The young woman had been attacked in full view of a New York City subway clerk, then dragged down the steps onto a deserted platform where she was raped and raped again, the assailant not stopping even when a subway train pulled into the station.
Now, after nearly four years of constant nightmares, bouts of depression and anxiety, the woman **has been told by a judge that two transit workers who saw her being attacked had no obligation to do anything to help her other than to signal their superiors **that police were needed at the station.
More proof of two realities:
- You stand alone, the ultimate responsibility for your protection is yours.
- Those who delegate helping a woman being raped to*** “cops on the way” ***are a product of a society of delegators. This is now confirmed AGAIN by the court system.
“Hearing the decision about the case — it broke my heart. It really broke my heart,” the 26-year-old told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Wednesday in an exclusive broadcast interview in New York. “I was really hoping that changes would be made, that other women taking the subway out there could feel safe and secure. The subway is raising their fares and spending even less money on security.”
The reality is that people no longer view it as their duty to assist others in distress. What happened to the Good Samaritin? * In our modern society they did a 20/20 episode about how he should have minded his own business and because he didn’t he got sued! *
IF WE DON’T HELP OURSELVES, it is obvious that NOBODY WILL HELP US. Our society has really fallen when we allow things like this to happen and nobody steps up to help a woman who is being attacked and raped in public. It is no wonder that children run in gangs in our cities, the parents apparently think that raising good kids it up to someone else, perhaps the schools? It is no wonder that gangs run neighborhoods, that prostitutes walk openly on the streets of many cities, that thieves break into cars in shopping mall parking lots in the suburbs while onlookers ignore the wailing of car alarms. We just all walk along, assuming someone of the appropriate authority will come along to fix the problem. Our heads are in the sand.
She said she has forgiven her attacker, but not the MTA.
“Unfortunately, the man who assaulted me was obviously mentally ill and psychotic,” Maria said. “He probably had no basis of reality. He didn’t have a conscience, but the transit worker did. He was a human being capable of feeling emotions as I was. I just felt that it was so coldhearted and just completely abominable to basically look the other way.”
My head hurts now… :mad: