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Pure evil

10 people watched while 10 people participated. In this case, participating was to forcibly have sex with a 15 year old girl. Gang rape. No one called for help. No one. Not one person. They either participated or watched. Some of the spectators even took pictures and sent texts with their cell phones. 20 evil people. Where were the good people?

My grandfather told me a story about when he was a teenager. He grew up in the sticks of Texas. It was sometimes a few miles between houses. Word got out that a man in a neighboring home was doing bad things to his own daughter. My grandfathers father talked it over with his sons, and they took action. Basically he beat the snot out of the man and told him that if it happened again, to get running or die. Simple and to the point.

When I was a kid, a man who lived next door to us caught 2 young men robbing a house in the neighborhood. He beat them to a pulp and then called the police. No charges were filed against him because they got what was coming.

Last winter a man tried to steal a DVD player from our little grocery store. He brandished a gun. No matter. A few customers kicked him to the ground and beat him pretty good.

I have at least 10 more stories about people doing the right thing. I bet most of us have a story or two. When action is called for, they take it. Most of the time when they do take it, it could be at their own personal detriment. But they take action anyways. That is what we are supposed to do. Fight for what is right at all times. Stop evil in its tracks.

How many Germans could have fought for the Jews. Maybe they would have been killed, but the soldiers, who were following orders, would have started thinking long and hard about killing their own countrymen.

 In order to stop evil, good people must stand up.

 

Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • October 30 2009 09:54AM

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"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

-- Edmund Burke

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 9 years ago

 Alan-I guess that this blog was my roundabout way of saying that.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

That story made me sick yto my stomach.  How can people, especially teenagers these days be so cold and heartless?

Posted by Jeff Craig, Greensboro/Jamestown/Guilford: Realtor/CSP/CNRS (Coldwell Banker Triad) almost 9 years ago

Standing up for what is right comes naturally to some people. My prayers go out to the 15 year old girl and her family.

Posted by Tammy Woodin, Sudden Valley, Washington almost 9 years ago

I read your post and clicked to leave a comment of the very quote I saw sitting there already from my friend Alan...

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 9 years ago

Kevin, I heard about this last night on the radio, and some of the kids from that school were interviewed.  One girl said that because they didn't say anything didn't mean they were bad people.

It's sickening that this happened, even more so is the fact that no one helped this poor girl.  What kind of homes did this kids grow up in? 

This on the tail of one incident that happened a day ago in the city of Collinsville, 15 minutes from my town.  This man ran out with a watch from a local jewelry store without paying.  Three construction guys chased him and made a citizen's arrest, cornered him until the police got there.  The jewelry owner offered to give these guys a free watch each and they declined.

There are good people out there, unfortunately there are also evil people.  I hope they all get the maximum sentence.

 

 

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 9 years ago

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