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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.

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2013

[quote]helping is often difficult and dangerous.

These stories make lose faith in humanity.

by Anonymousreply 110/10/2013

Maybe he was known to be a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 310/10/2013

I am ashamed to say this happened in my city. First I'm hearing about it, it's a week old already,didn't see anything about it on TV news. Sometimes, there ARE no words.

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2013

Suspect has been identified but not caught yet.

by Anonymousreply 510/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2013

He was probably being beaten by cops.

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 1010/11/2013

It's hard to believe such things happening in Germantown.

by Anonymousreply 1110/11/2013

A lot of times you hesitate because it could be a domestic dispute.

by Anonymousreply 1210/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2013

One of the biggest assholes I've ever met was from Philadelphia.

by Anonymousreply 1410/11/2013

I condole him.

by Anonymousreply 1510/11/2013

R13, get the fuck over yourself.

by Anonymousreply 1610/11/2013

Trayvon's revenge, Part 4.

by Anonymousreply 1710/11/2013

So sad.

by Anonymousreply 1810/11/2013

How disgusting that it's become a race war instead of a war on inhumanity..

by Anonymousreply 1910/11/2013

He would have been treated even worse at an Eagles game.

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2013
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