I saw this, and I was disgusted, so many people just walk past, or just stayed an watched. Again, it just shows how selfish some people can be. A girl is being knifed!And only one old guy has the courage and the correctness of mind to step up and help. I read the report as well, one bystanders comment was "he had a knife, what were we supposed to do?" Ok, for a start, dont stand around watching it like a show! Call the police, find something to help, the guy isnt being that vicious, he looks kind of weak. I know if i had been near, I would have stepped in straight away, and have done in the past when people get in fights. But she could have died, he could have killed her, and only one person helped. I'am stunned and appalled at those peoples behavior.
if i was a student w/ a bag full of books i could use it as a shield. but if i got nothing on me i may jus buy a bamboo pole & whack those guy. v effective.
any1 got any idea how respond in person under 60sec?
making an urgent call 2 police takes abt 30sec minimum 4 any1 2 relay bare but critical info. if police arrive 3 minutes later victim (whom u may kno) may hav been , culprits fled ah.
If you are trained to disarm like the matas..then should go and help.
My 2.5yrs of NS and 7 yrs of Reservist doesn't train me to defend or fight without arms.
Before helping others, must see whether you can defend for your own or not.
Scarly kanna stabbed to death, the one who suffer are your family.
Newspaper will print "Hero dies while helping others"
Readers will say "See lah, hero die young, for what?!"
Mata will claims "Call 999, dun act smart!"
The most i can do is...wipe out my handphone and call the mata lor.
Last edited by sgvideoman; 25th December 2006 at 08:54 AM.
This is a different story, but also a knife attack in Singapore.
As usual the locals did nothing.The incident occurred in the early hours of Feb. 5 while merchant mariner and ship's Third Mate Colin Campbell, BM2 Paulryan Judi, USN, and MASN Gregory Chaney, USN, were enjoying a night out near a popular Singapore tourist district. The ship was on a routine port visit to Singapore to pick up supplies and provide liberty for the crew.
While riding in a taxi, the three observed a violent altercation between two local men, which involved what appeared to be an 18-inch machete. One man was seen fleeing from the scene and, according to one of the crew members, was trying to conceal the weapon in his trousers.
They asked the driver to stop immediately.
Source: http://www.msc.navy.mil/sealift/2006.../mcdonnell.htmCampbell, a native of Salem, Ore., telephoned police and asked the operators of the convenience store to call an ambulance.
This incident happened in Feb 2006, in Singapore.
Last edited by sgvideoman; 25th December 2006 at 08:51 AM.
I was at a celebration in the officer mess (in my younger days) where a CO was commenting on a young officer's rescue of a man under attack in Geylang. He said something to the effect that the young officer is very brave.. and added that is a bit similar to foolhardy.. and not to do it again.. much to the laughter of every officer there. And they toast beer!Originally Posted by Capt. Michael Bacher
I laughed too. And now thinking of it....