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New York City Needs Subway Control

Posted on | December 29, 2012 | 13 Comments

Something must be done to stop the senseless killing:

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train. The woman, Erika Menendez, selected her victim because she believed him to be a Muslim or a Hindu, according to Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney. . . .
The victim, Sunando Sen, was born in India and, according to a roommate, was raised Hindu. Mr. Sen “was allegedly shoved from behind and had no chance to defend himself,” Mr. Brown said. “Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant’s actions should never be tolerated by a civilized society.” . . .
The case was the second this month involving someone being pushed to death in a train station. In the first case, Ki-Suck Han, 58, of Elmhurst, Queens, died under the Q train at the 49th Street and Seventh Avenue station on Dec. 3. Naeem Davis, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case.

(Via Memeorandum.)


13 Responses to “New York City Needs Subway Control”

  1. BruceC
    December 29th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    This is so sad. I think that they should go for first degree murder. The depravity of our culture is nearly complete. Not sure why this depresses me so much. But, like Sandy Hook, this is so utterly senseless.

  2. Steve Skubinna
    December 29th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    Oh yeah, and in addition to killing the guy she said some mean words, too. I mean, murder is one thing, but nobody gets away with hate speech in MY town! Is everyone in authority in NYC a pansy?

  3. Mayor Bloomberg
    December 29th, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    We will have the trains pull in slow. It will wreck havoc on schedules, but you can enjoy a small to medium sized soda.

  4. Charles
    December 29th, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    Rule number 1 of subway riding, never ever let anyone get you between them and the tracks.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 29th, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Yes. Yes they are.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 29th, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    It is first degree murder. But second is easier to prove and since NY has no death penalty, it carries the same sentence.

  7. BruceC
    December 29th, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    I’m not a lawyer, but can a Federal death penalty be sought under existing “hate crime” law? This seems like a case where that could apply. I’m not a fan of hate crime laws but in this case I’d be willing to make an exception.

  8. K-Bob
    December 30th, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    Since this is really aimed at the push for gun control, here’s a short vid describing Feinstein’s totalitarian, 2nd amendment destroying bill. Includes felony prison sentences for failure to comply with new, severe registration requirements, including your photo and massive paperwork.

    You also can’t leave the guns behind to your kids when you die.

  9. Steve Skubinna
    December 30th, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    I having the local newsrag publish your name and address part of the bill, or just a potential bonus?

  10. K-Bob
    December 30th, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    Heh. Well, they definitely plan to bonus.

  11. Paul H. Lemmen
    December 30th, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    A federal case for violating their civil rights. That is the tactic used against the KKK in the 60’s and 70’s … Violating the victim’s right to life.

  12. Dandapani
    December 30th, 2012 @ 11:11 am “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the Twin Towers. I’ve been beating them up.”

    WTF? Hindus had nothing to do with 9/11.

  13. Dai Alanye
    December 30th, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    An object lesson as to why New York needs the death penalty. A stupidity penalty might also be useful, if written so as to ensnare Bloomberg as well.