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Governor Is Looking at a NYC Subway Mask Ban

'People should not be able to hide behind a mask to commit crimes,' Kathy Hochul says

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that she is considering a ban on face masks in the New York City subway system due to concerns about people shielding their identities while committing antisemitic acts. Hochul, a Democrat, said the exact details of the policy are not clear but it...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

No Charges in 'Deeply Upsetting' Subway Shooting

NYC prosecutors say man acted in self-defense when he grabbed another man's gun, fired

(Newser) - There won't be charges against a man who shot another on a New York City subway train. Although the Thursday shooting was "deeply upsetting," "evidence of self-defense precludes us from filing any criminal charges against the shooter," Oren Yaniv, a rep for the Brooklyn District...

Woman's Feet Amputated After Push Onto Subway Tracks

The 29-year-old had reportedly been arguing with her boyfriend

(Newser) - Another story of crime in the New York subway, this one with a particularly grim outcome: Police say a Saturday morning argument between a woman and her boyfriend ended with the woman behind pushed onto the subway tracks. NBC News reports she was hit by a train, and sources say...

National Guard Deployed to New York Subways

They'll patrol, check bags amid spate of violent incidents

(Newser) - New York's governor is deploying the National Guard to New York City's subways. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that 750 members of the state's National Guard will start patrolling stations amid a spate of violent crimes, reports the New York Times . They'll join an additional force...

Human Leg Found on NYC Subway Track
Gruesome Subway
Mystery May Be Solved

Gruesome Subway Mystery May Be Solved

Severed leg found on tracks may be that of man who was killed by train days earlier

(Newser) - The disturbing mystery of a severed leg found on subway tracks in the Bronx may have been solved. Police sources tell the New York Post and PIX11 that investigators believe the leg is that of a man who was fatally hit by a train at the Spring Street subway station...

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in NYC Subway Shooting
16-Year-Old Arrested in
Deadly Subway Shooting

16-Year-Old Arrested in Deadly Subway Shooting

Police say injured 14-year-old may be another suspect in Bronx shooting

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service says a 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a shooting that killed a 35-year-old man and injured five other people at a subway station in the Bronx on Monday. Authorities say the shooting at Mount Eden station happened after members...

'Big Win' for Neely Family in Subway Chokehold Case

Judge rejects Daniel Penny's bid to dismiss case

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the former Marine who put New York City subway rider Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold, will go on trial on a charge of second-degree manslaughter no earlier than this fall, a judge said Wednesday. The judge rejected Penny's motion to have the case dismissed, ABC News...

Grandfather Killed Trying to Break Up Subway Fight

Brooklyn man 'always wanted peace,' his family says

(Newser) - As Richard Henderson rode a No. 3 train home to Brooklyn Sunday night, he tried to intervene in a fight on the subway car and ended up dead. The 45-year-old was fatally shot just three stops before he would have gotten off, the New York Times reports. "He got...

More Than 20 Hurt in NYC Subway Collision, Derailment

Service was majorly disrupted across Manhattan

(Newser) - A New York City subway train derailed Thursday after colliding with another train at low speed, leaving more than 20 people with minor injuries and causing major service disruptions across Manhattan during the afternoon rush hour, authorities said. At about 3pm on the Upper West Side, a 1 train carrying...

Man Shoves Woman Onto NYC Subway Tracks

A suspect is still being sought in the incident, which left the woman in critical condition

(Newser) - Another apparently random attack on a New York City subway platform left a 30-year-old woman in critical condition Wednesday. She was at the 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue station around noon when a man, who witnesses say was talking to himself, suddenly pushed her against a train that was leaving the station....

'Prophet of Doom' Sentenced in NYC Subway Attack

Victims try to tell the court about the trauma they've endured since the shooting

(Newser) - After several victims tearfully and angrily told the court about their ongoing trauma, a judge sentenced the man who sprayed a New York City subway car with bullets to life in prison. Frank James, 64, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to terrorism charges. A 51-year-old man said he had...

Man, 74, Shoved Onto NYC Subway Tracks

Police are seeking suspect in late-night attack

(Newser) - The NYPD is looking for a suspect who shoved a 74-year-old man onto the subway tracks early Tuesday in what is believed to have been a completely unprovoked attack. Metropolitan Transit Authority officials say a contractor witnessed the attack and pulled Trevor Crawford back onto the platform at the Hunter...

2 Boys, 14, Die While 'Subway Surfing' in NYC

Authorities are begging people not to try the dangerous stunt

(Newser) - In separate tragedies a week apart, two 14-year-olds died while "subway surfing" in New York City last month. On Thursday night, police were called to a Queens subway station and found Jevon Fraser unresponsive on a train platform with wounds "indicative of falling from an elevated height,"...

Grand Jury Indicts Daniel Penny
Daniel Penny Enters Plea

Daniel Penny Enters Plea

Jordan Neely's father attends arraignment in NYC

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, who used a fatal chokehold on a fellow subway passenger, was arraigned in a four-minute hearing Wednesday in New York City. The Marine veteran pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges in the death of Jordan Neely, 30, WNBC reports. Neely's father, Andre...

Cops: Man Slammed Woman's Head Against Moving Train

Homeless man Kamal Semrade charged with attempted murder in NYC subway attack

(Newser) - A homeless man in New York City is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shoving a woman's head against a moving subway train in a seemingly random, unprovoked attack. Kamal Semrade, 39, was arrested at a homeless shelter in Queens late Monday. He was charged Tuesday and...

Neely's Family Not Happy With Manslaughter Charge

They say Daniel Penny should see murder charges after fatal chokehold on NYC subway

(Newser) - A Marine veteran who put a fellow New York City subway rider into a fatal chokehold earlier this month was arraigned Friday morning and charged with second-degree manslaughter, a felony. Per the Washington Post , 24-year-old Daniel Penny surrendered at Manhattan Criminal Court at the request of the Manhattan district attorney'...

NYC Mayor, AOC at Odds Over Subway Killing
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing

DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing

Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...

Self-Appointed Executioners 'Walk Among Us' in America

Roxane Gay writes that Americans have lost respect for sanctity of life, unless it's their own

(Newser) - The killing of a homeless street performer on the New York City subway this week is further proof to Roxane Gay of a disturbing new truth in America: "Increasingly, it is not safe to be in public, to be human, to be fallible," she writes in a New ...

Man Dies After Subway Rider Puts Him in Chokehold
NYC Subway Chokehold
Death Ruled a Homicide

NYC Subway Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

Subway rider placed 30-year-old Jordan Heely in deadly hold

(Newser) - The death of a man restrained by another passenger on the New York City subway was ruled a homicide Wednesday amid rising outrage. The medical examiner's office said 30-year-old Jordan Neely died from "compression of neck (chokehold)" and the manner of death was homicide, CBS reports. Witnesses said...

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