What would you do if you saw an innocent bystander getting beaten up by 3 thugs in a public place?
This is a question I'm asking after the beating that happened at Dodger stadium where hundreds of people just stood and watched this man get beaten for no reason.
Been there, done that. I act before I think and always intervene. They usually run away. My temper gets the best of me and I guess they can see it. Hopefully I'll be smarter about it as I get older - but I will always help the underdog/loner.
Certainly I will try to help him. Firstly i will ask them to stop. And side by side i will try to involve peoples in my effort to save the innocent person. I will also try to inform Police or any security people.
To be honest, I probably wouldn't intervene. I would want to help, but I wouldn't want to become the one they beat up instead.
I would call the police, but not become directly involved. Too scary.
it would depend on what i saw. what makes the one person innocent, just because they are being beaten up?. i would jump in to help in most cases because a good fight can be a blast and i hate seeing people bullied. if i found out after it was over that the "innocent" person provoked the beating i would give him a solid shot in the head for being a punk.
I would quickly evaluate the situation and determine if my intervention would help or aggravate the situation. I would call the police/security and see if others would assist before intervening on my own.
When people get started, the adrenaline gets flowing and they will likely turn on anyone intervening. I am not a phyically strong person anymore so my intervention wouldn't do much good---but I would definitely call 911, and retreat to a safe distance. My husband would not doubt end up in the middle of it on the side of one being beaten.
I would immediately dial 911. If it were only 1 thug, I might try to intervene...but I would still call 911 first.
What you must do by law and for being a civilized human. Just ignoring what's happening can (but seldom does) get you in trouble with the law. A simple call to an emergency center is all it takes. Being a former law enforcement officer , I will always act and have. All it takes is to think how would you feel if the person in need were your mother, father, wife, husband son or daughter?
if there were no weapons involved....id help fight off the thugs. if there were weapons id call the police then see if i can get more people involved. if all else fails jump in and hope for the best.
This is common is Albuquerque. All I will say is that every concealed-carry permit holder knows that deadly force is authorized to protect yourself or someone else from death or serious bodily injury. Unfortunately, most people are sheep and will wait until someone else reacts. I recommend you read "Of Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Dave Grossman.
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