Harlem Subway Assault on Elderly Woman: Letters

The Problem: A 60-year-old woman was beaten with her cane in a Harlem subway station.

The 60-year-old woman who was whipped 50 times on our “safe” subways, allegedly by an ex-convict moron, never had a chance anyone would step in to help her — not since Case of former Marine who ran for office stood up and tied up another confused man who threatened train drivers (“Fiend Was Free to Brutalize Me,” September 6).

The Marine was charged with manslaughter. New Yorkers saw what happens to Good Samaritans. No good deed goes unpunished.

But Mayor Adams says the subways are safe and our fears are a perception, not reality.

Joseph Valente

Staten Island

Sadly, in the ever-spinning roulette wheel of the city’s violence, the defenseless Laurell Reynolds’ number was called.

It’s bad enough that the mayor keeps making arguments that the public is safer and crime has gone down, but the fact that delusional and denying puppets like himself and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg are certainly at the expense of the Urban roaming while seemingly impervious to depravity is the ultimate insult.

This duo is the perfect storm of ineptitude.

Gary Kaelin, Commack

Not long ago, Adams said the subway was safer and crime was down.

One only has to look at the pictures of little old lady Laurell Reynolds allegedly being attacked by a career criminal in a subway station to realize that the mayor is again throwing cops in New Yorkers’ faces.

For more evidence, stroll the rat-infested streets of Times Square at your own risk — but be careful not to disturb the weary junkies.

When you enjoy an occasional high, inhale the powerful scent of marijuana at every corner.

And for all native New Yorkers, on Election Day, remember what Adams brought to this very special city.

Nicholas Maffey


Is anyone shocked that no one came to the rescue of the 60-year-old woman who was abused by an alleged repeat offender?

New Yorkers have learned, thanks to Bragg’s criminal justice system, that defending yourself and others can lead to criminal prosecution and accusations of racism.

And then there’s Rev. Al Sharpton, who’s always ready to blow his horn. This city is on the brink of destruction.

Barbara Nolan


My deepest condolences to Laurell Reynolds and her family after their horrific beatings.

Laurell lies in a hospital bed while her alleged attacker was not initially apprehended, allowing him to potentially attack another victim.

No one went to help Laurell because everyone remembers Daniel Penny, the Good Samaritan who faces jail time for helping fellow passengers on the subway. Thank you Bragg for making New York unlivable.

JJ Levine

Miami Beach, Fla.

Why didn’t anyone step in to help Laurell Reynolds when she was beaten in a Harlem subway station? I can answer that question in two words: Alvin Bragg.

The Manhattan District Attorney jails Good Samaritans more often than murderers, rapists, and other dangerous criminals.

Barry Koppel

Kew Gardens Hills

It was terrible how this poor woman was beaten. Nobody came to help her. Someone even recorded the beating instead of helping her.

I remember when progressive Democrats were asked who would help anyone in trouble if we took away the funds from the police force. Her answer was that they would help each other.

Well, we saw how that worked. If you continue to vote for the same party, the following will happen.


Middletown, NJ

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DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing dustinjones@ustimetoday.com.

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