How does rape become a spectator sport at homecoming dance?

Again, I have to ask: What is wrong with us?

How could teenagers at a high school homecoming dance stand by and watch the sexual assault of a young girl? We talked about this a few weeks ago after the school bus beating video, but  I still am baffled.

Are the teens fearful of repercussions if they protest?

Are bystanders too drunk themselves to realize what is happening?

Or have we shown our children so much violence in movies and TV that they are unfazed when they see it in person?

I understand more and more the reluctance of schools to host evening events.  As this story notes, there were seven adults monitoring this school dance, including four police officers. Yet, this crime occurred undetected outside the homecoming dance.

From the Associated Press:

Police believe as many as a dozen people watched a 15-year-old girl get beaten and gang-raped outside her high school homecoming dance without reporting it.

Two suspects were in custody Monday, but police said as many as five other men attacked the girl over a two-hour period Friday night outside Richmond High School.

“She was raped, beaten, robbed and dehumanized by several suspects who were obviously OK enough with it to behave that way in each other’s presence,” Lt. Mark Gagan said. “What makes it even more disturbing is the presence of others. People came by, saw what was happening and failed to report it.”

The victim remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Manuel Ortega, 19, was arrested at the scene and was being held on $800,000 bail for investigation of rape and robbery. He is not a student at the school.

Richmond police Sgt. David Harris said he did not know if Ortega had retained an attorney.

A 15-year-old student also was booked late Monday on one count of sexual assault, Gagan said.

Police said the girl left the dance and was walking to meet her father for a ride home when a classmate invited her to join a group drinking in the courtyard. The victim had drank a large amount of alcohol by the time the assault began, police said.

Officers received a tip about a possible assault on campus and found the girl semi-conscious near a picnic table.

Marin Trujillo, a spokesman for the West Contra Costa Unified School District, said there were four police officers and three school administrators monitoring the dance, but the assault happened away from the gym.

72 comments Add your comment

JB

October 27th, 2009
11:12 am

I am outraged! Those people who watched should be arrested and prosecuted for failure to report such a sadistic crime! How can you people have a dance and not moniter the school or its grounds- how can the students not report it. I am horrified and angered that this could have happened at all- the school knows there could be alcahol- we even have a cop at our high school who patrols the parking lots all the time, and we are just a small town. I hope that girl files charges left and right and holds the school responsible for not being responsible enough to walked the grounds with constant servailance. This should never have happened and cannot happen again.

JB

October 27th, 2009
11:14 am

you scum make me sick-you should be arrested as well and sent to jail for it.

mystery poster

October 27th, 2009
11:46 am

This reminds me of that famous psychology experiment, where the woman was beaten and murdered while everyone in the city heard her cries for help. I think it was in the ’60s and her name was Kitty. Anyone remember?

Please do not misconstrue this comment to mean that the victim in any way shape or form caused this. She did not, and no-one deserves to have such an awful thing happen. However, like Sgt. Rose (View from the Cop) says, do not leave your purse in the “steal me” position or leave your laptop visible on the front seat of your car.

Please impress upon the young women in your life that alcohol will impair their judgment and may get them into situations that they may not be able to get out of. Had she not been drinking, she may have been able to escape. She was meeting her dad for a ride home, he was probably not that far away.

V for Vendetta

October 27th, 2009
11:57 am

I hope Arne Duncan bases my pay on the achievements of students like this. I can’t wait.

Karen

October 27th, 2009
12:07 pm

I am too outraged. In response to Mystery comment. Even if she was drinking she didn’t deserve to be raped. How about parents of sons raise them to be respectful and that rape is a crime. They don’t get to “have it and take it” because she was drunk. They are monsters and not young men. Blame lays right there.

jim d

October 27th, 2009
12:27 pm

“gang initiation rape.”

Why do so many find this so difficult to grasp? It has been going on for years. Seems to happen at Home commings and proms.

While everone is outraged perhaps it would be a good time to quit trying to educate everyone and get these pukes out of our schools.

jim d

October 27th, 2009
12:33 pm

personally, I’d have no problem taking them out of society all together

high school teacher

October 27th, 2009
12:49 pm

Karen, these sons probably don’t have parents who raise them, therefore the trouble.

