Nick this is made all the more disturbing because of the reality aspect of it. I'm very familiar with the bystander effect from my studies, and your line "apathy is the worst of crime" is so apt here.
Apparently, when being attacked - the best thing to shout out is "FIRE!!!", rather than "HELP!" ... as it's more likely people will come to your aid. What an odd race we are!
Very well written and the point well made :-) x
In one of my poetry classes, this was a piece I worked on as an effort in non-fiction. Kitty Genovese is well known for being a prominent example of the "bystander-effect" She was murdered by Moseley and and despite her screaming and people being aware of "something" going on, she was never "saved".
So in this piece a big thing I tried to capture was this idea that Moseley is this absolute monster for murdering her, as all murderers are... but how disgusting is human apathy? Could it be possible that it is worse or on some level equal to such evil?