April 19th, 2007 08:51 PM
New(?) Topic- Anyone Not Intervene and Wish They Had?
A lot of our CCW tactical scenarios are "would you" intervene- -either hypothetical or real, and witnessed by our members.
A few threads are "someone did" intervene (posted here, as opposed to the "scenario" area).
There may even be some "I did" intervene threads, but not a great many.
I'll flip the question for our august membership: Anyone ever have a chance to intervene, decide not to, and regret it?
If so, why?
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April 20th, 2007 12:08 AM
Nope. I have been in a few situations I could have intervened. I feel my best course of action (911 and being a witness) was best.
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May 20th, 2007 11:07 PM
May 21st, 2007 04:22 AM
Yep, but I tend to mind my own business...it's much safer, both legally and healty wise...
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May 21st, 2007 06:47 AM
No but, truthfully I did intervene once and then wished that I didn't.
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May 21st, 2007 08:00 PM
Can you tell us more about this?
Originally Posted by QKShooter
Was it a domestic incident (between family members)?
May 22nd, 2007 12:35 AM
There have been numerous occasions over the years where I should have intervened more but didnt in my endeavors as an part time LEO.
I've been to some domestic disputes where the perp should have been hung ...but I didnt do it.
I went to a rape, where a 18 month old baby had been raped by her momma's boyfriend. I should have shot him on the spot...but I didnt do it.
A few weeks ago another scumbag killed a boy that was 11 months old because he was crying. The dude said that he didnt mean to hurt the baby, yet the kid had bite marks all over his neck. I wanted to tie a rope to his neck and drag him down a gravel road until his head popped off....but I didnt do it.
Went to a domestic dispute where a man beat his woman near to death for coming home from work late. Broke numerous bones, nearly ripped her bottom lip off. I wanted to take my ASP and beat him till he begged for mercy, and then beat him some more, but I didnt do it.
Yeah...there has been numerous times where I wanted to do more...but didnt. I'm not sure that the world is better off for it either.
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May 22nd, 2007 12:48 AM
So far no, thank God. Most of the time it's better not to. And I really hope I don't ever have to but... if I ever do come across a "imminent death" situation and I feel certain I can save an innocent life, well, I'm afraid I will have to try! That's just me.
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May 26th, 2007 04:37 AM
Not much one can say to that is there? Unfortunately there are a lot of sick and disturbed critters out there. God be with you.
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May 26th, 2007 04:54 AM
There was one I might as well ignored last summer. A guy was arguing with a woman. At one point I thought he was going to hit her so I called the PD. I was put on hold three times before I could give the information. I was by myself so intervening directly beyond calling the PD would have put myself in a position that would have only escalted things. I've thought about it a couple of times since and I don't know that I could have done anything different knowing how sideways domestics can go.
I guess there is part of me that would have liked to done more...it just wasn't the smart thing to do that time.
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May 26th, 2007 12:03 PM
Nope, not so far. A couple of times I could/should have, but only in retrospect. At the time I didn't have enough facts to know just who was the BGs and who were the good guys, so I just called 911.
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