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  • Motorist pulled from Lake Pontchartrain after vehicle goes over Causeway

    05/31/2014 2:46:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | May 31, 2014 | Helen Freund
    A driver whose pickup truck went over the railing of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was rescued by several other drivers who stopped on the bridge to come to his aid Saturday afternoon. Another driver who happened upon the scene said he witnessed several people on the bridge and one person jump into the lake to save the driver whose vehicle had gone over the side. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, the southbound lanes were closed Saturday (May 31) shortly after 3 p.m. due to the accident. David Grunfeld, a photographer for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune was driving by...
  • Pharmacist's Intuition Saves Customer's Life

    05/10/2014 4:58:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 9, 2014 | Matt Rascon
    The supermarket pharmacist grew concerned when a customer hadn't picked up his prescriptionPharmacy employee John Robertson is being hailed as a hero after saving a customer's life. When a customer failed to pick up his prescription, Robertson got worried and, with the help of deputies, went to check on the man at his home. Turns out, the man was injured and had been lying on his bathroom floor for up to two days. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. A Ramona senior citizen who spent up to two days on his bathroom floor is alive thanks to one astute pharmacist. Just...
  • The modern day good Samaritan as defined by liberalism...

    04/22/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    One of the favorite things liberals like to say about the conservative philosophy on welfare is that our attitude is basically one of "you're on your own."I would love for liberals to explain how this is any different, if not worse.
  • Good Samaritan rescues mom, newborn from deranged man

    03/22/2014 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | WND-TV
    Surveillance video reveals the heroic actions of a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a young mother and newborn infant being harassed by a menacing stranger on a commuter train in Philadelphia, Pa. “She moves from her seat and he follows her, he then swats at the baby,” SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel told WTXF-TV. “It looks as if he’s trying to get control of that child.” That’s when evangelical minister and fellow passenger Tameka Bates stepped up to escort the woman and her week-old baby girl away, while at the same time physically blocking the man’s advances....
  • Good Samaritan paralyzed in Myrtle Beach purse snatching settles with Kmart, looks ahead

    01/25/2014 11:21:51 AM PST · by ZULU · 18 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 25, 2014 Star+ sign in Subscribe to the Star Feedback Digital Star Read | David Wren
    For Brenda Williams, the last four years and nearly three months have been a triumph of faith and forgiveness over self pity and hatred.
  • Windsor man rescues girl lying on snowy street as others pass her by (With video)

    01/25/2014 9:43:18 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | Trevor Wilhelm
    Passersby likely assumed it was just a homeless person, so they ignored the young girl lying on the snowy sidewalk. That’s what seasoned Street Help/Unit 7 volunteer Brandt Huber believes after saving the life of a missing 13-year-old girl. He found her Thursday morning lying barely conscious in plain sight on a busy street. “It’s shocking to know that some people are so caught up in what they’re doing that they can’t stop and help somebody in need,” said Huber.
  • Good Samaritan damages car - who is responsible?

    01/06/2014 4:56:55 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Jan 02, 2014 | JOANNE WILL
    A friend of mine saw a man whose car was stuck in a snow bank, stopped and offered to help push him out. He accepted. A few other people stopped and joined in. Someone pushed on the spoiler of the car and it snapped off. The driver was furious and demanded compensation, which has not been forthcoming as of yet. My friend believes the driver told the person to push on the spoiler, but of course he disputes that now (he would testify to that effect if necessary). Are Good Samaritans who are trying to help responsible for damages? Should...
  • Hackensack’s homeless Samaritan loses benefits over $850 he found and turned in

    11/10/2013 12:53:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NorthJersey.com—Bergen Record ^ | Sunday November 10, 2013, 11:25 AM | Hannan Adely
    James Brady, the formerly homeless man who earned national praise for turning in $850 he found on the street in Hackensack, learned the hard way this week that no good deed goes unpunished. Brady was denied General Assistance and Medicaid benefits by the Hackensack Human Services Department through Dec. 31 because he failed to report new income he received. The income, according to the agency, was the cash he found on Main Street last spring and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it. The good deed turned Brady, who was homeless at the time he...
  • Good Samaritan returns $4K in cash left in Walmart parking lot

