On April 25, more than 20 pedestrians strolled by a 31-year-old heroic homeless man as he lay dying in a pool of blood on a New York City street. No-one stopped to help. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax was stabbed several times in the chest while saving a woman, a complete stranger to him, from a male attacker.
Mr. Tale-Yax remained on the ground for more than an hour and 20 minutes while passersby offered nothing more than a curious glance. When firefighters arrived on the scene, Mr. Tale-Yax had already died.
Unacceptable? Heartless? He might have been saved if someone called 911.