What. The. Fuck.
Mashable: On a crowded train, passengers try to be respectful to the other straphangers riding along. Unfortunately, one New York preacher didn’t get the memo, and proceeded to go off on a homophobic rant on a busy subway car. Rob Maiale, a copywriter and voice actor from Brooklyn, was standing right next to the preacher when he’d heard enough, and started belting out the song “Golden Ticket” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to drown out all the hateful words. Now a subway savior, Maiale spoke to Gothamist about the incident, saying:
I was riding the M train on my way to work when this guy (who I’ve seen haranguing riders before) preaching to passengers. At first, he was going on about people having sex outside of wedlock, okay fine. Next he began denouncing same-sex relationships … unpopular opinion and a bit irritating, but again, First Amendment. I didn’t say anything. Once his “preaching” shifted from an audience to an individual (a lesbian couple with a child) I decided that this guy wasn’t going to get to talk anymore.
Holy Christ! Was that so hard?! Made half my website dedicated to this and 3 years later we finally have it. Not that it’s really going to make a difference but at least people have signs to refer to when someone gets caught. I think my biggest pet peeve out of these is the ‘showtime’ one. Absolutely despise those kids and the tourists who antagonize them.
Photos courtesy of Gothamist
Didn’t even need to see the old guy to know one of these dudes were from another generation. The second I heard “Ya wanna get froggy with me?” I knew immediately someone was born prior to 1960. Thugs these days don’t fight fair like back then. Of course he’s not going to wait to get off the train and square up. He’s gonna drop you as soon as he can–regardless of witnesses and kids standing right there. He’s waiting for the next stop to take off running.
How desperate is this story?? Manspreading?! Are you serious?! People are getting paid for this? I’d love to see the edited footage of how many guys told this woman to shove her tape measure up her ass and fuck off. Manspreading. Thanks for that award winning piece of journalism Gothamist. Making people measure the distance between their legs to tell them they are taking up too much space on the subway. Absolutely love the guy who is tired as fuck from work and was like I’m probably acting like an asshole but please get that fucking microphone out of my face. I now feel like an asshole for reposting as many of their stories as I do. Manspreading…
Gothamist: The subway was sparse with straphangers, it was Monday night around 9:30 p.m., the Brooklyn bound A train was a warm break between destinations, a man on a motor scooter enters the scene. Tipster Molly T. tells us that most of her fellow subway car mates weren’t put off by the motor scooter, but intrigued, asking the owner how he got his bike to the train (elevator), as they took photos (he normally charges for those, he told them). “Everyone was very friendly,” Molly added, “but the scooter owner was a bit curt. It was really cold out and I think he just wanted to make it to his destination without running down his battery. I think everyone on the train was hoping he would just turn it on and scoot out” in some perfect scene-ending moment. Instead, buskers entered the car.
Gothamist: According to police, the below video was shot moments after the suspect, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, attempted to fare-beat at the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway JMZ station yesterday just before 8 p.m. The nightstick-wielding officer apparently approached Lawson and asked to see his ID, a request that Lawson denied. The officer responded by attempting to cuff Lawson, which he resisted. Be warned that the action of this video is all contained within the first few seconds, and it’s not pleasant. Lawson was taken to Woodhull Hospital and treated for cuts to his head. He has been charged with fare beating, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration. The officer was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and treated for injuries to his hand and arm. The incident is being investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs bureau.
All I can say is thank Christ that cop wasn’t white. Can you imagine that? There would be a march, riots, and a call for a public beheading. Here’s what I don’t get. The kid broke the law by jumping the turnstyle, got caught, and resisted arrest. End of story. I understand the NYPD doesn’t have the best track record but when I’m tussling with a person and I have a gun on my belt, I’m not taking the chance of him reaching for it and using it against me. You better believe I’m going to do whatever I have to to keep them from it.
Side note: How about this chick, huh? If I just walked up to the scene I would’ve thought she ate his face off
Gothamist: After an extensive manhunt, police apprehended the suspect in Sunday’s fatal subway shoving. Kevin Darden, 34, was caught yesterday near his mother’s house in the Bronx. And investigators believe he had also pushed a passenger in another violent incident earlier this month. The authorities believe that Darden is the man who threw Wai Kuen Kwok into an oncoming D train at the 167th Street station in the Bronx on Sunday morning. Kwok, 61, had been waiting for the southbound train with his wife so they could buy groceries and have lunch to celebrate her birthday in Chinatown. The train’s operator James Muriel said, “I see a body flying across the tracks. I knew that it wasn’t an ordinary jump on the tracks. The guy didn’t go straight down, he was actually in the air. I slammed the brakes when he was in the air. By the time I got to him he had just fallen onto the tracks, there was just nothing you can do. I need 300-400 feet to get a train to stop. It’s a 100-ton train.” Kwok was pronounced dead at the scene and Muriel added that Kwok’s wife cried in his arms. Surveillance video after the shoving showed Darden taking a Bx35 bus and getting off to go to a bodega, where he bought a loosie cigarette and smoked outside. A man who was pushed at the West 4th Street subway station saw the video and recognized him as his attacker. According to the Post, the West 4th Street victim is Asian like Kwok:
Darden… assaulted the first man because he dared to walk in front of him, the sources said. “I’m warning you!’’ Darden, 34, barked at the victim after shoving him to the ground at the West 4th Street station at around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, the man told cops.Darden, who has more than 30 prior arrests, pushed him so hard that he suffered bruises to his hands and back and needed treatment at NYU Medical Center.
The victim, 51, came forward Tuesday after seeing a surveillance photo of Darden that cops released following the fatal shove of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, in The Bronx Sunday, sources said. He told police he could pick Darden out of a lineup, which helped them get a warrant for his arrest, the sources said.
The Daily News adds, “A second victim also identified Darden as the man who robbed him inside a nearby Bronx subway station just 30 minutes before Kwok’s underground death.” Darden has been arrested dozens of times. In Texas, he was arrested in 2011 for trying to burn down his brother’s house and, on November 9th, he was arrested for trying to steal a tourist’s wallet outside the Times Square McDonald’s. The Post notes, “At his arraignment then, bail was set at $1,000, an amount the homeless man had no chance of posting. But after five days in jail, Darden appeared for a court hearing — where the supporting deposition wasn’t filed because the complaining witness left the country and couldn’t be reached, according to sources. The judge said he had no choice but to let Darden go without bail.” Darden’s mother Joyce Jones said he was mentally ill, “I’m glad they got him off the streets and I’m glad he’s not dead. I feel so, so sorry for those people and what happened. I know that won’t bring him back, but I am so, so sorry.”
To quickly sum this up, the Jamaican woman reaches out to hold onto the pole once the train moves. Her hand gets really close to a pregnant woman who has her face by the pole. Her man defends her and all hell breaks loose.
Couple things here–I get that your chick is preggos but if you’re THAT worried then don’t get on a subway train packed to the doors and don’t start a fight next to her. The only people I feel bad for are those who were on this section of the train. Throw the earphones in and look down!
Side note: How awkward was that silence afterwards? Almost like nothing ever happened.