You’re on a train and a
suspicious looking man also gets on the train. This man knocks on the
motorman’s door and identifies himself to two cops, as also being a cop. They
tell him he’s not and they let him walk away. You don’t know this yet, but the
police have been looking for him because the day before he killed and hurt
others. The police are on the subway because they received information that
this is where he has been seen. Now, a passenger knocks on the motorman’s door
and frantically waves for the cops to come out. They do not.
As you’re watching this,
this man now turns to you and says he is going to kill you as he pulls out an
8” knife. The cops do not come out! He slashes you on your face! The cops do
not come out! As you’re taking this man down, he repeatedly and without mercy
slashes you all over your head! The cops do not come out! He slashes you on
your hand and arm! The cops do not come out! You get the knife out of his hand
and now and only now, the cops come out of the motorman’s cab and arrest him!
You’re probably thinking
this is fiction but in fact, it is fact!
This is my son’s story.
On Saturday, February 12, 2011, my son, Joseph Lozito became a victim and then
a survivor of crime. He was slashed, fought back and took down Maksim Gelman on
a New York City subway stopping Gelman after he had been on a 28
hour killing spree, after killing four people and slashing others. Alfred
Douglas was his good samaritan.
Joseph decided to sue
the City of New York because the police did not help him. They just stood by
and watched as his life hung in the balance!
The judge will decide as
early as October 31, 2012 if my son’s case should be dismissed and of course
this is what the City of New York wants. You might be thinking how can the
judge dismiss my son’s case. The police just stood there and did not help him!
Well in 2005 the Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a
constitutional duty to protect a person from harm. It is written in my son’s
lawsuit that the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New
York re: the Notice of Claim and Complaint that the City of New York and the
NYPD or any individual police officer never promised my son that they would
protect him from Maksim Gelman or any other individual. In addition, they write
that my son did not have a “special relationship” with the cops on the train
meaning there wasn’t any communication between my son and them! I guess he
didn’t have a minute to talk as he was trying not to die!
So if in fact, the
Supreme Court ruling is a fact that the police do not have to protect us, then
why has the police officer who was on the train that day changed and varied his
story about what happened. His story changes from document to document.
Please share my son’s
story and help him have his day in court!
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