October 23, 2021 – In Breaking News – NEW YORK POST
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed, robbed, raped and killed on a street in New York City.
The crime went on for almost an hour, with nobody coming to Genovese’s aid.
Initial media coverage suggested that dozens of people had watched it take place and done nothing, not even calling police.
It was revealed years later that these details had been considerably distorted, but by then the Genovese incident had taken shape in the public mind as a cautionary tale about life in big cities.
(In March 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was raped and murdered in her Queens, New York, neighborhood by Winston Moseley. Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street while neighbors largely ignored her cries for help. Her death eventually led to the inspiration for the creation of 911 operating system. In 2016, Moseley, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac, died at the age of 81 while behind bars after serving almost 52 years. Courtesy of INSIDE EDITION and YouTube. Posted on Mar 21, 2020.)
Last week, a woman was raped on a train in Philadelphia, and bystanders reportedly stood by and watched, without intervening.
Genovese was a cheerful 28-year-old bartender, the graduate of a Catholic all-girls high school. On March 13, 1964, she was driving home to Queens at around 2:30 a.m. after completing her shift.
Her killer, Winston Moseley, saw her stopped at a traffic light in her car and followed her home. When Genovese parked and headed into her building, Moseley attacked and stabbed her.
She screamed, and a neighbor yelled out a window at Moseley, which frightened him away momentarily. But Moseley then returned and tracked down the wounded Genovese.
He raped her. He stabbed her again. He stole almost $50 from her.
Moseley eventually fled, and Genovese was found by a friend. She died on the way to hospital.
Continue reading… Rape on Philadelphia train echoes NYC’s notorious Kitty Genovese murder
‘Angry and disgusted’: Train riders held up phones, didn’t call 911 as woman was raped on Philadelphia train, police say
October 19, 2021 – In Breaking News – USA TODAY
A man was charged with raping a woman on a train outside of Philadelphia as fellow passengers watched, held up phones and did nothing to intervene, police said.
The man, Fiston Ngoy, 35, harassed the woman, groped her and eventually raped her as fellow passengers watched the assault through more than two dozen train stops last week, authorities said.
(Commuters held up cellphones as woman was raped on train, police say. Courtesy of CBS 17 and YouTube. Posted on Oct 19, 2021.)
Police believe no one called authorities, though they are investigating whether any of the witnesses may have recorded the incident.
Officials said they do not expect charges against the bystanders on the train.
Transit officers for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority stopped Ngoy at a train stop, finding him in the middle of his assault, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel said at a press conference Monday.
Continue reading… ‘Angry and disgusted’: Train riders held up phones, didn’t call 911 as woman was raped on Philadelphia train, police say
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