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Unemployed Brooklyn man misses job interview to save 9-month-old {blown onto subway track]
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 6/26/12; updated 6/27/12 | BY KERRY BURKE, JOE KEMP AND TRACY CONNOR

Posted on 06/27/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde

An unemployed Brooklyn man missed a job interview Tuesday for the best of reasons: He was saving the life of a 9-month-old boy who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a gust of high wind.

Like a superhero without a cape, Delroy Simmonds jumped onto the elevated tracks and hoisted the bleeding child — still strapped into his stroller — to the safety of the platform as the J train bore down on them.

The father of two then shrugged off his courageous, selfless act.

“Everybody is making me out to be some sort of superhero,” the father of two told the Daily News on Tuesday night. “I’m just a normal person. Anybody in that situation should have done what I did”...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hero; newyork; subway; unemployed
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KEN GOLDFIELD FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Delroy Simmonds was credited with rescuing a child in a stroller as it rolled on to the subway tracks.


FReepers, let's give Mr. Simmonds some well-deserved praise -- and pray for him to find a great job that will reward his talents and courage and support his family.

1 posted on 06/27/2012 8:06:59 AM PDT by Albion Wilde
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To: Albion Wilde

Amen. God bless him!


2 posted on 06/27/2012 8:09:30 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Albion Wilde

If I owned a business in New York, I’d hire the guy on the spot.


3 posted on 06/27/2012 8:09:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Nice job. And he’s a Mets fan!


4 posted on 06/27/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Albion Wilde

I don’t think he will be without a job for long.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Vigilanteman

He has his priorities straight. I think I could trust him.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Albion Wilde
Anybody in that situation should have done what I did...

The fact that you believe this, Mr. Simmons, sets you apart from unfortunately too many in our society today. I see you get that, since you said "should" and not "would".

7 posted on 06/27/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Albion Wilde

Three cheers for DelRoy!


8 posted on 06/27/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: firebrand; NYer; Cacique; jmaroneps37; Palladin; TaxCuts; thefactor; neverdem; The Mayor

Ping! Anybody know of any jobs for this guy?


9 posted on 06/27/2012 8:13:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

We could use a few more like him.


10 posted on 06/27/2012 8:13:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Albion Wilde

Another great American man. The fact that there are plenty of men around who would do what he did doesn’t make it any less wonderful. It just means we have a deep bench of heroes in our country.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Wow.

Somehow, I don’t think he’s going to have any problem being offered a job.


12 posted on 06/27/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Albion Wilde

Never judge a book by its cover.

That being said, lose the Street thug look, Delroy.

You would look terrific in a three piece business suit.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 8:18:06 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Albion Wilde

Just when I lose hope for humanity.....


14 posted on 06/27/2012 8:18:10 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank You Mr. Delroy! Prayers for you and your family.


15 posted on 06/27/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today! Walker, Issa, Rubio,)
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To: Albion Wilde

The man didn’t think, just reacted while others were “stunned”. He did what a man should do.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Albion Wilde
Very cool story.

This courageous and selfless man is definitely not "Obama's son".

17 posted on 06/27/2012 8:25:50 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FormerACLUmember
lose the Street thug look, Delroy. You would look terrific in a three piece business suit.

While he would indeed look good in a suit, his polo shirt is a "thug look"? I see his kind eyes and modest, private expression. The article says "he was a laid off as a vocational trainer for the mentally disabled." I don't think business suits are appropriate or required for such work.

Not trying to single you out, however. But one of the reasons I posted this article is due to the abundance of "Holder's people" comments on FR. This guy has risen above appearances and may have had some pretty good parenting himself.

18 posted on 06/27/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

Mr. Simmonds demonstrated a level of courage and character that is sorely lacking in our society today.

May God Bless you and yours Mr. Simmonds.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 8:30:23 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Albion Wilde

This brings tears to my eyes. Bless that young man for his heroism. I hope he gets that job!!!!

That was some quick thinking and brave action. I wish him well.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Albion Wilde

I am glad you posted this. I know there are a lot of decent very good blacks, but it is easy to loose site of this with story after story of the dysfunctional masses in that community and the socially disproportionate 95% support for a horrible president. It is frustrating and it builds anger in all of us... probably even more amongst the decent blacks who don’t want to be associated with “the culture.”

I search out good stories like this and good role models like Thomas Sowell, Condi Rice, Herman Cain and locals to help me stay balanced and fair.

We must treat all we meet as individuals and figure out who they are on the actions we see. It has to be frustrating to be a conservative black person.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Albion Wilde

Bless you,Mr. Simmonds.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 8:35:27 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Albion Wilde

Bless you,Mr. Simmonds.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 8:35:51 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Albion Wilde

GREAT JOB Mr. Simmonds!!!! I hope the firm you were going to interview you hires you.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Amen to your post!


25 posted on 06/27/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

This is most definitely a “God at work” story. Way to go Delroy!


26 posted on 06/27/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: Albion Wilde

He looks vaguely familiar. I’d like to think he’s one of my school’s graduates. It’s possible. He’s not one of mine — the only Delroy I’ve taught had a different last name.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 8:47:02 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Kudos to Mr. Simmonds for a courageous and selfless act that saved the life of an innocent child.

I’m sure that after this Mr. Simmonds will not lack for job offers.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 8:49:58 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Girlene

“Somehow, I don’t think he’s going to have any problem being offered a job.”

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Indeed. He’ll be all over the NYC media and rightly so.

