Appalling! A must see for all parents!

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  1. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    • Protecting your kids
    March 20: The "Today" show's David Gregory talks to security specialist Bill Stanton about the steps you can take to prevent your children from being abducted


    Please watch the video

    I am still stunned!

    Parents need to protect their kids cause no one else will!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032633/

    Scroll down to middle of page and click launch
     
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  3. Lesleegp

    Lesleegp Former Member

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    I watched this this morning on the Today Show. I was appalled! I had tears in my eyes as the three young men decided to try and help. Kudo's to them. But for real....protect your kids because obviously no one else will!
     
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    kittykat1 New Member

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    MrsMush99 Former Member

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    I just watched that. I cannot believe all those people just watching and doing nothing!! They said it took hours before someone finally stepped up. Those 3 guys were amazing!! :clap: :clap:
     
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    mesnowmom123 New Member

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    The last sentence in the video says it all. "It's important to step UP not step OUT of the picture.

    Thanks for posting this link.
     
  7. MrsMush99

    MrsMush99 Former Member

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    I hope those people that they showed that did nothing see themselves on TV and are really embarassed. I hope this teaches them a lesson.
     
  8. PonderingThings

    PonderingThings Former member

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    I can not get the video to run on my computer, and I didn't see it on tv....

    What happened????

    It can't be an abduction that went on for hours.... was a child beaten? Tied to a tree???? what?????

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  9. Lesleegp

    Lesleegp Former Member

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    They have it set up that a man will attempt to adduct a girl. He grabs her by the arm and is dragging her down the sidewalk....all the while she's screaming "he's not my dad".......everyone just walked right on by......most looked back, but still kept going.
     
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    PonderingThings Former member

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    Ah... thanks Lesleegp.
     
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    Lesleegp Former Member

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    Welcome
     
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    Anngelique New Member

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    I was truly shocked! How can people be so stupid????? :furious: :banghead: :mad:
     
  13. Lesleegp

    Lesleegp Former Member

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    I was thinking I was okay with the guy that had the boy with him.....thinking maybe he didn't get involved because he feared for their safety. BUT then I thought what kind of lesson is he teaching this kid? And I don't know that I would necessarily run up to the guy and physically interfere.....but I sure would stop and get my cell phone out and call 911.
     
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    I hate to say it but it doesn't surprise me one bit.

    Not exactly comparable but about a month ago I spun out on ice, did a 180 and went skidding into the embankment and into a ditch. People who were driving in front and in back of me, not to mention oncoming cars, drove on by, looking at me and not stopping to see if I was alright or anything. There was no phone service because it was in the middle of a wildlife refuge, a well-known fact. Finally an off-duty deputy stopped and drove me for help.

    People are just too much sometimes.

    Eve
     
  15. sharpar

    sharpar If dogs dont go to heaven I want to go where they

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    In New York there was a woman murdered in the early 60's under a streetlight in plain view of many people . Several people heard or saw it and all of them ignored it and did nothing. Pros had a very hard time getting witnesses to testify at trial. I couldnt believe it then and cant now.

    It made a big impression on me and always remembered experts always say
    dont yell help - you will be ignored - Yell Fire - that people will pay attention
    to.
     
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    beakiebean New Member

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    Wow! I can't believe people don't stop to help. It's insane.

    When I was 17 I drove to my grandparents for the first time by myself (about a 3 hour drive). Of course about halfway through the trip my car decided that was the time for the check engine light to come on. I was pulled over on the side of the road with the hood up and after about 2 minutes a younger guy stopped to help me. 3 other cars stopped to help after that-one was a lady who was about 50-she didn't know a lick about car repair but stopped to make sure that the young guy who stopped was really going to look at my car and not drag me off in the woods and kill me.

    Funny thing is the guy who stopped was the son of one of my grandmother's friends. Small world.


    I'd be hesitant to confront someone when I have my daughter (18 months) with me but I'd sure be raising a racket hollering for someone to stop the person dragging the kid in the car.
     
  17. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    She was screaming HELP ME too!

    I was just sick after watching that.

    I made my 8 year old son watch it and explained to him that's why I need him to stand by me when we are out. I told him I would have jumped on his back and do everything necessary to make sure he's safe.
     
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    I honestly started to cry while watching she is yelling "hey he's not my dad!" I am shocked at the people who just walked on by. Shame on you!!!!!
     
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    Wow, shocking!! I've seen kids having tantrums or disobeying their parents before, but if I ever heard one actually saying, "help me, he's not my dad", you'd better believe I'd have interfered!! Very, very sad commentary on our world.
     
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    This video was the worst thing I have seen in a long time.:banghead: Have things disintagrated so much with people that they don't try and stop a man from Kidnapping a little girl? I'm only 5 feet tall but I would have done anything I could to help that little girl! I am also the mother of three little boys and I always make sure when we are out they are right next to me. Shame on all of those "people" that ingored her, hoping someone else would step up and a big pat on the back to those three guys that came to her rescue.
     
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    Very scary.. I can't beleive how many people it took before someone finally got invovled... Kudos the the men who finally stepped up!!!
     

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