There is a news show on ABC called "What would you do?" The show acts out scenarios of people doing questionable acts. The unsuspecting public are unaware they these people are actors and are being tested to see how they will react to these situations.
One episode really bothered me and got me very upset, to the point of having tears in my eyes. I'm not really sure why it bothered me so much but it did, so here is the scenario.
It started out with a well dressed woman walking down a busy street in Newark, NJ and she collapsed, and within 4 seconds people were there to assist her. Then they changed it to a homeless looking man with a beer can in his hand. No one helped the man. People actually had to walk around him to get by. Finally a real homeless lady came by and she was trying to get someone to call an ambulance. Twenty six people walked by before she convinced someone to call 911.
In April 2010 a real homeless man saved a woman from an attacker with a knife. The woman ran away and the homeless man was stabbed and layed there on the sidewalk bleeding. People just walked around him and went about there business. It took an hour before someone called 911 but it was too late the man bled to death.
People just do not want to get involved these days and it is really disturbing that they can't take a minute to make a phone call to save a persons life. It seems that people do not put any value on a homeless persons life. What has become of huamanity and morality. I know if you ask someone what would they do? They would tell you they would do the right thing, but would they really. Here is a video of the TV show and also of the one that really happened in New York where the man actually died.