What ever happened to that other guy who performed an heroic lifesaving act on the NYC subway system. I think he actually laid on the tracks and shielded someone.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 8:53:33 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Albion Wilde

As someone who has to interview candidates, if someone came into my office to interview, the baseball cap would be a negative.

Appearance and grooming count, to me at least. If there were plugs, rings, posts and visible tattos, that would be a negative to me. However, if I see that someone has made an effort to remove those devices, that would count as a positive.

If this guy was going to visit a friend, I wouldn’t think twice about his hat or much else, I would probably be more focused on his face and posture. And to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he was going to take his hat off for the interview.

But to me, I wouldn’t hire someone for any position if they don’t present themselves well. Without the hat, the guy looks like a reasonable candidate to me.


30 posted on 06/27/2012 8:55:42 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Albion Wilde
Thanks for the great post.

I immediately posted this to my facebook page.

Good news is nice for a change!

31 posted on 06/27/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Albion Wilde

God bless this man and his family, and may they prosper!


32 posted on 06/27/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: FreeAtlanta; Albion Wilde

Well, politics aren’t really the issue here. If the man jumped down and saved the kid, that is a postive thing regardless of whether he is a flaming liberal or a Tea Partyer.

Also, his appearance is only important to me in the context that he was going for a job interview. If that were not the case, I would find nothing about his appearance to sway me negatively. (I don’t like the thug look, but I don’t really view the hat as the thug look. The hat, in conjunction with baggy pants with the underwear showing, etc., well, THAT is different. And, like most normal people, I DO make judgements on that basis.

One of the things that irritates me to no end is people who castigate others for making judgements on appearance. Now, I do draw the line. I am not going make judgements on someone who has bad skin, scars, is overweight, is unattractive, is of a different skin color, etc. because...they cannot, for the most part, control those things.

But if someone comes in for an interview wearing Pippi Longstocking striped stockings on her legs, goth makeup and green dyed hair, well, that is different. They CHOOSE to be that way.

Same way with people who dress like gang bangers. They may be nice people, love their pets and be faithful to their wife, but if you dress like people who assault other people, you shouldn’t be surprised if people treat you that way.

To reiterate: I don’t see this gentleman the same way.


33 posted on 06/27/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: FormerACLUmember
FTA: The Brooklyn native was on his way to apply for a maintenance position at a warehouse...

Seems appropriate attire for that type of job. God Bless Mr. Simmonds, and may he find a job soon.

34 posted on 06/27/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Albion Wilde

“Behold a man”


35 posted on 06/27/2012 9:09:43 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Albion Wilde
Actually, instead of giving him a job, someone needs to micro-loan him a couple grand and he can start his own vocational training business. Then he will know what it's like to fully enjoy the American Dream.

I'd send him a suit but he appears to be a mite taller than I am lol...

36 posted on 06/27/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: rlmorel
FTA: The Brooklyn native was on his way to apply for a maintenance position at a warehouse ...
37 posted on 06/27/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Albion Wilde

Good Job Mr Simmons, and good luck at your next job interview, which I somehow think won’t be long in coming.


38 posted on 06/27/2012 9:12:50 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: rlmorel

I meant to add that you do NOT go to apply for a job as a maintenance man in a 3 piece suit. He wouldn’t get in the door.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Albion Wilde

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if someone will establish a fund for him similar to that re: contributions to the bullied schoolbus granny. I also wonder how much executive attire one must don for a maintenance job. I know people who don’t even own a suit. They have work clothes. They attend church in their work clothes.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Albion Wilde

A brave fellow New Yorker! Despite everything, I love these people. They are the same people who ran into the WTC when it was burning and stood on line to give blood on 9/11.

And to parents: there’s a reason there is a yellow line. Stand waaaaaaaaaay behind it and keep your hands on the baby stroller!


41 posted on 06/27/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: rlmorel

Did you ever think that Mr. Simmonds might remove the cap when entering the workplace? Lots of people wear Yankee & Mets caps in NYC. Sheesh!


42 posted on 06/27/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Albion Wilde
Good on you, Mr. Simmonds!! What a awesome thing to do!

Here's hoping his prospective employer reads the story, and gives him some serious brownie points for his actions!

43 posted on 06/27/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: miss marmelstein

Did you read my entire post, miss marmelstein? Before you get too snippy, please re-read it. I EXPLICITLY excepted that behavior of wearing it in an interview and assumed he wouldn’t wear it in.


44 posted on 06/27/2012 9:29:06 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Albion Wilde

He passed my interview process for a maintenance position before he showed up.

He demonstrated he has at the core what it takes to become a valuable employee. The rest of it is up to the employer.


45 posted on 06/27/2012 9:31:55 AM PDT by frog in a pot (When will the U.S. look at history and realize having a Marxist in the WH is not a good thing?)
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To: dead

Nice pick up...and me too. If he was a Bronx guy and a Yankee fan, he probably would have first made sure the family were Yankee fans before doing anything.


46 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is true. It is good to remember that good grooming and appearance does not mean a three piece suit. Someone can wear jeans and a polo shirt, and look neat and clean.


47 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Pharmboy

Hahahaha


48 posted on 06/27/2012 9:34:12 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel

Well, all your posts were so long I may have missed it. But you still seem really picky about a guy who jumped onto a subway track to save a baby.

I’m not fond of nose rings and tattoos myself. But there are a lot of good workers in NYC who have them.


49 posted on 06/27/2012 10:06:17 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Albion Wilde
Just saw that you posted this...nice find!

And, expecting very good things for Delroy Simmonds!

50 posted on 06/27/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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