Reader Mail: Intervention?
And no, not like that A&E show Intervention.
We’re talking about if you witness an assault or domestic violence incident, what would you do? I know it should be human nature to help each other out, but in some instances it could be very hazardous, especially with crazed lunatics who may be armed and injure more people. I can understand stepping in for a loved one, but often times when it’s complete strangers, people can often feel powerless. It’s not that often something brutal happens in your presence, and it’s hard to be prepared.
This 411 reader writes in:
“Today I witnessed a boyfriend in his mid-20’s violently beating his girlfriend. It was crowded on the street and no one stepped in, including myself (that guy would have killed us both). I didn’t have my cell, but if I did I was would have called 911. The cops finally got there (I am guessing a neighbor called 911), and the girl escaped. But in an after thought, I was thinking, what if I yelled to him to stop it and he pulled a gun ( I know big imagination), but what if? Then it got me thinking how many others out there would step in when seeing something this? What do you think, do you think people would get involved? I feel terrible I couldn’t do anything to help that girl.”
Would you volunteer yourself to participate in an unpredictable situation like that?