NY Daily News editorial by Catherine Pelonero

NY Daily NewsThe truth about Kitty Genovese

50 years after the infamous Queens murder, dangerous revisionism is rampant

BY CATHERINE PELONERO | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4:20 AM

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The 21st century revisionism of the iconic and infamous 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese, the young woman attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens and slain in a hallway of her apartment building while her pleas for help went unanswered, gives a glaring example of this old maxim.

Indeed, little bits of knowledge about what happened the night Genovese died – a fact here, a factoid there; speculation, spin and select pieces of a larger narrative – have been variously patched together in recent years by would-be debunkers. Continue reading

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