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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:23 AM
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If I saw a child being raped in the shower....
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The first thing I would do is intervene, violently if needed to rescue the child from the perp.

The second thing I would do is immediately call the police.

I can't fathom the number of enablers to the Penn State child crimes and their silence over the years. How could these people, from Joe on down - sleep at night?!
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  -If I saw a child being raped in the shower.... RiverStone  Nov-11-11 11:23 AM   #0 
  - And the eyewitness gets to keep his job while those he told were fired?  sinkingfeeling   Nov-11-11 11:26 AM   #1 
  - Those he told were more responsible. Those he told knew about the 1998  pnwmom   Nov-11-11 12:45 PM   #36 
  - You see a child rape in progress - just tell your boss the next day and you're good?  jmg257   Nov-11-11 12:48 PM   #38 
  - It ain't about PA. But no, it's bad. People acting like sheep..  freshwest   Nov-11-11 07:38 PM   #82 
  - Come on  Tuvok Obama   Nov-12-11 01:38 AM   #91 
  - BINGO!  Drahthaardogs   Nov-11-11 01:12 PM   #44 
  - Grab something heavy and go skull-bashing.  krispos42   Nov-11-11 11:27 AM   #2 
  - I can understand the sentiment...but it seems likely that a witness yelling  HereSince1628   Nov-11-11 11:47 AM   #15 
     - The question is, what happens then?  krispos42   Nov-11-11 03:47 PM   #67 
        - Personally, I think the guy will run after you to shut you up  HereSince1628   Nov-11-11 04:07 PM   #68 
        - In this case.. and determination counts for a lot  krispos42   Nov-11-11 04:49 PM   #71 
           - Maybe, but he ain't gonna run far nekid without drawing attention n/t  HereSince1628   Nov-11-11 06:11 PM   #74 
        - "you can't leave that child alone with it's predator once the predator knows it's been discovered"  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-11-11 07:29 PM   #79 
        - Hmmm... I'd argue with you...  krispos42   Nov-11-11 10:17 PM   #84 
           - Even creepier is Sandusky's behavior related to Victim #8  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-11-11 11:38 PM   #88 
        - I can walk you through this  Tuvok Obama   Nov-12-11 01:45 AM   #92 
           - In this case, that's the preferred option  krispos42   Nov-12-11 09:32 PM   #96 
  - What's closest situation to that you have ever been in?  Township75   Nov-11-11 11:29 AM   #3 
  - I filed many CPS reports as an educator  RiverStone   Nov-11-11 11:39 AM   #8 
  - So you haven't been in McQuery's situation.  Township75   Nov-11-11 11:50 AM   #17 
     - Wrong guess!!!  RiverStone   Nov-11-11 12:00 PM   # 
        - Sure hope it's the wrong guess.  Township75   Nov-11-11 12:09 PM   #31 
        - Completely agree  Sheepshank   Nov-11-11 12:57 PM   #42 
  - I don't think people know until they are in or near danger  EFerrari   Nov-11-11 11:45 AM   #14 
  - Fight or flight  Gormy Cuss   Nov-11-11 12:01 PM   #23 
  - That's right, when the moment passes, there's usually another chance  EFerrari   Nov-11-11 12:08 PM   #30 
     - Me too.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-11-11 06:45 PM   #75 
  - I dunno - I beat the living shit out of a guy for  cliffordu   Nov-12-11 01:00 AM   #90 
  - I saw a guy hitting his dog...  liberalmuse   Nov-11-11 11:47 AM   #16 
  - Kind of makes the point; a few act; many don't.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 11:51 AM   #18 
  - delete; wrong place  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 03:01 PM   #63 
  - that's great if you get involved, but...  Township75   Nov-11-11 11:54 AM   #20 
  - Thank you for posting this. Your deep humanity has probably touched more  snagglepuss   Nov-11-11 12:07 PM   #29 
  - Gawd, I guess we are in the minority...  OneGrassRoot   Nov-11-11 01:20 PM   #49 
  - Really like your lioness analogy!  RiverStone   Nov-11-11 01:48 PM   #53 
  - +100  sinkingfeeling   Nov-11-11 01:36 PM   #50 
  - Good For You  WVRICK13   Nov-11-11 05:18 PM   #73 
  - +1,000  freshwest   Nov-11-11 07:27 PM   #78 
  - Everybody's Rambo, to hear them tell it.  kenny blankenship   Nov-11-11 11:56 AM   #21 
  - Seriously.  Bunny   Nov-11-11 12:52 PM   #41 
  - Just because YOU wouldn't do anything  Zoeisright   Nov-11-11 01:15 PM   #45 
     - LOL!  Bunny   Nov-11-11 01:18 PM   #47 
  - having been a 6 year veteran of TX CPS as a caseworker  LanternWaste   Nov-11-11 01:42 PM   #52 
  - Not To Mention  RobinA   Nov-11-11 07:33 PM   #81 
  - My dad tried to choke my mom out when I was 17  NickB79   Nov-11-11 01:04 PM   #43 
  - My dad started hitting my mom when I was 16  LiberalEsto   Nov-11-11 01:54 PM   #54 
