I had this brief discussion today regarding the drug-induced attack in Miami that has been in the news these days. From what I read, it lasted 18 minutes. Security camera footage shows people walk by, drive by (slow down and look), drive by on bicycles. I know that the mantra of responsible adults is to call the police and be a good witness. However, I am rather unhappy about all these "That's all you can do" statements. I am not suggesting by any means to become shoot-happy. I am wondering though whether the fundamental belief that the state cannot babysit us all the time does not also lead to the acceptance of an inherent responsibility for fellow human beings.