Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case

Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case➟ [Epub] ❤ Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case By A.M. Rosenthal ➩ – Heartforum.co.uk Rosenthal told a stunning, tragic story and called each one of us to account for averting our eyes and hearts and voices Mike Wallace, MinutesIt remains one of the most notorious deaths in New York C Rosenthal told a stunning, The Kitty Kindle Õ tragic story and called each one of us to account for averting Thirty-Eight Witnesses: PDF or our eyes and hearts and voices Mike Wallace,MinutesIt remains one of the most notorious deaths in New Witnesses: The Kitty ePUB ´ York City history not because of who was murdered but because of the circumstancesyear old Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered, in an attack that took nearly thirty minutes and had thirty eight witnessesnot one of whom did a thing to stop the murderer or even call for helpAM Rosenthal, who would later become one of the most famous and controversial editors The New York Times has ever had, was the newspaper s city editor then the murder happened on his beat He first published this book in , the year of the murder It is part memoir, part investigative journalism, and part public service.

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    Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case PDF ´ was brutally murdered, in an attack that took nearly thirty minutes and had thirty eight witnessesnot one of whom did a thing to stop the murderer or even call for helpAM Rosenthal, who would later become one of the most famous and controversial editors The New York Times has ever had, was the newspaper s city editor then the murder happened on his beat He first published this book in , the year of the murder It is part memoir, part investigative journalism, and part public service."/>
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  • 112 pages
  • Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case
  • A.M. Rosenthal
  • English
  • 28 September 2019
  • 1933633298

10 thoughts on “Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case

  1. George says:

    INTERESTING, BUT UNSATISFYINGis the ugliness in the number or is it in the act itself, and are thirty eight sins trulyimportant than oneKindle Locations 345 346.I have been intrigued with the Kitty Genovese story forthan fifty years, now So, when A M Rosenthal s book Thirty eight Witnesses The Kitty Genovese Case turned up as a bargain priced Kindle ebook, I couldn t resist.Rosenthal offers a journalist s perspective of the events and attitudes fear and apathy of the per INTERESTING, BUT UNSATISFYINGis the ugliness in the number or is it in the act itself, and are thirty eight sins trulyimportant than oneKindle Locations 345 346.I have been intrigued with the Kitty Genovese story forthan fifty years, now So, when A M Rosenthal s book Thirty eight Witnesses The Kitty Genovese Case turned up as a bargain priced Kindle ebook, I couldn t resist.Rosenthal offers a journalist s perspective of the events and attitudes fear and apathy of the period But, as there probably can never be, he can offer no answer as to why thirty eight people would turn their backs to a neighbor s desperate cries for help.We can only hope that today, with the easier to use,familiar, emergency 911 dispatchers, there would be less resistance to at least calling for help for a stranger in need Wishful thinking, perhaps Perhaps not.Recommendation One of the strangest of true crime stories of a bygone era Worth the 99 I think I paid for itIndifference to one s neighbor and his troubles is a conditioned reflex of life in New York as it is in other big citiesKindle Locations 931 932.Open Road Media Kindle Edition 1014 Kindle Locations

