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Hold people accountable for not helping those who are in peril.

Too often I see videos popping up on YouTube of people getting assaulted. It is sickening to think that people would rather record an assault as opposed to stepping in to stop it or call for help. Ten years ago I was assaulted as 20 people rushed me at a bus stop in Oakland, California and nobody did anything to stop it. The only thing that saved me was my quick thinking and a police officer that happened to be around the corner. Unfortunately not all of us have the same luck. Last Friday night at a Santa Ana nightclub "The Crosby", 23 year old Kim Pham was assaulted by five people, three men and two women.  She was beaten until she laid there unconscious. This could have been stopped. Instead, bystanders decided to use their cell phones to record the assault rather than call for help. There is something fundamentally wrong with this and it needs to stop. How many more people have to end up with serious injuries or worse yet die before we do anything about it? How would you feel if this was your daughter? One person could have saved her life. 

 

STOP THE BYSTANDER EFFECT!! 

The issue is this :

Under California law, a person has no duty to come to the aid of another.

 

Courtesy of KTLA:

A 23-year-old woman who was brutally beaten by five people outside a Santa Ana nightclub died Tuesday afternoon after being taken off life support, according to police.

The violent assault happened just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday near The Crosby, located in the 400 block of North Broadway in downtown Santa Ana, authorities said.

The victim, Kim Pham, was with friends, waiting to get inside The Crosby when an argument broke out with another group of people.

“The victim was kicked about her body and her head, and that’s when she went unconscious,” said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the department.

She died at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, the Santa Ana Police Department announced Tuesday evening.

An unidentified female suspect was arrested Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm, police said.

Santa Ana police made the arrest after issuing a plea for witnesses to come forward with information about the assault.

The assault occurred outside The Crosby nightclub, Santa Ana, Jan. 18, 2014.

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