The Witnesses That Didn't

Friday, August 27, 2010


(The New York Times)

Forty-six years ago, Kitty Genovese was murdered in Queens and, as the story goes, 38 witnesses watched the assault for half an hour but no one intervened. We spoke with historian Joseph De May last year. He says the truth is a bit more complicated.

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Eugenia Renskoff from Manhattan

Hi, I was a very little girl when I learned of Kitty Genovese. She did criy out for help and she died.If one person did not want to get involved and that is why he didn't call the cops, that's one person too many looking the other way. May she rest in Peace. Eugenia Renskoff

Aug. 29 2010 04:56 PM

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