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Stabbed hero dies as more than 20 people stroll past him
NEW YORK POST ^

Posted on 04/24/2010 11:08:55 PM PDT by plinyelder

A heroic homeless man, stabbed after saving a Queens woman from a knife-wielding attacker, lay dying in a pool of blood for more than an hour as nearly 25 people indifferently strolled past him, a shocking surveillance video obtained by The Post reveals.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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What the hell is wrong with people?
1 posted on 04/24/2010 11:08:55 PM PDT by plinyelder
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To: plinyelder

%0 years of conditioning to “let the authorities handle it”.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 11:10:00 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: plinyelder

Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen.
Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.

Lazarus Long


3 posted on 04/24/2010 11:11:50 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I see where ‘one’ of these animals posted a comment on the site asking .. “What the hell was he chasing after the guy for .. Was he going to rob him?”

I am SO TIRED of these kinds of people/Animals!


4 posted on 04/24/2010 11:18:04 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder

Prayers for this hero. Shame on those that walked on by.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 11:25:01 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: plinyelder

It’s New York.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 11:32:57 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: plinyelder

So the government funded “taxpayers” saw him and left him to die. ;-)


7 posted on 04/24/2010 11:35:12 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: plinyelder

WTF ! Now I know why I have no desire to visit NYC !


8 posted on 04/24/2010 11:35:20 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: plinyelder

“In the wake of the bloodshed, a man came out of a nearby building and chillingly took a cellphone photo of the victim before leaving.”
In New York, I’m surprised no one tried to see if he had any money to steal while he laid dying.
Socialist mentality: NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS, JUST MOVE ON.


9 posted on 04/24/2010 11:35:36 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: plinyelder

they refuse to give the race of the attacker...lol...we live in an asylum


10 posted on 04/24/2010 11:36:24 PM PDT by wardaddy (w)
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To: pandoraou812

I was at a hotel once and I saw a little girl slip into the deep end and her mother jumped in to save her

I was frozen with fear

how could these people just walk by ?


11 posted on 04/24/2010 11:37:17 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (God save America)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I don’t know. I fear people have lost common sense & empathy. Maybe they just didn’t want to be involved. I know I couldn’t walk on by. It is very sad & scary when people can stop caring about their fellow man/woman.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 11:42:59 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: plinyelder

“Cops said they received four 911 calls at around the time of the attack reporting a woman screaming, but found nothing.”

Union quality work.


13 posted on 04/24/2010 11:50:30 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: CORedneck

Wow I totally agree. In a past life I had to travel to NY/Boston/Newark as a requirement of my employer. I hated it. I guarantee that New York New York is not ever not ever again.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 11:53:11 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: plinyelder

How hard is it to call 911? Most cellphones have a one-key method for emergencies now. I’ve called when people were in danger of freezing, when people were acting loco on the bus . . . many times.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 11:56:08 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: MrEdd
It’s New York.

The Empire State.

16 posted on 04/24/2010 11:57:43 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Psalm 144

I wonder .. Did the one taking the cell phone picture .. accidentally dial 911?

If so .. You can bet that It Was a mistake!


17 posted on 04/24/2010 11:58:54 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I’ve observed an overcrowding effect on people just in an office. When everyone is in it’s a less pleasing environment. Take a few out for the day and it’s more palatable.

New York City, in particular, at least certain parts, is incredibly crowded. And everyone moves fast. It can be very overwhelming. But I have been there when people stop to help someone in need. It’s not all awful.


18 posted on 04/25/2010 12:02:12 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: plinyelder

Neighbors of New Yorker, Kitty Genovese, back in the 1960s listened a long time to Kitty’spiercing screams from her apartment, but did nothing and did not phone the police.

People afterwards said “Tsk, tsk, what is wrong with people?” and lots of analyses appeared.

This heroic man, himself bereft of home, retained and proved his humanity.


19 posted on 04/25/2010 12:33:47 AM PDT by Mack Truck
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To: Mack Truck

What do you want to bet .. All of those that just walked by, (the ‘homeless man’) .. were going HOME?


20 posted on 04/25/2010 12:42:04 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder

This district went >96% for Obama in 2008.

24 Obama supporters step over a dying man, and couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger to help.


21 posted on 04/25/2010 12:45:46 AM PDT by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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To: plinyelder

The story is as old as Kitty Genovese. 1964.

It’s a social psychological phenomenon known as the “bystander effect” or “diffusion of responsibility”. It’s a result of liberalism. For example, liberals find it (much) easier to vote to have their neighbors’ money confiscated by government and handed over to “the needy” than it is to actually take responsibility and do something themselves. Somebody is stabbed and dying? The government will take care of that problem.


22 posted on 04/25/2010 12:52:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gigantor
This district went >96% for Obama in 2008

It's difficult for me to believe that 96% of that district is Amish!

23 posted on 04/25/2010 12:55:23 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder
"What the hell is wrong with people?"

Too much TV. They are so used to watching crime shows on TV that when they see it in reality, they tune out just like they do when practicing being a couch potato.

Other side is, maybe people did call 911 but 911 never picked up the phone.
A few weeks back someone stole the mirrors off of my friend's truck. His neighbor called 911 to report the theft. No one answered the phone on the 911 end. This happened in Queens NY.

As always, there are two sides to every story.

24 posted on 04/25/2010 12:58:49 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: plinyelder

plinyelder wrote:
What the hell is wrong with people?


There is a lot wrong with all the people involved in this news story.
Why is a woman walking alone at 530ish am with cell phone in hand and didn’t help the guy out after he saved her?

I’m talking in general now:

I see too many of you women walking or jogging or doing stupid things alone when you shouldn’t be there especially when its dark. I’m a guy and you wouldn’t find me going into that situation.

