NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, the man accused of shooting 10 people on a subway refused to go to his federal court hearing, which was scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th at 1 p.m.
Frank James, accused of shooting 10 people on a Brooklyn subway train, refused to come to a federal court hearing yesterday and U.S. Marshals were sent to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center to bring him. He didn't resist. https://t.co/SP353lr9uY
— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) October 13, 2022
The incident prompted the judge to order the United States Marshals Service to use force, if necessary, in order to bring him into the court room. Judge William Kuntz said in a statement:
“Upon the defendant’s refusal to appeal before the Court when requested in connection with the above-caption case, it is hereby: ORDERED that the United States Marshals Service, their agents, and/or designees, use all necessary force to produce the above-named defendant.”
The suspect, identified as Frank James, allegedly shot 10 people on a subway train in Sunset Part, Brooklyn, on April 13th. James allegedly fled to another train and became the subject of a massive manhunt.
The manhunt went on for 24-hours. The following day, several people called the New York Police Department (NYPD) tip-line stating that a man matching the description of the shooter was wandering around the Lower East Side and East Village.
Frank James, man accused of shooting 10 on subway train, refuses to come to court | @scoopit https://t.co/OIeYRvNdOI
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Police believe that James himself was one of the the people who called into the tip-line. The caller claimed police were looking for him and that he would be waiting at a McDonald’s at Sixth Street and First Avenue.
Police responded to that exact location and James was arrested without incident just a little while later.
James has pleaded not guilty to charges of conducting a terror attack against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. If convicted of the terror charge, he faces up to life in prison.
In a separate incident, a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot on a subway train following a dispute between two groups of people. The verbal altercation reportedly escalated into violence.
This incident, which happened on Friday, October 14th, just after 4 p.m. According to police, who have yet to identify the victim, the teenager was in one of the groups that got into an argument on an A train in Queens.
This was the eighth killing in New York City’s subway system so far this year. Police are reviewing security camera footage from the station and the surrounding area. As of this writing, they have not stated whether they have identified any suspects or a motivation for the shooting.
NYC Crime: Teen killed in shooting on subway in Far Rockaway, Queens identified, so far no arrests https://t.co/sXCXlgIpmB
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According to reports, despite the deployment of 1,000 more police officers in the transportation system since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a survey released in September by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 70 percent of riders feel that there are too few officers.
According to the survey results, just over 50 percent of respondents said they felt safe or very safe on the trains or in the stations. New York City Transit President Richard Davey said in a statement:
“We obviously have work to do. We’ve got to stop this.”
NYPD Chief of Transit Jason Wilcox said that arrests have been made in all seven of the previous killings this year. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell toured the subway station and rode on the train with New Yorkers.
He said that it has been a rough couple of weeks in the transit system, with three murders; two took place in the subway and one on a bus. Sewell said in a statement:
“Obviously, we’re concerned about the safety of New Yorkers. This subway has to be safe. I remember taking the subway myself to go to school. The people who go to school, the people who work in the city, and this is the lifeblood, it has to be safe.”
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Homeless man viciously attacks innocent woman in subway station in police-defunded New York City
September 28th, 2022
QUEENS, NY – In the seemingly never-ending spat of violence in New York, we have yet another incident of rage caused by someone who probably should have been in jail rather than walking the streets.
In this incident, a homeless man, who has a history of violence, is seen viciously attacking a straphanger in a Queens subway station.
New York Police Department responded to reports of a man beating a woman just after 5 a.m. on September 20th.
The attack came as the woman was getting off of the northbound A train at the Howard Beach subway stop. The woman can be seen intentionally trying to not interact with a homeless man that was in the area.
That is when the police reported the suspect, later identified as Waheed Foster, became enraged for some unknown reason and began chasing the woman off of the subway train. Before the woman could get away, Foster is allegedly seen attacking the woman near the entrance to the subway.
The vicious attack was captured on video surveillance which showed Foster allegedly throwing the woman into a nearby wall before punching and kicking her once she was on the ground.
As the beating continued, another straphanger who was in the area tried to get in to help the woman but was ultimately chased away allegedly by Foster.
Thankfully, the woman was able to get away and police later were able to locate and arrest Foster. The victim in the case was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for apparent non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
According to a police source for the New York Post, Foster is no stranger to the criminal justice system as he had two pending criminal cases that had yet to make their way through the courts. The criminal charges in those two cases were for minor theft and criminal mischief, but although those charges are seemingly non-violent, he also has a violent criminal history streak.
