Reply to post: Re: re. we need some people to stand up and say No.

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Re: re. we need some people to stand up and say No.

I've stepped in once, and stood by once. When I stepped in (a street mugging) I had honestly no idea what I was doing but there was a lot of swearing, a bit of pushing and some running. He was about 14.

I was 19 years old when I stood by. A man (I guess a pimp) was giving a woman a kicking, and then he pulled a knife on her. I wanted to intervene but couldn't bring myself to move; luckily an off-duty policeman jumped in and took care of it - he probably saved her life. Up until that point I thought I was pretty hard and would defend virtue wherever I saw it regardless of how weaponised the scumbag was; I grew up a lot in those few moments.

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