The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 23, 2007

10 Witnesses, 90 Minutes

Video camera's caught 10 people either peeking out their windows/doors or in the worst case- walking right past the man and woman. Not one offered help. Not one attempted to step in. Instead, the 10 people listened to the woman's screams, watched as she was beaten and sexually assaulted... and then went on with their lives- without giving the woman a second thought.

FoxNews A security video from an apartment hallway shows at least 10 witnesses ignored a woman's cries for help for more than an hour as a man beat and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors in Minnesota said.

The surveillance video clearly showed men and women looking out their apartment doors or starting to walk down the hallway before retreating as the woman was assaulted for nearly 90 minutes, police spokesman Tom Walsh said.

Police said they responded to a call of drunken behavior and found Somali immigrant Rage Ibrahim, 25, and a woman lying unconscious in the hallway early Tuesday. The woman's clothing had been pulled up and she had fresh scratches on her face and blood on her thigh, according to the criminal complaint.

Sometimes, I'm left wondering just what the hell is wrong with people.