Wednesday 16 March 2022

Video: Thug throws 62-year-old nurse halfway down concrete steps in unprovoked attack. Then he tosses her farther down, appears to stomp on her head.

 A man with a lengthy rap sheet was caught on surveillance video throwing a 62-year-old nurse down a flight of concrete steps at a Seattle train station earlier this month — and then he followed up the unprovoked attack by tossing her farther down the steps and apparently stomping on her head.

Alexander Jay, 40, was charged with second-degree assault in connection with the attack, KIRO-TV reported, citing charging documents from King County prosecutors.

What are the details?

The woman exited a train at the Chinatown-International District station and walked up the stairs March 2.

Surveillance video shows Jay running up the adjacent escalator and meeting her at the top:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot @jasonrantz

He then throws the victim down the concrete stairs backward:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot @jasonrantz

As the woman comes to a stop on the middle landing, Jay follows her down the stairs, grabs her, and throws her down the second set of stairs.

The woman grabs a railing, which prevents her from falling a far as she did the first time, but Jay is seen coming at her again and even appearing to stomp on her head.

Jay then walks back up the stairs and leaves the station, while a security guard jogs over to help the woman, who suffered three broken ribs and a broken clavicle, KIRO reported.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot @jasonrantz

The Tri-City Herald said authorities located Jay the next day about a half-mile from the scene of the attack. Jay was booked on a Department of Corrections warrant, KIRO said.

Jay has many prior convictions in Washington, including burglary, theft, selling stolen property, and several instances of domestic violence, KIRO added, citing court documents.

The station added that Jay had prior convictions in California for theft, drug possession, auto theft, and burglary and that Washington courts have issued more than 15 bench warrants for him for failing to attend hearings — so the state asked for $150,000 bail in this latest case.

What else?

Conservative columnist and commentator Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM noted that police issued a public alert about the attack the same day it occurred: “The woman described the suspect as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a grey sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, dirty white tennis shoes, and a dark grey or green puffy jacket. He also had a distinctive cross tattoo on his left cheek."

But Rantz said the Seattle Times published a story about the attack about 90 minutes after the public alert was issued and left out Jay's race: “The 62-year-old woman described the suspect as 6 feet tall with a thin build and who appeared to be in his 30s, police said. He had a cross tattooed on his left cheek, she said."

"The suspect’s race isn’t directly relevant to the crime," Rantz said. "There’s no suggestion he attacked his victim for being white. But the woke, race-obsessed Seattle Times made a curious decision to exclude the suspect’s race when he was out on the loose. The detail was relevant in the context of being used to help locate him."

Rantz added that neither KIRO nor the Herald mentioned that police said Jay is homeless.

"Is Jay’s status as homeless relevant to the story? Absolutely. Activists and politicians continue to pretend that Seattle’s homeless population isn’t dangerous; that they’re just like you or me, just one paycheck away from a life on the streets," Rantz said, adding that "too often, generally speaking, left-wing reporters and editors believe that if they label a criminal homeless, it’ll somehow define the entire homeless population. It’s a ridiculous position fueled by ideology, bias, and ignorance."

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