A man was pushed to his death at a NYC subway station. Witnesses knew the confrontation was happening, but did nothing to help. What would you have done?

Anderson 2012/12/04 13:38:39
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A man was pushed to his death at a NYC subway station. Witnesses knew the confrontation was happening, but did nothing to help. What would you have done?


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  • Gingah Bread 2012/12/05 20:58:08
    I wouldn't do anything... the situation was dangerous.
    Gingah Bread
    You guys are all liars. If you were there, you wouldn't have done nothin'.

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  • Raised By Wolves 2012/12/12 20:48:57 (edited)
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Raised By Wolves
    This story is so sad, and yes the train was right there. But he was hanging onto the edge you think at least accouple people could have pulled him up..

    man pushed in front of subway
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/12/07 03:36:36
    I would've stepped in to help.
    I'm not sure what happened as the link below I clicked on is no good and I'm unfamiliar with this story but I would have done anything I could have to avert someone being hurt by another.
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/12/06 19:34:01
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Prime Time Lime
    I would try to save the man's life.There must some space at the edges of the track in which 2 people could lie flat and escape the oncoming subway train.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/12/06 19:28:37
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Lerro DeHazel
    This Case is OVER-BLOWN; and there's got to be a reason for it. I haven't figured-it-out just yet . . . But, for sure, there is some kind of mystery to this . . . Hidden secret . . . There have been similar incidents . . . And they never got this kind of attention . . .
  • Resp 2012/12/06 18:04:31 (edited)
    I wouldn't do anything... the situation was dangerous.
    I would have rushed to help pull the man up from the tracks even though it may have been a losing battle.
  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/12/06 16:45:37
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Waiting in the Wings
    And call the cops. I can't watch people in trouble without at least ATTEMPTING to help. My conscious will not allow me to do nothing.
  • Queen Katherine 2012/12/06 14:05:50
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Queen Katherine
    Even though a subway approaching the station can still be moving very quickly I still would have tried to pull him up onto the platform. I just can't stand by when people are in trouble like that.
  • The Big Taboo [AKA Phuck No... 2012/12/06 06:44:33
    I would've stepped in to help.
    The Big Taboo [AKA Phuck Norris]
    I would like to believe as much. But the fact of the matter is that the basic issue of bystander syndrome is innate in us. I would have to overcome what I am neurophysiologically hardwired to do in order have done anything.
  • Sayer Stewart 2012/12/06 06:19:26
    I would've called police immediately.
    Sayer Stewart
    At least call 911 and tell security!
  • Pele Emerging 2012/12/06 03:19:59
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Pele Emerging
    I don't think I could have just watched. I would have been on the phone to the police first and probably also would have tried to help or defuse, if at all possible.
  • User Deactivated 2012/12/06 02:59:40
    I would've stepped in to help.
    User Deactivated
    I've got no problem wading in, even if it's two idiots going at it. I'd rather get hurt than have to see death.
  • addie 2012/12/06 02:43:30
    I would've stepped in to help.
    From experience, I would not call the police I would intervene, not let someone die if there is something I can do, but the average person does not know how to intervene in such a situation.
  • Chokmah addie 2012/12/06 02:55:15
    Too bad this didn't happen in Florida... a lot of people would have pulled their revolvers and shot the sob to death.
  • Nestofa... Chokmah 2012/12/06 14:42:31
    and probably hit about twenty innocent people in the melee... and thats why people wouldnt step in. too many idiots with guns thinking they can be superheroes.
    pushing close to the edge of the platform is not safe fun, or heroic
  • Chokmah Nestofa... 2012/12/06 15:15:33
    States that have carry laws have less crime....
  • Nestofa... Chokmah 2012/12/07 01:59:29
    compare the US to canada.
    not so much
    600 murders in 2011
    how many in the US?
  • Chokmah Nestofa... 2012/12/07 04:23:28
    Quite a few more, but the US is ten times larger and has a more diverse population mix
  • Nestofa... Chokmah 2012/12/07 13:26:33
    more diverse?? really would you like to source that please?
    As for the numbers...just going on plain murders?
    600 murders in 2011 in Canada
    12,996 in the US murders in the US
    thats 21 times Canadas.
    And for firearms deaths, thats 64 times more deaths than in Canada
    source, FBI and reuters
  • Chokmah Nestofa... 2012/12/07 20:48:13
    Black Canadians constitutes 2.5% of the entire Canadian population while Black Americans form 13.5% of the entire US population.

