In NYC and others people are constantly told NOT to intervene. City officials tell people “Dont be a hero”, “let the cops handle it”. Then they wonder why there are no heros.
Uh...several months ago an unemployed man on his way to a job interview rescued a child in a stroller who was blown on to the subway tracks by the backdraft of the departing train. New Yorkers rallied to his prospective boss asking that the he hire the hero. He did hire him and everybody had a happy ending.
I would think with your moniker you would have remembered this story.