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  Kitty Genovese - Looking Back 40 Years Later at the Kitty Genovese Murder that did not have to be
Kitty Genovese, a young 28-year-old Kew Gardens, Queens resident, was murdered forty years ago, come this March 13th, before she could get from her parked car to her apartment house lobby.
Genovese's awakened neighbors to do nothing to stop, or even summon help, in time to prevent her killer to return three times to the scene in order to finish what he had begun.
Genovese parked her Fiat that fateful early morning is to the left of the station between it and Austin Street.
streetlights.tripod.com /queens/kitty-genovese.html   (1741 words)

  
  Kitty Genovese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catherine Genovese (1935 – March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York.
Born in New York City, Genovese was the oldest of five children in a middle class Italian American family and was raised in Brooklyn.
One of the main protagonists cites the Genovese murder as his motivation to embark on a career as a masked vigilante under the name Rorschach, fashioning his mask from the fabric of her abandoned dress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kitty_Genovese   (2075 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kitty Genovese
Kitty Genovese Catherine Genovese (1935 - March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York.
Kitty Genovese was a New York City woman who was raped and stabbed to death in 1964 among three dozen witnesses in a frequently studied criminal case.
Catherine Genovese (1935–March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kitty-Genovese   (3281 words)

  
 Mind Hacks: Remembering Kitty Genovese
Kitty Genovese was murdered outside her apartment block in 1964 by a stranger.
The story of her death had a massive influence on psychology, leading to the description of the bystander effect - where people are less likely to intervene in an emergency when they're in groups as when they are alone.
This arose from the reports that Kitty was killed in sight of 38 of her neighbours, who all assumed that someone else would help or phone the police while she was being fatally stabbed.
www.mindhacks.com /blog/2006/06/remembering_kitty_ge.html   (409 words)

  
 Kitty Genovese - InformationBlast
Catherine Genovese (1935 - March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York.
Genovese, 19 at the time, chose to remain in the city; she eventually took a job as a bar manager and lived in a Queens apartment with her lover Mary Ann Zielonko.
Genovese screamed out; her cries were heard by several neighbors, one of whom shouted at the attacker.
www.informationblast.com /Kitty_Genovese.html   (672 words)

  
 Bystander effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in 1964 by a serial rapist and murderer.
For this reason, the name Genovese syndrome or Genovese effect was used to describe the phenomenon at the time.
The death of Deletha Word in 1995 after witnesses failed to thwart her attackers, as well as the James Bulger murder case, may have been other well-publicized cases of the effect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bystander_effect   (653 words)

  
 Tyalgum Press - The Screams of Kitty Genovese - Opus 21
As her life slowly spills out of Kitty's body, she falls into the stairwell leading to Mac's apartment, who is on the phone with his mother, asking her what he should do.
Kitty tumbles backwards and lands in a broken heap at the foot of the stairs.
Kitty screams her final screams as Winston plunges the knife into her throat and abdomen 8 times.
www.tyalgumpress.com /opus/kitty.html   (1013 words)

  
 Kitty Genovese   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genovese 19 at the time chose remain in the city; she eventually took job as a bar manager and lived a Queens apartment with her lover Mary Ann
Genovese screamed out; her were heard by several neighbors one of shouted at the attacker.
Media attention of the Genovese murder led reform of the NYPD 's telephone reporting system; the system in at the murder was often inefficient and individuals to the incorrect department.
www.freeglossary.com /Kitty_Genovese   (966 words)

  
 Moments In Queens History 2006
Kitty screamed, “I’m dying, I’m dying.” The lights flickered on again and windows opened again in the adjacent building, terrified eyes peering down on the bloodied street.
This month, 42 years after the murder of Kitty Genovese became one of the most shameful and telling moments in the bloody history of New York City, the state parole board has again rejected her killer’s plea for freedom.
While the grisly nature of Kitty’s murder stands alone in the annals of Queens history, the refusal by her neighbors to come to her aid stands as a graphic testament to the chilly alienation of big-city living.
queenstribune.com /guides/2006_MomentsInQueens/pages/KittyGenovese.htm   (590 words)

  
 Why Did Kitty Genovese Die?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genovese was stabbed to death on a public street in 1964 while thirty-eight onlookers did nothing to help her.
One of the interesting features of the Genovese incident was that the neighbors were not gathered together in the same way that a group of onlookers on the street would have been.
Genovese locked her car and began the 100-foot walk to her apartment building, little realizing that she had been spotted leaving the bar and followed.
www.objectivistcenter.org /navigator/articles/nav+csilk_why-kitty-genovese-die.asp   (2721 words)

