Blacks in America have developed a disdain for industrious Koreans
Is NYC Subway Pusher a “Hate Criminal?”
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On December 3, Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old Queens New York resident, was shoved into the path of an oncoming subway train at the 49th Street station in New York by another individual on the subway platform. Han was subsequently crushed by said train. The incident, which was witnessed by dozens of bystanders, was described as traumatic and gruesome.
One bystander provided a cell phone video of the two men arguing shortly before the incident, so authorities had a pretty good idea of who he was. On December 5, New York City police arrested 30-year-old Naeem Davis, who subsequently confessed to pushing Han onto the subway tracks. Davis, reportedly a local street vendor, was charged with depraved indifference murder and attempted murder.
In my personal view, a crime is a crime, but I think it bears mentioning that Ki Suk Han was an individual of Korean descent, and Naeem Davis is black. Had a white man been accused of hurling a black man in front of a train, a racial motive would automatically be presumed. The reasons for such might be specious, but it all comes down to the history between whites and blacks in America.
As many are aware, and as I detailed in my 2010 book, Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession , blacks and Asians– particularly those of Korean descent – have a history too. Spurred on by career civil rights activists, blacks in America have developed a disdain for industrious Koreans who start businesses (often, convenience and liquor stores) in black communities, thereby “exploiting” said communities. There have been several high-profile confrontations between blacks and Korean merchants over the years, most of which involve unlawful behavior on the part of riled blacks or would-be robbers.
The lack of blacks’ ability or motivation to fill these retail niches, and why they do not, is never discussed, and the press typically comes down on the side of those in the black community, even when they have no leg to stand on legally or ethically.
The point being that there is at least as much of a reason to surmise that there might have been a racial component here as if the assailant were white and the victim black. We are all aware of the alacrity with which the press descends upon incidents with a suspected racial motive; here, they were more interested in sensationalizing the story with a photo of Han on the tracks moments before his death, and then fabricating another story out of the propriety of that sensationalism. R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer working for the New York Post, serendipitously ambled onto the scene moments before the train struck Han. The Post later ran a front page story with the photo and the caption “DOOMED.”
I find the desire of the press to frame the suspect as non compos mentis prior to the establishment of this as fact quite interesting. From the beginning, the press reported the assailant (who initially fled the scene) as “deranged.” Indeed, nearly every account I have read employs this description. The New York Daily News referred to the suspect as the “psycho pusher.” For some reason, their eagerness to paint Davis as deranged – and therefore not accountable – might only be surpassed by their eagerness to crucify a white assailant charged with the same crime, regardless of his mental state.
So, is Mr. Davis truly deranged, or did he simply decide to push this annoying “slope” in front of the subway train? It was reported that he was menacing others on the subway platform prior to his argument with Han, but that doesn’t mean anything; he could just be any one of many belligerent individuals who gets off on menacing people on subway platforms. I have ridden the New York City subways countless times, and I will tell you: One knows when a train is approaching and when one is fairly far off. If Mr. Han did not have time to remove himself from the train tracks or be rescued from his predicament, it is clear that Mr. Davis intentionally waited until he was damn sure a train was nearby prior to acting.
Obviously, the death of poor Ki Suk Han and Davis’ motivations for this murder will have no direct impact on most of our lives, and certainly it must be ascertained whether Davis is in fact deranged or not. Then, I suppose it might be prudent to determine what his motive was. We should also bear in mind that we’re dealing with the same press that transformed Latino George Zimmerman into a “white man,” manipulated photo and video evidence, and conspired to invalidate his claim of self-defense in the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Although I personally find hate crime statutes odious, in all fairness it would behoove those of us who wish to hold liberals’ feet to the fire to at least bring these hypocrisies to light, and to keep them there as long as possible.