In scary hidden camera footage bystanders refuse to help domestic abuse victims

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Great news! 98% of people who witness domestic abuse won’t do jack shit about it!  This is what we learned from Sweden’s STHLM Panda, a collective dedicated to “doing social experiments, joking with people and documenting the society we live in.”  The collective put a hidden camera in an elevator to see how people would respond to the site of a man abusing his female partner over the course of two days. According to STHLM Panda’s Konrad Ydhage, “We made this video to test domestic violence and violence in close relations and to see if people react when they really need to.” Ydhage said they expected, “that about 50% would intervene. I was prepared to take a hit by the bigger lads who entered the lift.”

But, it turns out, way less than 50% intervened. And no lads, big or small,  did anything thing about it.

Continue reading and see the video at RawStory

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