A woman was brutally attacked in New York. But not by Andrew Cuomo.
The victim was 42-year-old Delia Johnson. She was standing on a stoop for a conversation with three people, when she was shot in the head by a blonde woman walking slowly with a purse. You can see all this — and more — in a shocking video obtained by the New York Post.
In the video, Johnson falls to the ground, and then she is shot again by the attacker.
Johnson’s neighbors duck and run for cover. Some of them fall back onto the stoop. One man fast-walks through some parked cars.
Meanwhile, the shooter walks nonchalantly to a white car, which has been double-parked.
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Johnson was pronounced dead at the nearby Interfaith Hospital, according to the New York Daily News.
“She was at a funeral earlier in the evening for an old neighborhood friend to pay her respects, and then this happened,” remarked her older brother Mathis Johnson, in a report from the Daily News.
“It was horrible. That lady executed my sister.”
Mathis Johnson did not know the attacker. However, he reportedly claimed to have seen her at the funeral earlier that day. The victim may have been followed from the funeral.
This video reflects a disturbing trend. New York saw a well-documented surge in violent crime last year.
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In one poll, New Yorkers ranked crime as most pressing issue facing the city during this year’s mayoral elections. New Yorkers ranked crime as more important than both corona and affordable housing.
The video reflects the violent disorder that has become characteristic of cities like New York. Although the shooting happened at 9:40 p.m., the scene of the crime wasn’t some dark alley. It was a busy, well-lit street. Johnson was murdered in an open space filled with people.
Johnson is missed by her family. “She was a beautiful person,” said Mathis Johnson, according to the Daily News.
“She didn’t necessarily have the world to give, but she would give it. She was an amazing woman. Everybody says positive things when people pass, but everything I said about her was 100 percent true.”
Johnson’s sister, Cordelia Berry, promised to look after Johnson’s daughter. “She always said, ‘If anything ever happens to me, take care of my baby,'” said Berry, in a report by the Daily News.
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“She was Miss Electric. She was the life of the party. She was a rainbow… She had her own business. She was an entrepreneur – fashion was her passion. When you succeed in life that way, people are jealous.”
Violent crime took Delia Johnson away from her family. If New York’s leadership can’t get it under control, then who will it take next?
The Horn editorial team