    08/16/2013 6:35:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    KCCI ^ | August 16, 2013 | Claire Doan
    ANTELOPE, Calif. (KCRA) —What would you do if you found thousands of dollars in cash at a Walmart parking lot? It happened to Paul Williams. He was leaving work last Thursday at a Walmart in Antelope when he stumbled upon a wallet in a shopping cart. Inside the wallet was $4,000 in cash, a $1,000 check and multiple credit cards. "I was surprised to see that much money and no ID, no phone number. But there was a check in there with a phone number, so at least I had something to go on," Williams told KCRA 3. He looked...
  • L.A. plumbers turn family's pipe dream into reality

    07/30/2013 3:05:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | july 29, 2013 | David Lazarus
    Dorothy, 77, showed him in. In the middle of the living room, Dave saw her son Steve, 50, propped up in a hospital bed. His right leg had been amputated below the knee because of diabetes. In the nearby bedroom was her husband, John, 78, who has Parkinson's disease. Recalling the moment, Dave told me that he "immediately felt and saw the life stripped out of Dorothy" because of the pressures she faced. He proceeded with his inspection of the Cothrans' bathroom. He saw an old tub unsuitable for a person with Steve's disability. He saw fixtures that made the...
  • A Perfect Neighbor? Considering George Zimmerman, Post-Circus

    07/31/2013 10:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/31/2013 | Bob Owens
    George Zimmerman disappeared after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as low-information news consumers ranted and rioted against his perceived “profile, stalk, and murder” act going unpunished. Martin, the narrative claimed, was “just walking home.” Yet the sequence of events, as borne out by 40 prosecution witnesses, 19 defense witnesses, two medical examiners, a use-of-force expert, and one of the nation’s foremost forensic pathologists specializing in gunshot wounds supports the story George Zimmerman told all along. Zimmerman stated he behaviorally profiled Martin for “acting like he was on drugs,” and for lurking near the windows of a...
  • Stop being indifferent...

    07/26/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    Stop, help and one day you'll get help... You are the one who can save a life.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - In Washington, D.C.

    06/01/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | June 1,2013 | Richard Cameron
    This story would be disconcerting, nonsensical and puzzling if it took place in any but a handful of cities in this country, but when you hear that it unfolded in Washington D.C., you just think to yourself - “yeah, I get it”. Picture this in your mind. You hear a child crying out in horror and pain and you step outside to see what is going on and what you see is a boy, about 11 years old merely riding a bicycle, being attacked by 3 pitbulls. You decide not to go pick up the phone, call 911 and possibly...
  • Positive compilation of Russian dash cams(Video by ArkadiYM93- Author )

    05/26/2013 10:47:23 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
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  • Good Samaritan vessel aids wooden-hull trawler

    12/14/2012 1:59:33 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | December 13, 2012
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Two Wrangell mariners are safe with the help of a Good Samaritan vessel. The Coast Guard says the wooden-hull trawler Carrie Arlene sent out a distress report . ... The Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue tried to reach the vessel but were turned back by foul weather.
  • Police: Woman tries snatching child from mom

    10/26/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    ABC 13 KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Eric Barajas reporting
    LEAGUE CITY, TX (KTRK) -- A woman waiting for her husband to get off of work almost had her baby snatched from her, and now the woman accused of trying to kidnap the baby is in jail. The incident happened around 4:45pm in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 200 block of South Egret Bay Boulevard. The woman was waiting for her husband to finish his shift. She had her one-year-old son sitting on her lap in the front seat of the car when another woman approached and tried to pull the baby out of her lap....
  • Ohio Man Aids Same Stranger Twice in Eight Years (Good Samaritan)

    09/15/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Matthew Jaffe
    In a turn of events described as “miraculous,” an Ohio man helped the same stranger twice in the span of eight years, most recently in a potentially deadly situation last weekend.
  • Elderly woman kidnaps good Samaritans

