On November 13th, Kareem McClary, 23, and Izayiah Jessamy, 20, and a third unidentified man were smoking on the platform of a Bronx’s Freeman Street subway station. Spotted by two NYPD officers, the trio was asked to stop and leave. That’s when the trio attacked, with McClary and Jessamy ganging up on one of the officers. Pulled off the officer in question, the two were arrested while the third got away.
According to the Daily Mail, the duo was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, violation of local law, and trespass. Photos of the third suspect were released, but so far, no information about his identity has been released. So far, felony assaults like these are up 6% for the year, with over 24,000 being reported so far in 2023.
While NYC Mayor Eric Adams loves to tout an overall decrease of less than 1% as a victory, let’s not forget that a large chunk of this drop is simply due to his DAs declining to prosecute.
For those who know the worst of NYC very well, they are getting alarmed at the trends that have emerged under Adams. Even top liberal Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said back in October that the transit lines leave him fearful. Speaking with Fox 5 he said, “I know the statistics that transit crime is down, but when one of my family members gets on the train, I, too, get a knot in my stomach. I live here, I’m raising my family here, so we have a lot more work to do.”
Calling it “work” at this point is the understatement of the year. The entire city needs an overhaul and a full flush. If NYC wants to clean up the streets, then it needs to get tough on crime and put criminals where they belong.