Society Crime Murder Genovese, Catherine 'Kitty'
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Kitty Genovese was murdered in March of 1964, in Kew Gardens, Brooklyn, New York. As reported by the New York Times, 38 witnesses did nothing while she was stabbed three times over a half-hour period, screaming for help. The reports of witnesses saying "I didn't want to get involved," shocked the nation into examining its conscience, and changing the way crime reports are handled. Forty years later, the case is still used as an example of the failure of social responsibility.

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Kitty Genovese Movie
Mailing list post citing two movies that were made about the case.
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