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    No Good Samaritan?

    Man Accused Of Drowning Sick Father On Beach - News Story - WPLG Miami

    I found this link on CNN. It baffles me that none of the "witnesses" attempted to stop this man first of all. And then apparently left the old guy laying on the shoreline while his son "went for a swim." I'd like to think if I ever witnessed someone harming someone else, I'd strap my balls on and stick my nose in their business to assure no one would get hurt.



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    Re: No Good Samaritan?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefan_80 View Post
    Man Accused Of Drowning Sick Father On Beach - News Story - WPLG Miami

    I found this link on CNN. It baffles me that none of the "witnesses" attempted to stop this man first of all. And then apparently left the old guy laying on the shoreline while his son "went for a swim." I'd like to think if I ever witnessed someone harming someone else, I'd strap my balls on and stick my nose in their business to assure no one would get hurt.
    One thing I remember from my Psych classes is the concept of diffusion of responsibility...the Kitty Genovese case in NYC is the classic example. She was being murdered in public, and everyone witnessing her screams figured someone else would intervene. This tendency has been shown to happen in other situations by Stanley Milgram, who had some really cool experiments on the subject as well.


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