Monday, May 03, 2010

I applaud his actions, but the street vendor who alerted cops to the car-bomb SUV in Times Square is NOT a hero...

A hero must place his or her own life in danger in the course of saving someone else from harm. The latter without the former is good... and the former without the latter is stupid... but one needs to do both to justifiably be called a hero... at least the way I define hero.

And the 'hero' didn't do so. He saw smoke and heard noises and he went and told a cop. Good, yes, let's thank him for his actions, but it isn't heroic.