This time it's Ebony Garcia.
If you don't know about the Kitty Genovese murder let me start by telling you that I live pretty darn close to where that happened in the 1960's.
I don't know about you but I was raised with the principles that we are supposed to learn from our history. But all over the world, all the way down to the local setting, I am witnessing repeats.
The psychology of not calling the police for the Genovese murder was explained to me this way and I suspect it played a huge roll in Garcia's murder this week.
The make-up of the neighborhood was mostly non-native Americans. No I am not talking about indigineous people, I am talking about immigrants vs people who were born here. Why is this important? Well, in most other societies/countries the police are not trusted. The police in those countries are to be feared. They are completely corrupt and often will bring more misery upon you then offering help. If you come from a country like that, you are much less likely to trust the police here in your new country. In other words, old habits die hard. It's ingrained in these folks to not trust.
So while the killer of Genovese followed her, stabbed her, she fled and screamed for a LONG time and got away from the killer. No one called the police. This gave the killer time to catch up to Genovese and finish what he started.
This week in 2008 history has repeated itself. I'm saddened but not surprised. There's too many correlations between both women's neighborhoods. Non-native Americans from countries where the police are not to be trusted. And no one called the police until it was too late.