V, I’m with you. Perhaps we can receive merit pay if students of this nature only assault one person at school in the calendar year instead of three – hey, that’s 66% improvement, right?

Sarah

October 27th, 2009
12:55 pm

I don’t think Mystery was saying that it was her fault. However, some of the choices she made put her in this position. The people who beat and raped her need to be put under the jail for at least one lifetime. I would hope that I reacted better if I saw a crime being committed.

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
1:00 pm

I wonder what the demographics of the rapists were…Hmmmmm?

Noy Blaming da Victim

October 27th, 2009
1:03 pm

@mystery your point well taken. who is this classmate who invited a 15 girl to the courtyard to drink alcohol? parents are we teaching our children and at what age? Parents we must say what we mean and mean what we say; if you don’t inform yours someone else will…education-”let’s skip class;drugs-”hit this man its’ da bomb;alcohol-”take it to the head”;sex-”girl you know he got money get paid”;gambling/drugs-”paper chase get that money”;lying, stealing, cheating,etc…Parents please stop thinking that you are putting ideas in your children heads if you talk to them. Ask yourself how much info did you get from friends by 15 that your parents did not share with you? Make that change

mystery poster

October 27th, 2009
1:31 pm

@Karen:
I am not saying she deserved it, just like people who leave their laptops visible in their cars or prominently wear expensive jewelry deserve to be robbed. I’m just saying that sometimes people make decisions that MAY make them more likely to become victims.

No one deserves anything like this.

mystery poster

October 27th, 2009
1:34 pm

OOPS, …people who leave their laptops visible in their cars or prominently wear expensive jewelry DO NOT deserve to be robbed.

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
2:11 pm

Whats sad is that the liberal media ignores stories like this to promote “diversity”. The ones who pay are the ignorant young girls like this one that never knew (before something happens to them) how violent and un-moral these black/ mexican thugs could be.

Maureen Downey

October 27th, 2009
2:16 pm

The Truth,
Not sure how race is a factor. In my first job at a suburban newspaper, I covered two gang rape cases, both involving white teens. One victim was a 16-year-old special education student. The other was a girl who was raped at a party by male classmates. I will check stats on rapes shortly and report back.
And this story certainly is not being ignored. It’s being widely reported, considering that it happened in California and it’s being reported in an Atlanta newspaper.
Maureen

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
2:28 pm

Stories like this one are why our ancestors worked so hard to keep white areas free of blacks and mexicans. in fact its the same way with muslims in Europe. For centuries the Christians fought hard to keep the Muslims out. Now Europe is on the way to becoming majority muslim in our lifetime, and of course the Ultra Liberal media in Europe covers up the hundreds of gang rapes of white girls by immigrants.
In fact they never tell the ethnicity of the perps over there, but you can guess what they are when their names are printed. They are called “youfs” to justify their behavior as (just some kids playing around, not dangerous people) in order to quiet down the outrage.

In fact, ultra liberal Sweden went from being one of the safest countries in the world when it was majority white, to having the most rapes in Europe due to mass immigration from 3rd world countries.
Europe is so backwards that even tho native Europeans are already having a hard time finding jobs, the EU plans to import 50 million Africans into Europe for “job promotion”.
These foolish liberals in charge clearly care nothing about the safety of their native people, they only care about staying in power.

PRECIOUS

October 27th, 2009
2:32 pm

IT HURTS MY HEART TO HEAR PEOPLE HURTING PEOPLE THIS WAY AS A CHRISTIAN WOMAN ITS JUST SICKENING TO HEAR I MYSELF HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN RAPED. NOBODY DESERVES THIS AND IF I WAS THE ONE WALKING BY YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WOULD CALL THE POLICE TAKE PICTURES OR PREPARE MYSELF TO GO OVER THERE AND FIGHT THEM GUYS MYSELF!!!! I LIVE IN CHICAGO AND I HAVE SEEN THIS RIGHT OUTSIDE MY DOOR AND I HAVE HAD TO FIGHT PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING AND I WOULD DO IT AGAIN. NO WOMAN SHOULD WATCH ANOTHER WOMAN BEING RAPED AND NOT HELP GOODNESS WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO. THIS WORLD WILL NOT GET BETTER AND I KNOW THAT IT ONLY GETS WORSE BUT ITS TIME FOR ALL NATIONS TO STAND TOGETHER AGANIST VIOLENCE . JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED !!

sandra logan

October 27th, 2009
2:35 pm

I am a high school teacher and we provide chaperones both inside and outside for any event. It is not fun for teachers but we want our students safe. My heart goes out to this young girl and her family. Think of the emotional trauma she will endure for years to come.