  2. Sheryl says:

    This case has always intrigued me, it s about a young woman, Kitty Genovese who was murdered in 1964 She was coming home after closing a bar that she managed to her safe, neighborhood in Queens She is being followed by a man who randomly follows women home who are driving alone at night to kill them While she s parking her car she notices the man is approaching her so she tries to get to a police call box to call for help He s on her before she can get there and stabs her in the stomach, she This case has always intrigued me, it s about a young woman, Kitty Genovese who was murdered in 1964 She was coming home after closing a bar that she managed to her safe, neighborhood in Queens She is being followed by a man who randomly follows women home who are driving alone at night to kill them While she s parking her car she notices the man is approaching her so she tries to get to a police call box to call for help He s on her before she can get there and stabs her in the stomach, she cries out for help, several times The lights are being turned on in the building of her home and several windows were opened and some people are shouting out for the man to leave her alone, they areirritated by being woken up at 3 00 AM than hearing a woman fight for her life.The assailant runs from the scene after the first attack which gives Kitty time to try to make it to the door of her home He s come back to finish what he started while she s still screaming out for help He finally stabs her in the throat to stop her from screaming All the while thirty eight people are watching Anyone of them could have picked up their phone and dialed 0 to get help if they didn t want to physically get involved It didn t seem to take much to scare the man off since they had already done it once One man calls the police but it was too late, he calls from a neighbor s phone after he calls his friend for advice It s unbelievable.This is a short book that was written from a famous newspaper editor s point of view, he is so torn as to why no one bothered to call the police sooner and what stopped them He sends a reporter out there to interview some of the witnesses and also get the feel of the neighborhood The excuses he gets are just awful, it s like they didn t care They didn t want to get involved that s the bottom line Some would have the nerve to blame the police, from past bad experiences that they had when talking to them.It s was interesting to read how archaic police communications were back then This crime did prompt a change in police communications in New York city Even though if they would have been called while the first attack was waking was taking place, Kitty s life would have been saved I was disappointed in the fact that the book didn t focuson the crime and the investigation itself It was a bit dry in places when the author would make comparisons regarding what he saw while he was a foreign correspondent in third world countries and what happened that night in Queens, it s was almost like he was wrestling with his own conscience This book was mainly from a journalistic point of view I felt I reading a personal journal of the author s account of his feelings regarding this incident I would like to thank Open Road Media and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this e galley to read and give my honest opinion

  3. Lennie says:

    Catherine Genovese worked as a bar manager and on the night of March 13th she was returning home from work to her apartment in Queens It was 3 am when she pulled into the parking lot to park her car There was a man nearby watching her and when she finally noticed him she hurriedly walked away but he pursued her and then when he finally caught up to her, he stabbed her Over the next half hour he would stab her, leave and then return to seek her out and stab her again while she tried to crawl a Catherine Genovese worked as a bar manager and on the night of March 13th she was returning home from work to her apartment in Queens It was 3 am when she pulled into the parking lot to park her car There was a man nearby watching her and when she finally noticed him she hurriedly walked away but he pursued her and then when he finally caught up to her, he stabbed her Over the next half hour he would stab her, leave and then return to seek her out and stab her again while she tried to crawl away to safety Neighbors who heard her scream and cry out for help never walked down the stairs to help her nor did they even call the police Her murder became a symbol of apathy that seems to spread throughout urban communities.Reading about this true crime story evoked a lot of emotions in me and it made me wonder how this could have happened How could thirty eight people hear this woman scream while she lay dying and not get involved It s a shame to think that as a society, this is what we ve become If this is the case then we need to examine ourselves so that we can fix the deficiencies that prevent us from being better human beings towards one another

