The real mystery is why a law professor would ever conclude that it was a good idea.
What is the role of a bystander in this situation?
This is too often the level of critical thought possessed by those who bring us the news.
Here is a hierarchy of potential rescuer categories, ranked by the degree to which they should be expected to do the right thing and intervene. If it is an absolute moral imperative to do so, then all 39 are equally blameworthy if they do something instead, like call 911.
For perspective on Penn State: here are 15 Ethics Alarms stories about rescues, non-rescues and bystanders, brave and apathetic.
Why didn’t any of the 75 Almeda, California citizens on the shore try to rescue a drowning man?
Apparently it was because nobody was paid to do it. You see, stopping Raymond Zack from killing himself wasn’t anyone’s job.
Thank you, God! But is Pete listening?
The movie classic takes place on Christmas Eve, so what better time to revisit it?
“We need a little ethics
Just this very minute…
Unborn child? What unborn child?