Hypothetical situation: you're in St. Petersburg and you see a band of 6 Russian neo-Nazis beating up a visible immigrant to the precipice of death for no apparent reason. They are armed with a whole array of weapons, including at least a few firearms. Let's also say that the police is generally favoring the neo-Nazis because the police is corrupt and refuses to help. It's just you as far as you can tell.What would you do and why?
I ask this because there has been an outbreak of neo-Nazi violence in Russia and much of Europe in general lately, and bystanders seem to do nothing in order to protect their fellow human beings. The police seem to also turn a blind eye to this as they are generally associated with the neo-Nazi groups, at least at a local level.
I myself would not call the authorities since they are typically corrupt, but I would physically intervene, even if it meant my own death, in order to attempt to save the visible immigrant. If it meant I die as well as the immigrant, then so be it. I don't think life is worth living if you kept yours at the cost of letting an innocent die at the hands of evil. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I had. It also tears at the fabric of global society in general to allow injustice to run unchecked.
What would you do and why?
P.S., just on a slightly light-hearted note, this would be playing in my head as I did what I'd do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq_oufAM9ts