Drunk subway passenger defends repeated racial slurs

Wednesday, 11 Oct, 2017

Other passengers intervened and placed themselves between the intoxicated rider and those he continued to argue with.

Exhausted and not wanting to listen to loud racial slurs, a group of fed-up commuters on a New York City subway train came together and shoved a drunken man out onto the Bedford Avenue platform Saturday afternoon.

According to Gothamist, the reported NYU Law graduate's name is Paul Lawson, and in now-deleted Facebook posts and comments, he claimed he plans on "getting help" - after deleting comments that doubled down on his repeated use of the n-word. He then tried to return to get his bag.

In the video, the man, holding a can of what appears to be alcohol, can be heard spouting the N-word several times amid a crowded subway auto in New York City. Trust me, it's not like anybody gets on a train overflowing with people who smell worse than my grandma because it's fun and they have nothing better to do.

A woman who is not seen in the footage urges him to "say it again" before shouting, "This man is a racist!"

Joe Fuller, who took the May video, says that Lawson had been berating the man for at least 20 minutes, referring to him as a n-gger and a f-ggot.

Both were on display on a New York City subway this weekend, where a man was filmed sucking down a Lime-a-Rita while chanting "n****r". "This guy starts caterwauling about his 1st Amendment rights and whatnot". Pyne said the man didn't appear to be "falling-down drunk", but he was "clearly belligerent". Two passengers can be seen kicking the man as he tried to get off the ground.

"Everyone on the auto felt pretty demoralized", said Pyne.

For his part, Pyne said Monday he doesn't condone violence but he didn't disagree with how the straphangers reacted. One woman threw a container of soup at him as he attempted to engage in a physical fight with the crowd. "I think he deserved what he got".