The Manhattan homeowner of a 35-year-old Asian publicist who was stabbed to death by a homeless career criminal on bail has criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for tying the surge in crime to the expiration of child tax credits.
Brian Chin called the leftist troublemaker “incredibly naive and completely irresponsible” for comments she made the day after Christina Yun Lee was stabbed 40 times in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Assamad Nash, 25, was arrested for Lee’s murder on Sunday morning and prosecutors on Monday charged her with sexual burglary as it emerged that Lee was found topless in the bathroom of her Chinatown apartment on Sunday.
“My family has owned it since the 1970s, we’ve been through the 70s, 80s, 90s, all the bad times in New York, and nothing like this has ever happened,” Chin told Fox News on Tuesday.
“So we, as a community, are not only shocked and upset, but also very, very scared. And he is rightfully angry at our elected officials who brought us to such a state and put this criminal on the street.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told The New Yorker in an op-ed Monday that the government is “doing its part” to increase crime by allowing the child tax credit to expire.
Christina Yuna Lee, 35, was stabbed to death in her New York City apartment by a “homeless serial criminal” who was released on bail.
Assamad Nash, 25, was accused of killing her in her Chinatown apartment while she was on bail for a previous assault.
Landlord Lee Brian Chin criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (above) for tying the surge in crime to the expiration of child tax credits. The liberal thug made comments for the New Yorker in an article published the day after the horrific crime.
Chin told Fox News on Tuesday that the leftist troublemaker was “incredibly naive and completely irresponsible” for his comments.
“We don’t want to talk about the obvious, like, oh my god, the child tax credit just ended on December 31st and now people are stealing baby food,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“We don’t want this discussion. Do we want to say that these people are criminals, or do we want to talk about “violent people” and not about “violent environments” and what we are doing to promote it or destroy it.”
Asked what he thought of her comments, Chyne said: “This is an incredibly naive statement and completely irresponsible of her, but it also shows how distant our elected officials are from the community itself.”
He continued: “All the crimes he committed, including the assault on the subway station, were within a few steps of the building. This man was a threat to society. He was a direct threat.
“But the police did a great job. He was repeatedly arrested. Politicians who were casual about criminal politics continued to put him on the street, because judges must uphold the rule of law that politicians have established in the city, ”concluded Chin.
Christina Yuna Lee was a New Jersey-based freelance advertising creative who has led campaigns for brands such as Equinox and Google.
The horrifying footage showed a man, who police are calling Nash, sneaking into the building behind Lee after she got out of a taxi on Sunday.
When she entered the building, she didn’t realize that Nash, who didn’t seem to know her, had snuck in behind her after seeing her get out of the cab and followed her up six flights of stairs to her house.
Chin and Eli Klein, Lee’s former employer, shared their thoughts on the tragedy and the need to crack down on such horrific crimes in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
Nash, a homeless career criminal, was released on bail after several unresolved crimes, including an assault case in September and an arrest for mischief in early January. He was due to appear in court on March 3. According to ABC7, he has been arrested at least seven times since 2015, most recently on January 6, 2022.
Nash has been arrested four times in the last year alone, according to court records available to DailyMail.com. His list of charges included assault, vandalism, stalking, resisting arrest, attempting and successfully eluding police officers, and selling a travel ticket.
Three of those cases remain open, and he has appeared in court on numerous occasions. He was due to appear before a judge again on March 9 on charges of assault, harassment and intentional damage to property.
“All of this could have been avoided,” Brian Chin told reporters on Sunday evening. “This guy should never have been on the street. And it is District Attorney Alvin Bragg who is playing politics with people’s lives, and the Asian community has suffered. To have the District Attorney who won these heinous crimes by his side. And he doesn’t even bother to show up. It’s shameful.
It’s not clear if Nash knew Lee, but according to the New York Daily News, investigators found security video showing the suspect following Lee into her building after she was given a ride by a taxi.