Another fucking shooting in NYC subway

And the murderer is still at large, as expected. Are we doing banking in a fucking war zone?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
May 22, 2022 - 8:31pm

Guy got shot in the middle of the day and the current report is it was random targeting. So you're just wrong here. Of course statistically it's still pretty safe but not a good look.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 22, 2022 - 8:34pm

You just answered your own question.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 23, 2022 - 9:57pm

train was on the bridge too, so it was broad daylight with multiple witnesses

  • Principal in RE - Comm
May 23, 2022 - 9:08pm

This is an irrelevant post since this happened in the middle of the day at a downtown Manhattan stop

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May 22, 2022 - 11:47pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

We might have lost one of our own.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 23, 2022 - 11:52am

Shut the fuck up everyone diversity is our strength

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May 23, 2022 - 6:00pm
littonmonk, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Honestly, people need to stop voting Democrat. I don't agree with many things the Republican Party has done, but the Democrats are INSANE right now - de Blasio, Cuomo, Hochul, Alvin Bragg have implemented a bunch of awful policies under the guise of "criminal justice reform" - for example, in 2019, the Democrats in New York State - with the full support of every elected Democrat mentioned above, eliminated bail for most offences - meaning that violent criminals are being let out immediately after being arrested. In this case, the killer had NINETEEN prior arrests, but was somehow wandering free.

Similarly, Manhattan's new DA, Alvin Bragg, has intentionally reduced prosecution of crime and in cases where he has prosecuted crime, has sought the lightest sentence possible for criminals (often no jail time at all). Since 2014, when de Blasio took office, and particularly after 2018, when the Democrats obtained supermajority status in the statehouse, violent crime in NYC is way up. Just this year alone, murders YTD are up more than 40% compared to the same time last year. In 2020, murders were up 44% from 2019. This trend will continue unless policies change, and policies will not change by re-electing the same politicians.

This fall is a midterm election year. Hochul, de Blasio, and Democrats at the city level, state level, and federal level will be up for election. The Republican Party is promising to restore crime laws to pre-2018 levels, and to prosecute criminals. Even if you don't plan on voting Republican, there's no sense in voting for Democrats if they continue to push these dangerous policies. Just my two cents

May 23, 2022 - 6:26pm
skar4, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol at it being a democrat or Republican issue. Main reason is just that there are too many people in the city to prosecute. Republicans talk a big game but would devolve to the same exact methods over time. Anyone who tries to say that the other party would do better in a situation like this is talking out of their ass

May 23, 2022 - 8:42pm
streetstreeter33, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nope, when Giuliani was mayor he singlehandedly took the highest crime rates ever of NYC in the early 1990s, when the whole city was a dignified crack-den, and turned it into the safest major city in the country. If he had been a Democrat like DeBlasio, NYC would be twice as violent as even Chicago today. Did he do this through the democrat way, by defund the police and 'preventative' measures like dumping money into mental health programs? Hell no. It was stop-and-frisk, plainclothes units, and profiling (aka using the statistics-- the granny in a floral dress shuffling along on a walker isn't as likely to be committing violent crime as other demographics, but democrats want her to be treated as such). He also had a DA that actually did their job and prosecuted criminals. Was his police-force the most understanding, community-based, and benevolent? Nope. But when you have psychotic people running around attacking and shooting random people like this, logical people simply don't care about how 'community-based' the police force is.

May 24, 2022 - 12:52am
CiaronSmith, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Republicans are no better. They will exacerbate issues and cause massive racial tension.

There needs to be an overhaul of the political system.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
May 23, 2022 - 7:47pm

Feeling for everyone in NYC. Stay safe, I'd be scared shitless. 

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 23, 2022 - 9:53pm

International here…why cant they have metal detectors and security checks?

May 23, 2022 - 10:08pm
thechiefdesigner, what's your opinion? Comment below:

remember nyc mayor wanted Jamie Dimon to take the subway lol

https://www.ft.com/content/f0fcbada-bc73-41b8-aa6b-ff81d7fe1e0c

(New York mayor urges Jamie Dimon to ride subway to work)

  • VP in IB-M&A
May 23, 2022 - 11:32pm

But wait, I thought it was illegal to carry a firearm on public transportation. These criminals are so inconsiderate, if they're going to shoot people they really need to do it where they are legally allowed to have firearms. Just a complete dick move on their part bringing a gun where they know law abiding citizens won't be armed to defend themselves.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
May 24, 2022 - 12:57am

That's why they're criminals…?

