Or, at least, speak out. On Wednesday night I was walking back from a dinner in the downtown area and I was passing through my favorite of people watching spots, Union Square in New York City.
As I was passing through between 5th and 6th Avenue, I saw a fight- nothing out of the ordinary. However, upon getting closer, I realized it was a girl, trying to hold back her overly aggressive boyfriend from getting into trouble. In the process, he managed to grab her, shove her into a parked car, throw her away from him, and screamed profnities and insults at her loud enough for the entire block to hear.
But, that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was that not one person tried to separate them. Not one person thought to try and go get help. I was walking into it after it had clearly been going on for a few minutes, and I was the only person with the wherewithal to call the police and report it. I’ve never been so appalled with the jaded people in the world as I was that night.
Please, if you see something, don’t be silent. Don’t ignore it. All it takes is an anonymous tip to the police, and you could be saving someone’s life.
To utilize the over-used and cliche phrase from the MTA Campaign, “If you see something, say something.”
I’m begging each and every one of you- please don’t let this happen while you walk on by.