robohobo: I get from the article that this was somehow a big deal, but why? What was so special? Was it just something like Adam Walsh or Etan..whatever his last name was? Just some random thing that caught? shiat like this happens every farking day. Why, 50 years on, is it still apparently a thing?
Boojum2k: So nobody helped. That's pretty much the take-away on this.
Boojum2k: poot_rootbeer: And not helping someone in trouble doesn't make you a coward or a monster. At least not automatically.This wasn't automatic, this was them cowardly watching or listening to a woman in need of help, who was stabbed, raped, and murdered.
Boojum2k: Rwa2play: I see reading comprehension's not your strong suit.Better than yours. Or are you claiming that no one did see her, despite the article stating that up to a dozen did?
Boojum2k: Rwa2play: Boojum2k: saintstryfe: Only one person saw the attacker with her, and he believed the confrontation ended. The attacker came back.So nobody helped. That's pretty much the take-away on this. She was attacked, people knew she was being attacked, and she was left to die. That they weren't actually standing there watching the attack is cold comfort.Uhhh...did you read the previous posts or are you just trolling?I read the article, and corrected myself when I read that yes, people actually watched her get attacked, and did nothing.
Fissile: Moral of the story: Good Samaritans are suckers.
Boojum2k: Gunther: once saw three men nearly beat a fourth to death outside the front of a library in broad daylight and it took maybe two minutes for the shock to wear off to the point where I could intervene (and even then, I wasn't the first person to).Ah. That explains it. You're a coward, and therefore have to believe that everyone else is a coward or you'll think less of yourself.I was wondering why you were fighting so hard to defend the indefensible.
Boojum2k: No, it's not a movie. She was really attacked, twice, she really didnt get any help until after both attacks, and she really died. And people really stood by and did nothing.
Boojum2k: I wouldn't stand by while a woman was repeatedly attacked
Boojum2k: Are you saying that's what you would do? Because it sounds like you don't really consider it real
Boojum2k: At least a dozen people decided it was a "lover's quarrel" or a drunk, and claimed they didn't see any wounds.
Gunther: Boojum2k: I guess bringing her inside would have got blood on their nice clean floors. Truly, brave heroes all, unfairly maligned. *spit*Everyone assumes they'd be great in a crisis - most people aren't. I guess I find it hard to judge them as harshly as you do for not charging out into the night and karate-chopping the knife-wielding murderer into submission.The way this story has always been portrayed in the media is that 38 neighbors watched her get murdered and did nothing. In reality it was very different - even your own quote says that only a few neighbors had an idea of what was happening and of those, some tried to help.
Boojum2k: I guess bringing her inside would have got blood on their nice clean floors. Truly, brave heroes all, unfairly maligned. *spit*
Boojum2k: robohobo: It does make them average city dwellers, though.Good reason not to live in a big city. The people suck, and you'll turn into one of them eventually.
calbert: Christopher Columbus did not discover America, The Roanoke Colony did not just vanish mysteriously, the American Civil War was not about slavery, a cow did not start the Great Chicago Fire, Rosa Parks wasn't some old lady who was just too tired to give up her bus seat. and 40 people did not go to their windows and do nothing while Kitty Genovese was being murdered right in front of their eyes.
Boojum2k: So, she lived? They heard the attack, her cries for help, they intervened, and she survived?
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