  
 Care2 Connect - 42 years ago, today... A Special Cross-Blog Post.
Catherine Genovese (1935 - March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York.
Genovese, however, 19 at the time, chose to remain in the city; she eventually took a job as a bar manager and lived in a Queens apartment with her girlfriend/partner, Mary Ann Zielonko.
It was not reported in 1964 that Kitty Genovese was a lesbian and that she shared her home in Kew Gardens with her girlfriend, Mary Ann Zielonko.
www.care2.com /c2c/share/detail/56988   (1887 words)

  
 Kitty Genovese (person)@Everything2.com
As tokki wisely observes, Kitty Genovese is an unavoidable topic in the social sciences and law enforcement.
The Genovese case is cited as a canonical example of the bystander effect in the context of emergency helping.
Kitty Genovese may have been a tragic case in a cold, heartless city but the myth surrounding her murder needs to be brought into perspective and seen for what it is: a case that's complicated, not what it appears to be, and many details of which have been lost in time.
www.everything2.com /?node_id=1923693   (994 words)

  
 The Killing of Kitty Genovese   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They identified the victim as Catherine Genovese, 28, who had been returning from her job as manager of a bar in Hollis.
Kitty Genovese: It was a name that would become symbolic in the public mind for a dark side of the national character.
Detectives investigating Genovese's murder discovered that no fewer than 38 of her neighbors witnessed at least one of her killer's three attacks but had neither come to her aid nor called the police.
www.louisville.edu /provost/womenctr/killing.html   (1094 words)

  
 The Killing of Kitty Genovese -- Newsday.com
Kitty Genovese: It was a name that would become symbolic in the public mind for a dark side of the national character.
Detectives investigating Genovese's murder discovered that no fewer than 38 of her neighbors had witnessed at least one of her killer's three attacks but had neither come to her aid nor called the police.
Genovese's sister, Susan Wakeman, said outside the courtroom: ``We don't blame the people who were there that night and might have heard her crying.
www.newsday.com /community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs818a,0,7944135.story   (1148 words)

  
 Kitty Genovese@Everything2.com
At 3:25 AM, Kitty managed to make it to the rear of her apartment building and entered through a unlocked door that was a hallway that led to the 2nd floor of a building, falling to the floor.
This lack of action is one of the reasons why Kitty Genovese is taught in intro to psychology courses - she makes an excellent, though graphic, introduction to the concept of diffusion of responsibility: a peculiar phenomenon of inaction within a group of people.
Kitty Genovese's case is brought up in criminal law usually during discussions over "anti-Good Samaritan" laws: a concept where a person is held liable for not giving any aid.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=132928   (2700 words)

  
 Alan Moore Portal: WATCHMEN: Kitty Genovese
The brutal murder of Kitty Genovese and the disturbing lack of action by her neighbors became emblematic in what many perceived as an evolving culture of violence and apathy in the United States.
Twenty-eight-year-old Catherine Genovese, who was called Kitty by almost everyone in the neighborhood, was returning home from her job as manager of a bar in Hollis.
Miss Genovese noticed a man at the far end of the lot, near a seven-story apartment house at 82-40 Austin Street.
www.angelfire.com /comics/mooreportal/kitty.html   (1197 words)

  
 Out In The Montains : Editorial
Genovese's name was always a cautionary tale - about being a woman alone in the city at night, about the need to care and take action in the face of assault.
Kitty and Mary Ann lived together in the apartment Kitty was so desperately trying to reach that March night.
Winston Moseley, the man who murdered Genovese, apparently picked her at random, as a woman alone, not because he knew she was a lesbian.
www.mountainpridemedia.org /oitm/issues/2004/04apr2004/editorial.htm   (953 words)

  
 Kitty Genovese   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Tyalgum Press - The Screams of Kitty Genovese Review
But the central characters are the doomed couple, Kitty Genovese (Cori Pfeffer) and her relentless stalker Winston Mosley (John Michael Dias).
When we first see Kitty, she is on the street, full of life, fixing her hair and her lipstick, excitedly anticipating a night of fun.
In her death agony, Kitty sings about how she wanted new shoes, a Siamese cat, a rocking chair, a lover's touch, and, most of all, the intervention of compassionate neighbors: "Who are these people I pass every day?" But for those people it is "just another night".
www.tyalgumpress.com /reviews/kitty.html   (828 words)

  
 Basic Human Psychology 2: Altruism - Beyond Kitty Genovese and the Bystander Effect
For example, it is conceivable that in the weeks shortly before the Kitty Genovese incident there had been a well publicized case of the police prosecuting the person who had reported a crime, while the criminal went unpunished.
As in the Kitty Genovese case, the ensuing newspaper reports discussed whether witnesses should be legally obliged to act, or punished for failing to do so.
That Kitty Genovese was a lesbian (she lived with her lover), her murderer was a Negro necrophiliac, and the area of Kew Gardens, New York was largely Jewish at that time:
www.heretical.com /sexsci/neurotic.html   (2338 words)

