Monday, August 25, 2008

Restraining orders and calling 911

The first is useless especially if your neighbors don't bother calling the police when you're screaming for help while being stabbed.

New York - Investigators say neighbors waited more than a half hour to call police after hearing a woman's screams for help as she was being stabbed to death at a New York City apartment.

Police found 21-year-old Ebony Garcia lying in a pool of blood at about 2:10 a.m Saturday. She was stabbed about a dozen times and died two hours later at a local hospital.

Witnesses say neighbors ignored the woman's screams for more than 30 minutes before someone called the police. One neighbor says she ignored the cries because she thought the victim had been drinking.

Police want to question Garcia's boyfriend. She had obtained a restraining order against him.


Anonymous said...


Some people rely on pieces of paper to keep them safe.

Others shoot at pieces of paper at the range in order to hone skills needed when other pieces of paper prove to be worthless.

Anonymous said...

True. The only person you can count on 100% for help is yourself.

A few months back, a man was beaten to death on a subway platform in Philly (where I spend considerable time), by a group of high-school aged gangbangers who had cut class, and nobody did a thing to help. It happens all the time, all over the US.

Remember Kitty Genovese!

Anonymous said...

Calling 911: the Police arrive in minutes when seconds count.