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Old 06-28-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Manayunk
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Anybody else see this story?

In NJ a 28 year old mother and her 2 year old son went to Mcdonalds and she got him a kids meal. Before leaving she realized she never got a toy and asked the manager for one. Apparently the manager then scolded the employee (Latia Harris, 25) for incorrectly doing her job. The employee then ran outside and jumped the mother while her son was right next to her. A bunch of others stood around doing nothing but screaming "oh hhh!" And filming to on their phones. The two year old tries helping his mom by screaming at the other woman then kicking her to go away when his mom was on the ground and the woman was kicking her head.

This has to be the most heartbreaking thing. How is it nobody helped? A two year old has more guts and morality than anyone else there.

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Old 06-28-2014, 12:59 AM
 
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The classic 'bystander effect.'

Yes, it's infuriating, and yes, I'm sure many of us like to think that we would have done something far more 'heroic,' like going in for a kung fu arse whupping Chuck Norris style.

But despite what we claim, we truly don't know how we will act in any given moment, for any given situation.

What if it were a situation where a guy 6 foot 6 and 300 pounds of pure muscle was doing similar to a woman? Or a pack of criminals? Probably not so brave then.

Sense of shock at what's happening, event not even registering until it's over, things of that sort.

Just saying, at least I'd admit that I never know how I would act for sure in different scenarios. If that makes me cowardly so be it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree, Suburban.
Man, that is crazy.
Hope that crazy B is behind bars for years.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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While I would have immediately called 911 I would not attempt to physically break up an attack. If I get hurt I have job loss time and medical expenses. If the attacker gets hurt I may get sued and possibly face police charges.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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While I would have immediately called 911 I would not attempt to physically break up an attack. If I get hurt I have job loss time and medical expenses. If the attacker gets hurt I may get sued and possibly face police charges.
Right?
Stan4, is it true you have martial arts training?
Yes, your honor.
Fork over a million bucks for assaulting this poor lady.
That being said, I was ready to jump out of my seat just from watching the video...I dunno that I could have just stood there.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Typical day at McDonalds.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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This is insane. People prefer to record something on their phones just to have something to put on their FB page. Why not call for help? And how about the little kid? Noone tried to protect him from the scene, really?
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:26 AM
 
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I wonder if Spike Lee will tweet the attacker's home address out?

LaTia acts like she's a few nuggets shy of a Happy Meal, even though it's pretty obvious she hasn't missed a meal in years -- hopefully this pig winds up in prison where she belongs.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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Insanity! The attacker said "you almost lost me, my job." Did they fire that nut? Did the victim call the
police? This employee has some explaining to do at the police station and the attorneys. Let's see
how tough she'll be then.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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You can hear her say something like '...you're gonna press charges, I bet' or something near the end, so at least she became aware of how badly she is going down. It made me angry to watch this, but I have no doubt she is about to regret the hell out of this incident. On top of whatever the law is giving her, she is the most hated person on the internet du jour. Also ridiculous that everybody just stood around filming and saying "OHHHHHH!!!" like it's a Jerry Springer episode, but that does provide a lot of solid evidence at least.
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