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(Yahoo)   50 years later, Kitty Genovese's murder still fascinates. Somebody should probably submit a thread about it. Well, there are a ton of Farkers. I'm sure someone will get around to it   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 105
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2014-03-12 07:31:07 PM
...relevant to my interests
 
2014-03-12 09:49:17 PM
I've always had the Crusader Rabbit Complex. If I hear something, I investigate. If I see something, I intervene. It will probably get me killed someday. But fifty years of reading comic books, and a dad who taught me well, has made me a man who can't stand by when bad stuff is going down.

I'm old, but not frail. I'm also a really big dude. That helps. I can usually chill a situation by just throwing THE VOICE OF GOD. I once actually made a big, tough guy fall over backwards just by yelling at him.

To me, my neighborhood is Gotham City and I am the goddam Batman. If you start trouble here, I'm going to get involved.

About a year ago, I heard a woman screaming outside. I grabbed my aluminum baseball bat and ran outside. I saw her on top of her car screaming while a pit bull was snarling and leaping at her. I yelled, and the dog turned and ran at me with death as his intent. No barking. No growling. Just teeth and murder. I swung away. I killed him. He deserved it.

It was only when the adrenaline wore off that I realized I was naked.
 
2014-03-12 10:17:55 PM

Boojum2k: Don't like the heat? GTFO, Brave Sir Robin.


This coming from someone that thinks he's Superman.
 
2014-03-13 07:32:27 AM

Solid Muldoon: About a year ago, I heard a woman screaming outside. I grabbed my aluminum baseball bat and ran outside. I saw her on top of her car screaming while a pit bull was snarling and leaping at her. I yelled, and the dog turned and ran at me with death as his intent. No barking. No growling. Just teeth and murder. I swung away. I killed him. He deserved it.


Why didn't you just choke it out? Another farker from the "cat terrorizes family" thread assures us it's easy to do!
 
2014-03-13 07:35:18 AM

Boojum2k: PunGent: MUCH better article here

Better, but includes much of the same details, and brushes off the people mentioned elsewhere that saw the first attack and did nothing (rough count was a dozen witnesses, New Yorker calls them "a handful"). Ross comes off a little worse, actually.
So yes, multiple people actually did ignore her while she was being attacked. It certainly wasn't "30-40" people, but three people did something, and all except Sophia Farrar did as little as humanly possible.


I'm not sure where you're getting your "dozen witnesses"...

From the New Yorker:  "Moseley's prosecutors concluded that there were only five or six witnesses who could plausibly testify at the trial."  Which sounds like "a handful"... and some of those could presumably only testify to hearing/seeing the ambulance siren/lights.

For me, the takeaway is "horrible crime, but not as bad as the initial media reports."
 
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