Goes to show, we never know all the details of any given public situation and some people jump to conclusions that often says more about them and who they are than the situation presented before them. I'm terrified of a world run by "smart phones" where everything is recorded and disseminated and commented on sans context.
Sure, it's better to look the fool on a situation like the one I describe above BUT, my old gal DID immediately start calling him out as a rapist before he could have possibly done anything and - I guess - that's part of the point. STOP it BEFORE it could happen. Still, it sucks to be considered an automatic rapist because you're big and muscle-bound. I've misjudged people often because of the way they look and it's just not fair. Getting involved can get you killed, too. BUT, you won't see me whipping out my cell phone to record a potentially ugly and dangerous situation and do NOTHING to help resolve it. If I don't have a safe way to involve myself vocally and/or physically, I would use my phone -- AS A PHONE -- and call 911.
I get that we currently live in a George Orwell world (that's begging for Jack Kirby's OMAC), but intelligence (and, I mean true data and understanding of said true data) has been thrown out of the window and been replaced by public shaming for the sake of character assassination. This is why we elect officials and experts to help disseminate potentially caustic information while pundits of all grades continue to wax sensationalism. We all whisper and gossip behind closed doors because we're fascinated by human behavior. We're all a bunch of ill-advised Sherlock Holmes trying to figure out the human condition. But, the second we publish events sans context (I've been guilty of this too with some of those police videos), we let slip the ability to repair and hone positive change and only foster rage and hate. Pointing fingers is a blame game.