Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Surrey Good Samaritan stabbed

I'm going to tie a recent stabbing with two other similar cases to demonstrate a pattern. The moral is not mind your own business. The moral is there are still good people out there.

Recently a Good Samaritan form Surrey was in Vancouver and saw a man from Langley beating a woman in public. He was 19 and the man from Langley was 31. The Surrey Samaritan and his brother came to the woman's aide. The Langley attacker went back to his car, got a knife and stabbed the Surrey Samaritan several times.

Last year a young man was seen knocking an elderly woman down in what appeared to be an attempted robbery at the Broadway Sky Train station. A witness confronted the suspect and chased him down but backed off when the assailant pulled a knife. After the witness spoke with transit police at Metrotown, he ran into the suspect again and the suspect stabbed him in the stomach then fled the scene.

July 2007 Chris Hudson, an Australian Hells Angel who patched over was seen beating a woman in public. Two men came to the woman's aid. A lawyer and a Dutch backpacker. Chris Hudson then pulled out a gun and shot all three emptying the clip on the lawyer as he laid helpless on the ground. The Dutch backpacker and the woman he was assaulting were wounded and the lawyer was murdered. The lawyer was the father of three young children.

These three senseless acts of violence were all directed at Good Samaritans - people who were coming to someones aid. Some would say, that'll show them for getting involved yet the Dutch backpacker after his release from the hospital said he would do it again because what Hudson was doing is wrong.

All threes of these cases were violent assaults against woman in public. It's fine to wear a pink ribbon and repeat a few slogans but these three cases show how far we need to come against public violence.

When a man beats a woman, there is nothing noble in that. The day before the CBD shooting in Australia Chris Hudson grabbed a stripper in a bar by the hair, dragged her outside, threw her to the ground and kicked her in the head. When someone in the bar objected to him grabbing the woman by the hair he lifted up his shirt, showed the guy his Hells Angels tattoo and said "Don't you know who I am? I'm a Hells Angel."

Not only was Hudson doing something cheap and weaselly in public but he used the name and reputation of the Hells Angels to discourage anyone from interfering and coming to the woman's aid. All three cases show that violence in society still need to be addressed and that reporting violence to the police is a civic duty.

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord there are still people like that. We would be so much worse off if there weren’t. We must do what we can or compassion will drain away and fear reign.


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