Are you the kind that gets involved or the kind that looks the other way?

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  1. tlmcgaa70 profile image61
    tlmcgaa70posted 12 years ago

    Are you the kind that gets involved or the kind that looks the other way?

    when a crime is being committed or a wrong done, do you step in and get involved, whether trying to stop it or giving information to police...or do you look the other way and hope trouble doesnt find you?

  2. LeeLeePortCity profile image59
    LeeLeePortCityposted 12 years ago

    depends on the situation. I have a hard time not speaking my mind so walking away is not usually my first choice. I do however think sometimes you can make a situation worse, so i pick my battles wisely smile

  3. Jonny Tyson profile image61
    Jonny Tysonposted 12 years ago

    I am definitely the kind of individual that would get involved. I have strong personal ideals and pride that drives me to do so.
    In your example; if someone was committing a crime my first instinct would be to try and stop it before calling police, depending on the risk factor of course (weapons involved etc.)

  4. MsDora profile image92
    MsDoraposted 12 years ago

    I pray that I would always have the courage to get involved on the side of justice and do whatever I can to promote the right instead of the wrong.  It is so much easier to look the other way,  but one difficult decision to get involved can cause a world of positive difference.

  5. edhan profile image35
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    It depends on the situation. Normally, I will be calling for help as I do not want further injury happening to me if I am unable to help the situation like there are guns involvement. It is always good to give a helping hand but not to the extend of giving up your life without a good cause. By giving info to the police, you will be able to prevent a crime being committed as well as protecting the lives of others. A rash decision of trying to help without thinking will be worthless since it might be doing more harm than good.

  6. cmlindblom profile image69
    cmlindblomposted 12 years ago

    I am a involved kind of guy. Ive been through plenty of rough places where I would volenteer to go on the next one just to make sure I had some control of the outcome. If a situation arises I know get involoved. All of my guys are the same way.

  7. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 12 years ago

    I allow others their due since of  privacy and afford others the benefit of doubt......once.

    In a true crimminal situation.......( if I see you pull a weapon, run a red light, break into my neighbors home).........I WILL be forthcoming with the respective officials.

    Parents, have a "right" to lead, guide, punish their children.........not to ABUSE them.   I will sing like a bird, in such cases.   The difference you and I might define abuse.   No parent should have to live a daily life under the threat of it, or the misuse of its meaning.

  8. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 12 years ago

    I agree that the situation often dictates. At the very least, I will call the police and report as much as I can; description, license plate, etc. If someone has the potential to be caused serious bodily harm or death, I feel almost required to intervene. Such is why I have a concealed carry permit (though I sincerely hope it doesn't come to that). I enjoy making police officers work for their money and I know that many of them really do want to make their community a better place. Of course, I have no problem writing up complaint reports for sub-standard first responder performance.

    You have three options: the right thing, the wrong thing, and nothing.
    Doing the right thing or even doing something that ends up being less than perfect is always better than doing nothing. Apathy is the most dangerous of all human conditions. I always want to be able to look in the mirror when I'm an old man and know that I always lived up to the standard that I set for myself and everyone else.

  9. Pollyannalana profile image61
    Pollyannalanaposted 12 years ago

    I have always got involved, not that it has ever done any good. As a policeman told me, they are only a witness so even they can only do so much if they are not the ones seeing what you saw. America's judicial system sucks. Elderly and children suffer and die and the workers get paid for nothing and people rarely get in trouble for their crimes unless finally someone kills a child and as the recent trial we all watched shows, even that does not mean justice. The elderly are not checked to see what killed them so that one is an easy one to get by with. The fires of hell are heating up though and I have no doubt they will finally pay, every one of them.

  10. justateacher profile image84
    justateacherposted 12 years ago

    Maybe too often I get involved...I don't like people being picked on in any way and I always step in...I don't always think it through - don't think about "what if a weapon is involved" --

  11. ibbarkingmad profile image56
    ibbarkingmadposted 12 years ago

    Get involved. The only way for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. There is a right to privacy of course, but if I see something bad happening I will not stand by and just let it happen.

  12. rembrandz profile image78
    rembrandzposted 12 years ago

    I try to get involved. Sometimes it is intimidating. But we have to do what we have to because anyone of us could be a victim of that crime one day. So it's in all our best interests...sometimes it is a risky decision...I have had at least once I was in a dangerous situation with some rogues because I stood up. Looking back at that day...It sure is scary. But at that moment all fear seems to melt away. Am sure it's the same with most.

  13. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 12 years ago

    It dependents on what it is. If I can help or make a positive difference, yes.

  14. profile image0
    Rosemary Banksposted 12 years ago

    If I see a crime taking place I would call 911 but I'm not going to get involved because too many times the innocent person trying to help is the one that gets hurt. If I saw someone sick, yes I would try to help them.

  15. Dexter Yarbrough profile image68
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 12 years ago

    I would certainly get involved. I would want someone to help me if I was being victimized.

  16. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    i never call the police to be honest but i will try to stop a crime if it is at all possible. if the crime is against me or my family, my punishment will be much more of a deterrent then anything the law will hand out.

  17. jake13edward profile image61
    jake13edwardposted 12 years ago

    All just depends.If i can help a person by getting involved I will get involved.But sometimes its just not right to get involved.Because you could get in trouble.So only get involved if it doesnt hurt anyone.

  18. stanwshura profile image70
    stanwshuraposted 12 years ago

    I'm not very good at confrontation - and as far as my physical stature, it doesn't exactly lend me confidence to be assertive (verbally or physically) to "walk the talk" - and I don't bluff.

    If it were an act of violence, and it was between clearly unequally built/skilled folks, I'd - I think I'd yell to get others' attention, dial 911 on my cell, and yes - run toward the confrontation and try to de-escalate it.

    If it were a property thing - I'd call the cops.  If the desk officer/operator asked me to remain where I was so that I could assist in I.D. or describing and what not - I'd do it.  I did this in college.  Two obviously drunk students were kicking the crap out of somebody's car - I was on the 5th floor in a piano practice room.  Yes - I'm a night owl - and this was common for me.

    I did testify at the trial, too - but other than confirming that the crime took place, when, where, and the words spoken, I wasn't of much help given that the prosecutor wanted me to describe the two.  At that time I thought it was just an eyesight issue, but I also have a lot of trouble processing, interpretting, and remembering anything visual - ESPECIALLY non-geometric or unlabelled/unnamed aspects of the visual realm.  But I did the best I could.

    Now, if somebody were hurting a kid, I wouldn't bother to call 911 right away.  Yes I'd yell for him/her/it to stop.  And if it was still going on as I arrived - I would physically step in and yes - I would restrain the aggressor as much as I could. 

    I'd like to believe I'd have the kajones to jump in and kick the person's face in for beating up on a kid.  But I know I wouldn't.  But get in the guy's way - even if his beating turns to me - yeah - I know I'd do that in a heartbeat.

    Then I'd spit on him as I walked past him on my way to the witness stand. wink


  19. tlmcgaa70 profile image61
    tlmcgaa70posted 12 years ago

    i just wanted to thank everyone for your answers. i am pleased to see so many who will get involved. it is a good sign that all hope is not lost in this world.


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