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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:24 PM

NYC doormen fired for not coming to aid of Asian-American woman attacked outside luxury building

A pair of New York City doormen were fired Tuesday for failing to come to the aid of a Filipina woman who was brutally attacked in front of their eyes by a homeless ex-con who also spewed racial insults at her. The Brodsky Organization announced the dismissals a week after video of the horrific attack surfaced, which shows the woman struggling to fend off her attacker while the doormen move quietly to close the front entrance to their luxury building.

The men, both members of the 32BJ SEIU union, were initially suspended in the aftermath of the assault, one of a string of hate crimes in New York City and nationally in recent weeks against Asian-Americans. An internal investigation led by Brodsky resulted in the doormenís firing Tuesday, according to Carolina Gonzalez, 32BJís regional communications manager. Brandon Elliot, 38, who was out on supervised parole after serving time for killing his own mother over a decade ago, attacked Vilma Kari in front of 360 W. 43rd St. on March 29 as she walked to a nearby church, police said.

The Brodsky Organization, which manages the building where the attack happened, initially said the doormen had moved to close the door because it appeared Elliot had a knife. A longer video clip of the heinous attack showed the doormen eventually coming to the aid of Kari after Elliot ran off ó but they didnít call 911 to report the assault as it was happening, according to the NYPD.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-brodsky-organization-doormen-anti-asian-attack-shut-door-fired-20210406-dyz2vuwakzgh3dz2aakucq2rxi-story.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:27 PM

1. At the least they should have called 911.

Getting involved? Yes itís the right thing to do.

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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:53 PM

2. By closing the door they denied the victim shelter from an attack.



Just the very opposite of rendering assistance.

I have no sympathy for them being unemployed now.

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