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Male Subway Pusher: Hate Crime or Cultural Clash?

Imagine if you would, two men, one an unemployed Korean man, drunk and totally smashed, and a homeless black man, off his bipolar medication and high on pot.

Regarding the Korean, his wife argued with him that morning, possibly about getting a job. As for the black man, he's from Sierra Leone, an apostate Muslim.

They meet before the turnstiles of the New York City subway in the Q Line.
Right from the start they argue. However, the Korean is so drunk he is actually harmless.

However the black man is not only incapacitated by marijuana, he also has been off his bipolar medication since Hurricane Sandy made him homeless.

It was the aggression that Han displayed by repeatedly charging him, not once but three times before Davis made his mistake and pushed the man away, thus escalating what was simple verbal assault into a physical assault.

Due to the effect of THC on reaction time, Davis then could only watch as Han was crushed and rolled between the oncoming subway train as it pulled into the station, leaving a blood streak to the dismay of waiting passengers who witnessed the altercation between the two men.

By doing so, Davis made a serious error both in his timing and in his hesitation to save the man he pushed away.

In his recent interview with a mass media outlet, Davis then attempts to reduce the impression that he didn't mean to push Han that hard. However, his action after doing so was to simply watch him get hit by the train and then leave. A truly regretful man would have simply awaited the police, rather than trying to change his appearance, which to me indicates guilt and the desire to "hide until the coast is clear".

Thankfully, the police caught Davis before the full impact of letting Han die worsened his mental condition. For guilt is for the weak worse than hell on Earth.

While I really feel sorry for Han's family (his daughter and wife), the tear felt appeal by the daughter is interesting. After being asked why no one on the station tried to help rescue Han in the 23 seconds before he died, she said "What's done is done." And then she added, ""The thought of someone helping him up in a matter of seconds would have been great,"

However, Mr. Davis' trial hasn't begun yet. On December 11, he appeared before the court. Though I haven't found a news story to follow up on his charges and when the trial will be.

Suspected Subway Pusher Charged With Murder:

Naeem Davis: 'Subway pusher ' Says Ki-Suk Han 'Attacked Me First':

Naeem Davis, Fatal Subway Pusher, Says He Was High On Pot, 'Didn't Mean To Push That Hard':

Subway pusher Justified:

Is NYC Subway Pusher a "Hate Criminal?" :

"What's Done is Done":

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