Originally posted by siri/alexa on September 22, 2022 17:52
I read the article "Nightmare on the 36 bus" as well, and I thought that it was sad that people witnessed this, 2nd guessed themselves and never stood up for that little boy. Although those people might have thought " Oh, its not my problem", think about what that little boy thought, think about where that places his mind at such a young age like that. I understand if it was a little slap on the shoulder or scolding if he did something wrong, but a full on punch, with blood being evident, is another level of discipline and is abusive. And this is kind of similar(but not as severe) as the Sherice Iverson case, what must have been going through her mind when she saw that Cash wasn't going to help her and she was all on her own. And as a reply to StaphinFarction(another student), I think that for you to just say that its a different situation just because that was Cash's best friend, is questionable. In my case no matter who you are even if you are my family or best friend if you are doing something as horrible as molesting, raping, or touching someone in an inappropriate way I will stand up and say something, and its not even about how comfortable you are or what your morals are, its about basic human decency and common sense. As I was watching The Bad Samaritan video and Cash's interview I just sat there dumbfounded because he never did give one clear reason as to why he didn't intervene. Although he had no legal obligations, he had a choice of whether or not to save a young girls life that night and he opted not to.
Another article I read was “The Bystander Effect in the Cellphone Age". This article I could kind of relate to because often on snap chat I see people who record fights, a house on fire, or anything bad that happened that includes police activity. And I for one have not done so but I feel like if I were in the position I would probably not do anything. I think this case is different from the Sherice Iverson case and the bus incident, because I personally wouldn't run into fire or something of that measure, and I don't really know how to explain why. But I think this type of case is an example of when you don't really have an obligation of intervening.
I agree with siri/alexa because a lot of times I see on social media videos of fights/big events/disasters and never like any action being taken. Sometimes, videos go viral on social media of someone being a good bystander and helping, but since this is so rare it tends to blow up a lot.