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Why the U.S. must ban all subway trains

There is a horrible killer loose in America.

It’s huge in size and very very lethal.

It has killed again and again, across our fruited plains from sea to shining sea. And it will kill again, if we don’t stop it dead in its tracks.

As recounted by Helen Pow for the UK’s Daily Mail, Dec. 27, 2012, in New York this killer has already killed as many as THREE (gasp!) times in the recent past.

1. In January 1999, aspiring screenwriter Kendra Webdale was killed by an oncoming subway train after she was shoved off the platform onto the train tracks by a former mental patient.

After that, the state Legislature passed Kendra’s Law, which lets mental health authorities supervise patients who live outside institutions to make sure they are taking their medications and aren’t threats to safety.

Alas, Kendra’s Law did not stop the next brutal killing.

2. On December 3, 2012, while waiting in Times Square for a subway train, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han (photo below) got into an argument with a homeless man, 30-year-old Naeem Davis. The two men had never met before.

Dead: Ki-Suck Han, pictured, was shoved in front of a train in Times Square

Davis shoved Han off the platform onto the train tracks. Instead of helping Han, a New York Post photographer who also was waiting for a train, took a photograph of Han on the tracks a split second before he was crushed to death by an arriving train.

Davis (photo below) has been charged with murder in Han’s death and is being held without bail. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming Han was the aggressor and had attacked him first.

Charged: Homeless man, 30-year-old Naeem Davis, pictured, was charged with murder after pushing a man under a train on December 3

3. On December 27, 2012 at about 8 pm, a man was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens when a woman, who witnesses said had been following him closely and muttering to herself, shoved the man onto the tracks.

The man was hit by the first car of an 11-car northbound train and got stuck under the wheels of the second car. Witnesses say the man hadn’t appeared to notice the woman, and that the woman waited until the last possible moment before pushing him in front of the approaching train.

It was unclear if the man and the woman knew each other or if anyone tried to help the man up before he was struck by the train. However, according to witnesses, there wouldn’t have been time.

A passenger in the train said he had felt the train going over “a bump.” Linda Santini-Tripodis, who was beneath the 40th Street station at the time, said, “I heard the train screech as it was stopping and then heard this loud scream. I’m never going to forget that scream for as long as I live.”

Crime scene: The man was struck by the train and killed at the 40th Street station near Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, pictured

New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne said the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had “terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time.”

Officers are looking for the woman, who had fled the scene after the attack. Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside a pizza restaurant, Oasis, located across from the station and were able to obtain clear images of the suspect, according to The New York Times. She is described as Hispanic, in her 20s, heavyset and about 5-foot-5, wearing a blue, white and gray ski jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.

Frankly, I think the police are barking up the wrong tree.

Clearly, the real culprit is not the mental patient in the 1999 incident, or Naeem Davis in the Dec. 3, 2012 incident, or the Hispanic woman in the latest Dec. 27 incident.

Clearly, the real culprit is the evil New York SUBWAY TRAIN!!! (See photo below). For if it weren’t for the NY subway train, Kendra Webdale, Ki-Suck Han, and the yet-to-be-identified man would still be alive!!!!

Shocking: The man, who hasn't been identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8pm when he was shoved on the tracks

This is so obvious to anyone who thinks clearly and who really really cares about people and about the sacredness of LIFE. But would you believe that there actually are Americans who say they have a Constitutional right to ride subway trains? Would you believe that these Americans actually formed a National Subway Train Association (NSTA) to “protect” their “right” to ride trains? Would you believe the NSTA spouts ridiculous slogans like “Subway trains don’t kill. People kill” and “When subway trains are outlawed, only outlaws will ride subway trains”?

Ha! These people are just plain EVIL! Like CSI star Marg Helgenberger and U. of Rhode Island history professor Erik Loomis, I think these subway-train nuts should get a taste of what they inflict on the rest of us — Death!!!!!

In mere days, the 113th U.S. Congress will be convening in the hallowed halls of Capitol Hill.

We must demand that Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), who’s ever vigilant in ensuring the safety of the American people, introduce a bill to ban all subway trains in the United States.

Contact your Congress critter(s) to demand the 2013 Feinstein Assault Subway Train Act! Click Here!

~Eowyn

An act of kindness in the mean streets of New York

The streets of New York are busy with the hustle bustle of urban life. But, like so many big cities, those streets are also full of human pain and misery.