PRECIOUS

October 27th, 2009
2:36 pm

HOLD UP NOW YOUR SAYING BLACKS AND MEXICANS ARE VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN HISTORY THE MOST VIOLENT RACE WAS THE WHITE RACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHITE PEOPLE HAVE DESTROYED SO MANY LIVES FOR OVER 300 YEARS AND YOU CLAIM THE WORLD WAS SAFER WHEN IT WAS ALL WHITE THATS A LIE FROM SATAN HIMSELF. WHITES WERE RAPIST FIRST KILLERS FIRST MURDERS FIRST AND HATEFUL AS EVER AND THEY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH NUMBERABLE CRIMES. WHITE PEOPLE HAVE NO HISTORY OF KINDNESS SO YOU NEED TO SHUT YO MOUTH THE TRUTH 2009 PLEASE GO AND SIT DOWN .

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
2:45 pm

Maureen: Thanks for checking the stats instead of automatically labeling me a “racist that dosent know what hes talking about”. I personally have not heard about that many cases of white males involved in gang rape, but i do know about the Univ of Tenn (Cannon Christenson) couple that was gang raped/murdered (both guy and girl raped) by black thugs.
Also there was a case of the white Marine in California that was married to a beautiful black woman. And 4 black marines gang raped her and killed them both.
Neither of these was investigated as a “hate crime”

And of course there’s the West Palm beach case i just read about. Funny how most people have never heard of these cases before… but hey… there’s another special on the evils of Charles Manson murders from the 70’s running on tv for the 500th time.

Maureen Downey

October 27th, 2009
2:50 pm

The Truth,
Here are Department of Justice stats on rape and sexual-based crimes:
Of the crimes surveyed, 56 percent of arrestees were white, 42 percent were black. In addition, victims of rape were about evenly divided between whites and blacks. In about 88 percent of forcible rapes, the victim and offender were of the same race.
Also, to your point that the presence of Hispanics and blacks increases violent crime:
As far back as 1990, Russia had a much higher homicide rate than we did, despite a lack of blacks or Hispanics.
Now, its murder rate per 100,000 people is 19.8. The rate here in the United States is 5.7. (Not that the U.S. rate is great considering that the rate in Japan is .005.)
Maureen

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
3:22 pm

Precious: Whites have NO history of kindness?? Who fought to set the slaves free in America? Who battled in parliment in England to stop the slave trade? White men!

Funny how your families experience of growing up in a dangerous majority black area is MUCH different than my families experience growing up in majority white areas.

Its time for black women to STOP blindly protecting their men, and admit that they are abused and assaulted and exposed to sexual diseases at MUCH higher rates than white women are.
No wonder ive dated so many beautiful black women in Atlanta that perfered white men because “we treat our women better and offer a better future”. As said word by word to me by my black ex gf who i loved very much.
Sadly… Femicide is one of the top killers of black women in the US, yet black women like you continue to make lame excuses and place the blame on others for your own mens / cultures lack of morals.

eb

October 27th, 2009
3:39 pm

I remember learning about the Kitty experiment. No one helped because they all assumed that someone else would help.

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
3:42 pm

Maureen: So blacks make up 42% of rape cases, yet only around 13% of the population. Hmmm?>
And where is the Hispanics in your stats? Truth is, the FBI has lumped everyone that’s not black, as being “white” when it comes to this type of data.
http://www.benbest.com/lifeext/murder.html

Here are the worst murder rate per 100,000 people.
(1) Colombia 63
(2) South Africa 51
(3) Jamaica 32
(4) Venezuela 32
(5) Russia 19
(6) Mexico 13

Thanks for helping make my point. God bless.

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
3:43 pm

Maureen isn’t being quite truthful. Here are the REAL stats on rape. Feel free to comment.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cvusst.htm

and here is an excellent article for those who don’t understand statistics or are two lazy to look at the figures:

http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

awaiting cries of racism from our liberal posters 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

free_agent

October 27th, 2009
3:52 pm

@Truth
also add the atrocity at Dunbar Village to the list.
I agree with your assessment.

