10 victims of indifference
Psychologists call this the “witness effect”. The more people see that someone needs help and do nothing, the less likely it is that at least one witness will act differently. The effect of the witness leads to deaths that could not have happened. Unfortunately, any person can become a victim of such behavior - or one of the indifferent.
The Killing of Kitty Genovese
It was after this story that happened in 1964 that psychologists began to investigate the effect of the witness. On March 13, Kitty, 28, was returning at night to her apartment in New York. She was attacked by a serial killer. The girl fought for her life for half an hour: she screamed and called for help. Ranivi Kitty, the killer was afraid that the cries will attract neighbors, and fled. But after 10 minutes, making sure that no one was in a hurry to catch him, he returned and finished off the victim. According to the calculations of journalists, about 38 people heard what was happening in the yard, and did nothing.
Death of axel kasian
On June 16, 2008, on a country road in California, a man named Sergio Aguar got out of the car with his two-year-old son named Axel and started kicking the boy. Cars were passing by. About 5 people stopped and watched in shock.Finally, a volunteer from the fire brigade scored 911. During this time, Aguar struck the child about 100 blows, repeating in a calm voice that he “expels demons”. The arrived policeman told Aguaru to stop, but he showed him the middle finger. Then the cop shot the man, but it was not possible to save the boy.
Unaware Esmin Green
In June 2008, 49-year-old Esmin Green fainted in the emergency room at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. She waited for her turn to be inspected for 24 hours, and then lay for another hour on the floor. Her fall was ignored by the rest of the patients as well as by the guards. When they finally came to her, the woman was already dead. The hospital administration later unsuccessfully tried to forge documents, so that information about how a person was left without help was not known to the court and the press.
The tragedy in the St. Petersburg metro
On March 10, 2008, at the station “Nevsky Prospect”, a 20-year-old girl fell into the gap between the cars of a train at the station for some unknown reason. The camera recorded how several people looked in the direction of the fallen ... and did nothing. When the train left, the witnesses approached the edge of the platform, satisfied their curiosity and left without calling for help.
Brian Sinclair's patience
On September 19, 2008, 45-year-old legless disabled man, Brian Sinclair, arrived at a government clinic in Winnipeg complaining of abdominal pain. The unsympathetic beggar patient was driven around the cabinets and, without examining, told him to wait in the emergency room. The poor fellow spent 34 hours there, and he was not given any food or water. Finally, one of the other patients told the guard that Sinclair does not seem to breathe. Later it turned out that the disease, due to which Brian died, was completely treatable with timely help.
Oleg from Volgograd
On February 16, 2015, a resident of Volgograd posted on the social network a photograph of a man, by whom she passed at the entrance. He was lying on the floor in a strange position and the girl suggested that he was a drug addict. In a community of about 60 thousand people, there was a lively discussion about people who use drugs. Even the tenants of the porch joined the discussion, who also saw the person lying. Later it turned out that the young man was disabled, did not use drugs and died of a heart attack.
Hero Hugo Alfredo
In April 2010, homeless Hugo Alfred in New York saw a robber attack a woman. He rushed to the criminal and received a stab, and the woman ran away successfully.Hugo, bleeding profusely, fell on the road and lay on the asphalt for over an hour. The surveillance camera recorded that before the firemen arrived at an anonymous call, about 25 people passed by the dying man. Some even took a photo for memory.
Raymond Zack, whom no one wanted to save
In June 2011, 50-year-old Raymond Zack entered the water of the San Francisco Bay by the neck and remained standing, allegedly wanting to commit suicide. His relatives called 911, and firefighters and police arrived at the beach. The police believed that firefighters should climb into the water, firefighters said they did not learn this, and the rest of the people who were present at the beach thought that the specialists were about to fulfill their duty. As a result, Zach stood in the 12-degree water for an hour, lost consciousness due to hypothermia, and went under the water. Only then one of the 75 witnesses, a regular passer-by, rushed to his aid. But it was too late.
In 2011, a two-year-old girl, Wang Yu, ran out onto the roadway, where a car hit her. The baby was still alive, but could not get up. Pedestrians passed by, cyclists and rickshaws rode around the girl without stopping. This went on for 7 minutes, until the truck moved the child.Only then the cleaning woman who noticed what was happening threw her bags and ran up to the girl, then the mother of the child rushed to her cries. After 8 days, Wang Yu died in the hospital.
Le Le, Beijing
Le Le, 26, got off the bus, stumbled and, unsuccessfully leaning against the metal fence at the bus stop, fell and was stuck between the railing of the neck. Half an hour, as the surveillance camera showed, people passed by the unfortunate woman — some even filmed it with their phones, but no one asked what was happening. When, finally, they approached the woman, she gasped for breath and later died in the hospital.