Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz was violently attacked this past weekend after intervening when he encountered a man being harassed by a group of teens:
Klotz was on his way home after watching the Giants-Eagles NFL playoff game at a Manhattan bar shortly before he noticed a group of teens harassing an "older gentleman," and had set his hair on fire with a joint.
"I was like, whoa, you can't do that," Klotz said on "Fox & Friends." "That's not cool, and that's all it took, and then I was the focus of all their attention."
Klotz's account of the attack continued:
"I get off that train after taking a punch," Klotz said. "The whole group, the doors open again at another stop, the whole group just comes and bum rushes me, and suddenly I'm like, on the ground. I'm getting kicked in the side. I'm getting wailed on.
"They were trying to knock me out, and then once you're unconscious, and you're getting punched like there's no defense, so I was just doing my absolute best to cover my head," he continued.
"So I kind of get knocked out, and now my side is black and blue. My knee, I can hardly bend because I was getting kicked and punched."
Due to New York City's woke criminal justice policies, all three suspects that were released from custody without charges being filed:
It’s unclear why the three nabbed suspects were released without facing charges, but an NYPD spokesman claimed Sunday that the department did not have that option because of their ages and the fact that the crime involved an apparent misdemeanor.
A rep for the city Law Department, which prosecutes juvenile crimes in the Big Apple, said in an email that the victim has to file a complaint with the Department of Probation before it gets involved. Probation would then decide whether to refer the case to the Law Department for prosecution, the representative said.
The 17-year-old suspect could have been charged as an adult before the state’s “Raise the Age” law, which took effect in 2019. The revised law raised the age for a youngster to be charged as an adult from 17 to 18.
Unsurprisingly, the incident has sparked outrage against leftist Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and New York Mayor Eric Adams whose policies have contributed to a crime crisis in the City:
Social media users were up in arms today after discovering the suspects - who are aged between 15 and 17 - will not face a criminal investigation, with one asking how anyone can feel safe in the city.
The handling of the case has added fuel to criticism of Manhattan's District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is frequently accused of being too 'woke' and soft on crime since he took on the role in November 2021.
Meanwhile others have taken aim at New York mayor Eric Adams who one user called 'an empty suit', adding that living in the city is 'not safe'.
Our friend and colleague @AdamKlotzFNC was badly beaten on @MTA subway last night. Guess what? The suspects were released because this is what they do in #NewYorkCity cc: @NYCMayor @GovKathyHochul. https://t.co/ahPZc4asjw— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 22, 2023
Incident after incident shows that woke criminal justice policies are leading to the breakdown of law and order across America.