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.