    Hispanics now comprise nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population

    The Latin American Canadian population comprises 0.97% of the population as of 2006.
  • Nestofa... Chokmah 2012/12/10 04:41:48
    ooooooh so you are talking about just blacks and latinos being
    LMAO you should have stated your bias straight away..
    we are talking about murder numbers... not the particular colour...

    That is racial profiling not diversity and NOWHERE makes up for the disparity of murder figures.
    You dont have 21 times the numbers of ANY colour or creed.
    try again
  • Chokmah Nestofa... 2012/12/10 18:14:43
    Oooohhhh, you little bigot... I was answering your silly comment about diversity in Canada v. USA. Now you are trying to inject race into this... now we know your bias and prejudice.
    nice try
  • Nestofa... Chokmah 2012/12/11 12:17:50
    you mentioned latino and Blacks first and I was making fun of YOUR bigotedness
  • Nestofa... addie 2012/12/06 14:43:44
    I agree totally
  • addie Nestofa... 2012/12/06 20:42:20
    People apparently stood there stunned with the man struggling to get back on the platform. That is just odd. I hope it haunts them for the rest of their lives!

    I had thought the problem was with breaking up the fight itself.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/12/06 02:42:47
    I would've stepped in to help.
    a flying elbow to the homeless creep...and yeah use every once of strength i had to pull the guy up
  • strawberry 2012/12/06 02:39:08
    I would've stepped in to help.
    It would have been too late to get a police officer. I carry an authentic English police whistle, which blasts. Loud sounds can stop a confrontation, but not many carry police whistles. LOL! I would have yelled, screamed, anything to possibly distract the confrontation. Depending on the situation, I know I could not just stand there doing nothing.
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/12/06 01:55:20
    I would've called police immediately.
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    And if need be spoke up.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/12/06 01:39:15
  • wamcalif 2012/12/06 00:32:34
    I would've stepped in to help.
    You can't really judge unless you were there. The subway approaches quicker than you realize once it is already in sight. If you are 20 feet away at the time you see the train headlights, it would be really tough to pull a grown man up onto and clear of the platform. He might panic and pull you down with him. Very sad situation.
  • gvc 2012/12/06 00:16:07
    I would've stepped in to help.
    I was stunned people did not just reach a hand down to lift him up. And the dude that took the picture should have his ass kicked. If you have time to take a picture, you can damn sure help someone in need.
  • Gregaj7 2012/12/06 00:10:32
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Not live in NYC.
  • Chaguy 2012/12/06 00:04:09
    I would've called police immediately.
    I do believe stepping in is nice, but I was taught in class to call 911 if the situation is too dangerous
  • strawberry Chaguy 2012/12/06 02:41:45
    A police officer would have been too late.
  • Chaguy strawberry 2012/12/06 23:02:49
    yeah, true :(
  • Florence Doucet 2012/12/05 23:50:36
    I would've called police immediately.
    Florence Doucet
    I have called the police before when I have witnessed fights and I would do it again.
  • cherryphi 2012/12/05 22:50:22
    I would've stepped in to help.
    Absolutely. What's up with New Yorkers. Kitty Genovese anyone?
  • darwolf 2012/12/05 22:41:59
    I would've called police immediately.
    For me it depends on what the confrontation was about.
  • Darr247 2012/12/05 22:26:44
    I would've stepped in to help.
    However, the guy could've saved himself, if he hadn't paniced, by squeezing into one of the recesses in the wall on the other side of the tracks, visible in the pictures. There is not any situation I'm aware of that can best be resolved by panic.
  • wamcalif Darr247 2012/12/06 00:36:10
    He was also small enough of a guy to lie flat on the tracks.There is enough clearance for the train car to pass over him. He'd have a mouth full of rat droppings and assorted garbage, but he'd have survived.
  • boo63 2012/12/05 22:15:55
    I would've stepped in to help.
    I would have tried something.more people need to get involved to help curb all this violence.stop turning a blind eye

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