Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Apathetic assholes

On the news this morning were two disturbing surveillance videos. Last week, a woman in a Brooklyn hospital died on the floor of the waiting room, and she lie there for an hour before anyone walked over to check on her. Three other patients are shown in nearby chairs doing nothing. Appalling.

The second video shows a man in Hartford getting struck down by a hit-and-run driver on June 5. And all the witnesses did nothing. No one helped him and no one could be bothered to call 911, even though the incident occurred during the day in an area with plenty of businesses with phones. One witness was asked, "Did you call 911?" to which he responds sheepishly, "No, I didn't have my phone on me at the time."

What has happened to our society that people are such uncaring assholes?

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