50 Teens Stood by Watching and Recording on Their Phones as a Boy Lay Dying

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More than fifty Long Island teenagers stood by and watched as a teenage boy lay bleeding out after a fight outside a strip mall earlier this week. Khaseen Morris was just sixteen when he was fatally stabbed during a fight – and not a single bystander stepped in to help.

Morris died in hospital shortly after the incident, and police are flabberghasted over the lack of response by his peers. There is one potential upside, though – the fact that so many filmed the stabbing means that they shouldn’t have too much trouble identifying the perpetrator.

The fact that otherwise morally good and law-abiding citizens can sit back and not do anything when witnessing something horrific is pretty frightening.

In 1964, the waitress was walking alone in Kew Gardens, Queens, late at night. It was reported that over forty witnesses saw and did nothing (although this was later disputed).

And, with all of us so obsessed with our phones, it seems like things could be set to get even worse.

As a group of teenagers stood by and watched as their sixteen-year-old peer bled out after being stabbed in a brawl in Long Island.

He was involved in a fight, which turned fatal, and later died of his injuries in Nassau County hospital.

The incredibly public nature of the attack is what has shocked the police – and the public.

“They videoed his death instead of helping him,” Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department said in a press conference.

“This can’t go on. Your friends are dying while you stand there and video it. That’s egregious.”

“There’s got to be about 50, 60, 70 kids here,” he said. “We have a handful of kids that have come forward and have identified subjects involved in this. There is definitely more.”

He claimed that, by finding all of the footage, the police will be able to get a clear picture of what’s happened. “After I put handcuffs on you is not going to be the time to come forward,” Fitzpatrick warned.

There are many witnesses, plus the videos of the fight make for an easier method of narrowing down persons of interest.

But it could also prove to be helpful in bringing to justice the criminals responsible for Morris’s death.

She told news outlets that the fight in which Morris lost his life was over a girl, who had asked her brother to walk her home.


Kedeemah described Khaseen Morris as “sweet” and “funny,” talking about his love of skateboarding, drawing, and anime.
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“He said, ‘I’m friends with everyone,'” she claimed.

“He told the boy he didn’t want his girlfriend, it was nothing like that, he just walked her home. The boy said he didn’t care.”

The vast majority of us cannot imagine standing by and allowing such an awful thing to happen – let alone filming it.

Many are questioning whether any legal action can be taken against these bystanders.

Some question whether the teens had a pernicious reason for their filming – going viral online.

Perhaps the fact that we live in such a pervasively violent culture means that teens are pretty much desensitized to it – meaning they don’t comprehend the permanent and tragic consequences of it.

But we have to warn you – some of the content of the video makes for pretty disturbing viewing. We can only hope that Morris’s death is not in vain and serves as a reminder to everyone that we need to help one another. RIP, Khaseen.