Few States Have Laws Punishing ‘Bad Samaritans’

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There is no law in most states that requires someone to act when they see someone else in grave danger. There is no duty to attempt a rescue, or even to call for help. That’s unconscionable for many who watched a Florida man drown, including legislators in Arizona and Florida who are drafting proposals that would make it illegal to sit idly by if you see someone in grave danger . . .

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