Of Martin Gansberg's Article '37 Who Saw Murder Didn T Call The Police'

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In the article “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police,” Martin Gansberg describe how the death of Catherine Genovese happened and how as many as 37 people witness the murder but did not call the authorities to investigate the situation before it was too late.
Gansberg explains that on March 13, 1964, at 3:20 AM, Catherine Genovese had just parked her car and was heading home to her apartment on 82-70 Austin Street, as she was approaching the apartment she noticed a man with a killer intention. At which she stopped and turned around, frightened, she proceeded to go up Austin Street to Lefferts Boulevard where there would be a police box to which she could use to call the police for help. But she was not able to get
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Only two people were found on the street when the police had finally came, no one else came to assist. A man was said to have called the police after many consideration. But asks an elderly women instead to make the call. Six days later the authorities have arrested Winston Moseley, and charge him with Miss Genovese murder. Moseley had a wife and two children and worked as a machine operator before being charged with homicide. Molesey has also confessed to two other murders at the time of his interrogation. Police Officer at the time were baffled that no one called the police during the stabbing. A simple phone call to police station would have saved her life. Some witness also stated they had no reason why they didn't bother calling the authority. Authority were baffled that no one had came Miss Genovese rescue. No one even step out of their homes until the police had came to see what had really happen. But it was already late for all that, at 4:25 AM, the ambulance arrived to pick up Catherine Genovese lifeless …show more content…
At the beginning, the titled stated “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police,” but at the very first sentence of the article it states, “For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law‐abiding cit­izens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens.” (Gansberg) What interesting about this is he describe two different numbers of people, he stated the title 37 people, then 38, so what happen that he had to add another person in his opening sentence. Was their something he had missed, or was he just assuming that their was just one more person who witness the murder, or was it just a simple error that made it self public in a

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