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37 Who Saw the Murder and Didnt Call the Police

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The murder of Cartherine Genovese was an event that headlined news stories across

the country, however it wasn't the murder itself that shocked people. According to

Gansberg's essay "37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police" the shock was that

thirty seven people witnessed the murder but no one called the police. Since then this

case has been used as an example of human fear in criminal and psychology classes.

However there have been more accounts which tell a different story of the incident.De

May's essay says although thirty seven people heard something they didn't know what

was actually going on which is why nobody called the police.

"37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police" is the story of the
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So the real questions are, what did the 37

witnesses see or hear that night, and what did they think it meant?

Also there is no suggestion that they saw knife, blood or any act of violence.One lady

said" It looked like she was reaching for her purse. She bent down and picked

somethingup. I
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