SUBWAYblogger’s back from vacation, and apparently the only big news that we missed was a murder yesterday on the 5 train. So not all that much while we were away.
19-year-old Rayquon Story was shot and killed on the 5 train between 180th Street and Dyre Avenue. 3 of his homies were also shot, but they are in stable condition.
Apparently, the teens got into some sort of fight at a neighborhood BBQ party. This group of 4 guys headed to the subway, but were followed by the other teen gunman. There another fight ensued, but obviously the gunman won that round.
Shockingly, there are no arrests or suspects at this time.
I say shockingly because of the whole “stop snitchin‘” code of ethics in those communities. Even if there were eye witnesses, it is against the rules to cooperate with police to find the shooter. Basically, under no circumstances what-so-ever should anyone ever tell the police anything about what they see happen in their communities. So that’s why it’s highly unlikely that a suspect will be caught in these situations.
The only time someone does end up getting caught is if the police are able to find some sort of hard, physical evidence like a fingerprint or murder weapon. Otherwise, they have little or no chance of relying on other citizens to tell them what they saw.
So if these communities want to continue with their stop snitchin’ movement, the city should just pull out all the police from that area. Just reassign the police patrols to the surrounding, more cooperative communities. That way they get double the amount of protection so that the criminal activity remains contained in the areas where police presence is clearly not wanted.
Maybe throw a few of those cops on the trains to protect the people that have to ride through those areas to get where they’re going.