View Poll Results: If You Saw Neo-Nazis Killing Someone, What Would You Do?

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  • Physically Intervene, even if it puts me in danger, and attempt to stop the attack.

    14 15.38%
  • Call the police to see what happens, even if it may be futile.

    48 52.75%
  • Run away from the vicinity of the attack as fast as possible.

    9 9.89%
  • Try to talk the attackers out of the attack.

    3 3.30%
  • Nothing and just observe.

    17 18.68%
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    If You Saw Neo-Nazis Killing Someone, What Would You Do?

    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
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    Just as a heads up, expect a lot of angry replies from Russians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Just as a heads up, expect a lot of angry replies from Russians.
    Why? This is a well documented phenomenon in areas of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as other localities in Russia. This isn't to say that this occurs exclusively in Russia as Germany, and even other European countries, seem to have a neo-Nazi problem.

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    Do what everyone else would do, whip out a camera phone and put it on Liveleak.com asap
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    " Call the police to see what happens, even if it may be futile. "

    If it was someone related to me I would intervene, but if it was some random person and it was 6v1 like you mention, I will not put myself at risk. Good for you though.

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    Smoke bombs but I'd have to carry lots so I could make a clean getaway with the beaten individual.

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    one versus six? call the authorities sure but all me intervening would do is cause me to die along side that immigrant and accomplish absolutely nothing other then making things worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intoeternity View Post
    " Call the police to see what happens, even if it may be futile. "

    If it was someone related to me I would intervene, but if it was some random person and it was 6v1 like you mention, I will not put myself at risk. Good for you though.
    Why does someone being related to you change things? Are all people not equal to you? I'm just asking in order to prod a discussion, that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucizanito View Post
    Smoke bombs but I'd have to carry lots so I could make a clean getaway with the beaten individual.
    hahaha

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    Get the hell out of there, and call the police when out of hearing and sight of the guys doing the beating.
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    Why isn't join in on the attack an option?? =[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesonia View Post
    one versus six? call the authorities sure but all me intervening would do is cause me to die along side that immigrant and accomplish absolutely nothing other then making things worse.
    There would be a chance that you would be successful, though. A friend of mine is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran who I know could take on 6 armed people at once and emerge victorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zallex View Post
    Why isn't join in on the attack an option?? =[
    Because if you would join in on the attack, you're not welcome in this discussion anyway as you are beyond rationality.

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    You have to be waaay more specific when you say "Europe". Its a bit too general.

    Also it depends on the situation, you cant exactly take on a group of guys alone, if it was feasable to get out relatively unharmed ide probably help, but I wouldnt jump in to get my skull bashed in within the first 10 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesonia View Post
    one versus six? call the authorities sure but all me intervening would do is cause me to die along side that immigrant and accomplish absolutely nothing other then making things worse.
    Basically this. I would probably be worthless in this kind of situation, especially if they are armed, considering I weigh about 110 pounds. So me getting involved really wouldn't help at all. I would call the authorities and try to record it for documentation.

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    How come there is no option to join them? Maybe you don't like the guy they are beating.

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    Call the police and then physically intervene while trying to talk them out of it.

    Limited poll options are bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyopz View Post
    Why does someone being related to you change things? Are all people not equal to you? I'm just asking in order to prod a discussion, that is all.
    I don't know about him but I care about my relatives. I have no emotional connection or attachment to some random stranger and don't see any logical reason why I should value his life above mine, especially in such descripted situation of impossible odds.

    Two corpses won't do any better than one.

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    If I believed the police as corrupt as you seem to, nothing. Except maybe leave the country. And no, I would not sleep any worse knowing I had not gotten myself killed in order to make a point and accomplished nothing more.

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    Since I am not from there I would not do anything,

    In my area it would be much more likely to see a group of black guys beating a white guy, in that case I'd intervene most likely depending on the county and area, if I was in ghetto Atlanta Id save my own ass.

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    Keep walking as if I didn't see anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to be waaay more specific when you say "Europe". Its a bit too general.

    Also it depends on the situation, you cant exactly take on a group of guys alone, if it was feasable to get out relatively unharmed ide probably help, but I wouldnt jump in to get my skull bashed in within the first 10 seconds.
    Well, there's a rather large neo-Nazi problem in almost all countries of Europe. Certainly in France, the U.K., even Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and other former Soviet-bloc states.

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