Apart from Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary, and the still unnamed victims, the person most often mentioned in connection with the Penn State sex abuse scandal is a woman who has been dead for almost forty-eight years. If you don’t recognize her name, you’ve likely heard her story or some version of it. (…)
Other notions about the case are wrong. The witnesses did not watch for half an hour. Once Kitty left the scene of the first attack, the Austin Street witnesses could no longer see her. Nor did Kitty scream for half an hour. The first attack left her with a punctured lung which would likely have prevented that in any event.
The New York Times lied. Then lied again:
Abe Rosenthal, the Times editor for the story, denied in front of a March 9, 2004 Fordham University forum that the case was ever about thirty-eight eye witnesses.
“I never said, nor did anybody on The New York Times, or any reporter with a brain, say there were thirty-eight peering out of a window.”
This is the first line from their original opening paragraph:
For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer
Everyone one has heard about the Kitty Genovese murder, and most of what you’ve heard about neighbors ignoring her screams is wrong. What you haven’t heard about the Kitty Genovese murder is that her killer, Winston Mosely, is black. ( A TV movie based on the Kitty Genovese murder portrayed her killer as white.)
You can say “Kitty Genovese was killed when her neighbors ignored her screams…” but you can’t say “Kitty Genovese was killed by a black man…” it’s just not allowed.
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