    05/27/2011 4:57:28 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 6 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | May 27, 2011 7:35
    Police in South Africa are searching for an elderly woman who allegedly persuades young men at a mall to help carry heavy bags from her car before kidnapping and robbing them. The woman, who works with two male accomplices, targets shoppers standing in bank queues at a mall in Johannesburg's Soweto township and has struck at least twice recently, The New Age newspaper reported. "I never suspected anything wicked about the old woman as she looked like a pensioner and had a walking stick," 18-year-old victim Kabelo Dube told the newspaper. He says he was waiting in line to deposit...
  • Good Samaritans Save Woman Being Kidnapped

    05/27/2011 4:56:59 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 11 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | May 12, 2011
    NORWOOD, Ohio -- Strangers came to a woman's aid after, police said, she was almost kidnapped in a Norwood McDonald's parking lot Wednesday morning. Norwood police said Timothy Wayne Glanton jumped in a car, held a knife up to the woman driving and told her to drive him somewhere. When she refused, police said Glanton began hitting her in the face, knocking off her glasses. People nearby noticed the attack and ran to the woman's aid while Glanton fled the scene on foot. Ashley Ward was one of several witnesses to the kidnapping attempt and was quick to give chase...
  • Tampa woman saves man's life, then finishes triathlon

    05/01/2011 2:54:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 1, 2011 | Kameel Stanley
    ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa woman saved the life of a man who had a heart attack during a triathlon Saturday morning, race officials said. Teresa McCoy, 37, was just about to finish the bike portion of the Meek and Mighty Triathlon, part of the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon events, when she saw two police officers huddled over a fellow rider along Bayshore Drive. McCoy recognized the middle-aged man as runner No. 100. The two had chatted briefly before the start of the race. McCoy, a nurse at Tampa General Hospital's cardiac lab, was No. 96. With other riders speeding...
  • DeWine's assistance not enough for bicyclist who collided with car (No Good Deed Goes Unpunished)

    01/25/2011 1:12:12 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 100 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 24, 2011 | Alan Johnson
    DeWine's assistance not enough for bicyclist who collided with car Monday, January 24, 2011 11:29 PM By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch In Mike DeWine's first week as Ohio attorney general, his car collided with a bicyclist Downtown - and he ended up having the man taken on a 100-mile round trip to be treated by the officeholder's personal physician. Jonathan Kirk, 28, a dishwasher at Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails, wasn't seriously injured, but he was shaken up in the Jan. 13 morning accident. According to a Columbus police report, confirmed by accounts from DeWine and Kirk, Kirk rode...
  • Good Samaritans Face Fine After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water

    12/17/2010 5:43:57 PM PST · by edcoil · 42 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 12-18-2010 | edcoil
    hey fought to save a life, and now they say they’ll fight the fine. It all revolves around the rescue of a deer trapped in icy water Thursday night.
  • Police: 8-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Walmart

    12/14/2010 2:35:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | Cecilia Vega
    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) -- A San Leandro man molested an 8-year-girl at a Bay Area Walmart store Monday, the second such attack in less than two weeks. 29-year-old San Leandro resident Carlyle Villazon was arrested Friday after two good Samaritans jumped in to help. Police are calling those men heroes. They are also reluctant heroes. One of them did not want to do television interviews to talk about what happened. Police say predators know how easy it is for kids to become separated from their parents in large stores and they are warning parents to keep their children close...
  • Good Samaritan describes chase that led to girl's freedom

    10/06/2010 6:52:55 AM PDT · by malkee · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/6/10 | Phil Gast
    CNN) -- Some may call it chance, but Victor Perez believes a higher power was involved Tuesday when he chased after a vehicle suspected of carrying an abducted 8-year-old girl in Fresno, California. A construction carpenter by trade until work slowed down, Perez has been recently cutting wine grapes, earning minimum wage. Early Tuesday, there was a light rain, making that task unlikely. Perez, 29, tuned in to television news coverage of the abduction, paying attention to the description and video of the suspect's pickup truck. At about 6:45 a.m., Perez was outside his house talking with his cousin about...
  • Anonymous 'Heroes' Aided Driver After Moose Crash

    06/25/2010 12:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Cathy Shepherd remembers two people helping her off the highway and out of oncoming traffic.Bloody, bruised and covered with glass, Cathy Shepherd looked around for help. Her 2004 Hyundai XG350 had just slammed into a moose, killing it. At first, no other cars were in sight Sunday night in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Then, headlights pierced the darkness behind her. A car stopped and two men, a father and son, got out to help. Shepherd got out of her car. That's when, she said, "all hell broke loose." The dead moose, still on top of Shepherd's crushed car,...
  • Australian 'angel' saves lives at suicide spot (Saved 160+ lives! One life at a time!)

