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So impressive to see that the 9th precinct were able to find parking elsewhere
SMFH. A bun ch of those "detectives" and SRG were at Thompkins hassling the houseless FOR HOURS, rather than searching for the "terrorist". Thank you Zack.
I hope they can share the reward.
@ 8:56, "terrorist," seriously? Because the media called him that? Not condoning how he went about this, but I don't think anyone has the right to call POCs "terrorists". Systematically oppressed people cannot be "terrorists" when they revolt against the system, no matter how imperfect their means. Calling someone like this a "terrorist" is basically taking the side of white supremacy, is it not? He may have mental health issues (you would too) but let's not dehumanize and stigmatize the man even more. Gee, it's not just the landmarks in the EV that are crumbling, eh? SMH
Anonymous 6:53 AM: the 9th precinct will indeed have to find "parking elsewhere" as their parking lot is scheduled to be the site of affordable housing for seniors.
Um, WHAT. Terrorism has no connection to race whatsoever, as we've seen time and time again with white mass shooters who acted, indeed, as terrorists. While I agree we cannot know whether this was an act of terrorism until we know a motive, how can you be so cavalier as to say that shooting innocent people on the subway is an imperfect "revolt against the system" when a) we don't even know if his motive was a response to the systemic [not systematic] oppression he's faced and b) he railed against Black people and Black women in particular, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, more than any other in his online diatribes. Also claiming his mental illness is an excusable root cause of all this leads to a dangerous precedent when you consider all the mentally ill, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc white men claiming the same ("I came from a rough home", "I was bullied in school") to get out of their own sentences for mass murders. This man could have killed countless people (in a majority Latino/Asian community might I add) and only by luck did everyone survive. You really want to sit here defending that when you could be putting that same energy toward supporting POC and members of other marginalized groups who are not mass shooters? Ok.
@9:38 The people unfortunate enough to be in the subway car likely experienced terror. A closed box, smoke filled, someone shooting a gun. Yeah, qualifies as terrifying to me. The perp caused this terror. So he is a terrorist.Apparently you think this logic makes me a white supremacist. Sure, right. Whatever you say.
The Mayor should increase the reward and give it to all of those who actually helped lead to his capture, and give them all a key to the city, but it looks like Mayor Adams is following the Bloomberg playbook when it gives all the credit to the police instead of the citizens who called in the guys location. Frank James was left wandering around the EV while 20 cops were over at Tompkins Square harassing the homeless. As for the story that he had called in his location to the cops, I’m sure there were hundreds of crank calls on this case, and Frank James had already left the McDonalds, so the cops missed him anyway. If not for the guys at Saifee and others he might have wandered away and done more harm.
@1151. Yes, the stop was a majority Asian and Mexican community. But James got on at the Kings highway station. The train then traveled a few stops. And he began shooting right before the train stoped at the Sunset Park station.So logically the passengers on the train were from other Brooklyn communities, not Sunset park. The passengers were from diverse backgrounds.
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