Smith: If you don’t see someone, say something

Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’ ”

They sure do things differently over there.

We have learned this from the tragedy of the crash of the Airbus A320 Germanwings Flight 9525.

Over here, if a pilot leaves the flight deck, a flight attendant goes into the cockpit so there are always two people in there. Apparently, that’s not the case over there.

Over there, they can have a press conference where a French prosecutor pretty much wraps things up in fewer than 48 hours after the sad impact into the Alps of a plane full of people, saying things experts here might not say in 48 months.

One big surprise we’ve learned through all of this, is that, up till now, there had been no set protocol across the board (and sea) about how procedures in operating an airplane are actually carried out.

Look for that to change soon.

No doubt, they will learn some things from us and “our way,” and we will learn some things from them and “their way.”

■ Proof that we, sadly, have not seen it all.

“Allegedly” murdered children Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry were found in a freezer right by the front door of the home their mother was being evicted from.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy was moved to say, “The alleged facts in this case present examples of why we must be diligent and involved citizens. A good way to protect society’s children is to be alert and look out for your neighborhood youth.”

In other words, kids you’ve seen around don’t usually just vanish.

Long ago, I started repeating the excellent crime fighting chant, “If you see something, say something!”

Or, unfortunately, in this case, “If you don’t see someone, say something!”

■ On Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be broadcasting, live, from New York City at the auto show.

Paul W. Smith is host of “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.