Saturday, December 29, 2012

Arrest in subway murder raises more questions


A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she has hated Muslims since Sept. 11 and thought he was one was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said.
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"I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I've been beating them up," Menendez told police, according to the district attorney's office.
from Woman Charged With Murder in NY Subway Shove Death

So, she's dumber than a bag of hammers and has been assaulting Muslims since 2001, and was still out on the street? I suppose that she might have just been lucky and slipped under the NYPD's radar, but because of the interesting coincidences I mentioned previously, I suspect that this arrest is just a way to sweep it under the rug. The fact that someone who supposedly didn't know her supposedly recognized her based on that subway photo is also suspicious.  But because of the media's power to arbitrate reality, I'm going to throw in the towel on this one.