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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 12:44 PM
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67. You have made your position clear.
On March 13, 1964, some fine upstanding citizens of New York put, "I didn't want to get involved," in the American lexicon.

Thirty-eight neighbors of Kitty Genovese were aware of the murder that was taking place during that time and yet all of them chose to do nothing in rescue of the assaulted girl. One cold-hearted bastard turned up his TV so the screaming of the girl being butchered at his doorstep wouldn't interfere with his evening.

Winston Moseley chased her down and stabbed her in the back twice. She screamed and he fled, returning ten minutes later. Seeing his prey lying on the ground almost unconscious, he stabbed her several times more, he stole her money, and for good measure, raped her.

Would you view an individual who intervened and gotten injured or killed in the process as foolhardy? Had an individual had been able to stop the assault by killing the assailant would he be a vigilante? Is simply calling the police enough? Or will you close the window and turn up the TV?
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