NY Man Pushed to His Death Because Killer Thought He was Muslim


nytimes.com

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.

“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare,” Mr. Brown said in an interview. “Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train.”

In a statement released by the district attorney’s office, Mr. Brown quoted Ms. Menendez, “in sum and substance,” as having told the police: “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.” Ms. Menendez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said.

The victim, Sunando Sen, was born in India and, according to a roommate, was raised Hindu.

Mr. Sen “was allegedly shoved from behind and had no chance to defend himself,” Mr. Brown said. “Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant’s actions should never be tolerated by a civilized society.”

Mr. Brown said he had no information on the defendant’s criminal or mental history.

“It will be up to the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial,” he said.

The attack occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday at the 40th Street-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside.

Mr. Sen, 46, was looking out over the tracks when a woman approached him from behind and shoved him onto the tracks, according to the police. Mr. Sen never saw her, the police said.

 The woman fled the station, running down two flights of stairs and down the street.

 By the next morning, a brief and grainy black-and-white video of the woman who the police said was behind the attack was being broadcast on news programs.

Patrol officers picked up Ms. Menendez early Saturday after someone who had seen the video on television spotted her on a Brooklyn street and called 911, said Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the Police Department. She was taken to Queens and later placed in lineups, according to detectives. Earlier police reports gave Ms. Menendez’s first name as Erica.

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said on Friday that, according to witnesses’ accounts, there had been no contact on the subway platform between the attacker and the victim immediately before the fatal shove.

The case was the second this month involving someone being pushed to death in a train station. In the first case, Ki-Suck Han, 58, of Elmhurst, Queens, died under the Q train at the 49th Street and Seventh Avenue station on Dec. 3. Naeem Davis, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case. A lawyer for Mr. Davis said his client had been trying to push Mr. Han away after an altercation.

Ar Suman, one of three roommates who shared a small first-floor apartment with Mr. Sen in Elmhurst, said that Mr. Sen, who after years of saving money, had opened a small copying business this year on the Upper West Side..

“He was a very educated person and quite nice,” Mr. Suman said. “He never had a problem with anyone.”

  1. #1 by Adalberto Erazo Jr. on December 30, 2012 - 1:03 am

    “It will be up to the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial,” he said.

    Oh boy, why do I get the feeling that the court will let this bitch off the hook by labeling her insane. This bitch needs to be put down like the mad dog she is.

  2. #2 by George on December 30, 2012 - 1:24 am

    Disgusting Pamela Geller needs to be brought to account for this murder (and others) because of her hateful anti-Islam ads in the subway stations of New York and other cities of America.

  3. #3 by onlyjim on December 30, 2012 - 2:14 am

    Such dangerous times we live in.
    To my Muslim friends: keep those eyes in the back of your head
    on the lookout for the covertly hostile cowards seeking to do you harm.
    Stay safe.

  4. #4 by annebeck58 on December 30, 2012 - 2:19 am

    And when the heck did, “Hindus”, get involved in 9-11??? Even the big lie says nothing about Indians.
    Someone needs to correct the rest, too; I understand those who are of Hindu religion are Hindi.
    Am I wrong there?

  5. #5 by Strategos on December 30, 2012 - 2:54 am

    This is what the racism of Zionism does.

  6. #6 by jansen bosko on December 30, 2012 - 3:14 am

    It’s just as well she didn’t push a jew onto the tracks. One can only imagine what would happen then.

  7. #7 by Ivy on December 30, 2012 - 3:39 am

    She was fit to murder, definitely she’s fit to stand trail!

  8. #8 by Brian on December 30, 2012 - 3:47 am

    We need to ban pushing.

  9. #9 by carinaragno on December 30, 2012 - 4:30 am

    so what was she doing mumbling and pacing before she pushed him off platform ? just waiting for Muslim to come by or what? this really doesn’t make any sense, but hey it is nytimes eh

  10. #10 by jsjjs on December 30, 2012 - 4:31 am

    this is directly because of Pamela Geller and her like. both this girl and gellar should be executed in public. oh, also there should be a public statement by the government of the united States telling the people that they have already killed millions of Muslims in several countries, even before 911.

  11. #11 by Robert Newton on December 30, 2012 - 4:34 am

    @annebeck58: Those of the Hindu religion are Hindus. Hindi is the language, and not only spoken by Hindus. 17% of the Indian population speak it. Ironically, the most widely spoken language is English. That’s because no-one could ever agree on which of the 150 Indian dialects would become the country’s official language. Even today, the business of the Indian Parliament is conducted in English.

