A woman was taken into custody Tuesday for allegedly shoving a victim in front of a moving subway train in New York City’s tourism-hub Times Square; sparking new questions over safety and security in the nation’s largest metropolis.
“Video shows it happened as a northbound No. 1 train was speeding into the station. The assailant then appears to calmly walk away, as several other bystanders on the platform appear relatively unaffected. Police say the 42-year-old woman did not fall onto the tracks, but rather the force of the push knocked her into the moving train before she ricocheted backward onto the platform,” reports Fox News.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 5, 2021
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“We have a suspect in custody in connection to yesterday’s pushing incident at the Times Square subway station,” confirmed the NYPD.
Crime in New York City and other major urban centers across the United States is up double-digits since 2019.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs anti-cop protesters who stormed NYC subway stations
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stamped her socialist seal of approval on the anti-cop demonstrations that occurred in Brooklyn, NY on Friday evening. AOC tweeted support for the protests which included a video of demonstrators jumping over subway turnstiles, yelling insults at police, and chants of “How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D,” according to Fox News.
Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich.
Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community.
New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it, and they’re standing up for each other. https://t.co/asvidIe5zV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2019
In the video (shown below), protesters can be seen jumping turnstiles without paying the fare, while others are holding signs with slogans like “No cops, no fares.” One straphanger who did choose to pay the fare can be heard being yelled at by a protester.
Other videos and images from the same protest that were not shared by Ocasio-Cortez showed banners that said: “Punch that cop!” “Don’t let these pigs touch us,” and “Hit em!”
DE BLAS-ERABLES: Miserable De Blasio to Ride NYC Subway a Few Stops to ‘Prove It’s Safe’
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to ease New Yorkers’ growing fears regarding the city’s subway system this week; riding the trains a few stops to “prove it’s safe” as commuters worry about violence and the CoVID-19 pandemic.
“It is important to let people know the subways are safe,” the mayor said.
“I like the idea of having a period of time to really emphasize to people that they’re safe, by being out there,” he added.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 14, 2020
“Subway ridership currently sits around 1.7 million trips per day after dramatic drops in the initial weeks and months of the pandemic, as New Yorkers avoided trains and buses for fear of contracting the deadly virus in close quarters,” writes the New York Post.
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