According to NYPD data, robberies are up by nearly 35% in New York City compared to last year at this point. Burglaries are up 11% and felony assault increased year-over-year. Crimes committed in the city’s transit system are up a whopping 74% this year.
Do you want to know why crime is running rampant in New York City? It is quite simple, although liberals would disagree with me. New York City decided not to charge cash bail except in the direst circumstances and obviously, it has to be extremely dire.
A perfect example of what is wrong with the law is Kevin Douglas, 40. He has been arrested 44 times, 16 times on May 13th, 2019 alone. Making criminals pay bail may not be a deterrent to crime, but it cuts down on repeat offenders. How can you get arrested 16 times in one day? Of the 44 arrests, they were for drugs, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, robbery, and criminal tampering.
Nearly three months after Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23, was brutally attacked and robbed in a subway in NYC by Douglas, he was arrested. He is finally on bail, which has been set for $75,000. On the very same day he attacked Bew Jirajariyawetch, Douglas had beaten a 34-year-old woman.
On 11/22 at the Herald Square station, in this shocking video, suspect attacks 23YO Bew Jirajariyawetch on the platform. The suspect places her in a headlock, throws her to the ground then sexually assaults her before fleeing w/ her with her purse. (Video provided by attorney) pic.twitter.com/3xUge6AzOl
— Sarah Y. Kim (@Syissle) December 16, 2021
Eric Parnes – Jirajariyawetch’s lawyer – said:
“Although this took an incredible amount of pressure and time to lead to an arrest, it does show that when the police and prosecutors are allowed to do their job without illogical restraints people can have some sense of hope that things can be better.”
Upon learning of the arrest of her alleged attacker, she said, “Nothing can change what happened to me but I am happy to know he can not do this to someone else.”
Douglas is no stranger to being arrested. Before his last arrest, Douglas had reportedly been arrested 44 times on charges that included drugs, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, robbery, and criminal tampering. On May 13, 2019, Douglas was arrested 16 times, according to the New York Post.
On Thursday, Douglas was arraigned on the latest charges in Manhattan Supreme Court before Judge Curtis Farber, who set bail at $75,000. Douglas is scheduled to appear in court on April 11 for the subway mugging.