I live near the ocean and its a great area out here but I see women jogging after dark into extremely dark area/secluded areas and I always have to shake my head and say to myself what a Freaking Dummy dummy ( i cant cuss here) but you get what i mean.


25 posted on 04/25/2010 1:08:23 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: plinyelder

Some have a fear of being sued others are just like the lawyers that create the fear they don’t give a @$%@.


26 posted on 04/25/2010 1:09:14 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: plinyelder

What the hell kind of creature could just walk on by something like this?!?

If I am ever in need like this I pray there are several Freeper nearby.

27 posted on 04/25/2010 1:35:43 AM PDT by Bobalu (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: plinyelder

They may have thought he was passed-out from booze, or mentally ill and sleeping there, I don’t know.

There are many people on the sidewalks in NY doing all sorts of different things.

If they didn’t see blood I could see how this could happen.

If law-abiding NY’ers were allowed to carry firearms then this scenario might have turned out with a dead perp instead of a dead good Samaritan.


28 posted on 04/25/2010 1:43:03 AM PDT by Boucheau
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To: plinyelder

What happened to the woman that was initially accosted? Why didn’t she call police?


29 posted on 04/25/2010 1:47:40 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

She was too busy .. Running away!


30 posted on 04/25/2010 1:50:26 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder
"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. Papers 12:442

Big cities are boils on Earth's butt!

31 posted on 04/25/2010 2:17:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Big cities are boils on Earth's butt!

And often home to the people who tell those of us in the hinterlands we can't cut this tree, move that rock, fill that mudhole...

32 posted on 04/25/2010 2:25:34 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: plinyelder

I know—but I’m wondering if she did call police about the attack. If she didn’t, why not?


33 posted on 04/25/2010 2:30:44 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: hatfieldmccoy

We’ll survive here without you.


34 posted on 04/25/2010 3:24:06 AM PDT by BiggieLittle
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To: plinyelder

This is the kind of thing that happens in an “all about me” entitlement society.

Many don’t care to help because they can’t see anything in it for them.


35 posted on 04/25/2010 3:32:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: plinyelder

plinyelder,
Way back in 1974 I took a train from Seoul to Inchon Harbor to take photos of the unusual vessels there.
I got to the train station in Inchon and took a bus to the Harbor, then walked along a dirt road to it, about a mile and a half.
It was January and cold and as I walked I came across some old drunk sleeping along the road, red from the cold.
I took my photos and had some coffee and then started back home.
Guy was still there sleeping as muctitudes walked and passed him.
About half way back to Seoul on the train I realized this guy was dead.
Dead and thousands simply walked by and ignored his lifeless body.
To this day it still affects the way I think about folks.


36 posted on 04/25/2010 3:36:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: EDINVA; HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I lived in New York for many years and strongly believe it is the the overcrowding (density even changes human behavior in small groups like families...makes them crabby and irritable).

That said, as someone who lived many years in NYC and loves it (well, love/hates it), there are many citizen heroes in the metro area. A glance at 9/11 reminds us of that.

Overcrowding and the stress it exerts seem to raise the resistance threshold of the willingness to get involved. Living in NYC is like living inside a giant machine. You realize that you are a much smaller part of the whole...and, as such, you have much less individual power there as opposed to a small town. Hence, there is a greater sense of apprehension...and an increased unwillingness to take dangerous action (because all action appears to be more dangerous).

IMHO.

37 posted on 04/25/2010 3:38:36 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: plinyelder

“Of course we must fear evil men, but there is another evil that we must fear more… and that is the indifference of good men.”Monsignor


38 posted on 04/25/2010 3:45:49 AM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: plinyelder
Where's the ‘good Samaritan’? I hope there's at least one righteous man in the borough. IBTZ
39 posted on 04/25/2010 3:46:07 AM PDT by dasboot
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To: plinyelder; All

Flyover country isn’t as cultured as those in the big city.....Thank God!


40 posted on 04/25/2010 3:48:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great quote!


41 posted on 04/25/2010 4:01:24 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Mack Truck

Telling comment by a reader:

“I am born and raised in the lower east side, NYC, and honestly, I don’t miss it either. I only miss my friends. All the city is now is a big giant dive bar for jerk off out of town scum bags, teenage hoodlums with no respect, and a dirty, rat infested ****hole.”


42 posted on 04/25/2010 4:10:44 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

This has nothing to do with crowding and everything to do with the enemies of society being excused for their barbaric behaviour.


43 posted on 04/25/2010 4:13:17 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: dasboot

The good samaritan was stabbed to death.


44 posted on 04/25/2010 4:18:08 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Kitty Genovese: The indifference of good men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS5aym1Hznw


45 posted on 04/25/2010 4:19:52 AM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: Carley
Boondock Saints Courtroom Speech

NOT FOR KIDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKzM8xsQ5-U&NR=1

46 posted on 04/25/2010 4:26:15 AM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: plinyelder

The religion of liberals is to sell their humanity in the very name of humanity; by paying taxes with the understanding that its the states responsibility to take care of themselves and their neighbors.

Therefore, charity and goodwill are matters of the state, not of individuals on the street.

That and 75% of the scum on the streets in NYC are working some scam, and the people there have learned to just keep walking and not get involved.....


47 posted on 04/25/2010 4:49:00 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Me too. I occasionally have to travel the DC-Philly-NYC-Boston axis on business, and I despise those cities and their cultures.


49 posted on 04/25/2010 5:22:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

what a crock...

What is Lazarus saying? A pack of dogs would stop and call an ambulance? A flock of seagulls would stop and call Police?

Fine quote, but I think it is better applied on a slightly different scenario....


50 posted on 04/25/2010 5:27:47 AM PDT by sit-rep
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