Would you go to the aid of a woman being beaten in the street?

@Krisss (1231)
Australia
June 18, 2007 6:46am CST
Today in Melbourne Australia a woman was being beaten by a man in the street, two other men ran to her aid, and her assailant pulled out a gun and shot all three of them. Sadly, one of the men, a 43 year old lawyer has died as a result of his good deeds. Would you go to a womans aid?
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@mike2003 (287)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I would and I would not hesitate to help. It was just unfortunate that this things happened but you just can't let this things happen.Sometimes, even in private homes your conscience compels you to call the police even if you feel that it is a private and domestic matter.
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
I agree, I was very proud of my son when all this happened because he said oh gosh I would have gone and helped her too. He says he still would. The poor man who has dieds family must be heartbroken though
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
They should also be very proud, at least he tried to help the poor woman.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I most certainly WOULD go to help her....sure there is a chance that the end result could be horrible BUT my conscience would never let me forgive myself if I'd had the opportunity to help and I didnt..Not to mention the fact that NOT having someone help in situations like that (traumatic of any kind) is such a truly horrible feeling i could never do that to someone
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
Both very good points Ravenladyj, how could a person live with themselves who let someone die without aiding them. It is like that case where the mountain climbers, climbing Everest walked past a dying man and left him there. No mountain is worth a human life
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@daring (235)
• India
18 Jun 07
really i am so sorry for them i wish but i am staying so far here in india i wish i could visit it
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
I wish I could visit India too, perhaps we need to do a house swap :)
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@saierchok (1294)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Ofcourse I would! only animals beat women in streets and I will never just stand and watch!
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
Good for you :) I agree with you, I dont want to live in a society that would ignore such things. I dont think even an animal would do that, animals are more kind than most humans :)
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
I'd like to think that someone would come to my aid in a horrid situation like that, and would like to think I will do the same for someone else if the need arises. It's a pretty sorry state of affairs that this sort of thing happens at all.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
You are right, it could be any of us that needs that help one day, or our daughters, so we have to believe that there are good people out there who would always go to someones aid in their time of need.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
18 Jun 07
During my lifetime I have heard so many variations on this same story, from different parts of the world. I don't think it would be so much trouble, especially in this day and age, to call 911 and report what we are seeing. People just don't like to get involved because they are afraid of what it will cost them in the end. It's really very sad.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
I hope human nature wins through and that good samaritains will always go to someones aid.
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