Jamar Newton, 41, has been charged for the savage attack at New York’s Union Square. Police say he hit a victim in the back of the head with a hammer, knocking him onto the tracks. The victim was taken to the hospital, received seven stitches in his head, and is now in stable condition. The attack was caught on a surveillance camera. However, the view of the victim is blocked.
The identity of the victim has not been released. NYPD only described him as a “44-year-old male.”
Newton was wearing an “I Am Black History” t-shirt during the attack. The shirt is sold online alongside Black Lives Matter t-shirts.
The hammer attack took place on Saturday. On Sunday, Newton was arrested for strong-armed robbery of a teenager in Harlem. While police were processing him for that crime, they realized he was the same suspect in the hammer attack. The NYPD charged him with assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon. Many are criticizing this, and the video appears to show an attempted murder.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says Newton already has two other criminal cases pending. Last January, New York outlawed cash bail for most crimes. The same people are committing crimes over and over because they are immediately released.
Recently, the NYPD arrested Brianna Randolph for her seventh attack this year! She has been charged with a laundry list of assaults, grand theft, and a hate crime.
Lately, the NYPD has been hyping similar Black on Asian and Black on Homosexual attacks as “hate crimes.” However, the New York Hate Crimes Twitter account is silent on this attack.
The NYPD Crime Stoppers Twitter account called it a “dispute.” Does it look like a dispute is going on? Allegedly, Newton yelled “don’t look at me” to the victim before bashing him in the back of the head.