Coalition for the Homeless Statement on Tragic Killing in NYC Subway

NEW YORK, NY — The following statement can be attributed to Dave Giffen, Executive Director with Coalition for the Homeless:

“This horrific incident is yet another reminder of Governor Hochuls’ and Mayor Adams’ complete failure to provide the critical mental health services desperately needed by so many people in our city.

What’s more, the fact that someone who took the life of a distressed, mentally-ill human being on a subway could be set free without facing any consequences is shocking, and evidences the City’s callous indifference to the lives of those who are homeless and psychiatrically unwell. This is an absolute travesty that must be investigated immediately.”