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Gov. Hochul Is to Blame for Attack by Machete-Wielding, Mentally Ill Woman

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Gov. Hochul Is to Blame for Attack by Machete-Wielding, Mentally Ill Woman

New York Post September 8, 2022
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This week’s words of wisdom on violent crime came from an elderly man who had just been sliced through the skull with a machete. “I would suggest she needs to be examined by a doctor,” 82-year-old Hubert Meulens calmly told The Post Wednesday from his hospital bed, speaking of the woman who had just attacked him on a Lower Manhattan street. “She needs psychiatric help.”

But this is New York City in the age of Gov. Kathy Hochul — who, despite having a fully intact skull, still thinks the answer is to wait for things to fix themselves, after she tweaked the state’s bail “reform” laws five months ago.

Just like most of the random street and subway attackers who have plagued New Yorkers over two years, 20-year-old Deashe Calhoun did not suddenly “snap” when she slashed through Meulens’ head.

This piece originally appeared in the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by ymgerman/iStock

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