On December 3, Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old Queens New York resident, was shoved into the path of an oncoming subway train at the 49th Street station in New York by another individual on the subway platform. Han was subsequently crushed by said train. The incident, which was witnessed by dozens of bystanders, was described as traumatic and gruesome.
One bystander provided a cell phone video of the two men arguing shortly before the incident, so authorities had a pretty good idea of who he was. On December 5, New York City police arrested 30-year-old Naeem Davis, who subsequently confessed to pushing Han onto the subway tracks. Davis, reportedly a local street vendor, was charged with depraved indifference murder and attempted murder.
In my personal view, a crime is a crime, but I think it bears mentioning that Ki Suk Han was an individual of Korean descent, and Naeem Davis is black. Had a white man been accused of hurling a black man in front of a train, a racial motive would automatically be presumed. The reasons for such might be specious, but it all comes down to the history between whites and blacks in America.