Barnard freshman Tessa Majors was stabbed to death a few days ago in a park near her college campus. The tragic crime happened on the steps of a park where Majors encountered three young teens who attend a middle school nearby:
The New York Post reported that Tessa Majors, 18, was discovered by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive around 5:30 p.m. She had been beaten and stabbed by a group of three or four men at the base of some stairs. Majors was taken to the local hospital but didn’t make it.
The shocking murder is even more unbelievable because the suspects are middle schoolers.
The 13-year-old Zyairr Davis was arrested last week and charged in family court with felony murder.
One of the suspects who is just 14-years-old was being taken from middle school by an adult to the police station to turn himself in to investigators when he jumped out of the car and ran away.
The police are aggressively searching for the suspect who investigators are saying was the one who wielded the knife in the attack.
The Editorial Board of the New York Post wrote a blistering piece discussing what’s wrong with how the city is doing things:
The city has drastically relaxed its school discipline codes under Mayor Bill de Blasio, often offering mere counseling even in the case of violence. That surely sends the wrong message.
Other reforms likely have their own unintended consequences. By easing juvenile penalties, the state’s Raise the Age law may well have invited a rise in juvenile crime.
Indeed, the decriminalization of low-level offenses has plainly brought a greater sense of public disorder, which will surely foster more high-level crimes if the NYPD can’t respond rapidly enough to spikes in serious offenses.