Originally posted by s_b613 on September 15, 2021 20:46
I think that Cash should have known that what Jeremy was doing was wrong and he definitely should have known to get help during the attack and to turn him in after the event. He should have been governed by his own integrity and he should have some amount of respect for the girl. Someone who witnesses something wrong should be obligated to tell someone about it, especially the authorities. Like in the story about the boy on the bus, that man Auclair, although he didn't do anything on the bus at the moment, he spoke up about it later, which was something that Cash did but not something that he did when it had the chance to matter ("Nightmare on the 36 Bus"). Cash only spoke up about it to help clear his name from it and prove that he was not guilty of anything. Going back to the questions Ms. Freeman asked us today about speaking up when there was shoplifting or some small kind of wrong, no one said they would speak up, but when it became violent, then they would speak up, which proves that there are different "rules" depending on the nature of wrong.
I think that the Good Samaritan Acts are very good for dealing with these sorts of things and I think that people should be held accountable for witnessing things that they keep to themselves, especially when they know the person committing the act. Also the integrity of people should make them want to tell authorities about it and want to help that person get what they deserve. I think our obligation to act on situations really depends on the event. Like if there is murder or someone gets hurt or something of that nature, then they need to speak up, but if it is something small like stealing from a store (not that that's small but relatively speaking) then someone shouldn't be obligated to do anything about it because no one is receiving any physical harm.
I fully agree with you I think that David definitly knew what Jeremy was going to do, and he should feel guilty about not doing anything to stop him.