This is a discussion on Man beating another man who is blind, what do you do? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here is the FOX News story: Philadelphia police ID suspect in brutal beating of blind man | Fox News As a scenario question: In looking ...
Here is the FOX News story:
Philadelphia police ID suspect in brutal beating of blind man | Fox News
As a scenario question: In looking at this news story on FOX, it is sickening to know that NOBODY did anything to stop the violence or help the blind man who was knocked down, punched and kicked. Let's say you are armed with your concealed weapon, and actually try to get the bad guy off the blind man by pulling or pushing or holding. Would you have acted?
My concern being, although you have a CCW, but have not drawn, you are getting involved in a violent situation. And if the bad guy turned on you and you did fear for your safety, ultimately, you engaged in the conflict. I know having a CCW, means MYOB, but with violence like this on a somewhat disabled person, I would feel I need to get involved....
What are your thoughts?
Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned I live in California....
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There's a lot of ways to intervene without opening fire. I would also be more inclined to intervene if I was sure the victim was blind. But I also know how much Kalifornians like to protect their criminals. Tough to say what the best course of action is.
I would call 911 and be a good witness. It's hard to know what was happening from the surveillance video, except that one person was kicking another. Unless I knew for a fact that the man was blind and that he was just a victim on an unprovoked attack, I would not get directly involved. The law may allow the defense of a third party, but there is no duty to act. Of course, if the attack was against me or a loved one, game on!
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Call 911 and take photos with your cell phone. If he turns on you for that, then you might have to shoot him.
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i would hurry up and pull out my cell phone record and post on youtube as quick as possible lol. all joking asside, i would help the guy wouldnt just walk by like it was the norm
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Riddle me this: The "Blind Man" is a criminal, faking blindness and the guy beating him is an UC cop making an, albeit violent, arrest. Whaddaya do NOW? Did you witness the event start to finish? Do you know this is not the case...?
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Or the "Blind Man" just pulled a gun on "Attacker" and you are watching the remainder of the event after the initial confrontation?
I'd prefer to know the facts.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
If a blind guy pulls a gun on you, could you just move over a little bit . I would help someone that was disabled i could only do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may .
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Disabled or not , A guy is laying defenciveless and taking a stomping I know what Id do! He is just one kick away from being killed! DR