This is the kind of situation I was refering to. Though my O.P. had a hint of sarcasm, I was looking to spark a informative debate.You know thinking about it the OP may have a bit of a point. (While taking video could/should never replace your CCW) With response time from LEOs vs. the ammount of time an assault or mugging or even a robery might take chances are it will be over before the cavalry arrives. By all means they need to be called but actualy getting video of the incident may be more helpful. On 9/11 I recall I was sitting at a stop light on a very busy intersection when two car loads of teenage boys jumped out of their cars and started a fist fight right there. I was actualy sitting there laughing to myself as the bigest one couldn't have been more than 125lbs and none of them were doing much damage. When the light turned green they jumped back in their cars and took off. It couldn't have taken more than a minute and would have taken five times longer for the police to show.
Most definatly. I'm just saying if someones life isn't in eminent peril, taking a snap shot before dialing 911 might be a good idea.I believe the purpose of the concealed weapon is to "prevent" the crime, whereas the cellphone only provides evidence afterwards. I would much rather have someone shoot the man attacking me with a knife than give the cops a photo of him sticking it my chest afterwards.
You agree with that concept?
Actually LEO's aren't required to intervene to protect you. Their job is to investigate and apprehend criminals. This is one of the reasons that many of us advocate the carrying of firearms, to protect and defend ourselves. It is the obligation of the individual to protect them self. If you feel morally obligated to help someone that is your decision and more power to you. I'm not going to put myself in danger to protect someone who didn't take the proper precautions that were available to them. My wife wouldn't be very happy if a stranger is alive but I'm dead.And for those who aren't here to protect others, are you going to stand by and watch? ..... What if a LEO decided not to interven because the problem was between you and your attacker?
I don't have oneWhere is your sense of moral responsibility.
Cops rarely , if ever, "intervene" they show after it's all over and gather evidence. Expecting the police to protect me is no part of my SD plan.What if a LEO decided not to interven because the problem was between you and your attacker?