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What Would You Do?

by Jerry Bader

A nearly naked woman shows up at your front door, screaming she has just been raped. A Florida couple calls 911, assures the woman but doesn't let her in. The internet is filled with opinions as to whether the couple's behavior was prudent or shameful. This WaPo blog compares it with the infamous 1964 New York City Kitty Genovese case. You live in a remote, yet relatively high crime area and a seemingly traumatized woman shows up at your doorstep screaming she has been raped. What would you do.