WARNING: Video Contains Strong Language and Violence
If you can’t rely on a dozen people in the immediate area, you’d probably be better off carrying your own form of protection. But alas, this video comes to us from New Jersey, and they don’t want you protecting yourself in that state. To obtain a New Jersey concealed carry permit, one needs to demonstrate a “urgent necessity for self-protection, as evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant’s life that cannot be avoided by means other than by issuance of a permit to carry a handgun.” So AFTER you’ve been a victim, you may be granted a permit. Seems legit.
The only person that was trying to stop the assault in the video below was the victim’s 2-year-old son. Every adult in the area decided that videotaping the incident and/or standing around and watching would be a better thing to do.
“There is a moral and social breakdown in the fabric of our society which is clearly evident when a woman gets pummeled in broad daylight in front of her child while a dozen people pull out their phones to record the incident instead of calling for help,” Pelura said. “There is so little regard for human life — by the actor and the bystanders.”
It’s disgusting, really. This is just one of many examples that prove we need to be adamant about our own personal protection, and taking the steps necessary in protecting ourselves from things like this occurring. This young lady that was the victim could have been severely injured or killed with one good punch to the temple. That’s all it takes sometimes.
The victim suffered multiple injuries to her face and head, and says that her vision is now impaired. Here is a photo of the aftermath:
Photo Credit Tim Hawk/South Jersey Times
If you happened upon this assault in progress, would you have intervened? What actions would you have taken?