Kitty Genovese was not available for comment. DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just Watch
Maybe it is just a city-dweller thing. You can look at someone being beaten (or in the case of Genovese, hear her screams) and do nothing.
The DePaul University student is 19-years-old. She was attacked for her iPhone, at ten o’clock in the morning while riding a commuter train.
“He jumps up from his chair, and goes on top of me, and asks me for my phone, but my phone was in my pocket, and I had my headphones on, so he was yanking at my headphones, and then he pushed me to the floor, and then started beating on my head,” she said. “He bit me on my left hand.”
If that isn’t a sign of civilization fraying around the edges, I don’t know what is.
You have something, and someone else decides it should be theirs. Because – social justice. Or whatever. And no one comes to the aid of a young woman in distress? They just “look on,” and do nothing. I think we have reached that point (or we are getting close) where life is “nasty, brutish, and short.”
(Bets on whether students on DePaul campus are allowed to be armed? Not that this woman would be armed. Right-thinking Chicagoans don’t go armed! Actually the whole of Chicago – even given the recent court cases – is still mostly a defenseless-victim zone.)