Kei

October 27th, 2009
4:03 pm

The Truth: So, like, poor countries?

Often it looks like there is a racial link to problems when really it is a financial link. Blacks are 13% of the population in America – what percentage of them live under the poverty line? And no, they’re not there because they’re lazy bums who won’t do an honest day’s work. There is no scientific link between race and aggression. It is entirely a social problem, and guess what – poor treatment of minorities by the white majority contributes!

Not that it ought to matter, but I’m white and live in a country with much, much less racism than America, though we have immigrants from all over and have had for most of our history.

Murder rate: 0.0111524 per 1,000 people
Average: 0.1 per 1,000

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

"The Truth 2009" is Hilarious!

October 27th, 2009
4:08 pm

“Truth”:
Thanks for the laugh today!

As an African American man, working hard in my Midtown office (yep, my company gave me a computer and an office and everything!!!), earning a decent salary to pay the mortgage (on time!!) on my 6,000 square foot home in a wonderful and safe subdivision in South Fulton County (where all the – gasp – Black folks live!!!), where I take care of my three kids (all with “A” averages) and my beautiful African American queen of a wife (a hard working educator), I needed your hysterical commentary as a bit of a respite from a pretty hard, dreary day (the view from my corner office looks pretty bleak out there)!!

Thanks buddy! You should go on tour with your act! Maybe then you could afford move out of the trailer park (or your mom’s basement), get off the government food stamp program and purchase a couple more teeth, too!

Hilarious!

But seriously (and I can’t believe I’m taking time out of my day to address this nonsense) why don’t you check the national statistics on the ethnicity/color of the victims and perpetrators of spousal abuse, and child molestation. Wanna take a guess what “race” takes home first prize?

Sounds to me like you’ve lost too many girlfriends (African American and white) to strong African American brothers. Sorry about that dude!

But for the sake of this great state and nation, I sincerely hope no woman allows you the honor of reproducing. There are already too many vermin of your ilk running around.

Have a good day!

Black Girl

October 27th, 2009
4:12 pm

The Truth, it seems the words that spew from your mouth are far from it! Why is race even relevant in your little mind? Surely there are other blogs that you can post on that will allow you to bash minorities. This is not the place for it.

check your stats

October 27th, 2009
4:12 pm

Oh yeah, and table 42 shows that of 36,000 black victims of rape, 100% were committed by blacks, with 0.0% shown for whites (*less than 10 offenders). So no, it doesn’t go both ways…white men just don’t rape black women, and black men rape both white and black women…white women who are raped identify their attackers as: white men 44.5%, by other 19.6% and by blacks 33.6%. I will leave it to statisticians to parse the numbers, and obviously statistics don’t tell you about an individual person, but as they say: The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet. A black woman will almost assuredly be raped by a black man, and a random black man is more likely to rape a woman than a random white man. There’s just lots more white people, so overall, you’re still slightly more likely to be raped by a white person. Please don’t take these comments as anything but the cold, hard, brutal facts that they are. Everyone should always keep their wits about them and take safety precautions.

lo

October 27th, 2009
4:31 pm

Why does this have to end up a race argument? The fact of the matter is that society as a whole has failed to raise decent human beings. We need to focus on teaching our children the right values, kindness, compassion and empathy so they can make the right decisions and know not to participate in such violence. We also need to provide our children with the right outlets and opportunities so that they don’t turn to drugs, sex and violence. It’s not a race issue people, it’s a humanity issue…

check your stats

October 27th, 2009
4:39 pm

Small clarification: That should be out of 160,270 (rape) victims, not just victims. The next few sentences make if pretty clear, but just to make it crystal clear. And Maureen, I only want to more fully lay out your potentially misleading statistics. It’s all about relative rates, right? If you heard that 50% of murders were committed by left handers, you wouldn’t just say, well people are either right handed or left-handed, so they should have commit equal proportions of crime, would you? I hope not. And I hope you understand my analogy. As a newspaper person, I am sure you know very well the facts that minorities (for a variety of reasons, of course) commit crimes at a rate much higher than whites. Same could be said about poor people, so is it classist to point out that the poor street guy is more likely to break your car window to steal your GPS unit than your middle-class neighbor? If you didn’t print misleading stats, I wouldn’t be here explaining it–not everyone really understands statistics very well, and without breaking them down, you’re really misleading by omission.
And BTW, it isn’t racist to be more apprehensive about seeing a young black man in a hoody on the streets of ATL late at night than a middle aged white man in business attire (or a middle aged black man in business attire, for that matter), it’s just knowing that odds are, the young black man in street gear is many, many more times likely to rob you than the middle aged guy in business attire. I wish things weren’t like that, but it is what it is…ask Kyle Keyser if he is still “colorblind” to race when he’s out on the streets at night.
Okay, that’s all I will say. Let the black racists start attacking my alleged trailer park background, presumed KKK connections, and how a strong, black man must have stolen my girl or something. *Shakes his head*

