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I don't know what I'd do but I know I would be snapping perfectly framed pictures.


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Abbassi said that he had 22 seconds from the time the guy landed on the tracks to the time the train hit him.

22 seconds seems like a sufficient amount of time to offer a hand.






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you guys are all such saints


You just don't get it. Everyone on this board would have laid their own lives down in an attempt to save this stranger's life.






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mizzoukills
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CAD,

Let's just agree to disagree. Some of us believe someone could have helped. Others believe it would be foolish to help.

No one said throw yourself in front of the train to help him. Two people could have simply grabbed his hand and pulled in less time than 22 seconds.

Maybe not. Perhaps 22 seconds is too little time to grab a hand a pull. Who knows?

Some people believe that all of the unknown factors make it perfectly acceptable to allow someone to die. I believe that many people in everyday life across the world help others in situations very similar to this. How was this situation any different?

I guess that "special someone" - that "hero" - wasn't in the subway that day. That sucks for the victim, especially when the victim was standing up to a thug for harrassing fellow pedestrians. No one returned the favor in his time of need.

We just disagree. That's all.

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Maybe not. Perhaps 22 seconds is too little time to grab a hand a pull. Who knows?


its not 22 seconds. humans dont react that fast even if they're trained SEALs or Ninjas. lets be realistic..probably 5-10 seconds max after your brain comprehends what just happened and you decide to act.

so you consider a dude who's head is barely above the concrete an easy task to 'pull up'..

..oh and there's a 15 ton subway barreling towards you that will be there in 10 seconds



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No one said it would be easy. It's the lack of any effort at all that's surprising. The photo clearly shows zero effort from anyone...unless you believe the shopping photographer's story.

I don't.

But we just disagree.

(24 second post - 10 seconds spent pondering what I'd say - 14 seconds typing - felt like forever)



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..oh and there's a 15 ton subway barrelling towards you that will be there in 10 seconds
good samaritan runs over, grabs the victim by the arms, can't pull him up fast enough, train blasts victim, samaritan pulled into the chaos only to get churned between the wall and the train decorating the tunnel for the next 500 yards



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Surprising so many people focused on that, especially since it had nothing to do with the post - which is about the photographer's ethics.

Thank you all for participating in a social experiment on political correctness.


no shit!! Given the whole story and its nature and the first 2-3 pages are PC butthurt about the mention of his religion. WTF is wrong with you people?






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mizzoukills
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Manwich,

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good samaritan runs over, grabs the victim by the arms, can't pull him up fast enough, train blasts victim, samaritan pulled into the chaos only to get churned between the wall and the train decorating the tunnel for the next 500 yards


Sure this could have happened. It's equally as likely that someone could have pulled him up to safety or, upon realizing there was no hope, let go of the man's hand at the last minute if it came to that.

We can talk scenarios all day long. I guess that's why no one would help. All of the unknowns prevent people (scare people) from helping anymore.

However, there are people who risk everything to help others...case in point - first responders and average citizens during 9-11. Military.

Don't tell me that "average heroes" or good samaritans no longer exist. We hear or read about them every day.

Unfortunately for this poor guy, no one in that subway was a hero that day (except for him).



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can anyone photoshop Mohammad's face on that guy?








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sanctimonious OT do-gooders

lets say it WAS a full 22 seconds. that means someone has to be PAYING ATTENTION to what is going on..that's probably 5-10 seconds to comprehend what you're seeing..and then another 5-10 seconds to decide if you're going to take action and then there's the whole THUG who may or may not still be there..or possibly a gang where one of his buddies might still be there.

its fricking NYC subway for crying out loud..who the hell is going to decide in 10-15 seconds they want to also put their life on the line to rescue someone not knowing if they're putting their own lives in danger.

oh and lets not forget there's a 15 ton subway barreling down the tracks toward you at the same time.

Sorry - But it would take me far less time to react and involve myself in that situation. I can honestly say that I've either saved a life or saved a person from grievous injury on more than one occasion and it took less than a few seconds to decide to involve myself. Responding correctly when a life is on the line is a component of situational awareness which I believe a great majority of people in general just do not have.

Call me sanctimonious.






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