  12. #12 by Robert Newton on December 30, 2012 - 4:39 am

    With regard to the shoving incident, the NY Transit officials should take a look at the MTR system in Hong Kong. A sliding door system is in place and the tracks (and on-coming trains) are never accessible to the public. The train pulls in, and only after it stops do the doors open to let passengers on and off. Common sense solution.

  13. #13 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on December 30, 2012 - 5:53 am

    With the constant Islamophobia/Xenophobia aimed at all Middle Eastern People regardless of their religious affiliations or National origins by the likes of the mad hatters Pamela Gellar, Geert Wilders, Daniel Pipes ad nauseum even Hindus & Seikhs are being targeted! What the hell people?!?! Like annebeck was just commenting on it, this insanity, this out & out hate mongering has resulted in the acting out by the dumbed down ugly American who woud’nt even know where Iran or Iraq is on the map, let alone begin to know the differences between these Countries!!! I must punctuate with so many exclamation points in this way here as to try and express my utter amazement at the sheer ludicrousness of it all!! DAMN!!!!!!! So innocent people are being murdered and vilified by these recklessly irresponsible mouthpieces of the Jewish supremacist mind, so profoundly polluted with toxic bile and hatred. What ignorance! What complete utter BULLSHIT!!!

  14. #14 by KPRyan on December 30, 2012 - 6:51 am

    Hindu – Muslim – Seik – whatever. Ms. Menendez says ALL brown skinned folks are alike.

  15. #15 by KPRyan on December 30, 2012 - 6:55 am

    #8 above.

    Actually we need to ban arms on humans. They do the pushing and without them many people would still be alive. They punch, too. This causes many injuries and even further deaths.

  16. #16 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on December 30, 2012 - 7:17 am

    #11 by Robert Newton on December 30, 2012 – 4:34 am

    “That’s because no-one could ever agree on which of the 150 Indian dialects would become the country’s official language.”

    TO BE MORE PRECISE

    The decadent Judeo-Christian shit (Freemasons and others) were the guests and “Allies” of the Muslim government of Hindustan, but they BETRAYED that trust, pitted the Hindus and Sikhs against the Muslims, took over the land, and BANNED the official and AGREED UPON language which was PHARSI (Farsi or Persian) and URDU was the language of poetry par excellence, the highest and most loved language in the land by intellectuals spoken and written by both Muslims and “Hindus”.

    The British barbarians replaced Farsi with their English language which has still remained to this day because Bharat (Anglo-India) is still ruled by Britain from 10 Downing Street just like Pakistan was! Since the Pakistanis had tested their first nuclear devices, the CIA and the White House have been running Pakistan!

    Basheer
    Great grandson of Survivors of the Holocaust of Muslims of Hindustan carried out by the decadent Judeo Christians in 1857 (and before and after)

  17. #17 by annebeck58 on December 30, 2012 - 7:41 am

    You wonder what she was doing, mumbling and pacing? I’m pretty sure she was doing what too many Americans have done since 9-11 with all of the crazy restrictions against citizens, particularly those already close to the edge. She was snapping.
    Anyway,back to Ms Looney-tunes Gellar, she said she’s been beating-up Muslims and Hindus since 2001. I think each session probably began with her pacing and mumbling/

    And, Robert; thanks. I could have looked it up, but lazy (well, and very busy today, too.) So thanks for that. I should have known it, too.

    America IS sick and getting sicker daily.

  18. #18 by Blake on December 30, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I bet Pamela plastic face Geller is happy as a pig in shyte right now.

  19. #19 by Mike on December 30, 2012 - 8:47 am

    What another proud moment to be an American! Once again, some dumb piece of inbred trash, unable to think at any recordable level, gets their eureka moment by deciding to shove a Muslim into an oncoming train because “Muslims got me mad once!” ! Christ! The level of stupidity oozing out of this dilapidated septic tank we call the USA is utterly mind boggling! First of all, this dumb bitch can’t even figure out that Muslims had NOTHING to do with the attacks on 9-11! Then to top that off, she couldn’t point out someone who is Muslim if you pointed them out to her first! Hope she rots!

  20. #20 by anon on December 30, 2012 - 10:46 am

    A decade passed a she didn’t take her head out from her ass! What a stupid American bitch.

