HORROR: Blind Man beaten on the streets as onlookers refuse to help
According to police surveillance footage, a 33-year-old blind man walking alone in the Germantown section of Philadelphia was shoved, beaten, and robbed while witnesses walked by without intervening.
The incident took place on Oct. 2 and police have released this video hoping the footage will help lead to an arrest of the attacker. The victim, who said he did not recognize the voice of the attacker, suffered injuries to his head and face.
While the whole “those bystanders should have helped” argument is more than a little simple—helping is often difficult and dangerous—the video shows one dude just crossing street, glancing back at the guy getting stomped, and continuing on. No stopping and yelling, no nothing. It’s fucking heartbreaking. According to Charles Ramsey, the Philadelphia Chief of Police, it's becoming more common for witnesses to pull out their phones and record a video than it is to call the police.
I'm not surprised. In that neighborhood it's every man for himself. No snitchin'. I didn't see nothin'.
This pisses me off to no end. Every time I try so hard to continue to love my home city, shit like this happens.
He was probably being beaten by cops.
I blame white privilege for the rage of Jamarcus, and the rages of each of his fifteen half-siblings.
It's hard to believe such things happening in Germantown.
A lot of times you hesitate because it could be a domestic dispute.
I've been telling you guys over and over again what a hole Philly is... But you refuse to believe me. Skankiest and most crime-ridden city I have ever had the displeasure of entering.
Then again, I haven't been to Detroit since the 90's.
One of the biggest assholes I've ever met was from Philadelphia.
I condole him.
R13, get the fuck over yourself.
Trayvon's revenge, Part 4.
How disgusting that it's become a race war instead of a war on inhumanity..
He would have been treated even worse at an Eagles game.