Someone brought up with freedom of speech that we all have this yet can not yell "fire" in a theatre if there is no fire. My question is simply they why were/are kids/people taught to yell "Fire!" if they are for instance being raped, attacked, etc. to attract attention and not the act that is being committed. . .as no one wants to get involved for the latter but everyone wants to witness the fire. . .
Asked by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jul. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by lovinangels at 11:23 AM on Jul. 26, 2010
That is a very good question, with a very sad answer. No one wants to get involved if they think that their life might be endangered. Which I understand (especially if you have children with you), but its a free phone call to 911. Have you heard about Kitty Genovese? This is a perfect example of what has become of our me-me-me society.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:15 AM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by Kirs at 11:21 AM on Jul. 26, 2010
Answer by autodidact at 4:39 PM on Jul. 26, 2010