  21. #21 by Walter on December 30, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Per the lead cartoon ….
    DEHUMANIZE-DEMONIZE and then EXTERMINATE ALL NON-MEMBERS:
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE

    The Nazis copied the Jewish “Manual” point by point
    KILL THE SICK and CRIPPLED
    Numbers c.5 v.2-4
    KILL HOMOSEXUALS
    Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
    KILL ALL DISSIDENTS:
    Exodus c.32 v.27
    Numbers c.11 v.1-2
    Numbers c.16 all
    Numbers c.21 v.5-6
    Numbers c.26 v.10
    KILL anyone who engages in “DIVERSITY” or “INTEGRATION”
    Numbers v25 v.4-8
    Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
    DEHUMANIZE-DEMONIZE and then EXTERMINATE ALL NON-MEMBERS:
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
    Where are THEIR “holocaust” Memorials!
    OCCUPY YOUR VICTIM’S DWELLINGS/LAND
    Numbers c.21 v.25
    Numbers c.32 v.39
    Numbers c.33 v.53
    (just to name a FEW)
    GENOCIDE CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
    Numbers c.33 v.31-34
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
    Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
    TERRORISM CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
    Jews SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GOD”
    Nazis SELF-anointed “The GENETICALLY CHOSEN People of God”.

  22. #22 by Alan Kerns on December 30, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    I think Walter’s point is apt. The core of the problem is Jewish fear and loathing of goyim – generally. A tiny minority of a tiny minority is effectively in control of the whole of humankind – via the money racket. They dominate governments, information, science, technology, the arts. Everywhere you look, you see deception and ruthless abuse. Is there a solution? Well yes – but it requires steadfast honesty AND humility AND compassion. A sad fact of life is that frightened people lose our capacity for honesty and humility and compassion. We are in a hell of a dilemma. Frightened people are primed for genocide.

  23. #23 by from_the_bleachers on December 30, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    As a country we have turned, for the most part, into a bunch of apathetic, ignorant fools. So if you’re from israel you are automatically jewish, if you are from iran, a muslim and from the US a christian? Since when does a persons origin define their beliefs or religious inclinations? The US is rotting. Meanwhile people seem to not give a sh*t about educating themselves and thinking beyond the crap that the media and government feed us. Shows you how easy to manipulate the dumbed down citizenry in our country has become.

  24. #24 by annebeck58 on December 30, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Did nobody notice that the name, Menendez, is a Spanish name? Unless this crazy chick married into that name, she’d also be considered, “brown”.
    So, on top of the fact that no Hindu person had a darn thing to do with 9-11 (AND even the big-lie says nothing about Hindus), this chick is also what would be considered, Brown-ish (at least).
    So where does she even get off beating-up other Brown-peoole?

    I guess crazy does not exactly make sense.
    And we can probably thank Faux sNewz for this one, too.

  25. #25 by lenny on December 30, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    “Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant’s actions should never be tolerated by a civilized society.”

    Evidently, the Queens District Attorney doesn’t recognize the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. He should resign his office. Ever hear of the First Amendment? It gives people the right to say things other people find intolerable. It is her actions that are against the law and that should not be tolerated.

  26. #26 by Isaac on December 30, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    I go for Adalberto Erazo #1 and all who say that bitch sneeds to be punished for ignorant. The News media never mentioned that the real perpetrators of the 9/11 attack were the Jews and Bushi who is also a filthy Crypto Jew.

  27. #27 by Sfumatoking on December 31, 2012 - 3:09 am

    @Walter
    Numbers 5:2-4 does NOT say kill the cripped.It commands putting out the lepers,those w/issue of blood and those who are defiled with the dead!!! Because they are ceremonially unclean.(leprosy was contagious) Put things into their proper context.The so-called Jews are behind the anti-muslim campaign(and a host of other problems)are Ashkenazi proselytes following the Talmud.America is indeed dumbed down, but legitimate criticism must assume a higher ground w/o broad generalizations of faiths.

  28. #28 by wad on December 31, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    This lady is a drugged out patsy. They love to use minorities to do their dirty work for them, this is all in the hopes that many copy cat killings will begin. Remember the black guy in the UK who punched a Muslim girl in the back of the head?

    she was put up to this and if she wasn’t then she will get off as “unfit ” to stand trial, sending a CLEAR message to the drugged out violent goyim “you can get some steam out by killing Muslims and just go free”

    of course the Rabbis will release a subway poster coming out condemning these racist attacks against Muslims etc…….

    just pure evil here.

  29. #29 by Kathleen Murphy on January 1, 2013 - 4:30 am

    All corporate news media outlets, like FOX news, should be sued by all of us for not informing the American public that the architects and engineers, all throughout the world, have scientific evidence that the 3 buildings that fell on 9/11/2001 were controlled demolitions!!!

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