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"I DIDN’T KNOW HER."

A few years ago, a man named David Cash and a friend and his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer were in Las Vegas. Strohmeyer followed a young girl into a bathroom and began to physically assault her. Cash came upon the scene, made a half-hearted attempt to intervene, and then left the girl to her fate. Not only did he fail to stop the assault, he also chose not to report it.

On their way home that night, the friend told Cash he had raped and killed the little girl. Still, Cash kept quiet. Police finally caught up with the friend, who pleaded guilty to all charges.

This story has appalled and outraged many Americans. But in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Cash defended his non-involvement. Without a trace of remorse, he said, "I’m not going to get upset over someone else’s life...I just worry about myself first. I don’t think of it. I didn’t know her."

(From a sermon by Stephen Sheane, "Love Your Neighbor" 2/10/2009)

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