An Asian man has been violently attacked in broad daylight in New York as the city continues to grapple with rising violence rates.
Hours after the gruesome attack, Mayor Bill de Blasio saw ‘soft-on-crime’ rubbing elbows with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in nearby Times Square.
The ugly incident took place Monday afternoon on the Upper East Side, in which the attacker allegedly attacked the man at random before his body was thrown against the glass window of a store.
The store’s security camera captured that shocking moment, showing the attacker trying to flee before being stopped by a Good Samaritan.
The attacker is also said to have hit the Asian victim, although that incident was not captured on camera.
According to ABC 7, the attacker had yelled at a random pedestrian, “Don’t look at me!” before suddenly being targeted and following the Asian man.
Afterwards, the man was seen shouting at the Good Samaritan who stopped him and said, ‘I’m going to kill someone! Go away!’
An Asian man has been violently attacked in broad daylight in New York as the city continues to grapple with rising violence rates. The ugly incident took place Monday afternoon on the Upper East Side, in which the attacker allegedly attacked the man at random before the body hit him against the glass window of a store.
Hours after the gruesome attack, Mayor Bill de Blasio saw ‘soft-on-crime’ rubbing elbows with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in nearby Times Square
Police arrived on the scene, but not before the perpetrator left on foot. He is still free from Tuesday afternoon.
The NYPD told me The New York Post that the attacker did not make any anti-Asian insults, so the incident has not been recorded as a hate crime.
However, an eyewitness told ABC that the perpetrator – who is black – was “shouting about Chinese, Spaniards, and whites.”
Hate crimes are up 28.1 percent this year, while violent crimes are also on the rise.
The mayor seemed cheerful, and he sniffed A-list celebrity Miranda when they opened a new vaccination center for Broadway workers in the area.
“We want to get back together and we want to tell stories in the dark,” Miranda said at a press conference to celebrate the center.
‘We can’t do that if we don’t feel safe and if you don’t feel safe. So the first step in that process is getting our vaccinations shots, and the next steps will follow. ‘
De Blasio also took to the stage to profess his love for Broadway.
‘Yes, it is part of our economy. More importantly, it is part of our identity, ”he said.
It’s part of who we are, it’s part of our heart. What it means in this city, the theater, the music, the dance, the film and the TV, is our expression of all that New York City is. It is our creativity, it is our heart and soul. That’s how we do something here that doesn’t exist anywhere in the world. ‘
However, he made no mention of the rising crime rates or the increase in attacks on Asians.
‘The theater, the music, the dance, the film and TV, it is our expression of all that New York City is’: de Blasio promised his love for Broadway, but made no mention of the near attack
“We want to get back together, and we want to tell stories in the dark,” Miranda said at a news conference to celebrate the vaccination center.
The mayor seemed cheerful, and he was bumping into the A-list celebrity when they opened a new vaccination center for Broadway workers in the area.
Lin-Manuel Miranda took his father Luis to the event
Late last month, a 65-year-old woman of Asian descent was attacked in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood while walking to church.
She was punched in the stomach and several times stamped on the head by the attacker, who was later arrested and charged with a hate crime.
The sickening attack was captured on camera and sparked national outrage.
Meanwhile, there have been a slew of other disturbing incidents involving Asians as well.
A man was filmed peeing on an Asian woman in a subway car to Queens.
And last week, another man was arrested and charged with hate crimes after allegedly hurling anti-Asian abuse and threats at an undercover agent.
‘Go back to China before you end up in the goddamn graveyard!’, The culprit reportedly told the undercover agent, the New York Post reported.
“I’m going to knock the sacred piss out of you and stab you in the face,” he added.
The data shows that crime in the city has been on the rise in recent years
Meanwhile, the NYPD released its latest crime data for March last week, showing that total crime was up 2.4 percent from the same time last year, driven by a 36 percent increase in homicides and a 35 increase. percent in automotive industry. thefts.
In March 2021, there were 99 shooting incidents, up from 56 a year ago, an increase of nearly 77 percent, even as police drastically stepped up efforts to arrest suspects on gun charges.
There were 492 arms arrests in the city last month, which is an increase of nearly 67 percent from March 2020.
Mayor De Blasio Brags He’s Having ‘Too Much FUN’ After Riding a Roller Coaster, TV and Night at the Theater for a Week – While Crime Rises
The mayor of New York angered the residents of his struggling city by having ‘too much fun’ this week as they fought to rebuild their lives devastated by the COVID pandemic and ravaged by increasing crime.
Bill de Blasio’s spokesman, Bill Neidhardt, tweeted a series of photos of the mayor’s field trips on Friday.
On Tuesday, he was at the relaunch of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where skaters danced for the first spectacle of the newly opened facility.
Bill de Blasio was on Coney Island on Friday at the end of a week full of ‘too much fun’. He has been seen in the first position on the roller coaster – all the way up front
On Wednesday he was at Lincoln Center for their reopening, and on Thursday he attended the TV series Nora From Queens, taking selfies with Awkwafina.
Friday saw the mayor, who cannot run for re-election after two terms in November, enjoy the rides at the newly opened Coney Island theme park.
“@NYCMayor is having too much fun this week,” tweeted Neiderhardt.
Criticism of his ‘fun week’ came quickly.
“So glad he is,” said one Twitter user.
Emergency medical technicians help an elderly homeless man off the street Monday
NYPD is seen in February chasing a subway stabbing that killed two homeless people
While crime is off the charts !! Tourist Gets Gooted Walking To Their Times Square Motel! Gangs beat people up in the street !!! So I’m glad he has FUN !!! While the rest of the CITY LIVES IN FEAR !!! ‘
Another said, “How about getting our kids to school 5 days a week ???”
The chairman of the Republican Party of Manhattan, Andrea Catsimatidis, knocked down de Blasio for riding the roller coaster and having fun while the city was experiencing a crime spree.
And an activist who heads the Guardian Angels voluntary crime prevention group who is also running for mayor in New York, Curtis Sliwa, said it was the Blasio’s government that was the rollercoaster ride.
Responding to the photo of the Blasio on the roller coaster on Coney Island, a Twitter user replied: ‘Nice photo on … can you do something about the increasing crime in the city ??? I’m afraid of going to Coney Island, not because of Covid but because of all those loose criminals on the street … ‘
New York crime statistics released by the NYPD show that crime is on the rise.