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Martin Gansberg's 'Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn' T Call

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Grasping the context of “Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call” is essential to the message and point author Martin Gansberg is conveying. Recounting the society changing murder of independant woman, Catherine Kitty Genovese, in the boroughs of Queens in New York, Gansburg describes the callous lack of action by citizens who witnessed and heard the crime but yet did not interfere to thwart the assassination. Not calling the police or going downstairs to try and rescue Kitty, a few cowardly neighborhood residents simply shouted at the assailant. This only startled the attacker, causing him to temporarily scurry back into the shadows. Observing from the cover of darkness that no help would come for his victim, the murderer was able to return
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