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.
For the record, “You will also see 10s of 1000s of selfish, uncaring, unobservant people doing little to assist other people in need” is what I wrote. It was neither in quotes or italicized.
Anyway, my point was that if they are unwilling to do the simplest of things, such as telling someone their headlights are off on a dark night in pedestrian-packed Manhattan, they (most people in NYC) certainly aren’t going to do anything more involving and potentially dangerous (to themselves).