I called on @QueensDAKatz to UPGRADE charges from assault to attempted murder in the case of Howard Beach attacker Waheed Foster.
My opponent, Letitia James, was with the DA on Sunday & silence about this vicious crime.
Elizabeth Gomes & NYers have the right to a safe commute. pic.twitter.com/04tq3EUmiT
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry4ag) September 27, 2022
According to the New York Post, police reported Foster has a history of stabbing a 50-year-old woman in the face and shoulder in 2010.
Foster also has at least seven different previous arrests for robbery, theft, and criminal mischief. He also has another arrest for attacking a woman with a screwdriver.
Thankfully, with this arrest, Foster was ordered by Judge Denise Johnson to be held without bail when he was arraigned. Whether Foster remains in custody until any of his pending court appearances remains to be seen.
According to the New York Police Department, reported transit crime has increased by over 43 percent compared to the same time frame in 2021. In 2021, there were 1,165 reported crimes in the transit system for New York compared to 1,670 already this year.
thanks for a respectful response. However, 6 major crimes a day seems low when it is not happening to you / ridership is way down meaning the same number of crimes represents a percentage increase / & I suspect there is a lot more not being reported. https://t.co/JzntpykfaJ
— Scott Shaffer (@sasnyc) September 27, 2022
Regardless of the increase in numbers in comparison to 2021, the New York Police Department and the MTA say that crime is actually dropping. According to the NYPD Chief of Department, Ken Corey, crime is down 8.6 percent compared to 2019, pre-pandemic. He said:
“Crime in transit was 8.6 percent lower this year than it was in 2019. A difference of 339 crimes.”
NYPD Chief Corey said the drop in crime is an adjustment in policing strategy and the addition of 350 police officers. Additionally, officers who are on patrol duties have also been directed to patrol the subway stations to deter crime.
NYPD officers have also been told to start enforcing quality of life infractions, like getting on a subway train with piles of trash or panhandling. NYPD Chief Corey also notes that the city has started partnering with different resources to assist the homeless population in the area. He said:
We now have service providers there, we now have clinicians, and we’re getting people the help they need.”
Defund the police, it’ll keep people safe, they said: 14-year-old murdered on NYC subway in broad daylight
NEW YORK, NY – A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after a Saturday afternoon altercation that led to 14-year-old Ethan Reyes being stabbed to death.
It all happened around 3 pm on the northbound #1 train platform in the Hamilton Heights 137th Street City College Station.
Witnesses told police that the two teens were fighting on the street and the scuffle moved into the station and onto the platform. Investigators say that they believe that Reyes knew his alleged killer.
Using station surveillance footage, police were able to piece together what happened, as well as identify the suspect.
“This senseless and tragic incident is awful,” MTA NYC Transit President Richard Davey said in a statement. “We are cooperating with the NYPD investigation that remains in its early stages. We thank NYPD detectives for the rapid arrest of a suspect.”
According to the New York Post, sources revealed that the two boys had an ongoing feud but were unable to say what it was about.
Police say that Reyes pushed his adversary onto the tracks prior to being stabbed in the stomach. He tried to run before collapsing.
Responding officers found the youth bleeding from the stomach and rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.
“His lips were purple, and his eyes were rolled back, and he was bleeding a lot of blood,” a witness told NBC New York.
Social media posts indicated that Reyes was an aspiring rapper who went by the stage name ‘Notti Osama’. It is believed that the suspect in his death was also in the rap music scene.
“It’s always very scary,” Hamilton Heights resident Michael Naranjo said. “You always have to keep keenly aware of what’s going on, especially now during this climate, especially now with the youth around here. They’re angry. They’re mad.”
New York City Mayor made a brief statement.
“Hearing about the stabbing really highlights why we need the lights on in schools like this, we need to find out what happened, we’re going to find out the person responsible,” Adams said.
But to many others, it also highlights another glaring issue.
Crime is running rampant, thanks in part to a soft on crime DA in Alvin Bragg, who is linked to George Soros funding.
The other issue. The NYPD has been plagued by early retirement, resignations and poor recruitment, all thanks to the department being defunded by a 10-digit dollar amount.
One might assume that the situation might be improving after Adams was sworn in, given that he was a former NYPD Captain.
Former Mayor Giuliani weighed in on that thought process, saying:
“He’s actually a worse mayor than de Blasio. Crime is up 40% under Adams. This is the ex-cop. He’s doing everything wrong.”
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