- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Ok, this is obviously in response to the “Dad killed molester caught in the act” thread… But I am surprised by the amount of “he shouldn’t have killed him, I wouldn’t have done that” responses… So I’m interested to see how this would play out.
(Note: I know that this topic is very sensitive and the following example might be hurtful/triggering to anyone who has been raped or attacked in any way, I don’t write this to hurt or offend anyone… So please in your responses be respectful of one another’s opinions and know that there are a LOT of bee’s here who have been hurt in this way.)
Let’s take the child aspect out of the situation because that brings up a whole other set of emotions that not everyone can relate to if they don’t have kids… but let’s say a sister, best friend, roommate, cousin etc… whatever female you are closest to in your life who isn’t your offspring… Let’s say you walk into their house (or your house if you live/lived with them) and they were getting raped/about to get raped by a very large man… You have managed to get into the house and see this without being noticed, how would you react?
There are going to be a few parts to this answer, you can choose as many as you want. Please answer honestly and with the first answer that comes to your mind; don’t think about it, this is supposed to be your knee jerk reaction.
Your first instinct is to:
A. Take a moment to assess the situation and evaluate the amount of force that would be acceptable to apprehend the man, THEN take the “appropriate” action.
B. React instantly and follow your instinct in the moment.
C. Do nothing and act like I didn’t see anything.
D. None of the above. (explain below)
Next you would:
A. Grab the nearest object (lamp. baseball bat, brick, rock etc.) and hit the man until the act has stopped and he seems to be subdued (taking the risk that you could potentially harm this individual severely including death.)
B. Grab the nearest deadly weapon (gun, knife, cannon, ninja star etc.) and use deadly force no questions asked.
C. Do nothing physically… Yell at him and call the police. (potentially putting yourself in danger by making yourself known without apprehending/subduing the man.)
D. None of the above. (explain below.)
After you would:
A. Feel like you did your best in the situation and comfortable with your decision even if it ended in the attackers death.
B. Feel vindicated and joyous at the attackers death.
C. Feel remorseful and guilty at the attackers death.
D. Feel happy that you chose to do nothing to harm the attacker physically.
E. Feed sad and guilty that you chose to do nothing to harm the attacker physically.
F. None of the above. (explain below)
If you took action resulting in the death or serious injury of the attacker: What do you think your outcome should be for your actions :
A. Nothing, I acted in self defense of my helpless sister/friend/cousin etc. (and my own self defense once I took action.)
B. I should be taken into custody and charged accordingly (murder, battery, manslaughter etc.) and serve time accordingly.
C. I should have a trial to judge my innocence, but believe I should NOT be charged or serve time for my actions.
D. Other. (explain below)
Remember, lets not attack anyone for their answers… I’m just curious to see how others would react… I’ll post my answers after a few responses.