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  • >> You're walking down thesidewalk on your way to work.

  • Now watch that woman in front of you.

  • Suddenly, she collapses.

  • What would you do?

  • Before you answer, take a look

  • at this real security camera footage

  • that cause public outrage last year.

  • >> Disturbing video emerging tonight.

  • >> When this woman in a New York waiting room collapses in 2008,

  • hospital staff ignore her for an agonizing 45 minutes.

  • When someone finally comes to her aid, it's too late,

  • but aren't we better than that?

  • Wouldn't the average person step in to help?

  • We decide to find out.

  • It's rush hour on a busy street in Newark

  • as commuters head to the train station.

  • This woman falls hard, but don't be alarmed it's veteran stunt

  • woman Stephanie Stokes and our what would you do cameras are

  • here to see what happens next.

  • And sure enough somepeople walk right by

  • but within four seconds.

  • >> Hello, you all right?

  • >> Good Samaritan DianeCoward stops to call 9-1-1.

  • >> I'm on [inaudible].

  • >> All day long when it comesto Stephanie,

  • the good people of Newark it seems are up to any challenge.

  • >> You okay?

  • >> Time after time.

  • >> Stay right there.

  • Help is coming, okay.

  • >> Thank you.

  • >> You're welcome, miss.

  • >> But before we give Newarkour coveted what would you do

  • humanitarian award wewondered what if instead

  • of this well-dressed woman wesubstituted this homeless man?

  • Suddenly Newark isn't so sure.

  • Now no one is so eager to step

  • in to help stuntman Mick O'Rourke.

  • This woman takes a good longlook but keeps on going.

  • >> He's a human beingand he needs help.

  • >> But you didn't stop?

  • >> Because what can I do?

  • >> Sir, are you okay?

  • >> But eventually others do step forward.

  • >> Sir, are you okay?

  • >> And if they didn't always want to touch,

  • many were willing to touch three buttons.

  • >> 9-1-1 what's your emergency?

  • >> A man fell out, I don't know if he did or [inaudible].

  • >> A guy is lying on the ground.

  • I don't know if he's okay.

  • >> How you doing, sir?

  • >> When we asked them later why they helped,

  • they all had similar answers.

  • >> You gotta help them

  • They need help, help them

  • Just reach out.

  • What if it was you?

  • What if it was me?

  • I'd need somebody to help me.

  • >> But facts are facts.

  • In you are experiment,Stephanie is always helped within 6 seconds;

  • with Mick ittakes an average of 3 minutes.

  • Still, that's better than what happened in Washington, D.C.just last month.

  • >> What's more disturbing is the number of people who walked

  • by the injured man and never stopped to help.

  • >> After this homeless manis attacked hitting his head

  • on the car behind him, he lies on the street unaided.

  • People stop to look, they go by, even load their groceries,

  • but it takes 19 minutes before someone finally calls 9-1-1.

  • By then it's too late.

  • The man dies of his injuries.

  • But would he have been treated differently if he hadn't been homeless?

  • >> The homeless are probably one of the most negatively stereotyped groups in our society.

  • >> Jack Dovidio, a socialpsychologist at Yale University.

  • >> God for bid they're holding a beer can.

  • >> If they're holding a beer can,

  • it gives us the explanation,the excuse, not to get involved

  • and still believe we're the good people in this situation.

  • >> And that certainly seemed to be the case when Mick Bell once more this time carrying alcohol.

  • We waited.

  • And waited.

  • >> Hello?

  • >> Don't wake him up.

  • >> What if he's dead?

  • >> And waited.

  • In all, 88 people goby and we're beginning

  • to think no one will ever step up to the plate,

  • but then we meet this most extraordinary woman.

  • >> Excuse me, excuse me.

  • Linda Hamilton, who police tell us is sometimes homeless herself.

  • Excuse me, can somebodycall this man an ambulance?

  • Excuse me?

  • Could you call him an ambulance?

  • >> A lone voice asking for help,

  • but unbelievably 26 more people walk by ignoring her.

  • >> That beautiful face of hers shaking somberly.

  • >> What she can see is people being callous

  • and uncaring the cruelty in the world that she's,

  • it was kind of sadness there.

  • >> Hey, could you call an ambulance for this man?

  • Could you call an ambulance?

  • >> Finally Linda Hamilton's courageous example turns the tide.

  • >> 9-1-1, what is your emergency?

  • >> Hi, I'm a passer by but there's a man

  • out on the street he's passed out.

  • >> When we speak to Good Samaritan Betel Filsman

  • [phonetic] later, incredibly enough she says she stopped

  • because she remembered that videotape from Washington.

  • >> And I didn't want the same thing

  • to happen to this gentleman.

  • >> Once she steps in others do too.

  • This man improvises a pillow.

  • >> Billy, open your eyes, Billy.

  • >> She gave the homeless man a name.

  • She said I'll call you Billy,and she tried to comfort him.

  • The actor playing the homeless guy was

  • so touched he said I felt like she was an angel.

  • >> And she was an angel

  • by giving him the name Billy she really created a personal connection.

  • She has a bond with that person

  • that nobody else was even willing to consider.

  • >> Open your eyes.

  • >> Even after our cameras come

  • out Linda Hamilton is still looking out for him.

  • >> You all right?

  • >> Yes, I'm all right.

  • Thank you.

  • >> Don't worry about it,won't worry about it.

  • >> Amidst the hubbub of getting releases signed and interviewing passers by,

  • our savior Linda Hamilton slowly taps her way

  • down the street reminding us,inviting us all to consider just for a moment

  • what would you do?

>> You're walking down thesidewalk on your way to work.

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