One thing that needs to be mentioned is that during an interview on Fox News, the victim stated that he has since learned that Ohio has no "good samaritan" laws which legally protect bystanders who, acting in good faith, come to the aid of others (in self defense, rendering first-aid, etc.).
I was somewhat surprised by this fact. In this era of civil litigation, I would think that all states would pass such laws if they really want people to intervene. Of course, this immunity would do nothing if the bystanders were too scared or otherwise physically unprepared to act.
Last edited by James Finley : 03-07-2005 at 06:22 PM.