    06/19/2010 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies · 1,265+ views
    comcast.net news ^ | June 14, 2010 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Don Ritchie SYDNEY — In those bleak moments when the lost souls stood atop the cliff, wondering whether to jump, the sound of the wind and the waves was broken by a soft voice. "Why don't you come and have a cup of tea?" the stranger would ask. And when they turned to him, his smile was often their salvation. For almost 50 years, Don Ritchie has lived across the street from Australia's most notorious suicide spot, a rocky cliff at the entrance to Sydney Harbour called The Gap. And in that time, the man widely regarded as a...
  • Good Samaritan rushes off into night after saving Jessica Oshita from oncoming L train

    05/26/2010 3:37:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 972+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND JOHN LAUINGER
    Editor's Note: Are you the hero? We want to hear your story. Contact the Daily News at 212-210-1585.He's the city's newest subway hero - but who is he? A mysterious good Samaritan saved a young woman from being crushed by an L train in Union Square after she fainted and tumbled onto the tracks Monday, police said Tuesday. The hero courageously jumped onto the tracks and made a nick-of-time rescue after Brooklyn photographer Jessica Oshita, 26, fell suddenly Monday night. "I think this whole thing is a miracle," Oshita's mother, Sue Oshita, told the Daily News from her home in...
  • Driver Hits 4 Teens, Treats Them Like 'Debris'(Illegal Alien)

    05/20/2010 3:23:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 77 replies · 2,747+ views
    CBS ^ | May 20, 2010 | Sean Hennessey
    Illegal Alien Arrested After Striking Victims, Flinging 2 Of Them Off His Hood, Then Taking Off Good Samaritan Tracks Driver Down, Detains Him Until Police ArriveThey were clinging to the top of the hood, screaming for their lives, and police say they were treated like debris. Stunning revelations surfaced Thursday about the driver in the hit-and-run crash that seriously injured four high school students who were heading to the mall. "Thank God they're alive." That's the first thing Anthony Centamore said when he saw his daughter Stefanie in the hospital on Wednesday night, not yet aware of how she got...
  • Passersby Leave Man To Die After He Saves Woman From Attack in New York

    04/27/2010 10:44:16 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 35 replies · 713+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/27/2010 | John G. Winder
    “But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.” – Jesus Christ from Luke 10: 33, 34. On the darkened streets of New York City a young Guatemalan immigrant traveling by foot saw a couple walking and arguing in the early morning hours of April 18, 2010. The argument turned violent and the young man moved in to help the woman. He was stabbed repeatedly. The couple ran away in different directions. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax,...
  • Three-Year Old Boy Separated from Dad when Subway Train Door Closes - Video 11/20/09

    11/20/2009 10:22:26 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 1,517+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Portland, Oregon father being separated from his 3 year-old son when the door of the subway train they were exiting suddenly closed after the boy pushed a button. The video shows the boy exiting first holding his Dad's hand. Then suddenly, the door closes and the boy is left alone outside the train with the father inside the train. A Good Samaritan woman standing close by saw it all and came to the boy's assistance, taking him by the hand and waiting with him for seven minutes until the father was able to return. The...
  • Joe Girardi Gets a Save After His Big Win (Good Samaritan, Risks Life)

    11/05/2009 3:27:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 628+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | JOSH ALPER
    Manager played good Samaritan on way home from Stadium It's not hard to find stories gushing with praise about various Yankees on Thursday. While it wouldn't be a surprise to see some overzealous Yankee rooter credit Alex Rodriguez with solving the health care conundrum, the only story we've seen that has actual real-world implications deals with Joe Girardi's ride home early Thursday morning. Girardi happened upon a car accident on the Cross County Parkway in Westchester shortly after 2 a.m. and helped flag down police officers who were responding to the scene. The cops had congratulated Girardi moments before when...
  • Good Samaritan Killed Trying To Stop Brutal Attack [New York City]

