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good thing we have that "think of the kids" culture going for us
« on: May 02, 2008, 12:26:04 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 12:34:03 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 01:07:30 PM »

why so glum, strohdags?  the world becomes what we make of it.
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 01:11:20 PM »

why so glum, strohdags?  the world becomes what we make of it.
 


Too many sicko *fudge*s out there and too many missing and exploited kids as it is.
Then you see this, and all those people walked right by her.  The one that did pick up on it, "did nothing".

I bet if that poster said airport terrorist, and there was anybody on that bench wearing anything close to resembling 11 thread count JC Penny bedding, and a suntan, they would have half of Homeland Security at the mall.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 01:16:57 PM »

why so glum, strohdags?  the world becomes what we make of it.
 


Too many sicko *fudge*s out there and too many missing and exploited kids as it is.
Then you see this, and all those people walked right by her.  The one that did pick up on it, "did nothing".

I bet if that poster said airport terrorist, and there was anybody on that bench wearing anything close to resembling 11 thread count JC Penny bedding, and a suntan, they would have half of Homeland Security at the mall.


while i'm no expert,  and for that matter, i tend to view humanity in its worst forms,  IIRC some statistic a long time ago like 3/4 of child molestation /etc  is from people they know,  not strangers.   

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The experiment and the reactions of shoppers was upsetting and satisfying to the child's real father who watched the experiment from a distance.

"On one hand, I wish someone could have stopped to check on a little girl who was obviously by herself," father Brian Ball said. "But on the other hand, it was nice to see there weren't a lot of men walking up to her and random strangers."

so to be fair, which way does he really want it?  he'd prefer his kid stay missing, or he'd prefer some random strange guy go approach her ?

one single false allegation can ruin someone's life.  i think i'd err on the side of caution, and just call the cops if i were in this situation.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 01:22:04 PM »

why so glum, strohdags?  the world becomes what we make of it.
 


Too many sicko *fudge*s out there and too many missing and exploited kids as it is.
Then you see this, and all those people walked right by her.  The one that did pick up on it, "did nothing".

I bet if that poster said airport terrorist, and there was anybody on that bench wearing anything close to resembling 11 thread count JC Penny bedding, and a suntan, they would have half of Homeland Security at the mall.


while i'm no expert,  and for that matter, i tend to view humanity in its worst forms,  IIRC some statistic a long time ago like 3/4 of child molestation /etc  is from people they know,  not strangers.   

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The experiment and the reactions of shoppers was upsetting and satisfying to the child's real father who watched the experiment from a distance.

"On one hand, I wish someone could have stopped to check on a little girl who was obviously by herself," father Brian Ball said. "But on the other hand, it was nice to see there weren't a lot of men walking up to her and random strangers."

so to be fair, which way does he really want it?  he'd prefer his kid stay missing, or he'd prefer some random strange guy go approach her ?

one single false allegation can ruin someone's life.  i think i'd err on the side of caution, and just call the cops if i were in this situation.



Agreed on all points.  Especially the last one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 01:25:13 PM »

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"I'm a photographer, so I'm good with faces and I walked in and I was like, 'That's the girl. What do I do?'"

"Thatís what I was thinking," a shopper said. "I was scared the mom would pop out of nowhere and be like, 'Why are you talking to my child?'"

"I was like, 'What are the chances?'" Majiros said. "I'm like, 'No, that couldn't be it' and then I was like, 'It looks like her.'"
OMG, I can't even, like, believe those people!



Seriously, I'd (a) probably not notice the poster; (b) not notice that the girl was sitting alone; (c) assume Mom or Dad was nearby and the girl was just sitting (come on, she's 8, not 3); and (d) even if I did get involved, it'd be to have a store call security while I kept an eye on her.  I wouldn't move her or sit down next to her -- too many idiots out there that could cause me trouble for innocent Samaritan behavior.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 01:28:16 PM »

  I wouldn't sit down next to her -- that could cause me trouble for innocent Samaritan behavior.

Ok.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 01:54:29 PM »

I am probably one that would actually approach her. I have done so in the past where I see a little child alone,crying looking scared. The way I approach it is basically make a small scene. Get others involved. As long as there is a group around parents are less worried about what you are doing and realize the situation with the child. But then I have never been one to sit around and watch. I'm the guy that stops to help when first on the scene be it an accident, emergency, trouble, whatever it is.

I'm not a police man, fireman, EMT, etc.. but I would be.

And yet I understand the feelings of these strangers. It takes alot to do something. It is very easy to say "I'll let the next guy handle it, I don't want to get involved."
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 02:08:01 PM »

get a brain, somorantans !
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 02:33:45 PM »

I am probably one that would actually approach her. I have done so in the past where I see a little child alone,crying looking scared.
But so far as I can tell, this girl wasn't crying and didn't look scared.  She was just sitting there, probably looking as placid as in the Missing Child poster to make it easier to recognize her face.

Lone child crying in a small, I stop for.  The bear's gotta eat.
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