A terrible story has emerged in Melbourne about a young bloke of 29 who intervened in a fight in Brunswick on the weekend. Four guys from the fight which he tried to break-up then followed him in their car (a Mercedes nonetheless) and stabbed him to death! Sheer barbarism. This happened in the 7-11 car park on the corner of Sydney Road and Brunswick Street, a store that I have frequented on countless occassions.
So the question is, would you ever step in and try to break-up a fight? Is it the end of the Australian tradition of helping strangers?
I have given this issue serious thought given the trend of kids carrying knives and weapons. I have a wife, two kids and a baby on the way and I do not think that I would step in into a group fight like that. The consequences for this poor brave bloke have been so dire. It makes me very sad that this is the state of play in our society today. How did we end up with a 'dog-eat-dog' society! Where have all these gangs come from with their complete lack of respect for another human life?
Poor bloke - RIP. To those cowards who did this to him, there is nothing tough about 4-on-1 and taking a life over nothing.