    10/08/2009 2:52:54 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies · 1,179+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | Oct 8, 2009 | Magee Hickey
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― A courageous neighbor makes the ultimate sacrifice; a Good Samaritan, stabbed to death, while trying to stop a man with a dagger during a violent assault. Neighbors say the Good Samaritan, his wife and 2-year-old son had moved into a building in upper Manhattan from a shelter in Brooklyn just a few months ago. They say Marco Betancourt was always helping his neighbors at their building on 162 W. 144th Street. That's why they weren't surprised to hear that Betancourt lost his life, selflessly trying to stop one neighbor from stabbing another, his mother's boyfriend, with...
  • Calif. Man Pulls Girl From Burning SUV On Freeway

    07/23/2009 9:15:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 23rd 2009
    Calif. man pulls girl from burning SUV on freeway The Associated Press Jul. 23, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- The California Highway Patrol is calling a Southern California man a hero for rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway. John McDonald of West Covina was driving on Interstate 10 in El Monte Wednesday when he saw an overturned sports utility vehicle engulfed in flames. Video footage shows him running to help as three people who escaped the burning SUV ran away. The CHP says the driver of the SUV shouted that her granddaughter was still...
  • California Court Rules “Good Samaritans” Can Be Sued

    12/21/2008 5:29:32 PM PST · by John Semmens · 29 replies · 1,308+ views
    The California Supreme Court ruled that Lisa Torti of Northridge may be held liable for injuries to a woman she pulled out of a vehicle following a Halloween night crash in 2004. Combined with previous rulings holding that individuals may be held liable for not helping in such situations, persons finding themselves at accident sites are faced with a legal dilemma. If no assistance is rendered, the passerby may be sued for damages occurring from his neglect to intervene. If assistance is rendered, the intervener may be sued for any damages caused by the intervention. The Court ruled that the...
  • NY Clerk: "Don't Forget Your $1Million!"

    12/20/2008 11:10:07 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 8 replies · 871+ views
    The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 21 December 2008 | Evil Conservative
    I'm a NYer. The Evil Conservative has lived here for more than 20 years and, despite the liberal politics, traffic, high taxes, and extremely high cost of living, every now and again I get a public reason to be proud of being one. Usually that happens when I'm traveling and someone starts to knock NY. That probably stirs the pride in anyone from anywhere. But as a NYer you get used to hearing about how awful your hometown is. I'm referring to the Queens supermarket clerk who returned a discarded $1 million lottery ticket to a 92 year old grandmother....
  • California Supreme Court allows good Samaritans to be sued for nonmedical care

    12/20/2008 1:51:18 PM PST · by radar101 · 89 replies · 2,736+ views
    L A Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Carol J. Williams
    Being a good Samaritan in California just got a little riskier. The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a young woman who pulled a co-worker from a crashed vehicle isn't immune from civil liability because the care she rendered wasn't medical. The divided high court appeared to signal that rescue efforts are the responsibility of trained professionals. It was also thought to be the first ruling by the court that someone who intervened in an accident in good faith could be sued. Lisa Torti of Northridge allegedly worsened the injuries suffered by Alexandra Van Horn by yanking her "like a...
  • California Supreme Court allows good Samaritans to be sued for nonmedical care

    12/19/2008 9:16:55 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 132 replies · 3,987+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Carol J. Williams
    The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a young woman who pulled a co-worker from a crashed vehicle isn't immune from civil liability because the care she rendered wasn't medical. The divided high court appeared to signal that rescue efforts are the responsibility of trained professionals. It was also thought to be the first ruling by the court that someone who intervened in an accident in good faith could be sued. Lisa Torti of Northridge allegedly worsened the injuries suffered by Alexandra Van Horn by yanking her "like a rag doll" from the wrecked car on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Torti...
  • Calif. Court: Would-be Good Samaritan can be sued

