Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Stabbing Five in Riverside Park

James C. McKinley Jr., New York Times, May 12, 2015

A man who went on a rampage with a broken pair of scissors in Riverside Park in Manhattan and stabbed five people, including a child in a stroller, was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Tuesday.

The man, Julius Graham, 44, pleaded guilty in April to six counts of assault in a deal with the Manhattan prosecutors, who agreed to drop attempted murder charges against him. Mr. Graham said nothing before Justice Charles H. Solomon of State Supreme Court in Manhattan imposed the sentence. Mr. Graham’s lawyer, Heather Smith, said her client was experiencing “sincere remorse.”

Julius Graham

Julius Graham

On Oct. 1, 2013, Mr. Graham shattered a peaceful morning in the park along the Hudson River on the Upper West Side when people were jogging, walking, strolling with their children, or just sitting in the warm sun. Wielding blades from a broken pair of scissors, he attacked random victims for no apparent reason. He stabbed and slashed two female joggers, a man walking his dog, a father and the 18-month-old son he was pushing in a stroller, prosecutors said. The child was saved when a bystander wrestled Mr. Graham to the ground and held him until the police arrived.

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Before the sentencing, one of the joggers, Deanna Koestel, described the horror she felt when Mr. Graham plunged the scissors into her back several times, puncturing her lung twice and dislocating her shoulder as she fell. A marathon runner, Ms. Koestel said she had three surgeries and months of painful recovery. “Those images and memories will haunt me for a lifetime,” she said.

Deanna Koestel

Deanna Koestel

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  • dd121

    Did Obama mention if he would be proud to have this guy as a son?

    • Phoenixian Westernia

      Only if this guy was shot by a white cop. #BlackLivesMatter

  • no apparent reason

    Racial hate crimes.

    There, I fixed it.

    • Light from the East

      How many times have we seen black criminal committing crimes for no reasons after the civil right movement?

  • superlloyd

    Erectus walks amongst us. This specimen should have been charged with a hate crime and sentenced to death row. The world doesn’t need violent criminal animals like this to create on the public purse.

    • Cid Campeador

      He should have been shot right on the spot in the park.

      • Lexonaut

        Under Jim Crow he probably would have been.

  • Chip Carver

    Has Obama invited him to the Kennedy Center Honors yet?

  • Fed Up

    Not a hate crime! He was simply bored and found a great opportunity to punish a few Whites — for their crime of being WHITE!

  • TomIron361

    Time for White people to make themselves scarce in NYC.

    • Rob

      It will collapse.

    • Lorax100

      Not all of his victims were white, note the two testifying.

    • Cid Campeador

      Yep Old New York is going back to the good old days when no one wanted to walk the streets at night and now, not even during the day.

      • ElComadreja

        They be wildin’ agin.

  • Life in the developed West must be quite terrible. Or perhaps it isn’t, unless one is otherwise useless.

  • Luca D.

    Maybe Bratton and DeBlasio will deem this a low-level offense and grant him amnesty.

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    I could tell this “man” was a negro just by reading the title.

  • Lygeia

    I do believe he is mentally ill and genuinely remorseful.

    That being said, there are such high rates of mental illness in the black community that if we could talk sensibly about race and admit it exists, we could help these people.

    The people who say race is a “an optical illusion”or “not real” are helping nobody.

    • IstvanIN

      I do believe he is mentally ill and genuinely remorseful.

      Nope. Our idea of mental illness was, by and large, a European-Jewish invention. Its definitions no doubt fit Jewish people very well, and works well for the European-Christian and even Latin Americans of largely European stock. For other races, not so much. While there is much to admire about the Japanese as an example, some of the things they consider normal not only seem odd to Westerners but would be unacceptable to us. Yes, there are commonalities between us and the Japanese, but I would say there are also certain ingrained psychological differences between us and them. Now lets look at the uncivilized races. What to us seems to be a mental illness, based on European-Jewish definitions may, in fact, be perfectly normal for black Africans. I do not believe we can judge them based on Western ideas of normal or abnormal, moral or immoral. They are so very different from us that it is almost as if we have spent the last 150 years anthropomorphizing them. They are not ill, they are simply black.

      • Dr. Rieux

        We cannot hold them to the same standard. They are a species different from our own. No one expects a wolf to be a poodle. No one, for that matter, expects a poodle to be a border collie.

        Time and evolution made us different, and we similarly can’t expect hunter-gatherers to become rocket scientists. Separation is the only solution.

        • Lexonaut

          “… we similarly can’t expect hunter-gatherers to become rocket scientist.”

          Oh yes we can. Google “black nasa” and watch the video.

          • Tarczan

            Yes, TG somebody had the wisdom to document the achievements of Wallace “Suitcase” Jefferson and the other blackstronauts of NASSA-the Negro American Space Society of Astronauts.

          • Lexonaut

            I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I saw “NASSA”.

          • Tarczan

            Funny video, isn’t it?

    • pennawhytmn

      Black and mental illness is redundant. No discussion on race can change genetics and the results of millions of years of human evolution. A sincere discussion of race might be beneficial to white people, but will do very little to suppress Black proclivity for violence and chaos.

      • Lygeia

        We are stuck with these people and their pathologies. They aren’t going to fix themselves, they lack the capacity. So it falls to us, as always.

  • Hilis Hatki

    He favored whites over blacks. “Banaji and the other scholars” missed him.

