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NYC’s Murder Rate Doubles And Where Is de Blasio?

NYC’s Murder Rate Doubles And Where Is de Blasio?

Another weekend, another crime wave. Omar Cartagena, 44, decided to go on a killing spree.

First was a skateboarder who he stabbed in the chest on Williamsburg Bridge, leaving that him in critically condition.

Three hours later he headed to Sarah D. Roosevelt Park on Lower East Side, where he sat down next to Abu Sala Miah, 51 a GrubHub cyclist who he knifed to death. Tired from work Miah stopped for a rest. Wanting his bike, Cartagena allegedly knifed him in the face and stomach. As the he rode off, Miah tried to chase after him. Miah was sent to Bellevue Hospital where he bled out and died.

Miah and son

Miah had been working as a GrubHub deliverer to send money back to his wife, 20-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son in Bangladesh, where he emigrated two years ago due to political prosecution.

Miah had borrowed money from a friend to buy the e-bike.

Approximately 12 hours later another victim, who was 34, was stabbed at the same park as Miah and was left in a critical condition by a knife-wielding bicyclist.

Cartagena has been arrested, but I will bet a million dollars he is part of de Blasio get out of jail free program that is leaving New York a killers playground.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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