Stop Recording and Help Me - See Something, Say Something, Do Something!
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The week of June 18th I watched over and over a video on social media of a young 15 year old child being murdered from the Bronx, NY. This was the most heart wrenching video I have seen on social media. At first I cried because I wanted to save this young man, then I became angry because bystanders were present. I wondered did anyone call 911 or try to assist him? Then to make things even more upsetting was the fact that this young man tried to seek help before he was murdered by running into a store. Instead of providing assistance, the store employees turned him away. After the young man was attacked he then went back into the store to seek help and he was turned away again.
I believe that the store employees in New York should be held responsible for not protecting this young child. I believe it is important that every state in the United States of America should have this law in place. If they have this law in place then they should make sure bystanders are held responsible.
If you see something you should say something. We must protect each other and seek JUSTICE. #justiceforjunior
- Duty to Rescue - The describing a circumstance in which a party can be held liable for failing to come to the rescue of another party in peril. In common law systems, it is rarely formalized in statutes which would bring the penalty of law down upon those who fail to rescue. This does not necessarily obviate a moral duty to rescue: though law is binding and carries government-authorized sanctions, there are also separate ethical arguments for a duty to rescue that may prevail even where law does not punish failure to rescue.
Civil law system - Many civil law systems, which are common in Continental Europe, Latin America and much of Africa, impose a far more extensive duty to rescue. The duty is usually limited to doing what is “reasonable”. In particular, a helper must not endanger their own life or that of others.
This can mean that anyone who finds someone in need of medical help must take all reasonable steps to seek medical care and render best-effort first aid. Commonly, the situation arises on an event of a traffic accident: other drivers and passers-by must take an action to help the injured without regard to possible personal reasons not to help (e.g. having no time, being in a hurry) or ascertain that help has been requested from officials. In practice however, almost all cases of compulsory rescue simply require the rescuer to alert the relevant entity (police, fire brigade, ambulance) with a phone call. [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
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