Fitzgerald: We're not the kind of society we once were The chief is not wrong. Times very much have changed. I don't need myself or son getting sued just because we're trying to help. It used to be if you saw someone pulled over on the highway, you would feel good about pulling over yourself and seeing if they need help. These days I'm not so sure. So much bad could happen, but if my wife or daughter needed help, I'd want someone to do the same. How do we get back to 'neighborliness and gallantry' and not fear repercussions of trying to do good?