The Bystander Effect: The Murder of Kitty Genovese

In the early hours of March 13, 1964, in New York’s Queens borough, a young woman was killed in a crime that continues to reverberate to this day.

Catherine Susan Genovese, known as Kitty to her family and friends, was 28 years old that March day in 1964. She was the eldest of five children born into an Italian American family living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope…

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Lori Johnston

Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.