Logan heroics restores faith in humanity

by | Sep. 15, 2011

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So much for the bystander effect.

A dozen or more people near a street in Logan have pretty much turned almost 40 years of social science research on its head — or, more accurately, lifted it up like a 4,000-pound BMW and set it aside.

People aren't supposed to do what they did last Monday in Logan, but there it was in living color, captured on video for the world to see. And the world has seen it. The video went viral on the Internet and was picked up by news agencies across the globe.

If news is defined as something unexpected or out of the ordinary, this put a new spin on the old journalism-school cliche of a man biting a dog.

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