The NYPD has named Frank James as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting. He has not been named as a suspect.
- The NYPD has named Frank James a person of interest in Tuesday morning’s shooting in a Brooklyn subway.
- NYPD also posted a screenshot of James which was linked to a YouTube channel.
- Videos on that channel included complaints of crimes on the New York City subway and criticism of Mayor Eric Adams.
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A man identified as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway station shooting on Tuesday had previously posted YouTube videos complaining about rising subway crime in New York and blaming Mayor Eric Adams for it. , among other topics.
The New York Police Department has named Frank R. James, 62, as a person of interest in Tuesday morning’s mass shooting that left more than a dozen people injured. The department did not name James as a suspect.
While requesting more information, officials posted a screenshot by James, which appears to be taken from a YouTube video posted by a channel owned by the username prophetoftruth88 on March 21.
Two law enforcement officials confirmed to The New York Times that James was the person featured in the channel’s videos.
The channel, which Insider reviewed, features several videos of James complaining about Adams.
In one of the videos, dated March 1 and viewed by Insider, he is seen speaking out against the rise in crime on the New York City subways and saying that Adams’ policy to ensure public safety in subways “would only do ‘to get worse”.
“Same old shit again…I told you so,” he said in the video. “These bitches can’t help anyone. Why ? Because they are all for themselves.
“It’s only going to get worse. He can’t stop any fucking crime on any subway. He can slow it down, but he’s not stopping anything,” James adds in the video.
In February, Adams pledged to remove homeless people who regularly shelter in the subway and give them better access to mental health services and housing.
This pledge came in response to a spike in subway crime in New York City, which began during the pandemic.
In January, a 40-year-old woman, Michelle Alyssa Go, died after being pushed in front of a train at the Times Square subway station. The man who was charged with her murder was homeless and had a history of schizophrenia, The New York Times reported.
In another video on his YouTube channel, James is seen talking about his mental health issues and saying he doesn’t feel like he fits into society.
“I made my decision, I kind of said to myself, you know, maybe I have to hurt somebody one day, somebody maybe has to get hurt,” he says, according to The Daily Beast. . “Because there’s no way I’m going to do what society asks me to do.”