Thursday, April 29, 2010

Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street

One problem is that many people assume somebody else has already called for help. Studies have found that the more people who are around, the less likely it is that someone will help someone in such a situations.;_ylt=ArYJ0nVvitduGDNwtHExb.2s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJoOWduZWI3BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNDI3L3VzX2R5aW5nX2FuZF9pZ25vcmVkBHBvcwM2BHNlYwN5bl9tb3N0X3BvcHVsYXIEc2xrA2hvbWVsZXNzZ29vZA--

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press Writer Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Writer – Tue Apr 27, 12:42 am ET

NEW YORK – The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body.

One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One even lifted the homeless man's body, exposing what appeared to be blood on the sidewalk underneath him, before walking away.

It wasn't until after the 31-year-old Guatemalan immigrant had been lying there for nearly an hour that emergency workers arrived, and by then, it was too late. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax — who police said was stabbed while intervening to help a woman being attacked — had died.

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