  - This is not about heroism. It's about humanity.  Prometheus Bound   Nov-11-11 02:01 PM   #56 
  - I don't tolerate children or animals being abused!  MoonRiver   Nov-11-11 03:40 PM   #66 
  - To act as if doing what is right is something heroic that most people  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-11-11 04:51 PM   #72 
  - There's nothing "heroic" about dialing 911  Tuvok Obama   Nov-12-11 03:45 AM   #93 
  - It depends on what you actually saw.  Brickbat   Nov-11-11 11:31 AM   #4 
  - Bullshit! The POS that saw this happening was only worried about  golddigger   Nov-11-11 11:43 AM   #12 
  - It depends, exactly, on what he saw.  Brickbat   Nov-11-11 12:22 PM   #33 
     - Read the transcript. He saw a 10 year old being raped. His words.  golddigger   Nov-11-11 02:25 PM   #60 
  - That is true. Many would initially try to ascribe what they saw to something else.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-11-11 11:52 AM   #19 
  - I totally agree. His later actions leave much to be desired.  Brickbat   Nov-11-11 12:04 PM   #25 
  - agree  spooky3   Nov-11-11 12:05 PM   #27 
  - What if McQueary had encountered his OWN child being brutalized?  spooky3   Nov-11-11 12:04 PM   #26 
  - I don't know how anyone could witness a child being brutalized  girl_interrupted   Nov-11-11 11:35 AM   #5 
  - I'd like to think that's what I would do to  RZM   Nov-11-11 11:37 AM   #6 
  - I think my reaction would be to fuck the assailant completely up  TheKentuckian   Nov-11-11 11:39 AM   #7 
  - Yup. WTF could possibly be a better time to intervene?  tblue   Nov-11-11 11:39 AM   #9 
  - There may be something bigger behind all this awfulness  Whisp   Nov-11-11 11:42 AM   #10 
  - I wouldn't!  CJvR   Nov-11-11 11:42 AM   #11 
  - +1  Lucinda   Nov-11-11 12:06 PM   #28 
  - Don't break it up - it could end very badly. I agree - cops first.  Initech   Nov-11-11 01:19 PM   #48 
  - The molester would end up with his picture on a milk carton... n/t  backscatter712   Nov-11-11 11:44 AM   #13 
  - Even if you were afraid of the perp, you call 911 immediately.  undeterred   Nov-11-11 12:00 PM   #22 
  - I know of at least two DU members who would post jokes about it.  Richardo   Nov-11-11 12:02 PM   #24 
  - I would like to think that I would have done that also.....But if we are honest, can we be sure?  yellowcanine   Nov-11-11 12:15 PM   #32 
  - That's my thought as well...  pipi_k   Nov-11-11 12:31 PM   #34 
  - Especially if you didn't have a cell phone, and had to run around  pnwmom   Nov-11-11 12:43 PM   #35 
  - Yeah, because there are so many ways you can confuse seeing  jmg257   Nov-11-11 12:51 PM   #40 
  - Well, now we all know what to do next time! DON'T panic, GET involved! nt  jmg257   Nov-11-11 01:16 PM   #46 
  - Thank you, nice to see that somebody has their priorities and morals straight,  MadHound   Nov-11-11 12:45 PM   #37 
  - Thanks MadHound  RiverStone   Nov-11-11 01:42 PM   #51 
  - It's a corrupt institution. Their priorities and values are defective. nt  Cognitive_Resonance   Nov-11-11 12:50 PM   #39 
  - Amen!  LiberalEsto   Nov-11-11 01:59 PM   #55 
  - I hear ya!  JNelson6563   Nov-11-11 02:01 PM   #57 
  - Anyone who was an eyewitness to the crime  99 Percent Sure   Nov-11-11 02:03 PM   #58 
  - Have to admit I would call the police first  treestar   Nov-11-11 02:11 PM   #59 
  - Agreed. And I believe 99 percent of people would do the same.  Arugula Latte   Nov-11-11 02:43 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-11-11 02:44 PM   #62 
  - I've never seen anything like that, thankfully, but  deutsey   Nov-11-11 03:04 PM   #64 
  - Thanks for sharing this story deutsey  RiverStone   Nov-11-11 03:32 PM   #65 
  - You'd probably get hauled in for being a peeping tom.  Shagbark Hickory   Nov-11-11 04:13 PM   #69 
  - I'd grab a lead pipe  meow2u3   Nov-11-11 04:34 PM   #70 
  - I would get violent....  fascisthunter   Nov-11-11 06:48 PM   #76 
  - K & R  freshwest   Nov-11-11 07:26 PM   #77 
  - If I saw ANYONE being raped, the first thing I would do is intervene  Tom Ripley   Nov-11-11 07:30 PM   #80 
  - Since he didn't beat the shit out of him  Politicalboi   Nov-11-11 07:48 PM   #83 
  - You would, but it's not a fair comparison.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Nov-11-11 10:23 PM   #85 
  - Child molesters bring out the very worst in me.  Zorra   Nov-11-11 10:33 PM   #86 
  - If the perp was lucky  guitar man   Nov-11-11 10:34 PM   #87 
  - That's because by your post, you're not a fucking coward.  flvegan   Nov-11-11 11:54 PM   #89 
  - When I worked for the school system  Chalco   Nov-12-11 09:18 AM   #94 
  - If I felt I was much weaker than the rapist, I would just run and call the police. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-12-11 10:37 AM   #95 
 

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