New Yorkers left disgusted by video of sucker punch at Brooklyn mall and failure by onlookers to act

Of the half-dozen who witnessed the brutal attack, nobody came to the victim's aid, not even mall security.

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friendshipperson1
friendshipperson1
365 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Security would only be to blame here, not mall shoppers probably confused and scared themselves

SoloBurger13
SoloBurger13
231 · 5 months ago · Reddit

You want these old ladies to start squaring up too? What is wrong with y’all lol the only person who should be held responsible is the security guard bc this is literally his job.

joeO44
joeO44
214 · 5 months ago · Reddit

This is nothing new. Kings plaza has been a terrible, unsafe place since as far as I could remember. The security guards are paid to do nothing. Surprised to see them off of a Segway here.

The_Lone_Apple
The_Lone_Apple
117 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Selfishness and toxicity are both out of control in society. It's not just some people, it's across all classes. From the guy on the street who feels he needs to punch someone because he just doesn't like them to the guy in the expensive car who thinks the road is his personal grand prix. It's not just a lack of self-control, it's a rejection of rules. It's a disease of thinking that you're exempt from rules because you're you. Gee, sounds like a former grifting President.

Grass8989
Grass8989
74 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Quick, someone inform the victim that crime was worse in the 90s.

Twigglesnix
Twigglesnix
55 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Can we please rename the sucker punch as the “coward punch”?

centech
centech
44 · 5 months ago · Reddit

How are the random innocent bystanders the outrageous part of this story? The literal security guy was like "Don't look.. keep walking..".

TacoTom84
TacoTom84
43 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Kings Plaza is a shit-hole. I live close by and it’s a breeding ground for trouble. Fuck that place

rakehellion
rakehellion
33 · 5 months ago · Reddit

The fuck are onlookers supposed to do? Isn't that the job of the police?

killerasp
killerasp
24 · 5 months ago · Reddit

despite the owners trying to bring in larger brands, remodeling it to bring it modern standards, its still ghettto as heck.

Shreddersaurusrex
Shreddersaurusrex
22 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Then if you go to help the brutes might turn on you

DandyEmo
DandyEmo
21 · 5 months ago · Reddit

"Failure by onlookers yo act" fuck out of here. That's why there's security.

Mammoth_Sprinkles705
Mammoth_Sprinkles705
20 · 5 months ago · Reddit

How about we just stop letting violent offenders back on the streets?

These people are human garbage.

Once you have 5+ charges for assult just lock them up and throw away the key.... It's not hard not punch people....These people don't belong in society.

jyar1811
jyar1811
18 · 5 months ago · Reddit

arent we taught not to get involved if theres a physical altercation and you aren't confident you can fight off that person? i aint going after three dudes, hell no.

NetQuarterLatte
NetQuarterLatte
17 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Is that a misdemeanor assault?

Even if arrested and clearly identified by the video and witnesses, the perpetrator will be released on the same day because of the current bail laws.

bbien12
bbien12
15 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Onlookers to act? WTF if you hurt the attacker, you are liable. By living in NYC, I accept the fact that the law is not on my side, and I can't defend myself and other against attacks.

You want stand your ground law and relative safety move the f out

vonnegutsdoodle
vonnegutsdoodle
7 · 5 months ago · Reddit

once you start hearing about those useless bystanders it's worth remembering the famous Kitty Genovese case, which was a smear campaign against a quiet queens neighborhood, that was meant to distract from other police failures, and was also predicated on a lie that people didn't try to help.

Bystanders aren't paid to keep this city safe, even security guards aren't allowed to. Don't let a failure of public services be blamed on the public.

drummingwithpickles
drummingwithpickles
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

The fact the assailant went back to check up on his work is disgusting. He had to confirm his coward’s punch was effective. I hope karma gets him good

mrVanderbuilt
mrVanderbuilt
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Onlookers are not looking to end up dead or badly beaten

ffzero58
ffzero58
6 · 5 months ago · Reddit

Not surprised, it is the bystander effect.

I was on the E train going into the city, the train car was at capacity with some standing folks. This big dude standing near the door flat out faints and his iced coffee drink drops to the floor and spills everywhere. I walked over to hold him up so he doesn't smash his head to the floor. The passengers around me did nothing but one did pull the emergency brake before the doors closed. I propped him against the chair and flagged down one of the conductors.

After he was taken off and a 10 minute delay, we were back off on our way. It was as if nothing happened, other than a huge coffee spill on the floor. I got off the next two stops.

Bystander effect is a real thing. Only way is to shout and point at someone to do something like "Hey you, call 911". Then bark off commands while pointing.

The_Original_Gronkie
The_Original_Gronkie
5 · 5 months ago · Reddit

The security guard that ignored and unconscious patron needs to be fired. Even if he thought the guy was drunk and passed out, he should have done something. It's only his fucking job.