Would you get involved in this?
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But if you saw this ...
January 9th, 2008 06:57 PM
Would you get involved in this?
OK, you may not want to get involved with someone beating up on a woman on a commuter train.
But if you saw this happening, would you use deadly force to stop this guy?
I would. Hard to not get involved.
January 9th, 2008 07:01 PM
99.8% of situations, I'll do my absolute best to consider my legal rights and the potential repercussions of my actions before getting involved in a situation.
There are a few exceptions. If I walked in on a rape would be one such exception.
Watching a dude throw a kid off a bridge... I'm doing a Mozambique drill before he has time to throw the second one off.
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January 9th, 2008 07:30 PM
Amen to what Pete said.
Originally Posted by Pete Zaria
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January 9th, 2008 08:08 PM
As much as I would like to keep to myself and my family...l would have to do something...
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January 9th, 2008 08:12 PM
Not to children........I think I'd end his drug habit and then go for a swim.
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January 9th, 2008 10:31 PM
Agreed with you guys, this would be a justifiable shoot to stop action for a civilian...even in MA.
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January 9th, 2008 10:34 PM
Words can't even begin to express how I feel about this in all aspects.. the pity and devastation for the mother, the anger and indignation toward the father, the shock and amazement that a human being could be so cruel and the rage at why he hasn't been put in a sack and thrown over a bridge.
No, I COULD NOT stand by and watch.
And I don't think anyone with an ounce of conscience could either.
There are situations that are unclear what is really going on, but a man throwing a child off a bridge is not one of them.
I'm with goldshellback, I'd end his drug habit, make the call to rescuers and go for a swim.
January 9th, 2008 11:01 PM
I'd get involved in either of those instances. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't.
January 9th, 2008 11:16 PM
i'd have shot the guy called the police and jumped in for any kids he tossed prior to my involvment.
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January 9th, 2008 11:31 PM
yep. i have to agree with what everyone has said so far.
i wouldnt be able to live with myself otherwise
January 10th, 2008 12:27 PM
That is one of those clear cut cases. No chance of misunderstanding what is happening. This is a "no brainer" for me. I can't imagine anyone standing by and watch him throw the other kids off the bridge.
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January 10th, 2008 12:30 PM
Yes, without a doubt, I'd have gotten involved.
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January 10th, 2008 12:50 PM
This dude is pure evil.
January 10th, 2008 01:23 PM
Of course. No hesitation.
January 10th, 2008 01:26 PM
Horrible, horrible stuff. Of course I would have to step in. It makes me nervous whenever I'm out shopping (ex. Walmart) and all these people are around me. You just never know what thoughts are running through their head or who they really are.
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