Mad Titan wrote:
Granted, it was a very heroic act tackling the bank robber. But I’m not so sure that I’d do anything like that unless I was certain someone’s life was in jeopardy.
I wonder if the Marine realizes that he can be held personally liable if he did any harm to that bank robber when he took him down. There’s a lawyer around every corner. And the Marine is not covered by the banks insurance as he is not an employee.
Just a few thoughts for all of the kiddies out there who want to play hero.
Well this is what separates him from people who think like this. A hero realizes the inherent risks and consequences of his actions but take action anyway. Some people will go through life without knowing what sacrifice means.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” -Edmund Burke
Very good sounding words, I like them. You could also throw in some dramatic music as well, and also cue the sunset. But reality sometimes gets in the way of the drama.
The individual in question would have to pay for his own lawyer to defend the suit. Let’s see…a prolonged law suit could cost in the neighborhood of 10-k, or better. And if the guy wins the suit the hero could lose his house, car, bank account, etc.
Well, that’s only if the hero actually owns something right? What if he’s worth nothing, then he can play hero with no repercussion, right?
Then if our hero loses the suit his wages are garnished. That means that if our hero takes home $500.00 per week the “bad guy” gets a nice big cut of that. Sometimes up to half (or better) depending on the state.
Look, I’m not saying that you should stand by and allow the criminal element to take over in any given situation. But look really carefully before you leap, as that leap might just cost you everything that you have.
what’s your point? you try to break it down like no one knows what the consequences are. on the last paragraph you basically reiterated what you previously stated in your first post. You may think your line of thinking is more of a realist…IT IS NOT. My stance is still the same.