Image Source: The New York Times

BY: NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR:

A 31-year-old Bronx woman faces charges of murder and a hate crime after pushing a man off a subway platform in New York City. Here’s CBS News with the details.

“The woman seen in this surveillance video allegedly pushed a man to his death... The woman confessed to police that it was an act against Muslims.”

According to The New York Times, the victim, Sunando Sen, was pushed from behind and had no chance to defend himself. Mr. Sen was reportedly born in India and raised as a Hindu, not a Muslim. The Queens district attorney quoted the woman saying,

“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.”

The New York Post says the woman looked “wild” when she was escorted to Queens Criminal Court. And during her arraignment she appeared equally unraveled, laughing so hard she was visibly shaking. The New York Post explains the judge scolded her family’s lawyer saying,

“You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing.”
But Menendez continued laughing throughout the hearing. She will undergo a psychiatric test on Sunday.

Euronews explains this is the second fatal subway attack in the city just this month. A 30-year-old man was charged with murder after pushing a man in front of a train earlier this month. And although police say there is no indication that the two incidents are related, it does have commuters shaken up.

“You never know who is going to push you onto the tracks or in the street. It’s like yea very tragic.”

But violence in New York City has been decreasing. The NYPD reports there were 414 murders in the city through December 23, a 19 percent decrease from last year and fewer than the previous low of 471 reached in 2009.

But Bloomberg reports the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there isn’t much the agency can do but warn people to stay away from the tracks on platforms. The agency’s chairman says...

“If we lived in a world of completely available unlimited dollars there may be a way to” prevent such incidents, “I don’t think this is something that can be solved by spending more money in the subway system.”

The New York Times says if convicted, Menendez could face a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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Woman Charged For Hate Crime In New York Subway Death

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Dec 30, 2012

Woman Charged For Hate Crime In New York Subway Death

Image Source: The New York Times

BY: NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR:

A 31-year-old Bronx woman faces charges of murder and a hate crime after pushing a man off a subway platform in New York City. Here’s CBS News with the details.

“The woman seen in this surveillance video allegedly pushed a man to his death... The woman confessed to police that it was an act against Muslims.”

According to The New York Times, the victim, Sunando Sen, was pushed from behind and had no chance to defend himself. Mr. Sen was reportedly born in India and raised as a Hindu, not a Muslim. The Queens district attorney quoted the woman saying,

“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.”

The New York Post says the woman looked “wild” when she was escorted to Queens Criminal Court. And during her arraignment she appeared equally unraveled, laughing so hard she was visibly shaking. The New York Post explains the judge scolded her family’s lawyer saying,

“You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing.”
But Menendez continued laughing throughout the hearing. She will undergo a psychiatric test on Sunday.

Euronews explains this is the second fatal subway attack in the city just this month. A 30-year-old man was charged with murder after pushing a man in front of a train earlier this month. And although police say there is no indication that the two incidents are related, it does have commuters shaken up.

“You never know who is going to push you onto the tracks or in the street. It’s like yea very tragic.”

But violence in New York City has been decreasing. The NYPD reports there were 414 murders in the city through December 23, a 19 percent decrease from last year and fewer than the previous low of 471 reached in 2009.

But Bloomberg reports the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there isn’t much the agency can do but warn people to stay away from the tracks on platforms. The agency’s chairman says...

“If we lived in a world of completely available unlimited dollars there may be a way to” prevent such incidents, “I don’t think this is something that can be solved by spending more money in the subway system.”

The New York Times says if convicted, Menendez could face a maximum penalty of life in prison.

(SOC)
 

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