Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Kansas Store Video Captures Five Shoppers Stepping Over Dying Stabbing Victim

I suppose these things shouldn't surprise me anymore, but this one did:

As stabbing victim LaShanda Calloway lay dying on the floor of a convenience store, five shoppers, including one who stopped to take a picture of her with a cell phone, stepped over the woman, police said.

The June 23 situation, captured on the store's surveillance video, got scant news coverage until a columnist for The Wichita Eagle disclosed the existence of the video and its contents Tuesday.

Police have refused to release the video, saying it is part of their investigation.

"It was tragic to watch," police spokesman Gordon Bassham said Tuesday. "The fact that people were more interested in taking a picture with a cell phone and shopping for snacks rather than helping this innocent young woman is, frankly, revolting."

The woman was stabbed during an altercation that was not part of a robbery, Bassham said. It took about two minutes for someone to call 911, he said.

Calloway, 27, died later at a hospital. Read More.


Ray said...

It is stories like this that cause me concern wrt our (USA) ability to deal with external threats like global terrorism.

Very shameful and hopefully an isolated incident.

Uodas said...

So what's new? That's the Americans of to-day:fat, ignorant
and self-centerred. No wonder the rest of the world dislikes us.

Ron Ballew said...

The self centered I agree with. I hope this is a fluke and not something that will become normal.