You will also see 10s of 1000s of selfish, uncaring, unobservant people doing little to assist other people in need, even in circumstances requiring a minimum of effort. You rarely even see people bothering so much as to inform a driver that his headlights are off. Dozens walk right past them at crosswalks without alerting the driver. Yet all it takes is a simple hand pointing directed at the car's lights.
Maybe these people are afraid of being attacked or stabbed or sued by some low life lawyer for trying to help. I myself having lived in long island and been to the city have seen many drunks,homeless, druggies,etc Call me selfish or uncaring but many have put themselves in this position. there is help out there but its up to them not me. Growing up I never thought about carrying or owning a fire arm but I now go nowhere without one.