Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Compassion, New York Style

    The CBS affiliate in New York City has a story about a horrific subway attack (via Drudge.)
Police were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in finding a man who assaulted and robbed a woman on the stairs at an elevated subway station in Borough Park, Brooklyn. 
The woman got off a southbound F train at the 18th Avenue station around 2:40 a.m. March 9, when the man attacked her, police said... 
Once they reach the bottom of the stairs, the man grabs the woman, throws her to the ground, kicks her, stomps on her and bangs her head against the wall, before emptying what appears to be her purse. The man then runs out the swinging door that leads to and from the staircase. 
When the victim tries to escape, the suspect pursues her again.

    Further into the story comes this insight into what passes for compassion, at least for some, in the Big Apple:
Riders who frequent the station said they were sickened by the senseless attack. 
“Just grab the bag and go. That’s how I see it,” Steve Pena told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez. “You know, there’s no need for punching and kicking. That’s uncalled for.” 

Just grab the bag and go.  Words to live by, Steve.

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