On Friday, a youth basketball coach was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack on the New York City subway making it the seventh such murder this year on one of the busiest subway systems in the world.
Video of the incident shows 36-year-old Charles Moore being tackled out of a subway car onto the East 176th St. and Jerome Avenue station in Morris Heights on Thursday night at around 10:30 PM.
Moore tackled the suspect to the ground before the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the youth basketball coach in the back, according to the New York Daily News.
“He pulled a knife, and Chuck never had a chance,” said Moore's mother, Frances Vanterpool Moore. “He stabbed up my baby all up in the back and the chest. My son has never had a criminal record. He’s a hard worker, a quiet man, on his way home from work.”
The killer, who is still at large, was seen on video putting the knife into his black backpack as he fled the scene.
“We have to do more, and we will,” said New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell following the stabbing, which is the third such incident over the past week, according to the New York Times.
The New York Police Department currently has thousands of officers patrolling the subway systems, however, they have failed to prevent violence over the past year with subway crime up 42 percent, as reported by the New York Daily News.
“We need them on platforms, we need them riding the train, we have to deter and prevent this activity,” the police commissioner said. “And we have to apprehend the offenders when it happens.”
As crime continues to consume Democrat-controlled New York City, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin asked “At what point is enough, enough?” Law enforcement needs help.”
The Democrats running New York have clearly failed in keeping the citizens of their city safe and in a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, perhaps it's time for New Yorkers to reconsider how they want to keep themselves safe.
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