“Subway violence is a one-in-a-million event.”
That’s the reassuring statistic New York City Councilwoman Tiffany Cabán, who “made her pronouncement Monday as video circulated of the sickening assault on straphanger Elizabeth Gomes in Queens, the progressive pol’s own borough. The declaration came two days after the NYPD first tweeted about the incident as the video went viral on Reddit,” The New York Post reports.
“As a believer in a violence-free NYC, I still think that’s one too many, but let’s not let fear-mongering politicians and corporate media outlets scare us into thinking we have a dangerous, scary public transit system,” Cabán tweeted Monday morning along with a graph showing subway crimes stats.
Subway violence is a one-in-a-million event.
As a believer in a violence-free NYC, I still think that’s one too many, but let’s not let fear-mongering politicians and corporate media outlets scare us into thinking we have a dangerous, scary public transit system. pic.twitter.com/NEzvDLCH19
— Council Member Tiffany Cabán (D22) (@CabanD22) September 26, 2022
From The New York Post:
Gomes, a 33-year-old mother of five, was assaulted on Sept. 20 when she was thrown to the ground and pummeled by a maniac who chased her through the station.
Hours after Cabán’s tweet, the Sept. 20 arrest of ex-con Waheed Foster, who served time for killing his own grandmother, was widely publicized. Cabán said nothing about the attack or arrest.
A Queens grand jury Thursday indicted Foster on attempted murder and assault charges.
Gomes, a JFK airport security guard, blasted Cabán as wildly out of touch.
“The subway system is dangerous and for her to post something like that — it seems to me that she doesn’t ride the subway or have anyone to ride it. She doesn’t really understand what it is,” Gomes told The Post. “It’s just getting worse and worse.”
More over at The New York Post:
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