March 13 1964 – Kitty Genovese is Murdered in Queens, New York

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March 13 1964 – Kitty Genovese is Murdered in Queens, New YorkRate this post Arriving home at 3:15am was hardly a new experience for Kitty Genovese. As manager of Ev’s Eleventh Hour Sports Bar in Hollis, part of the Queens borough in New York City, late hours came with the territory. March 13, 1964 would be different: the 28-year-old woman was stabbed to death just a few feet away from her apartment building. In the investigation that followed, detectives and psychologists were exposed to the bystander effect, a peculiar quirk of human nature that kept Genovese from receiving any life-saving help. Like most nights, Genovese parked her car in the […]