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Doesn't pay to be helpful in China
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:41:32 pm »
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/10/19396242-good-samaritans-pay-the-price-for-rescue-gone-wrong?lite&lite=obnetwork

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BEIJING – Two teenage boys who attempted to rescue their friends from drowning in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have each agreed to pay 50,000 yuan ($8,150) for failing to pull them from the lake.

Although police did not charge them with a crime, Wu Bo and Liu Hai, both 18, agreed to pay the family of one of the victims in a settlement that is not uncommon in China, where there are no national "Good Samaritan" laws protecting people from criminal liability if they help someone in danger.

That's some wretchedly sad shit.
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