Multiple Pedestrians Ignore Dying New York Hero

This is heartbreaking…

Praying for that brave man and the repose of his soul.

"Multiple Pedestrians Ignore Dying New York Hero

(April 24) – A homeless man who was stabbed while saving a woman from a knife-wielding attacker lay dying in a pool of his own blood for more than an hour while several New Yorkers walked past without calling for help.

Surveillance video obtained by the New York Post shows that some passers-by paused to gawk at Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax early Sunday morning and yet kept on walking.

One man came out of a nearby building and took a cellphone photo of the victim before leaving. Another leaned over and vigorously shook the dead man before walking away. But most people never stopped."…

Entire article here: aolnews.com/nation/article/multiple-pedestrians-ignore-dying-new-york-hero-hugo-alfredo-tale-yax/19452892

Following are links to two similar videos from MSNBC.com regarding the inaction of witnesses/passers-by.

Stabbed “Samaritan” Left to Die by Passers-by
msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/36776405#36776405

Why did dozens walk by dying Good Samaritan?
msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/36776405#36768349

If I remember reading the story correctly, the man was lying on his belly on the street and it was only when someone “flipped” the man over that the pedestrians saw the blood and called the cops.

All I can say to this is that I worked in Manhattan for many, many years and walking from Penn Station (trains) to the office I worked at, the sidewalks were lined up with homeless men just lying belly down and sleeping on the concrete.

This is a site that we… (the people who work & live in the city)… all see as an everyday occurrence. I’m sure if this man’s blood was visible to the passersby, they would have called the cops immediately.

If you try to wake up a sidewalk sleeping homeless person, man oh man… they attack you and go nuts…

Just speaking from experience… the whole story is a tragedy…

I wonder if the woman just didn’t notice that the man who came to her aid was injured? I personally would have thanked him for intervening on my behalf and foiling the mugging. I guess she just ran away and didn’t notice that her helper was stabbed and then collapsed on the sidewalk? Did she not think to thank the man who thwarted the man mugging her? I suppose she did just run to safey and she didn’t see what happened. That is the only reasonable explanation that I can think of as to why she didn’t call 911 after getting to safety herself.

So, perhaps you are right that nobody knew the man was injured. In viewing the video, I saw that paramedics did arrive after one man partially lifted the victim enough to see he was bleeding. Perhaps that man called 911 and tried to get help. Unfortunately, help arrived too late. It is tragic that the man died, especially after helping the woman. He could have decided to just walk on by and not get involved. Doing that very brave and right thing cost him his life. That is tragic.

They should be charged as acessories to murder.

Is this statement geared towards the “passersby”…???

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Is this statement geared towards the "passersby"...????

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Yes.

Does that mean that those who watch a house burning down and don't get buckets of water to throw on it should be charged with accessory to arson? Or that somebody who observes a shoplifing taking place and says nothing should be charged with accessory to theft?

You don’t have to fight the fire. Or the assailant. But you can’t help cover it up.

Misprision of Felony. Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

18 U.S.C. § 4.

Most states have similar laws.

Well hello there…

OK then, please come to NYC, Manhattan, and go to every sidewalk homeless person you see and flip them over to make sure they are not stabbed or dying.

Be preapred to flip anywhere for 50 to 70 within a 2 street/block radius and continue on.

And while you are at it, make sure you go to every train station and check on them as well. Because there are 100’s upon 100’s of them.

And please do what we do when we see a blind person walking with a stick to guide them.

Make sure that you escort the blind person around the sleeping homeless person because so many blind people just fall flat on their faces because of these sidewalk sleeping homeless people.

Or you can just wake a sidewalk sleeping homeless person and say… “hey you… wake up… a blind man/woman is coming by and they can’t see you”…!!!

Emperor napoleon, what is it? Have you no sidewalk sleeping homeless people in Columbus?

This updated article helps shed some light on what happened. A quarrel turned violent and the woman apparently knew the man who knifed the victim when he intervened to help her. And, a few folks did call 911, but tragic twists prevented the victim from receiving the help he needed. This is a tragedy.

"Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street

NEW YORK – The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body.

One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One even lifted the homeless man’s body, exposing what appeared to be blood on the sidewalk underneath him, before walking away."…

Entire article here: news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_dying_and_ignored

something similar happened recently in the large city near DD’s home, the police were called by witnesses to an altercation between some street people which left one man wounded and bleeding profusely, and despite multiple 911 calls it was over 40 minutes before police responded, and nearly an hour before an ambulance came, because they habitually ignore such incidents involving the homeless, who congregate in that area in large numbers. I would listen to the 911 tapes before I condemned all the passers by

There but for the grace of God go I. In today’s economy so many are just a few paychecks away from being homeless, so the victim in this situation could have been any one of us just trying to do the right thing (if we would be so brave).

It is tragic that because one is homeless, the response might be less than if one is not. I understand that in many cases, the homeless are mentally ill and sometimes violent and sometimes choose the instability of living on the streets rather than somewhere safer. Sometimes they are drug addicted and/or alcoholics too. That alone would give one pause about putting oneself in the middle of a confrontation because one cannot know the mental state of the person and the possible danger involved. But, because they are homeless, I guess it is overlooked by some that they still bleed and need help just like the rest of us when injured. Man’s inhumanity to man may have come into play yet again with the situation you describe, but I cannot know the particulars.

In this situation, at least some folks did call 911. But, twists prevented the man from getting medical attention. And, the woman involved likely knew what happened and may have done nothing to help the man who came to her aid. That is just so sad.

I’ve never seen anyone sleeping on the sidewalk here. In fact, I’ve only ever seen one homeless person sleeping outside here and that was on a bench in a park and this was before the police crackdown on panhandling and sleeping on the streets. Columbus has oodles of homeless shelters, supportive housing, and apartments paid for by the State for those who qualify. There’s just no reason for homeless people to sleep outside here so, as far as I can tell, they don’t. We take care of our homeless in Columbus so perhaps New Yorkers should take some notes. Anyway, the inaction of those pedestrians contributed directly to his death so they should be criminally charged.

What I don’t understand is how the woman didn’t know that the homeless man was stabbed.
If the man with the knife ran away, there was nothing for her to fear unless she was involved in something that was illegal. I think she should be charged with an accessory to murder. It’s possible that she may have known her attacker.

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