Skip to comments.New York Post piles on the horror with front-page photo of man about to be killed by subway train
Posted on 12/04/2012 3:57:28 PM PST by Arthurio
The New York Post is facing criticism over its decision to publish a front-page photo of a man, pushed onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Monday, trying to climb to safety before being fatally struck by an oncoming train.
Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old from Queens, N.Y., was hurled from the 49th Street station platform onto the tracks by "a deranged man" around 12:30 p.m., according to the paper. Han was attempting to calm the man, apparently a panhandler, when a scuffle broke out, police say. The man then pushed him onto the tracks.
Witnesses told police the man had been harassing people on the platform. "At least one witness felt that the aggressor was emotionally disturbed," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The New York Times.
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Subways in Manhattan are government programs. Look at them. Look at these pieces of crap. You don’t think we can do better?
(I know you do).
No good deed goes unpunished.
If I were a New Yorker, I’d be campaigning to get Giuliani to run again. He may be far from a viable presidential candidate, but he was an effective Mayor. Bloomberg is a farshtinkener.
I hate public transportation.
Don't remember if it was on front page or inside.
I wish he would. I’ve heard he might, or may be supporting some other candidate.
The photo will prove a blessing if it gets the City to put those haters where they can’t hurt people.
In Florida we have the Baker Act which permits a person to be detained if “He poses a danger to himself or others”. I would presume that this is the case in almost every other jurisdiction under different names. Our problem is that history has shown the ‘institutionalizing’ of the afflicted in a very poor light especially when the government uses a very liberal policy of commitment. From this policy comes the cases exposed in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Yet, those extremes still leave the acute psychotics and paranoiacs who have no support structures and ARE A DANGER to the innocent public.
Obviously, a method and separation must be found but in the real world, the advocates for extreme rights for these deranged persons and the costs of incarceration weigh heavily against anything being done. God bless this man for his efforts and my prayers for his family and friends.
And who was the person taking the picture instead of trying to help the guy to get out?
They should publish pics of the perp!
His name and address and his hangouts
I love New York/New York City. I plan to visit again one of these days.
People wonder how spectacles like the Roman colosseum could have happened in a supposedly “civilized” society... People being fed to lions... Gladiators fighting to the death... And such.
I would stipulate that we’re merely -—> <-— this far away from that. Any time now.
Gangbanger thug probably
The guy taking the picture was a NY Post reporter who said he was waving and trying to use the flash to signal the train operator to stop.
Question is, where were all the other witnesses? Wasn’t anyone close enough to try to pull him out or had the altercation with the “homeless guy” sent them all scattering?
Rush showed traces of the ‘old’ Rush today, using absurdity to point out the absurd (Costas)- he used this one saying we can’t blame the pusher, we have to blame the train cause if it wasn’t running etc etc etc...
Rush kind of ‘attacked’ everything that had a remote chance of being involved in a violent crime, always shifting the ‘blame’ from the doer to an object that was there — and suggesting that Costas run a commentary on the evils of the innate object.
Many here are trying to get him to run for mayor again
Yeah, me too. I don't take trains/subways very often. Recently I was in Britain taking a train from Portsmouth to London and back and there were "Wanted" signs posted everywhere asking for help in solving a similar crime where some unlucky commuter was pushed to their death onto the tracks.
Well, the cover photo is clearly of the victim in the last seconds of his life trying unsuccessfully to save himself.
This is what people find so disturbing.
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