It seems that kindness is not always returned the way one would expect in the subways of New York.
Tom Boggioni of Raw Story reports a woman has been taken into custody after allegedly stabbing a transgender black man in his face when he offered his seat Sunday night on the subway, only to have her say, “I don’t want to sit next to black people.”
Stephanie Pazmino, 30, was taken into custody and charged with assault as a hate crime, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon after assaulting Ijan DaVonte Jarrett.
Jarrett says he offered his seat to Pazmino who refused and then turned to her companion and said in Spanish that she didn’t want to sit next to a black person.
“I got up anyway and said to her that she didn’t have to sit next to me,” Jarrett,told the New York Daily News. “I took a seat across from her and just forgot all about it.”
According to Jarret, the woman attacked him by punching him as he attempted to get off at his stop, and that he didn’t know he had been stabbed until bystanders stepped in to help.
Jarret was stabbed in the left arm and slashed in the face by Pazmino. The police recovered the knife Pazmino used when she was arrested.
Jarret was treated at a local hospital and was in stable condition.
Fortunately for Jarrett, not everyone is as racist and violent as Pazmino and bystanders were there to help him.
(Article by Jeremiah Jones)