Thursday, June 12, 2008

Some Things Never Change

McGinnis: Heartless : Times Record News March 13, 1964, thirty-eight people stood by and did nothing while Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered.
Last week in Hartford, people walked and drove past the body of 78-year-old Angel Torres, tossed into the middle of a busy street by a hit-and-run driver.
If they catch the driver of the car, he will be prosecuted, but being an uncaring low-life who won't even bother to call 911 is not a crime.

Are we so uncaring that a man bleeding in the street doesn't move us to action. Have none of us studied first aid? (No of course not, because we aren't interested in helping anyone or getting involved in anyway.) We can't stop our cars and at least make sure no one runs over the guy?

I have seen bicyclists hit by traffic, and other cars drive around the guy bleeding on the street - not taking a lot of care to be sure they don't hit him. Your life isn't that important that you need to ignore people who need your help. Someday, it may be you bleeding in the street. Wouldn't it be nice if someone came to your aid?

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