Kitty Genovese Syndrome is alive and well in 2009

12:30 AM Posted by GloryBug

It kind of says it all that on a google search of 'Kitty G', the very first link that shows up is for Kitty Genovese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Genovese

Which should be odd, because if you ask 10 people who Kitty was, probably at least 7 would have no idea. What happened to her eventually became what is called the 'Bystander Effect'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect

How long ago did that happen? Yet today her death hasn't changed anything. People still don't act when they see someone being beaten or killed. They don't report child abusers or child molesters. It's sad.

What would it take YOU to stand up, speak out when something is obviously very wrong?

Make that a goal- fight against wrong.

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