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Kitty Genovese

Videotaping Death and the Dying on a Dallas Freeway: The Perversion of Social Media and Smart Phones in a Voyeuristic Culture

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

Today, some scholars suggest that "the Internet desensitizes us to shocking images and diminishes our empathic skills.

Parole Denied For 78-Year-Old Killer

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City man convicted of killing bartender Kitty Genovese in a headline-grabbing 1964 murder has been denied parole fo...

Monday Night Live

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

CNN and a number of other news sources reported on a telekinesis stunt engineered by he producers of the new version of Carrie. A young girl goes ber...

A Forgotten Hiccup in the Kitty Genovese Case: The Judge Speaks Out

Judge Frederic Block | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
Judge Frederic Block

In 1990, 25 years after Moseley murdered Kitty Genovese, he brought a pro se habeas corpus petition in the Brooklyn federal court seeking his freedom. I got the Moseley case.

Remembering Kitty Genovese

Peter Occhiogrosso | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime
Peter Occhiogrosso

The Genovese story left me and many other New Yorkers with troubling questions. How would I react to a similar situation, especially one in which the actual level of danger -- to the possible victim or to myself for intervening -- were unclear?

2012 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema: A Preview

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at3.54.21PM.jpgIf you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.

Icons R Us: Me, You and Joe Paterno

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

The fall of college football icon Joe Paterno continues to be America's most-watched story. Why does the chronicle of yet another fallen hero resonate with us? What does this say about the pulse of America?

David Brooks Is Wrong About the Penn State Rape

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Crime
Andy Ostroy

His main supposition is that none of us truly knows what we would do in that very same situation until we're in "McQueary's shoes," and that it's easy for us to judge and condemn others when we might actually behave in the same manner.

'See No Evil, Hear No Evil': Joe Paterno, Kitty Genovese, and the Crime of Silence

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

True, we don't want to create a nation of stool pigeons -- individuals casually going around making complaints to the police. At the same time, we can't allow the enforcement of law for serious crimes to rest on the idiosyncratic limitations of one's moral compass.

Why Being In A Crowd Make Us Callous

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

When we understand how crowds can make us callous, we know too much to rest comfortably in our own inaction.

What Changes Will We Make After the Giffords Shooting?

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

There is change that follows most events like the assassinations in the 1960s, Watergate and 9/11. What are the appropriate changes following the shooting of a U.S. Congresswoman?

Learning from a Facebook tragedy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If a friend, acquaintance, relative or neighbor had noticed the writings on Jared Lee Loughner's MySpace page or his videos on YouTube and called them to someone's attention, might this horrible tragedy have been averted?

Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, Good Samaritan Ignored While Bleeding To Death, To Be Honored At NYC Wake (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A homeless Good Samaritan who was ignored while lying, mortally wounded, on a New York City sidewalk will be honored at a wake. The ...

The Miracle of Jaycee Dugard

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Philip Garrido is guilty of an unfathomable crime, but in what appears to be a nearly idyllic California town, who else is guilty? Did people choose to look the other way?

The Murder Of Kitty Genovese

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

If Kitty's murder has prevented Bystander Effect or Diffusion of Responsibility in those who were offended by the human failings that resulted in her death, then she was was a hero.