  
 MichiganDaily.com
According to the police report, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was stabbed to death over a period of 35 minutes - with 38 people watching the cruelty.
As much as we may want people to jump to the aid of those in danger, requiring people to behave contrary to their normal human instincts in dangerous situations is unwarranted and unlikely to be effective in any case.
At the trial of Winston Mosely, Kitty Genovese's killer, her sister Susan Wakeman said, "We don't blame the people who were there that night and might have heard her crying.
www.pub.umich.edu /daily/2000/oct/10-06-2000/edit/02.html   (574 words)

  
 "Waiting" a sermon By Rev. Ricky Hoyt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Kitty was attacked three times over the course of a half an hour, not one of the 38 witnesses ever intervened or called the police.
If Kitty Genovese had been attacked in a dark alley seen by only one or two people someone would probably have acted to save her.
Kitty Genovese died because she was killed in a public street with 38 people watching.
www.revricky.com /sermons/waiting.html   (2164 words)

  
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On March 13, 1964,a hard working attractive 28 year old Italian American young lady Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was repeatedly stabbed and killed by Black Winston Moseley, in the 20' distance between parking her car and the doorway to her home, in predominately Jewish Kew Gardens, in Queens, NY before 38 indifferent witnesses.
Genovese collapsed in a foyer in the back of her building and finished what he'd begun on Austin Street, stabbing and slashing her repeatedly, then leaving her to die.
Kitty Genovese would have been better off, in other words, had one witness seen or heard her attack, rather than the reputed 38.
www.italystl.com /ra/1357.htm   (2375 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / The Terrible Death of Kitty Genovese
In the early hours of March 13, 1964, Catherine Genovese, known to her friends as Kitty—28 years old, slender and short-haired, with wide brown eyes and a welcoming smile that revealed a slight gap between her two front teeth—parked her red Fiat in a parking lot just across the street from her apartment.
As Genovese began the short walk to her building, she noticed a man—later identified as Winston Moseley, a local laborer—lurking in the shadows.
Genovese struggled to her feet and began limping around the building to the back entrance of 82-70 Austin, where she lived.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/web/20060313-kitty-genovese-queens-kew-gardens-new-york-martin-gansberg-murder-winston-moseley-john-lindsay_print.shtml   (1060 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Genovese Syndrome: Fact or Fiction? - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
The since-challenged story of the circumstances surrounding Genovese's death "continues to inhabit introductory social psychology textbooks (and thus the minds of future social psychologists)," the trio write in the September issue of American Psychologist.
Kitty Genovese became synonymous with urban apathy, and her name is still invoked in comparable crimes, most recently in St. Paul, Minn., where five to 10 people reportedly ignored an alleged rape in an apartment building hallway in August.
As the three professors prepared the article, Manning said, they were struck by the Genovese case as a contemporary parable _ the antithesis of the Biblical tale of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to assist a traveler assaulted by thieves on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.
www.foxnews.com /printer_friendly_wires/2007Oct01/0,4675,KittyGenovese,00.html   (698 words)

  
 Why Did Kitty Genovese Die?
Genovese was stabbed to death on a public street in 1964 while thirty-eight onlookers did nothing to help her.
One of the interesting features of the Genovese incident was that the neighbors were not gathered together in the same way that a group of onlookers on the street would have been.
Genovese locked her car and began the 100-foot walk to her apartment building, little realizing that she had been spotted leaving the bar and followed.
www.ios.org /showcontent.aspx?ct=25&h=53   (2694 words)

  
 : Remembering Kitty Genovese
Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered 40 years ago this week, and remains a symbol of civic apathy.
The silence of Genovese’s neighbors, who did not call the police or come to her aid as she screamed for help, has become one of the most shamefully graphic depictions of inner-city life.
Schwartz, who was a friend of his, and another woman did come to Kitty’s aide shortly after her attacker fled for the second time, and remained by her side as she died in the moments before the police arrived.
www.queenstribune.com /feature/RememberingKittyGenovese.html   (1471 words)

  
 The Whimper of Whipped Dogs | MetaFilter
Kitty Genovese is frequently invoked as the quintessential tale of the indifference of citydwellers - or humanity at large - when the real culprits are quite a bit more subtle and complicated.
Kitty's story has achieved mythic proportions and continues to be used as a tale to remind people to watch out for each other.
In remarks delivered at a March 9, 2004 Forum on the Kitty Genovese case held at Fordham University, former Queens County Assistant District Attorney said that Fink saw the first stabbings and understood exactly what was happening.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/52108   (3749 words)

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