Here's a few things I WILL share with you:

I was denied legal representation, which is why I was locked up for two weeks.

I was denied access to a phone to contact my lawyer and my family members.

The staff played mind games with all of us. It was heartbreaking to watch how the truly sick patients were treated and how they reacted.

I've lost a lot of respect for the system and those who run it.
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Why were you denied legal representation?

How did you end up in a psych ward versus a jail cell?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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I don't know the answer to either of these questions.

Maybe I ended up in the ward because I was somewhat disheveled looking. It was early morning. I'd just gotten up and looked like a complete slob. I threw my sweats on and ran next door.

Maybe I ended up there because of the circumstances.

I don't know.

I forgot to mention that I received two muni citations. The judge dismissed both of them.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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What turned out to be the problem with your neighbor?

Did you really perform CPR? Or did you break into their condo thinking they needed help when it turned out that they really didn't once you got inside?

It almost sounds like they sent you to a psych ward because you scared the neighbor more than helping them, even though your intentions might have been good.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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If that had happened I'd have said so.



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