On November 14, 2012, a tourist — Jennifer Foster of Florence, Arizona — witnessed someone reduce that misery by a notch, with an act of kindness.

An NYPD officer gave a shoeless homeless man with blistered bare feet a pair of warm winter boots.

Foster took this photo with her cell phone, unbeknown to the officer. The photo has since gone viral.

Liz Klimas reports for The Blaze, Nov. 29, 2012, that Foster is the communications director for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. This is her account of what she saw:

“Right when I was about to approach [the homeless man], one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”

The police officer is Lawrence DePrimo. The photo has made it onto news sites and blogs around the world, as well as posted on the NYPD’s official Facebook page, which has received over 315,000 “likes” and shared more than 74,000 times. According to the New York Times, as of yesterday evening, the pic has been viewed by more than 1.6 million people.

Thank you, Officer DePrimo for reminding us there is still good in this world.

~Eowyn

Of course Nanny Bloomberg won’t beef up police

Police should, after all, stand up and go on strike unless big government does what’s required to keep Americans safe.

Mayor Bloomberg says there’s no need to increase NYPD staffing

NY PostShootings are up dramatically this year. Toddlers are being mugged in  Brooklyn.  But Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t believe the city needs to hire any more cops.

“If crime were to spike, I’d be the first one to say we should add cops,” he  said during his weekly WOR radio show. “[But] the murder rate continues to come  down.”

While the murder rate is down 15.6 percent for the first seven months of this  year, shootings are up 9.6 percent and overall crime is up 4.3 percent, the  latest NYPD stats show.

But Bloomberg defended the leaner Police Department.  “When we came into office, we reduced the size by 4,000 or 5,000, and we’ve  maintained that for 10 years, and every year we’ve brought crime down,” he said.

“What’d I miss here? Our job is not to employ as many of the people as to  spend as much of the taxpayers’ money as we can. Our job with the Police  Department is to bring crime down. It is phenomenally well managed.”

The Big Apple has suffered through bloody weeks this summer, with five people  shot this past Wednesday night at Harlem’s famous Rucker Park basketball  tournament.

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens), who has been clamoring for more  cops all year, said the 35,000 now on the force aren’t enough to maintain  safety. “Not only is the usual summer spike worse than ever, crime is increasing in  every borough for the first time in 20 years,” said Vallone, chairman of the  council’s Public Safety Committee. “Those are the stats. The mayor is like the  little boy who didn’t cry wolf even though there is a giant wolf coming.”

Vallone said everyone he’s talked to in the department, from street cops to  top brass, has told him “they absolutely do not have the manpower to deal with  this current crime spike. I’m not sure who the mayor is listening to, but he  needs to listen to the experts.

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, blamed  police shortages for the shootings at the tournament and the killing by stray  gunfire of a child at a Bronx basketball game.

“Tragically, a reduction of police presence from 10 officers to only two at  Rucker Park allowed a gunfight to take place where five people were shot, and in  a separate incident a lack of police presence allowed a shooting that took the  life of an innocent 4-year-old boy,” Lynch charged.

But Bloomberg focused on the dropping murder rate and pointed to the 32  percent drop in crime since he took office in 2002.  “If you had more cops, would you get it down even more?” he asked, referring  to the murder rate. “I don’t think so.”

The NYPD expects to have an average of 34,800 cops in the current fiscal  year, which began July 1. At its peak, in 2001-2002, it had 40,700 cops.  The Police Department budget is $4.6 billion, more than any other agency  except for social services and schools.

“Spending more money is not something . . .” the mayor said, stopping  midsentence to conclude, “We don’t have the money.”

Toddlers being mugged and Bloomberg believes the NYPD is being managed phenomenally?  He then admits that if they brought on more police that the murder rate wouldn’t drop.  Guess the answer is more gun control after all!  I’m sure the criminals will be first in line to give up their guns.

DCG

Police Beat Up “Occupy Wall St.” Commies

On Wednesday, thousands of union workers joined protesters marching through the Financial District for Occupy Wall Street‘s largest rally yet against “corporate greed.”

The march was mostly peaceful – until after nightfall, when scuffles erupted and some of the younger demonstrators were arrested when they tried to storm barricades blocking them from Wall Street and the Stock Exchange.

Witnesses said about 200 people tried to push through barricades and police responded with pepper spray and penned them in with orange netting.

Read more: NY Daily News

See also “Occupy Wall Street is a Communist Movement“.

H/t our beloved Miss May!

~Eowyn & Steve