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H2H 4. 154. Kitty Genovese. The Victim, the Killer and the Bystanders.

March 13, 1964, New York City. Kitty Genovese is locking up her red Fiat and walking to her home in Kew Gardens Queens, New York. She’s attacked, stabbed and murdered. While this young independent woman screams for help under the streetlamp, she is heard. She’s even seen by two men. But no one comes to her rescue. Fifty-eight years later, Kitty’s family and plenty of others are still wondering how it could happen, and what it says about how we see ourselves and how we really act under pressure. This is the story of Kitty Genovese. The Victim, the Killer and the Bystanders.

Sources used for this podcast:

Newsday | 3.11.1984 | Barbara Fischkin

Newsday | 3.9.2004 | Jeff Pearlman

The Daily News | 3.11.1984 | John Melia and Don Singleton

The Daily News | 7.25.1995 | Robert Gearty and Corky Siemaszko

The Daily News | 7.18.1965 | Ruth Reynolds

The Daily News | 6.11.1964 | Thomas Pugh

The Daily News | 4.5.1964 | Homer Peters

The Daily News | 4.14.1964 | Thomas Pugh and Richard Henry

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