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  1. shakya723 says:

    After watching this video, the murder n the video had made me think more about morals of people in today´s society. If someone was being even hurt or bulled publicly in society, I would step in no matter what the size of the other people or persons. This is murder happening, like another person life is in danger and the bystanders did not even react to the situation. If it was in their life in danger they want would want someone to step in and help them. Even calling the people could of changed the outcome of the situation.


  2. Andres Leon says:

    It is so bad how all the people that knew that she needed help didn’t do anything. This video shows that there are people that don’t care about helping others when they know that they need it, just because they think that there is someone else that can do it instead of them. As the video says, some people maybe thought that she was drunk but i don’t think so, she was screaming it was obviously that that girl needed help. The neighbors just ignored her.


  3. Cameron Selfridge says:

    As shocking as this video may be to some, I really wasn’t surprised to find out that 38 people watched quietly while a young woman was stabbed to death. If this same scenario was to happen in today’s society, I imagine that many people would be recording the murder and posting it onto social media instead of intervening and possibly saving a life. Most people would tell you that without hesitation that they would call the police or run down to help the woman out, but that simply isn’t true. Instead, people will assume that somebody else will have the courage to intervene, leading to an instance like the one in this video, where no one assists. After this incident, I wonder if the bystanders had any regret knowing that they easily could have prevented this situation from happening.


  4. This video has just brought tears to my eyes, viewing how somebody can loose the precious gift of life, even when somebody in the neighborhood would have rescued her life. It is human nature to ignore our responsibilities, hoping somebody else would do it , after all am not the only one their to help, we keep doing that and having false hopes that somebody else will, hence more damage, even when we could have prevented most of them from happening.


  5. ashley hodgdon says:

    I am in complete shock after watching this video. I cant believe that such a horrific crime took place and no-one helped this woman. At one point there were neighbors that opened their door and saw what happening and still did nothing to help. Even if they were in fear for their own safety why didn’t they at least call the police. Really this makes no sense to me.



    It’s honestly so shocking that people would wake up and hear someone screaming that they were being hurt and all they would do is shout to “leave her alone” and “what’s going on” and not call the police or like go down to where things were happening to defend her. After the man left Kitty alone it would make sense for people to start going down the stairs in order to help her but they all still stayed inside of their houses even when this man came back and finished the job. It’s really just horrific to think about.


  7. N K says:

    After watching the video, some of the actions the neighbors took makes sense. Even in today’s society, when people see a car accident, or some type of robbery or incident that affects themselves or their family members, most people will not help in a crowd setting. What really had me wanting to scream was the neighbor at the top of the steps that opened their door. They looked outside for a second, saw the man raping the woman, but closed the door and didn’t do a thing. I would think, If you saw something happening right outside your front door, you would do something, call the police, chase the guy away, anything BUT close the door and ignore what is happening outside the door.


  8. meryem dalil says:

    I’m having hard time believing what happening in these videos. I went to convince myself that we are more aware and welling to help. This video may gives us hope


  9. Jasmine Gray says:

    All of these examples of situations where people don’t feel uncomfortable or troubled by the fact that other people are in danger makes me question the morality of humans. I understand it’s strange to be put in a situation where you have to do something so drastic as to save someone’s life, because we’re not used to doing that. So people are scared to take action, but their hesitation was shown to have deadly consequences that will live on in their conscience forever. Learning about this bystander effect has helped my awareness of the issue and if in the future I see someone in danger then I won’t wait for some other person to help out.


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