Zimmeman Trial Article Series: Neighbors could Have Saved Martin’s Life
As the Zimmerman trial continues, and more and more neighborhood witness take the stand, there seems to be one thing that all of the witnesses have in common.
None of them went outside to break the fight up. They all watched from a distance with Zimmerman and Martin continued to fight, and when they finally went outside, they were too late.
The attitude of “It’s not my business” has been a part of our society for several years. The question now becomes, when is it your business to help a neighbor in need?
USA Today reports while Zimmerman was being transferred, he explained he called for help, but no one came to his aide. “Officer Timothy Smith, who handcuffed Zimmerman and took his gun away, said Zimmerman twice offered an explanation for the shooting while, being transported to jail. “He stated to me that he was yelling for help and nobody came to help him,” Smith testified.” Regardless to if Zimmerman or Martin was the aggressor, one of them continued to call for help but no one helped.
Key witness Jonathan Good, one of the key witnesses, testifies that he went outside to tell the two to stop, but when he did not get a response, he went back into his home to call 911. Shortly after he went back in his home he heard the gunshot. In the time he went into his home, there is a chance that Good could have saved his life or took a chance and been hit by the bullet meant for Martin.
The thought that one could place themselves in harm’s way while trying to help another, has kept many from being good Samaritans. A Kansas City native was shot in April in an attempt to stop a purse snatcher. Even though the bullet wound nearly killed him, he states he will always help someone in need. Another Samaritan in Sydney was nearly bashed to death after attempting to help a man he saw lying in the road. With such acts happening being a Good Samaritan does not always have a good outcome.
There was a time that neighbors looked out for one another as if they were family. You were to mess with one person’s child; you have messed with everyone’s child. But with so many negative things going on in the world, should people feel safe resorting back to that same thought process? Or should society continue to believe that it is not their business? Be sure to visit Temptaous’ 411 page on Facebook, where you can continue to read past articles posted , as well take part in forum discussions.
Written By:Temptaous Mckoy
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