Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Assault Tanka

This Brave New World, XXV

a woman 
being raped on the train ...
some bystanders 
hold up their smartphones
to film the assault

FYI: Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say, Associated Press, October 18

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said....