Would you intervene if you saw someone being beaten up?

7 August 2008

Andrew Jones was smashed in the head on a night out in Liverpool recently and died as a result. Plenty of people saw him being beaten up, but did nothing. His killers were caught but given only cursory justice. His father is now leading a campaign to punish them properly and to stop the sort of savagery that led to his death. http://www.justiceforandrewjones.com

I spoke on Liverpool’s City Radio about Andrew Jones’ tragic death and the whole issue of intervening if you see someone in trouble. The British have a real problem with this: the Germans are twice as likely to intervene if they see anti-social behaviour than us. I explained that there was no way I would pile into a fight if I saw someone in trouble: it’s just too dangerous. Sad but true.’

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