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Are You Required By Law To React??

This is a discussion on Are You Required By Law To React?? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; TedBeau: this link is very useful. my understanding, incredible as it is, is that there is no duty under common law to render assistance. there ...

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    TedBeau:
    this link is very useful. my understanding, incredible as it is, is that there is no duty under common law to render assistance. there is a duty to report felonies in most jurisdictions, but again only if it entails no risk.
    morally speaking, that is another matter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chivvalry View Post
    The police aren't even required to act... what would make anyone think it makes sense to require a reaction from a regular citizen?
    I think there was a Seinfeld episode near the end of the series that used this plot device i.e. failure to assist. It was comedy not reality.

    Even as a physician, you are not compelled to get involved in resuscitating a person. Good Samaritan legislation only protects you from ordinary negligence. If the plaintif chooses to say you committed gross negligence, you are on the hook. And, people are held to different standards e.g. EMT's and physicians assisting at an accident are held to a higher standard of care than laymen. You really have to have your malpractice insurance paid up before you go out of your way to assist outside one's normal practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    "and shall command all necessary assistance to execute its duties"


    This is pretty much common to LE agencies.
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