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Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in Kew Gardens, Queens while multiple witnesses did nothing. The shocking nature of her murder engendered investigation of the phenomenon later became known as the bystander effect, which is also known as the "Genovese syndrome."
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Kitty Genovese is an important figure to many members of the Real Life Superheroes movement, such as Purple Reign or Mr. Xtreme, as a figure of inspiration—to never become one of those bystanders who let her be killed without trying to help.