Skip to comments.Stabbed hero dies as more than 20 people stroll past him
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.
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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.
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.
It's difficult for me to believe that 96% of that district is Amish!
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.
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.
Some have a fear of being sued others are just like the lawyers that create the fear they don’t give a @$%@.
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.
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.
What happened to the woman that was initially accosted? Why didn’t she call police?
She was too busy .. Running away!
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...
I know—but I’m wondering if she did call police about the attack. If she didn’t, why not?
We’ll survive here without you.
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.
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.
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).
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
Flyover country isn’t as cultured as those in the big city.....Thank God!