Letter: Witnesses have to get involved
This is my first time writing a letter to you, but I wanted to comment on the bystander incident that happened at Richmond High School in California last month, in which a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped and beaten.
The worst thing about it? Many people saw it and didnâ€™t do anything. It’s sad to say, but as many as 15 young men stood and watched, and some even took videos with their cell phones. To make matters worse, it happened just outside a school during the homecoming dance, the last place where something like that should happen.
This is one example that proves that people can be violent and uncivilized. I still canâ€™t believe that we are living in a civilized society where so many people are apathetic. Whatever happen to the saying that â€œone person can change the worldâ€? Or that â€œa crime against one innocent is a crime against all mankindâ€? It really says something about human beings.
I canâ€™t imagine what the girl is going through. She was in the hospital in critical condition and her name has not been released.
Here’s what I have to say about this horrifying incident: the witness who does nothing is just as bad as the person who does harm.