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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
Location: AZ
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People who are not at the scene can get very courageous about intervening in an altercation. “I would have done this or that.” What they mean is some other person should intervene. So let’s say someone intervenes. Gets hurt in process or even shot fatally. Think someone will intervene to pay your medical bills or your funeral? Hold your breath. I recall some years ago three young men were killed while attempting to intervene in an assault. Cops are trained and legally armed to get involved but a citizen isn’t and in our culture can get sued for their trouble. No thanks. Good samaritans make a good news story but it can have negative outcomes. When something crazy happens get away.
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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People who are not at the scene can get very courageous about intervening in an altercation. “I would have done this or that.” What they mean is some other person should intervene. So let’s say someone intervenes. Gets hurt in process or even shot fatally. Think someone will intervene to pay your medical bills or your funeral? Hold your breath. I recall some years ago three young men were killed while attempting to intervene in an assault. Cops are trained and legally armed to get involved but a citizen isn’t and in our culture can get sued for their trouble. No thanks. Good samaritans make a good news story but it can have negative outcomes. When something crazy happens get away.
I concur and am not saying intervening is always the smart move; it's case by case in my view and in this case we have a small woman being attacked by a large male, nearby are what appears to be hale and hearty young males who stand by for far longer than I feel they should have; the girl was struggling to get free for God's sake! They could've joined her efforts straightaway, not waited so long to help.

This isn't a case of being present during a mugging and being scared to help; the setting and all factors make the young men's inaction disgusting.
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Old Yesterday, 11:44 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I read about this earlier today from this article. It's terrible what happened to the employee, but the article is really funny.
I hope they throw the book at him for assault.

https://www.theroot.com/man-attacks-...-la-1831430394
Thanks for making spit my coffee out hitman619


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The police did not say if Yasmine James was being investigated for performing dentistry without a license, animal cruelty, or impersonation of a police officer. They also would not say if James received a citation for littering after they saw the video of her unapologetically dropping “dem thangs.” Rumors that James was promoted to a management position handling all the restaurant’s beef cannot be confirmed.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Old Yesterday, 12:28 PM
 
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No one helped her. No one.

He had a grip on her, she had to struggle to free herself, NO ONE helped her! There was indeed time for the males standing round to help fight this man off. Time aplenty. They stood there.
That's those black "kings" everyone always speaks about. Do nothing to defend a black woman who may need help. Oh well....

Anyway, that guy picked the wrong one to mess with that day. He got his butt whipped. He didn't see that coming.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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No one helped her. No one.

He had a grip on her, she had to struggle to free herself, NO ONE helped her! There was indeed time for the males standing round to help fight this man off. Time aplenty. They stood there.

I don't know if legally McDonald's is responsible but I truly hope she sues and gets something for the sheer horror of what happened to her when trying to WORK.
Not only did her good for nothing co-workers not come to her aid, but they aided the assailant to get away, by pulling her off of him. Talk about a total lack of support. The manager should be fired. He has no clue how to deal with a crime in progress. He was still in customer service mode.
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Old Yesterday, 01:06 PM
 
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That's those black "kings" everyone always speaks about. Do nothing to defend a black woman who may need help. Oh well....

Anyway, that guy picked the wrong one to mess with that day. He got his butt whipped. He didn't see that coming.
I just looked at the video again. In total, there were 3 people who worked to break up the altercation. 2 of them were young black men.
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I just looked at the video again. In total, there were 3 people who worked to break up the altercation. 2 of them were young black men.
They weren't helping her. They were helping the assailant, by pulling her off of him. None of them did one single thing to help her.
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Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM
 
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They weren't helping her. They were helping the assailant, by pulling her off of him. None of them did one single thing to help her.
I'll disagree with that. They were trying to break up the fight. And one of the guys blocked the accoster from trying to grab her again.
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Old Yesterday, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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That guy has very serious, anger issues, of course. Let's be glad he didn't have a weapon....
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Old Yesterday, 01:54 PM
 
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One of the videos I saw, the guy was described as being intoxicated...which was the first I'd heard about that.
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