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Old 8th October 2010, 11:00   #6
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Originally Posted by rockouthippie View Post
Very, very bad things can happen in the 5 or 10 minutes it takes cops to get there.
Sure. And you can cite examples of such bad things happening. Then I can cite examples of the opposite happening.

What is the chance of something happening in those ten minutes? I would say the chance is not high.

Most relevant is, of course, the balance. What odds are better: the chance of something happening to the victim in the time the police need to respond, or the chance of dire consequences of vigilante policing? I think that, in the balance, the best chance of survival of the victim is to wait for the police.
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