Unnecessary violence is an everyday occurrence on the streets of the United States. Unfortunately, a lot of the violence goes unnoticed by people who could try to help the situation.
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What would you do if you noticed that someone was being attacked? Would you intervene and try to help? Or would you ignore it and move on? Hopefully, you wouldn't make the decision to stand by and film the situation like the people in this story.
The San Francisco police officer could sense that someone was behaving a bit strangely. The officer quickly approached the woman but she was met with a fight for her life. The attack continued and the officer knew she needed some help. The officer begged the onlookers for their help, but no one moved. Then, one passerby saw the chaos and immediately ran over. No one, not even the officer, could have expected what happened next.
A Call From Dispatch
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A female police officer was patrolling the infamous streets of San Francisco's south side around 7:00 pm one evening. When the officer had received the call from dispatch she was on Mission Street. Apparently, there was an altercation in progress, but the officer had no clue that it would almost take her life.
To The Rescue
“One of our officers responded to the report of a woman jumping up and down on cars, denting them, vandalizing them,” said Police Sergeant Eli Turner in an interview with ABC-7 News. Not knowing that she would need backup, the officer quickly did what she needed to do and answered the call…alone.