People that watch crimes

United States
January 1, 2009 11:11am CST
I still dont understand the people who sit back and camcorder crimes while in action .instead of helping somone out.What about calling the police? Hey look that guys getting beta to daeth lets video tape it and throw it on utube! What is wrong whith people now a days?
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5 responses
• United States
1 Jan 09
In the U.S.A. this has been studied. Some of the answers as to why people do not get involved are: 1) Onlookers did not think the crime was as serious as it was. 2) Onlookers feared misunderstanding the situation and responding incorrectly. e.g. A man is beating another so you help the guy getting beat up. Then it turns out the guy being beat up is an undercover cop trying to arrest the guy hitting him. Result? You go to jail! Yes, I know that would not be right. Yet, it could and does happen. 3) Onlookers feared being sued for a mistake while helping out. 4) Onlookers feared being arrested for assault while helping out. 5) Onlookers feared authorities would misconstrue their intentions. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. In our society where lawyers and political correctness are used as a club to punish good deeds, it is a wonder anyone ever helps anyone.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
yes , i indeed understand all these ideals and thoughts but still i think i would and have help out. i guess if i get arrested or go to jail for stopping volience or at least trying then be it.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
Good for you. The world needs more people like yourself.
• United States
1 Jan 09
hi brandypelland...people are video-crazed today. it's more important to catch things on camera than to live a good life. ???
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• United States
1 Jan 09
i love taking pics and videos of the kids and things like that but god video crazy is a far new consep to me .
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• United States
1 Jan 09
your idea of picture taking of your kids is a healthy passion of love for your kids. in some cases taping a crime could be helpful for evidence. but those that like to beat up others and post it are cold, cruel and insane.
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
1 Jan 09
I understand what you mean. Stuff like that never made any sense to me. I mean I guess I think to think that if someone was videotaping someone being killed and they did nothing about it. Well, in my humble opinion they are just as guilty as the one creatingthe murder. They should be held accountable and charge as an asserory.
• United States
2 Jan 09
YOU ARE RIGHT RUSTY AND i do no in a fe cases people have ben held and tried for just watching.
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• Defiance, Ohio
2 Jan 09
I do want to clarify that it should depend on the crime if people should be charge or not for watching. But I also think people should ot be charged or sued when people try to help someone else. Such as someoen got hit by a train and they go to move the person off the tracks because another train is coming.
• India
1 Jan 09
it is a live action movie in front of the eye screen feel all have in response to crime...this attitude have to change....i go with ur view....
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I can't understand people like that. I'd feel SO guilty if I didn't at least attempt to try and help. The only possible good that can come from them recording it is that the police could have a positive picture ID, and proof for court cases. I'll bet if it was them getting beat they'd sure wish somebody wasn't standing around recording instead of helping them. I guess people just don't want to get involved for the good of others, or maybe they're just scared they'll get hurt too. Personally, I'd try and jump in to help even though I walk with a cane lol. I believe 'what goes around, comes around' and who knows, maybe someday they'll be in a similar place or situation and get a shred of understanding what it is to be a victim with uncaring bystanders standing around filming it.