A man witnessed an innocent person being robbed in the parking lot of a Kroger. He decided to drive his car over to the robber and confront him. After stepping out of the car and speaking with the robber, the robber opened fire on the man’s car, where his wife and child were sitting. His two year old was shot in the abdomen.
Should you step in for a person in need? What are you risking when you do? What is the price to pay for being a Good Samaritan?
WSB Radio, Man Who Was Paralyzed Trying to Save Child Passes Away: http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/man-who-was-paralyzed-trying-save-child-passes-awa/nYXrX/
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Toddler Shooting No Accident, DeKalb Police Chief Says: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/police-release-photo-of-suspect-in-kroger-toddler-/nYXgW/
Fox News, Program Urging Federal Workers to Tattle on Each Other Raises Concerns: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/24/program-urging-federal-workers-to-tattle-on-each-other-raises-concerns/
The New York Times, At Zimmerman Trial, a Tale of Pursuit and Attack: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/residents-of-housing-complex-testify-in-zimmerman-trial.html
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, UPS Employee Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Pain Meds Out of Packages: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/ups-employee-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-pain-/nYXdQ/
Psy Blog, When Situations Not Personality Dictate Our Behaviour: http://www.spring.org.uk/2009/12/when-situations-not-personality-dictate-our-behaviour.php
Psy Blog, Bystander Apathy: http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/10/why-we-dont-help-others-bystander.php
The Kindness of Strangers: http://psych.csufresno.edu/levine/resources/americanscientistlowdensit.pdf
Psychology Today, Why and How Do We Help? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201009/why-and-how-do-we-help