Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Would you Help Someone who was Attacked?

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In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed outside an apartment building in busy Kew Gardens, New York, witnessed by 30+ people who neither helped the victim, nor called police. In 2021, just this week, a 65 year old Asian-American woman was attacked in broad daylight in Manhattan, right outside a luxury apartment, witnessed by several people who also did not help the victim. In fact, the security guard closed the door after the attack was over.

If you witnessed an attack, would you come to their aid? Some bystanders have been attacked themselves, so it’s not so clear-cut, or is it?