On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old bar manager, was on her way home from work when she was attacked, raped and murdered. Her cries rang out through a sleepy Queens neighborhood. Legend has it that as many as 38 people heard the attack and did nothing to stop it. Tonight Kitty’s brother William Genovese, tells us what really happened that night. We’ll also explore how the media got the story so wrong, and examine the bystander effect as it relates to violent crime.
Aired on May 31, 2016 and March 13, 2019.