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
5:04 pm

I see that my earlier post didn’t pass the AJC liberal test. Lets try one more time:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cvusst.htm

and for those too lazy to read heres a nice article:

http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

Maureen Downey

October 27th, 2009
5:40 pm

Spade, Sprang both of your posts from spam.
Maureen

Here are the stats for 1st "check your stats" post

October 27th, 2009
5:47 pm

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus0502.pdf

Table 40. Personal crimes of violence, 2005:

Out of 160,270 rape victims, the perceived race of the attacker was as follows:

White: 32.8%
Black: 48.5%
Other: 15.4%
Not known and not available: 3.2%
Note: Detail may not add to total shown because of rounding.

Assuming this website is accurate: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

then blacks make up 12.8%, non-hispanic whites 65.6% of population. I am not a mathematician, but looks like blacks are only 1/5th as populous as whites, yet commit 50% more total rapes than whites, so any individual black is therefore, statistically at least 7-8 times as likely to commit a rape as an individual white. If I am wrong on my stats or math, please correct me. If not, then why do you, Ms. Downey, seem to imply with your statistics that whites are more likely to rape as blacks, instead of many times less likely?

I posted this info earlier but it was “moderated” off, so I’ve edited it down to basically pure facts.

"The Truth 2009" is Hilarious!

October 27th, 2009
5:48 pm

Great post, lo! Well said.

And yes, “check your stats,” I’m assuming that both you and “The Truth 2009″ had your girlfriend taken (willingly, on her part) by an African American man at some point in your lives.

How else can you explain both of you turning this into a racial debate/discussion? The young lady was brutally raped! Period!

But folks like you and “The Truth” — who I’m sure constantly accuse African Americans like myself of always pulling the “race card” — decide to hijack the issue in order to justify your racist feelings/tendencies.

And it’s funny that neither one of you has gone on the Justice Department’s site to check the stats on child molesters, who, I think most sane people would agree, are among the most vile, monsterous beings on the planet. You won’t check because you know that the VAST majority of them are white males.

So I guess that means that the “middle aged white guy, dressed professionally” who passes me on the street isn’t likely to rob me … but he’s probably thinking about molesting my seven-year-old daughter.

Please, hurry up and get a hobby … or better yet, a new girlfriend!

Here are the stats for 1st "check your stats" post

October 27th, 2009
5:52 pm

Statistics from the US Dept of Justice for 2005:

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus0502.pdf

Table 40. Personal crimes of violence, 2005:

Out of 160,270 victims, the perceived race of the attacker was as follows:

White: 32.8%
Black: 48.5%
Other: 15.4%
Not known and not available: 3.2%
Note: Detail may not add to total shown because of rounding.

Assuming this website is accurate: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

then blacks make up 12.8%, non-hispanic whites 65.6% of population. Blacks are only 1/5th as populous as whites, so an individual black is therefore, statistically at least 7-8 times as likely to commit a rape as an individual white.
There, I have removed all possible editorial content…lets see if this one will be posted, or if the truth is too dangerous.

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
5:54 pm

@”The Truth 2009″ is Hilarious!

I’m a female.

"The Truth 2009" is Hilarious!

October 27th, 2009
6:11 pm

@let’s call a spade a spade:

A female racist/bigot is a racist/bigot nonetheless. Still don’t know where your anger/hurt comes from.

Perhaps an African American man broke your heart? Rejected your advances? Either way, get over it!

And I’m still waiting for your “report” on child molestation figures from the DOJ. But I won’t hold my breath.

Time to go home to my beautiful African American wife, my wonderful, well-adjusted, smart African American children, in my nice, clean African American neighborhood.

