Would you help or would you stand there?

Would you help or would you stand there?

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    Would you help or would you stand there?

    Let say this scenario is playing out infront of you, cops have already been called what do you do in the mean time?

    what would the LEO's on the forum advise us that are not LEO's?

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    The right thing to do would be to assist the officer. Probably a good idea to ask if he would like some help, first, so he knows you're not another BG. If he says no, well, that's easy enough too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    The right thing to do would be to assist the officer. Probably a good idea to ask if he would like some help, first, so he knows you're not another BG.
    As I was watching this, I thought the same thing, asking the officer if he needed help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    The right thing to do would be to assist the officer. Probably a good idea to ask if he would like some help, first, so he knows you're not another BG.
    In our State, if the Officer directs you (i.e. you ask and he says yes) then you've got their immunity.

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    I would help, drugged out BG's can be a handful. If he had grabbed the LEO's weapon I would have shot him. Real sad no one helped sooner.
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    In a situation like this it's obvious who the players are. I'd ask the cop if he needed help and if he answered in the affirmative I'd help him cuff that bad boy up.

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    I would have to help. I'm not exactly sure how i would identify myself to the officer to show that I am not a bad guy, but I would have to do something.

    I would not want to draw my weapon, nor would I want to get into a wrestling match while carrying, so I am not sure how to handle that part. I may just sit on the guy and let the cop cuff him. Or try to get him in a choke or something.
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    I wish the video was straight forward, instead of replaying different scenes over, then maybe you could make some sense of how long the struggle really was.

    I would ask the officer if he need assistance and then go from there.
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    Always ask the LEO guys, otherwise you might find yourself in a world of trouble!
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    Pretty simple really, see if the cop needs assistance, if he does, help him. If not stand back and be a good witness.
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    I would HAVE to ask if the officer needed assistance, and if affirmative answer was given, then assist. I CANNOT believe the number of people that walked by and just looked and ignored. SAD!
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    I would be standing next to the officer on my cell with 911 yelling to dispatch Police officer needs back-up NOW!! I am standing on the corner of main and smith. Now the officer knows I am on his side. And then ask if he needs help. If so, I would be Playing wack a mole with Perp. Yes, I have my Certs for Baton and Handcuffing.

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    I would not allow the dirtbag to overtake the officer. I would ask if he wants assistance...and in this case I would definitely give 'physical assistance'.
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    I would announce to the officer that I was there to help, not ask him. When he's in that big of a fight I'm not sure he would hear you. If possible, I would get close and look for an opening to get him in a choke hold from behind, giving the officer the opportunity to get his OC/baton or to watch the choke take effect. What I wouldn't do is drive on by or stand there and watch....
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    If possible, I would ask the officer if he wanted my help. If the officer decines my help, I would stand by as a witness to the incident, and in case things went further south.

    If the officer wants some help, I would then announce that I am too old to fight the BG, I am licensed to carry a concealed firearm, and that you, Mr. BG, have the count of ten to be wearing handcuffs or I will blow your unmentionable parts off.

    It is then the BG's choice. After all, I was sure he was trying for the officers gun.
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