The good news, according to a newly released analysis of crime data by the partisan Democratic group Third Way, is that crime is down. The bad news is that that statement is true only if you don’t count murders, which have risen exponentially.
Not that murder is the only violent crime. There are plenty of ways of venting hostility available to those with hairpin tempers. Take the actions of the young cretin wearing a backpack in the video below, shot last Thursday in a Brooklyn subway station. The perpetrator was walking up an escalator that wasn’t moving fast enough for his liking and rudely brushed up against a woman he was passing. The woman committed the potentially fatal error of telling the man he should have said “Excuse me,” whereupon he turned around and kicked her in the chest. The victim tumbled down the length of the escalator, suffering cuts and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee, right thigh, and left ankle, according to WABC. The suspect, for his part, reached the top of the moving stairway and disappeared in the crowd of commuters.
Suspect Sought By NYPD After Woman Kicked Down Escalator At Brooklyn Subway Station pic.twitter.com/rQkKUlRs6I
— Kathie (@TheCrimsonWorm) September 13, 2021
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Police are looking for the perpetrator, who is almost certain to face criminal charges. Unfortunately, in New York, which enacted a bail reform law earlier this year that effectively allows criminals who can’t afford cash bail to walk free, the chances of this man seeing jail time are slim. (RELATED: Man charged with vandalizing four synagogues nabbed … then released thanks to bail reform)