Mob Violence: What's happening to us?

@wsamboer (186)
South Africa
June 21, 2007 12:42pm CST
A passenger of 40, beaten to death by an enraged mob in Austen,Texas on Wednesday. All Because he wanted to protect the driver of the vehicle in which he was a passenger, after the driver accidently knocked down a two year old toddler in a parking lot. The child is OK and alive, and so is the driver of the vehicle. My point is: How much can you do to help save the life of someone you just know as a work-mate or don't know at all; without taking the risk of being beaten to a pulp or even losing your life. The problem is that, you cannot just see someone being in danger of getting killed, and not do anything at all. In this case: The paople who are responisible seems to be mostly young people, who were attending a teen-festival nearby. The tragedy is that the penalty meted out for this type of crime is not severe enough. The difficult situation is that, you cannot just see someone in danger of possibly getting killed, and not do anything at all. Is it worthwhile losing your life, for someone not your kin or best friend?
1 response
@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I have too much to lose. I don't get involved unless it concerns me. Where I live you kill someone or you leave them alone. If you harm someone and they live... then you get sued for everything you own.
@wsamboer (186)
• South Africa
24 Jun 07
Not really a solution to the problem, would you say, Coolseeds. But I do understand your point too.