  4. Christian Engler says:

    Not that far back, I was with a group of friends and one of them recounted how he had seen a woman fall in front of a restaurant We inquired if she had gotten up, and he said no But, he insisted, other people were there to help We asked why he did not volunteer to help the injured woman He said that he would have beenof a burden than a help And it was through this simple discussion that the case of murdered New Yorker Catherine Kitty Genovese popped up.A.M Rosenthal s little book, Not that far back, I was with a group of friends and one of them recounted how he had seen a woman fall in front of a restaurant We inquired if she had gotten up, and he said no But, he insisted, other people were there to help We asked why he did not volunteer to help the injured woman He said that he would have beenof a burden than a help And it was through this simple discussion that the case of murdered New Yorker Catherine Kitty Genovese popped up.A.M Rosenthal s little book, consisting of only 69 pages, is really an essay on the dangers of apathy and inaction It details only the facts and is not laced with personal opinions It does not offer any psychological insights nor expert viewpoints in relation to the criminality of the human mind All that is given is just the cold hard facts And sometimes that alone is sufficient, especially in this case.At three in the morning on March 13, 1964, Kitty, as she was commonly referred to, was returning home to Kew Gardens in the borough of Queens after her bar shift was completed Upon exiting her vehicle, she saw a man in the darkened shawdows, stealthily moving towards her The man in question was Winston Mosley, a married man with two kids, a house and a good paying job But on that particular night, while his wife worked the evening shift as a nurse, he deliberately scoped and prowled the area with the sole intention of committing murder on a helpless woman, all because he simply felt like it Sensing the danger that she was in, Kitty Genovese ran towards a police call box, but it was too late, for he stabbed her repeatedly as she screamed at full volume, He s trying to kill me Witnessing this were thirty eight neighbors, who watched from their windows and yet, did nothing Even before the attack and rape happened, people saw and knew that something vile was going to take place And when it did and the screams became audibly clear in the crystal cold night, apathy soaked the consciences of those who were privy to the dark happenings while they sat on their perch and watched Nobody picked up a phone to call the police while tortured screams saturated the night People were at a standstill and others simply went back to bed, even though they knew full well what was happening One witness said that he just didn t want to be bothered.Rosenthal s pamplet is an excellent piece of journalism, because it is not embossed with any calibur of bias It is not embellished in order to evoke feelings that are favored to sway in any particular direction It is an apolitical work Yet, Rosenthal has enough confidence in his readers and in their intelligence to just leave it alone at the facts and nothing else He also does not pass judgement on the witnesses, not profiling them in any way or putting them in compartmentalized boxes with labels that only a neophyte psychoanalyst could come up with He does his job and reports the facts alone By so doing, he shines a light to the reader and makes them reflect, What if I was one of those thirty eight witnesses What would I have done Journalism of this nature is unfortunately a dying craft the media on both sides of the spectrum do seem to have their favorates And they make it blatantly known But what this work is really great at showing by the facts alone is that Catherine Genovese was a human being who had something absolutely horrible befall her He death was not in vain, as is showcased in numerous laws and conferences bearing her name, each avenue exploring apathy and indifference and what can happen if they are married into violent crimes Thirty Eight Witnesses was an eye opening work that had a powerful message to convey

  5. Reading Reindeer says:

    Review THIRTY EIGHT WITNESSES by A.M RosenthalOn March 13, 1964, a twenty eight year old woman died in Queens, New York brutally murdered Perhaps the initial assault could not have been circumvented butthan likely the second and third attacks, and her death, could have been avoided IF thirty eight residents who heard her screams had even tried to intervene, or to call police.THIRTY EIGHT WITNESSES is not a true crime account, nor technically is it initially a book A M Rosenthal was Review THIRTY EIGHT WITNESSES by A.M RosenthalOn March 13, 1964, a twenty eight year old woman died in Queens, New York brutally murdered Perhaps the initial assault could not have been circumvented butthan likely the second and third attacks, and her death, could have been avoided IF thirty eight residents who heard her screams had even tried to intervene, or to call police.THIRTY EIGHT WITNESSES is not a true crime account, nor technically is it initially a book A M Rosenthal was the Metropolitan editor of the New York Times, a journalist of repute and long standing.For Mr Rosenthal, what mattered was both maintaining respect for the deceased, who had suffered so brutally, and exploring the context of the thirty eight witnesses who remained silent and uninvolved, in the wider context of the meaning and consequences for society and culture

  6. CL says:

    This is a true story and a sad story of the lack of concern for a fellow human being by people who could have helped with a simple phone call In the early hours of March 13th in 1964 a young woman is coming home from work As she exits her car she doesn t notice the man watching her until he starts to follow her As she hurries to get away the man attacks and stabs her repeatedly over a period of 35 minutes There were 38 people in the apartments that heard her cries for help and no one interve This is a true story and a sad story of the lack of concern for a fellow human being by people who could have helped with a simple phone call In the early hours of March 13th in 1964 a young woman is coming home from work As she exits her car she doesn t notice the man watching her until he starts to follow her As she hurries to get away the man attacks and stabs her repeatedly over a period of 35 minutes There were 38 people in the apartments that heard her cries for help and no one intervened or called the police Some admitted they did not want to get involved and others could not be bothered Had a single person made any effort the story might have had a different ending but as they all did nothing a woman lost her life and this books covers the sad story I would like to thank the publisher and Net Galley for a chance to read this true crime story

