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Stabbing Victim Tried To Fight Off Attackers, Fiancee Says

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posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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Stabbing Victim Tried To Fight Off Attackers, Fiancee Says


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NEW YORK - The fiancee of a man who was fatally stabbed early Friday says she thinks he died trying to help a transit worker who was being mugged at knifepoint by a group of young men. Police said the chaotic scene at 139th Street and Nicholas Avenue involved a subway conductor on his way home from work late Thursday, a band of muggers, and Flonarza Byas, the bystander who was stabbed to death in the fray.
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posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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This is indeed a tragic event where it appears a man despite his own safety rushed to the aid of another who was attacked by a group of men armed with what appeared to be a curved knife. As of yet, details are vague but it seems to be clear that the deadly injuries to Flonarza Byas were dealt by the man, Maurice Parks, to whose aid Byas rushed. Sadly, Mr. Parks may have believed Mr. Byas to be one of the attackers and stabbed him with a knife with which Parks was armed and used to defend himself. Maurice Parks was also a jujitsu expert.

At this time at least two of the attackers are in custody, one recovering from knife wounds and another in custody on a related or unrelated robbery charge. Hopefully, these individuals will be coerced into revealing the identity of the third suspect.

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posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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this kind of sensless murder in our own country that our schools/churches/government need to teach against and enforce the death penalty for murderers is what makes me wonder why our government would think that countries like iraq and afghanistan need pres. bushes democracy.


its not even working for us.we need a different kind of government ourselves so that its safe to walk the streets while we are minding our own buisness.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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The thing I find most strange is that the only individual to die was the man who tried to assist Mr. Parks. It reminds me of Jack Burton and Wang Chi driving that truck down the alley when they find themselves in the middle of a battle between the Wing Kongs and Chang Sings. I suppose the moral of that story would be that if you see a bunch of people in a knife fight, assume they are all crazy and run in the other direction.

Although, according to the NY Post, Maurice Parks may have been injured and needed some help.


Flonarza Byas, 27, was slain trying to help Maurice Parks, who had been stabbed in the stomach and was fending off a group of muggers. NY Post


Mr. Parks may have been the one to deal the deadly blows to Flonarza Byas, but I must say, I hope he is not punished for this ordeal. If anything, I would hope the individuals responsible for the attempted robbery are also held responsible for creating such an atmosphere for this man to be killed.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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"its all in the reflexes wang" yeah the chinese standoff in the movie proved that point pretty well, and its so sad to hear that the man who put himself at risk to help a fellow man had to die. these type of situations never end well for anyone.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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first, wurd up to the big trouble in little china knowledge....thats right before the three storms float down...
that said, if you see knives flying around, i'm thinking best not to get involved...



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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What's even sadder is there will be people that will waste no time coming to the defense of the group of young men that commited this act.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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I live in NY and I can say it's definitely a possibility that the transit worker was being mugged especially in that area. Once you take the train up past 125th you can expect to be in a nasty neighborhood.

As much as I would like to be a good semaritan when I can it's risky business around here. There have been many instances of someone helping someone else only to be seriously injured in turn. There are also a lot of whacky laws around here. Imagine you see someone who fell on the street and is bleeding from the head, you decide to help them, the cops come, turns out the guy has almost $100 in heroin on him and now you're being dragged downtown along with him.

Hell, it doesn't even have to be something so big. Imagine you're on the subway, you see someone has dropped their wallet. You decide to pick it up and check the ID to return it if possible, according to NYC law you have 10 days to return lost property. However, after picking up the wallet you are accosted by police, handcuffed and taken in for questioning and a background check. This happens everyday, it's called "Operation Lucky Bag" and yes, it is illegal.

Yup, New York City may be cleaner than ever but you still need a good sense of street smarts.



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