May 24, 2022 - 5:05am
CompBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

He was using extreme sarcasm…

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May 24, 2022 - 9:10am
SnappleApple, what's your opinion? Comment below:

But wait, I thought it was illegal to carry a firearm on public transportation. These criminals are so inconsiderate, if they're going to shoot people they really need to do it where they are legally allowed to have firearms. Just a complete dick move on their part bringing a gun where they know law abiding citizens won't be armed to defend themselves.

You're a fucking retard.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 24, 2022 - 3:26am

how do native new yorkers feel about this? this is fkin tragic. as an incoming analyst I'm getting scared coming to NYC. so much for bigdreams in finance, i cant imagine being randomly shot at just on a random sunny day on a subway.

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
May 24, 2022 - 5:17am

have you considered investing your signing bonus into a kevlar vest?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 24, 2022 - 7:19am

isnt it sad for something to come to this state lol .. jokes aside, I will hope that the team leaders are also aware of our fears and let us work from home more. 

  • VP in IB - Cov
May 24, 2022 - 5:44am

Been in the city since 2012, graduated in 2016 and stayed here. Have lived in a few different areas - first Hell's Kitchen as an analyst, South Chelsea as an associate, just moved to UWS. To be honest I think much of this is all about perception - there are fewer office workers in the city nowadays, and if your office is in midtown you're likely surrounded by 5-10 vacant storefronts that were pre-covid lunch and happy hour standbys. 

My office moved downtown but still, even in the middle of the week, it always feels like it's the Friday before a holiday weekend.

Most of the time I feel safe, but it's just the fact that I'll hop on a subway at 9 or 10pm and the car is legit empty - maybe a few stragglers going for a ride along the line - that's what gives me pause. Never was like that. I'd felt a sense of security when there were crowds of people around, like there were so many eyes that it kept borderline people from trying to pull something. But now it just feels more… remote. I don't think there are more criminals out there necessarily - maybe there are, the Post says bail reform is driving it in certain areas. No, I think it's this new situation where commuters are leaving by 6, and bars/restaurants are closing earlier too (sometimes/often before midnight), so we're left feeling like a fish out of water on the subway or sidewalk after 9pm. Can take a corporate Uber home a couple times a week, but now the MDs might "travel" in just a few days to show face while expecting us to pick back up like it's 2019. Morning commute is fine, though.

The toughest part for me isn't this possibility of becoming a target or getting mugged. That's always been there. No - the toughest part is seeing this city that I grew up with for 10 years suddenly peak in 2019 and swiftly fall flat on its ass while a crop of petty assholes who've never lived or worked here became overnight experts telling me about what it's like to be a New Yorker in 2022.

I grew up on Long Island, went to school in the Bronx, and always worked in Manhattan. Once I raised my hand to help out with dealflow in Boston when I was a 2yr Analyst but it just wasn't the same, after a few months I gave my boss an ultimatum to bring me back and won't make that mistake again. It'll be some time before NYC gets that old vibe back - but for now there's nothing else but to lean into it until she gets back on the upswing. Or… or you can be a puss and move to Hoboken because your "friend showed us all these cool bars and you can get so much more space out here!"
 

As for me, I'm not fucking leaving - even if De Blasio finds a way back into Gracey. 

May 24, 2022 - 9:10am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Overall I enjoyed your post and I thank you for writing this out. However, it feels a bit "disjointed". So what exactly are you putting forward??? You present some observations about the city, the work-life, the subways, the good, the bad but then you talk about not leaving and all that. So where exactly do you stand on, well, anything? I'm not seeing a cohesive, final argument to all of this. 

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May 24, 2022 - 9:10am
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is this shooting in addition to the one that was reported yesterday or is this same one that was discussed here yesterday?

May 24, 2022 - 9:10am
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May 24, 2022 - 9:11am
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