  7. Ronnie Cramer says:

    A very slim volume even with two new introductions it s only sixty pages about the notorious 1964 murder case where nobody lifted a finger to help the victim The author admirably set out to write aboutthan the crime itself, but ends up talking mostly about himself and the newspaper culture he was a longtime New York Times editor and this edition includes a worshipful tribute to him Despite all the lofty rhetoric, the insight contained here would barely fill a thimble.

  8. Nancy says:

    I wanted to read this book because as a true crime aficionado, I thought it might be ain depth examination of the murder of Kitty Genovese If you ve ever flipped through a psychology or sociology textbook, you ve probably seen a blurb about her murder Kitty was a 28 year old woman who was murdered near her home in Queens, New York by a man who was scared off twice by neighbors, but ultimately returned to finish her off It was later revealed that there were over 30 witnesses to her murde I wanted to read this book because as a true crime aficionado, I thought it might be ain depth examination of the murder of Kitty Genovese If you ve ever flipped through a psychology or sociology textbook, you ve probably seen a blurb about her murder Kitty was a 28 year old woman who was murdered near her home in Queens, New York by a man who was scared off twice by neighbors, but ultimately returned to finish her off It was later revealed that there were over 30 witnesses to her murder who did nothing because well, lots of reasons Anyway, I was hoping there would befocus on the true crime part, though there was some The photographs of the crime scene helped to visualize where everything was But there really wasn t very muchhere than there is in a typical psychology or sociology book Much of the book was focused on the sociological reasons that the witnesses had for not coming out to help And there was a lot of soul searching from the journalists assigned to the case I m glad that this book was only 112 pages or I might have not read all of it

  9. Carrie says:

    On March 13, 1964 Catherine Kitty Genovese was returning home from work around 3am when she was brutally attacked and murdered near her building The attack took place over a period of thirty five minutes with thirty eight people in nearby apartments listening to her screams but not helping or calling the police This short true crime book mainly covers the journalistic side of the case of Catherine Genovese and the fact that so many people were a witness to the crime but did not help in any w On March 13, 1964 Catherine Kitty Genovese was returning home from work around 3am when she was brutally attacked and murdered near her building The attack took place over a period of thirty five minutes with thirty eight people in nearby apartments listening to her screams but not helping or calling the police This short true crime book mainly covers the journalistic side of the case of Catherine Genovese and the fact that so many people were a witness to the crime but did not help in any way Had any one of them called for help shortly after hearing Kitty scream she would have survived the attacked There is a a few short explanations of the entire episode of the attack with a few images of where it took place and a bit of a follow up on what happened with the attacker but the majority is focused on the lack of help Overall, not a bad read but felt it could have covered the actual crime a bitI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit

  10. Cindy says:

    I had never heard of this case and thought the title sounded interesting It happened in Queens, in 1964 It is so horribly sad that Kitty Genovese was attacked three times and brutally murdered on the street after getting off work at night But what ishorrifying is that thirty eight people heard her cries for help and did not call the police I would expect thatfrom today s times than in 1964 This is a short book that basically gives you the journalist side of the story At times, I had never heard of this case and thought the title sounded interesting It happened in Queens, in 1964 It is so horribly sad that Kitty Genovese was attacked three times and brutally murdered on the street after getting off work at night But what ishorrifying is that thirty eight people heard her cries for help and did not call the police I would expect thatfrom today s times than in 1964 This is a short book that basically gives you the journalist side of the story At times, I slogged my way through it I would have liked to have knowabout Kitty It was an okay book but a bit boring in spots I d like to readaccounts of this true crime I received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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