Back in August of 2007 we spoke about Genovese syndrome after gun shots were fired and nobody called the police. I’m afraid this is much worse. Thanks to a reader for sending:
“I was listening to the radio this morning, apprently two men were arrested for beating a homeless man in front of a grocery store in columbia heights. apparently it took 15 min before someone bothered to call the police. The one man shoved the homeless guy and the other guy punched him in the face. When the homeless man got up he was punched in the face again. Then a couple picked him up and moved him to the curb. He’s in critical condition and might die. The two men were arrested and may face murder charges. This is according to the radio.
They talked about what kind of place Columbia Heights is, and why did no one bother to help him out, why did it take so long to call the police?”
WJLA has a security camera video and reports:
“A brutal attack was caught on tape outside of a District grocery store in a story you’ll only see on ABC 7/NewsChannel 8. But perhaps what’s more disturbing is the number of people who walked by the injured man and never stopped to help.
It happened about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 14th Street and Parkwood Place in Columbia Heights. Twenty-four minutes would elapse before medical help arrived. Sources tell us the victim is on life support with bleeding on the brain. He is not expected to survive.”
It occurred outside the Panam grocery store. Have we as a society really become so complacent?