    12/18/2008 6:07:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 2,440+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 12/18/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the state's high court on Thursday said a would-be Good Samaritan accused of rendering her friend paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car "like a rag doll" can be sued. California's Supreme Court ruled that the state's Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if the are administering emergency medical care, and that Lisa Torti's attempted rescue of her friend didn't qualify. Justice Carlos Moreno wrote for a unanimous court that a person is not obligated to come to someone's aid.
  • Good Samaritan-in-Chief (The MSM Ignores Bush's Work for Africa)

    04/05/2008 8:46:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 179+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | April 4, 2008 | Paul Kengor
    There’s a remarkable article in the current Time magazine by Bob Geldof, musician and activist, regarding a recent trip he made to Africa with President George W. Bush. Geldof, a liberal, disagrees with Bush on many things, especially Iraq. Geldof is also fair. He has observed what Bush has done in Africa, particularly on AIDS, and is enormously grateful for the president’s truly unprecedented actions. To cite just one example: in 2003, only 50,000 Africans were on HIV antiretroviral drugs; today, thanks to American relief, 1.3 million receive free medicine. In an illuminating article, there are, however, two items Geldof...
  • Man fatally hurt trying to stop thieves

    03/06/2008 7:08:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies · 161+ views
    Contra Costa ^ | 03/06/2008 | BETSY TAYLOR
    CRESTWOOD, Mo.—Surveillance video from a Starbucks in a St. Louis suburb captures the moments before Roger Kreutz went from hero to tragic victim. He stands in line behind a young man and woman at the coffee shop, where he's a regular customer. The young man fiddles with items on the counter while she orders a coffee, pays and heads out the door. The young man swipes the tip jar, and Kreutz, in the spur of the moment, gives chase. What happened next is not caught on tape. Police say the two suspects, with the young man behind the wheel of...
  • Good Samaritan Killed Aiding Stranded Motorist

    12/03/2007 5:11:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies · 322+ views
    kpho ^ | 12/03/2007 | Staff
    1 Dead, 27 Hurt In 6-Car Crash Good Samaritan Killed Aiding Stranded Motorist MESA, Ariz. -- A good Samaritan was killed and 27 other people were hurt after he stopped to help a motorist whose hood had popped open on U.S. 60 in east Mesa, police said. The incident started when a dark sedan, its hood up, stopped in the road two lanes from the shoulder. The victim came to his aid. But soon after, five other vehicles struck the Xterra, the victim or one another, said Department of Public Safety Sgt. William Rogers said. [snip] As for the motorist...
  • Man Shoots Robber, Robber Checks Into Hospital

    07/05/2007 5:26:47 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 52 replies · 1,634+ views
    KXAS TV ^ | july 4, 2007
    FORT WORTH -- Police said three suspects wearing yellow bandanas robbed customers and cashiers in an Albertson's grocery store in southwest Fort Worth around 11:30 Tuesday night. The husband of an employee was waiting in the parking lot for her when another employee called him from inside the store to tell him the store was being robbed. The husband entered the store with a handgun and confronted one of the robbers, witnesses said. The suspect allegedly pointed his gun at the husband and the husband opened fire. Police said the husband had a concealed handgun permit. All three suspects fled...
  • 'YOU'RE FIRED' FOR NOT BEING A WUSS:

    06/20/2007 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 62 replies · 2,011+ views
    Nealznuze ^ | 6-20-07 | Neal Boortz
    Do you remember the ridiculous story we were talking about yesterday, about the apartment employee in Jacksonville? Well here is the link to the news article. Colin Bruley worked for an apartment complex in Jacksonville, FL. He also happened to live in the complex. At 2AM, he heard a woman scream. He grabbed his shotgun and went outside to help the woman. Not knowing where the shooter was ... whether the shooter might come out of an apartment door at any time with his gun .. Bruley and some other residents took care of the screaming woman they found covered...
  • On the off-chance a FReeper stopped to help last night, my heartfelt thanks..(vanity)

