Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hate Crime in the Bronx: Man Assaulted for Wearing “Make America Great Again” Hat: NYPD



By Reader-Researcher “B”

Another “nameless, raceless” assailant assaults “another white Trump supporter.”

Note how another man pretending to be a good Samaritan gets in on some of the fun as well.

N.S.: Fake good Samaritans have been a huge problem in New York for as long as I’ve been here (1985). They are the real bystander effect.

Man Assaulted for Wearing “Make America Great Again” Hat in Bronx: NYPD
By Ben Fractenberg | November 15, 2016 6:18pm

A man was assaulted on a 5 train in The Bronx for a wearing a pro-Donald Trump hat, police said.

THE BRONX — A man was assaulted for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while on a 5 train in The Bronx, according to the NYPD and a WABC report.

Corey Cataldo was heading home from Union Square when another man asked if he was a Trump supporter as the train approached 138th Street-Grand Concourse on Nov. 11, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Cataldo, 24, said he was and the man responded, “Great, another white Trump supporter,” according to police.

The man then grabbed Cataldo by the neck.

"The next thing I know, I have hands around my neck and I'm being choked," Cataldo told WABC.

"I try to fight him off, and another gentleman comes over, pretends like he's going to help me and says 'get off of him.' He shoves me up against the wall, up against the window."

Cataldo was finally able to fend off the men.

Police later searched the area, but did not find the 6-foot, 190-pound man suspected of choking him, the spokeswoman added.

Cataldo, who reportedly works as an electrician, suffered pain to his left shoulder, police said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NBC "NEWS"story by Alexandra Jaffe.(Listen to the
In a highly unusual move, President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday night left his Manhattan residence without notifying the reporters covering him or giving any indication of where he was going.

The maneuver seemed to deliberately limit access to the media.

The only way the press eventually ascertained his whereabouts was after a Bloomberg reporter, who happened to be dining at the 21 Club, tweeted a photo of Trump and some of his transition team in the Midtown steakhouse.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks later told NBC News. "He is having dinner with his family."

Wife Melania, daughter Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, sons Donald Jr. and Eric Trump were all at the restaurant.

This came after Hicks had told his press pool the day had ended, and the only indication of his departure was an unannounced motorcade. Trump's communications team did not respond to emails from the pooler requesting guidance.

With his Tuesday night actions, the Trump Administration is shaping up to be the least accessible to the public and the press in modern history.

A week after the election, Trump hasn't yet held a press conference, the longest any recent president has waited to speak to the press. That continues a weeks-long drought that's been going on since mid-summer, when Trump last answered questions from the press.

Trump has also refused to travel with the press corps since the election, a continuation of his campaign practice of flying in a separate plane from the media that covered him.

The media covering the president-elect have also not yet been offered briefings on his transition efforts, which was a typical practice for past presidents that allowed the public to keep apprised of the details of the new government.
GRA:After the way the press treated him,I can't blame Trump one bit for avoiding them.He's got 'em right by their collective nads.
GR Anonymous