New York’s Subway Feces Attacker Makes Mockery of Bail Reform Laws

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The disturbing state of New York’s subway system, and how it handles crime in general, is back on display.

Frank Abrokwa, 37, was arrested and charged in connection with the February 21st incident where he was caught on video smearing feces into the face of a woman who was waiting for a rush hour train on Monday evening.

NYC police discovered after booking Abrokwa that he is also the suspect in a series of unrelated recent crimes, yet he was still allowed to walk free without bail.

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According to NBC News:

Abrokwa had previously been arrested last Tuesday — after the feces incident but before he was identified as the suspect — and charged with robbery, grand larceny, petty larceny, menacing with a weapon — a screwdriver — criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, the NYPD told NBC News.

Those charges were in connection with a reported crime in which he allegedly stole items from a store and, when challenged by an employee pulled out a screwdriver and held it “it in a menacing way” and challenged them to call the police.

NBC New York reported Abrokwa already had two other cases pending in Manhattan for misdemeanor assaults earlier in February in which he allegedly randomly punched people in the face.

None of the charges Abrokwa has faced qualify for him to be held on bail under New York state’s bail reform laws, NBC New York reports.

Janno Lieber, chair and CEO the MTA — the transit agency overseeing the subways where the feces attack took place — said Thursday that Abrokwa’s release “defies common sense.”

“I’m not a criminal justice expert, but I don’t understand how someone who commits this kind of assault — which was violent, horribly victimizing a transit rider — can just walk free even when he has four other open cases against him, including two other transit assaults and a hate crime charge.”

Abrokwa’s attorney, William Ferris John, has not responded to any requests for comments.

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George Peabody
George Peabody
11 months ago

Feces-Devil is also Black therefore he be judged not guilty. lol

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
11 months ago

Ahhh, obviously the people of NY haven’t learned their lesson yet. It was them who voted in the politicians who make these crazy laws. While all his crimes are awful, it’s hard to feel sorry for New Yorkers. Deal with it until you’ve had enough and elect different people with common sense.
Majority of people in any given state are clueless about laws being passed that affect their lives, yet remain clueless!!! Same in CA, Oregon, Seattle, Chicago. Need I go on?

Jawad
Jawad
11 months ago

Yep, the same dorks who elected AOC. Hard to fathom, ain’t it? You just can’t fix STUPID.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
11 months ago
Reply to  Jawad

. . . .and voted for the carpet bagger Hillary as a Senator.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
11 months ago

Keep voting Democrat and then complain when they allow criminals back on the streets, shut down your businesses, and pass illegal mandates. Start carrying folks – if not a gun, at least some WASP SPRAY. Then when a punk like this tries to steal or stick feces in your face, you can hit him in the eyes with the wasp spray. Then teach him the street lesson he obviously needs to learn.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
11 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

I just get so infuriated with these stupid people. They got rid of a bad mayor and elected a guy, who checked the color box, said he would tackle crime, then put in place an attorney general who refuses to prosecute criminals. This really is a different kind of stupid! Your post is spot on.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
11 months ago

OK Blue cities remedy this now

Steve Clinton
Steve Clinton
11 months ago

Welcome to New York, the sewer of America.

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