    02/25/2007 7:49:27 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Me | 2/25/07 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Last evening about 10:30 or so, my family (ex-wife and 2 children) were involved in a near head-on collision on Hwy 9 north of Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. I'm working up here in Richmond, Virginia so I was unable to get there..Instead I got one of those dreaded panic calls. In speaking with my youngest daughter this morning, she said she's ok but pretty bruised up but that a lot of people stopped to help including a nurse and doctor (both passing by the scene of the accident).. If by chance any of those who stopped to help were...
  • Good Samaritan struggling after stabbing

    08/14/2006 10:00:36 AM PDT · by Jeremiah2911 · 9 replies · 744+ views
    I just wanted to bring to my fellow Freepers a sad story from Colorado about a good samaritan who did what was right but paid an awful price for it. Due to posting restrictions, I could only post the link to the story. Also, if anyone is interested, a donation account has been setup for this man and his family and it's listed in the story. http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=0aef1d1a-0abe-421a-00c6-0ae299642bd3&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf
  • TESTING THE FAITH: New top Episcopal bishop challenged on her resume

    08/01/2006 7:45:44 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 30 replies · 639+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Tuesday, August 1, 2006 | anon
    TESTING THE FAITH: New top Episcopal bishop challenged on her resumehttp://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51325 Tuesday, August 1, 2006 School of theology, priestly experience questioned, but same-sex marriage advocate will lead U.S. church Posted: August 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern The newly elected presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church lists as her major qualifications for office positions at two institutions shrouded in mystery and without any formal accreditation – if they exist at all. That's the finding of an investigation of the rise of Katharine Jefferts Schori, 52, a pilot and oceanographer and strong advocate for same-sex marriage and homosexual ordination by Virtue...
  • Good Samaritan Hospitalized Next to Victim

    01/18/2006 10:22:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 325+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 18 06 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Good Samaritan who helped a road accident victim found himself injured and lying in a hospital bed several hours later _ next to the man he'd helped _a news report said Tuesday. Police Sgt. Abdul Kadir Said, 47, had stopped to help victims of an accident involving two motorcycles and a truck in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah on Saturday, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. After putting a splint on victims' broken leg, Abdul Kadir sent him in a van to hospital in Alor Star town before heading back to his police station...
  • Man's Pickup Stolen As He Stops To Help Crashed Family

    12/15/2005 8:27:01 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 690+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2005 | The Associated Press
    From the "no good deed goes unpunished" file ... Someone stole his pickup while he helped to rescue a mother and her three kids... The good Samaritan stopped ... According to the California Highway Patrol, Santos left his truck running while he scrambled to help the accident victims. ...Santos was cutting the kids free from their seat belts, someone jumped into Santos' truck and drove away... None of the three kids was seriously hurt. And police are still searching for Santos' white Chevy pickup.
  • Idaho Officer Finds Live Deer in Car Trunk

    12/13/2005 7:27:46 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 738+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12-13-05 | Associated Press
    The incident began Sunday, when a good Samaritan who stopped to help a car stuck in the ditch smelled alcohol and noticed some venison — uncut and still kicking — in the trunk. She called 911. When the deputy arrived, 20-year-old Ryan Caples was still trying to free the car from the ditch and the doe was still trying to free itself from the trunk, kicking up a clatter... Caples allegedly told police he was a passenger in the car when it hit the deer and careened into the ditch. The driver, identified only as a man named Travis, allegedly...
  • Good Samaritan drowns in the Clackamas River (Oregon)

    06/19/2005 10:23:49 PM PDT · by DuckFan4ever · 15 replies · 574+ views
    Oregon Live.com & Associated Press ^ | 6/19/2005, 8:58 p.m. PT
    CARVER, Ore. (AP) — A man drowned in the Clackamas River while attempting to rescue a woman Sunday, the authorities said. The body of Shane Hayden, 21, of Canby was found 200 yards from the Carver boat ramp, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Hayden, his brother and two other men jumped in the river to save a 19-year-old woman yelling for help in the swift current. The men pushed the woman toward the shore, but Hayden went under and could not be located. A diver from the Gladstone Fire Department later recovered Hayden's body, the sheriff's office said....