SallyB

October 27th, 2009
6:38 pm

Desensitization!! Our youth have become totally desensitized to violence! THey are not traumatized or repulsed or even shocked . Therefore , they just stand by, watch, and do nothing. Of course, we have to remember that all the way back to Plato the elders have complained about their youth for one thing or another…..though I don’t think anything of this violent nature!

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
6:44 pm

@”The Truth 2009″ is Hilarious!

I looked but I couldn’t find one but I agree that most child molesters are white, you happy? This thread is about rape so I think my post is relevant, how about yours? What is it with you stating at first an African-American stole my girl and then one broke my heart? No offense but I’m not attracted to black men. I’m glad that all is well with you but I’m puzzled as to why you think its important that you let all of us know. What was the point?

bp

October 27th, 2009
7:27 pm

here we go (it was the schools fault)how about the people that watched.where are the parents of these animals?animals breeding animals.go out and do anything you want.you want something take it.not living with parents but whoever happens to be living in their free housing at the time.animals!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee

October 27th, 2009
7:48 pm

Too many things about this story don’t add up. A girl leaves a dance to meet her father for a ride home, takes a detour along the way, drinks “a lot of alcohol”, and then is found two hours later.

Sorry. Most likely, this young “lady” was outside partying with her buds and got involved in some perverse gang initiation – you know, where she has sex with all the male members and the females beat the crap out of her.

That’s a more likely scenario to me. But, I could be wrong…

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
7:54 pm

Of COURSE theres more white men in prison for molesting because theres more White people! But what you dont know is that blacks/ hispanics are actually 2-3 times more likely to molest than whites. Never heard of child rape in Africa? (they believe it will cure their AIDS) What rock u been hiding under??

And trust me, id never date a girl that was dumb enough to date black men. I have however, dated beautiful black/asian women that dated ONLY white men.

Did you know that over 100 minorities a DAY in the US get HIV? And the majority of the cases are straight/bi Black men giving it to black women??
AIDS and Femicide, 2 of the top killers of black women in the US.

And trust me, a successful black business man is of no threat to me at all. If more young blacks wanted to be like Obama than like 50 cent, then black society would get more respect from other races. But until then, the truth is the ugly truth. Sad you cant admit it… because the majority of the time, its your own women that pay the cost for your coverup.

Lee

October 27th, 2009
8:06 pm

Let’s see, this school is 76% hispanic, 12% black, 7% asian, and 2% white.

’nuff said.

Lee

October 27th, 2009
8:07 pm

NOT an experiement!

October 27th, 2009
8:30 pm

Kitty Genovese was NOT the name of an experiement, but I real human being killed in NYC. Her cries while being stabbed appeared to go unheeded, and she died. The story went national as a perceived example of the callousness of NYC. As a result of this, many psychologists began to study what has been called ‘ the Bystander Effect.’ Google is your friend!

RJ

October 27th, 2009
9:11 pm

@let’s call a spade a spade, if you don’t think it’s relevant to mention molestation on a blog about rape, when should you mention it? What would you call a grown man having sex with a 5 year old, consensual?!

This was a horrendous crime. Regardless of the color of their skin, they are sick individuals that should be punished.

And @The Truth 2009, President Obama is bi-racial, which means he’s 50% white. If YOU choose not to respect the black race, so be it. I for one could care less what you think about my race. I doubt that many within your own “race” respect you anyway.

The Truth 2009

October 27th, 2009
9:30 pm

I like Obama even tho i dont agree with some of his views. He’s a standup man. If more blacks were like him our nations cities would be MUCH safer places. How come when someone says something critical their either a Racist (anyone white) a Uncle Tom (Bill Cosby for example) or a “hater”.
If probably smoke one with ya RJ…. i even hoop. But no doubt, blacks do more crime and beat/kill their women much more often. And there have been hundreds of baby rape cases in South Africa in the last 15 years…. by black males. So clearly any race can be a scumbag molester as well.
Just goggle “Black women Femicide” , or “baby rape Africa” if you doubt me.

And seriously, blacks need to get over being criticized.. the truth is the truth.

lets call a spade a spade

October 27th, 2009
10:00 pm

@RJ
But the article wasn’t about a grown man having sex with a 5 year old now was it?