On Sunday, in the Ft. Greene area of Brooklyn, one woman was killed and four other people were injured when an SUV ran up on the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant and plowed into a crowd of pedestrians.
The New York Daily News identified the slain woman as Victoria Nicodemus, 30, an art curator.
Witnesses described a grisly scene in which Nicodemus’ body was flung to the pavement, bleeding heavily. Bystanders attempted to perform chest compressions to save her life, but it was too late. The other victims — including Nicodemus’ boyfriend — were hospitalized, but police said their injuries were not life-threatening.
“This place was a madhouse,” said Byron Logan, 72, to the Daily News. “I’ve never seen so many people screaming.”
One woman, however, appeared unperturbed by the scene of carnage unfolding feet away as she calmly turned around, took in the scene, took a bite of her slice of pizza and walked away, even as bystanders rushed to aid Nicodemus and the others.
DNA Info New York published security video on Monday.
Often in emergencies, bystanders fall victim to the so-called normalcy bias, a mental state in which people deny the severity or existence of oncoming danger or disaster. When confronted with danger, some people enter a state of “frozen calm” in which they feel they are viewing the events around them from a great distance and that what is happening is of very little significance or import.
So, while the woman’s reaction may seem callous, it is important to bear in mind just how poorly the human mind reacts to unexpected stressful situations.
The SUV driver — 39-year-old Marlon Sewell — was arrested at the scene and charged with driving without a license or insurance.
Watch the video, embedded below:
Raised fist in Canada may be one of the largest acts of solidarity with US protests against police violence
With protests against police violence gripping cities across America, multiple actions of solidarity have come from abroad.
A pilot in Canada took to the skies on Thursday for a large-scale act of solidarity.
The airplane tracking website FlightAware captured radar of the planes journey as a pilot drew a giant raised fist while flying over 150 MPH with an altitude that stayed under 1,500.
[caption id="attachment_1631392" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Plane with the tail number CGZPT drawing a raised fist in the air while flying above Halifax, Canada. [/caption]
Comedian Rob Delaney reveals why he hates Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence more than the ‘stupid bigot’ president
Comedian Rob Delaney offered the leader of the free world a profane greeting as his 74th birthday approaches.
"President Trump's birthday is coming up and there's no better way to wish him a 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' than by sending him a personal video message," Trump's 2020 reelection campaign posted on Twitter. "Upload your video TODAY."
So Delaney did, shooting a video to the "stupid bigot" president.
"My birthday suggestion to you is just that you resign as president," Delaney posted in a video uploaded to Twitter.
"You f*cking sucked at the coronavirus response," he explained. "I mean, it was miserable and that's your fault personally and as a result, thousands and thousands of people died that didn't need to die."
Police seek public help identifying white man caught on tape attacking protesters
Police in Maryland are requestion help identifying an assault-suspect who was caught on tape in a shocking incident near Washington, DC.
"he Maryland-National Capital Park Police are searching for a man wanted in an alleged assault that happened on the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County on June 1," ABC-7 reported Thursday. "ABC7 is in touch with the group of people who posted video of the assault on social media (watch above). They say they were putting up flyers (photo of the flyers below) promoting justice for George Floyd near Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda at the time."