New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has made no secret of his disdain for not only law and order, but the New York Police Department and law enforcement in general. This snub of New York City’s finest is resulting in city residents being hunted by criminals in the New York subway system.
Over the course of the past month there has been a rash of incidents where assailants have shoved unsuspecting subway riders onto the tracks in an effort to commit bodily harm and murder.
The president of the NYPD’s largest police officer’s union issued a stark and chilling warning to subway riders Friday regarding the recent spate of shoving incidents: You’re on your own.
“It’s Christmas time in the city” @NYCMayor style!!! #ComeOnMan welcome to #NewYork. Subway shoving, #flamethrowers , #shootings in #NYC blamed on 'perfect storm' of #police reform, #pandemic https://t.co/W2rRLbFVwD
— Billy Long (@auctnr1) November 22, 2020
Pat Lynch, president of Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, placed the blame squarely at the feet of New York City’s elected class. He accused lawmakers of hampering police officers from doing their jobs. “Keep both eyes wide open,” Lynch said to subway users.
“The politicians have made it abundantly clear that they don’t want cops enforcing transit system rules, connecting the homeless with services, engaging with seriously mentally ill people or doing any of the things necessary to prevent these terrifying random attacks,” Lynch said.
Lynch continued, “While our elected leaders are closing their eyes and wishing the problem away, we recommend that all New Yorkers keep both eyes wide open while in our transit system.”
Lynch’s warning to New Yorkers came a day after a 40-year-old woman was pushed onto the tracks and into the path of an oncoming train. The incident happened at Manhattan’s 14th Street-Union Square station around 8:30am Thursday. She narrowly escaped being dismembered by the train.
SUBWAY ASSAULT: Police in New York City are searching for the suspect accused of shoving a woman onto subway tracks at the Times Square station during rush hour, with the victim able to climb back onto the platform with minor injuries. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/qwmuPnwl8B pic.twitter.com/qHhoDRN4Y9
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 24, 2020
It was the second incident of its kind in as many days. It was the fourth incident since October 19, 2020.