OBLIGATORY WARNING: The video below DOES show the kid being stuck like a pincushion. It also shows him fall over and die from blood loss. If you have any objections, do not watch the video -- you have been warned.
....What would you do? Supposedly the young man in question was stabbed 18 times by the accused pictured later on in the video. The person stabbed is shown in the video pleading for help from multiple passersby including several motorists, but no one stopped and he eventually exsanguinated right on the spot; at least one pedestrian is seen rubber-necking for a closer look without rendering or calling for someone to render assistance. The exact timetable of the attack is unknown given that the footage was edited for brevity.
Questions I ask:
1.) Would you have violently intervened on the behalf of the man being stabbed?
2.) Would you have attempted to stop and render assistance (either before or after dealing with the threat/waiting for them to leave)?
Any additional speculation or commentary in addition to the above two questions is welcomed.
I personally don't know that I would have willingly gotten involved in the incident to save the victim. I don't know that I would have even gone to administer aid until I was at least fairly certain the knife-wielding guy was gone for sure (unless maybe I had competent backup), at which point the guy may have already died anyway.
* * * EDIT * * *
I should add that I'm merely posing this question to you all specifically because someone else on another forum posted the video indignant that no one would help him.
I personally don't believe many of you would use your arms and training to involve yourselves, but, and now I'm curious to see how well I gauged you all.
* EDIT II *
I do agree that we'd all undoubtedly call 911 or something similar (don't get me wrong, because I certainly would too). I was just talking about physically stopping the threat, and/or playing live-fire combat medic until the police and ambulance arrive.