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NBC Today: People Ignore 7 Year Old Girl Being Abducted

What would you do if you witnessed a 7 year old girl being abducted in broad daylight? Would you rush to the child’s aid? Would you call the police? As security specialist Bill Stanton demonstrated, people in general were more likely to:

  1. ┬áBlatantly ignore the child’s cries
  2. Cross the street
  3. Walk right past the kidnapper Continue reading
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