The guy on the ground repeatedly gets kicked in the head as the lady casually jogs by like it’s a typical day. The person videotaping obviously isn’t calling 911 because she’s recording it.
I had a student send me this video last week of an incident on the north side of Chicago and ask what they could have done if they had been there.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer, and many variables are involved. What’s your skill level and training? Are there multiple people that could step in? Does the guy have a weapon? If you are armed and step in, will things escalate even further?
You could try to stop the attack and have both people turn on you because, for all we know, this is a domestic dispute. Considering the area, it is a real possibility.
After the New York subway situation a few weeks ago, would you handle things differently knowing the guy who intervened there is getting charged with manslaughter?
This could go so many ways, but standing there and watching a guy get beat would not be my first choice. Fortunately, it appears the victim got away.