  • Rob

    If Deanna Koestel was a Negro lover and also supported their civil rights and listened to their rap music, I hope she changed and became 100% supporter of western civilization after her attack.

    • Reynardine

      The reality is she’ll probably join some inner city urban yoof goof detention center hoping to “change” them and empower them.

      She’ll empower them, alright. She’ll empower them to rape her.

      • Yancy Derringer

        What are you talking about? She spoke out against him in the most damning and graphic terms. Sheesh.

        • Reynardine

          Her description, and words that “Those images and memories will haunt me for a lifetime” are gruesome, but are hardly “the most damning and graphic terms.”

          The mind of White leftists is such that no urge to self preservation ever makes into the front of their consciousness.

  • Rob

    I am surprised some DIE-versity lover is not whining that he did not have a diverse pool of victims.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Mr. Graham’s lawyer, Heather Smith, said her client was experiencing sincere remorse.’

    Anyone here believe that?

    Blacks attack, maim, stab, torture, assault, rape and hack to death Whites because they enjoy it.

    Many victims of black violence report that these monsters laugh before, during and after their heinous attacks and then smirk in court – like the beast above – when they’re caught.

    Marlin Newburn, whom Colin Flaherty cites in his writings, is a prison psychologist who “has been on the front lines of racial violence for 30 years.”

    According to Newburn, these “predators,” do not reflect “a subculture,” but “a primary part of the black culture.

    This culture ‘is one of sadistic and primitive impulse where they [the predators] believe themselves to be 10 feet tall, bulletproof, very smart, good looking, gifted, and tougher than anyone.’ These “predators” live without any sense of personal responsibility or boundaries with others. Hence, while assaulting or killing someone, the absence of a conscience is considered among their peers as an indicator of strength and power. The expression of joy in the process [of violence] only heightens their street cred.

    Blacks get this egotistic attitude from a sick culture that justifies and rationalizes their aberrant behavior as a normal reaction to ongoing, oppressive “White Racism,” advertising, Hollywood and TV that portray blacks as virtuous, full of integrity and highly educated and intelligent, ever victims of White racism and a media that purposefully covers up their criminal violence against Whites.

    • Cid Campeador

      This should cause a total uprising!
      BTW I still don’t believe that 12.6% BS.

    • InAFreeCountry

      He is “experiencing sincere remorse” that he got caught.

    • Lexonaut

      This kind of information is a big part of why I come to AmRen. Your bringing it here makes it unnecessary for me to visit you-know-where, so thank you.

  • Travis Lee

    “No apparent reason”

    Right, we are totally mystified.

    • Cid Campeador

      It’s simple. They are for the most part, congenitally crazed.

      • Lexonaut

        They are best understood as conscienceless five year old mental retards in adult bodies. Trying to reason with them is pointless. As someone once observed, they can be trained but not educated. Since Jim Crow is no more, it’s best to give them the widest possible berth.

        • Dr. Rieux

          If you don’t have concealed-carry, keep your mace or pepper spray with you.

          • Lexonaut

            I keep a small pepper spray on my keychain but it needs to be replaced, thanks for the reminder. I told my wife yesterday evening that, pending checking local laws, I want either a switchblade or a gravity knife in my right front pocket so I can always deploy a serious knife one-handed.

          • Dr. Rieux

            As I sit here sipping my morning espresso, listening to Schubert lieder playing softly in the background, reading about the murder of that family in DC, that anyone should still insist that there are no innate behavioral differences between the races, I must conclude, is the height of ignorance and folly.

          • JohnnyMangoes

            Asians are less violent than whites lol.

          • Get a box-cutter. The blades are replaceable razors. The maximum blade length for a concealed blade in Colorado is 3.5 inches (90mm), so a one-inch box-cutter blade is just fine. A box-cutter is also cheap. I found mine, so that was free, and I carry it whenever I am outdoors.

            Do *NOT* get a switchblade. Those are completely illegal in Colorado, even to possess in your own home.

          • Lexonaut

            I already carry a box cutter but it requires two hands to open. What about gravity knives? (= switchblade with spring removed)

          • Those seem to be illegal here in Colorado as well, though the Wikipedia article I just read leaves the matter a little vague. Get a box-cutter and call it good.

          • Lygeia

            I am assuming these are illegal because of the Hispanic population in Colorado?

          • John Smith

            Hard to beat a Benchmade Griptilian AXIS-lock as an everyday carry knife.

  • Cid Campeador

    Michael Savage opened his program with a recording of the Horst Wessel Lied the official Anthem of the Nazi party. He juxtaposed the rise of the Nazi with the rise of Obama and how as did the Nazis take over the civilian police Obama wants to Federalize our police forces.
    The Sturm Abteilung AKA Brown Shirts/ Storm Troopers were given free reign to create terror in the streets as apparently are the Black thugs who are doing pretty much the same thing without uniforms.
    Michael went on one of his signature rants; this time, the first time I’ve heard someone speak out. “WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO SPEAK FOR WHITE AMERICANS???

    • InAFreeCountry

      The Black thugs have uniforms. Their skin.

      • Dr. Rieux

        In nature blackness is typically an indicator of something noxious and to be avoided.

    • Tarczan

      He is being as racially aware as he can be, without the PC police clamping down on him.

  • Cid Campeador

    Is that son of a bitch still alive?

    • John Smith

      No death penalty in NY anymore.

      • Let them rot!

        My worst enemy is now eight and a half years into a life sentence for raping children. He was coming up for parole twice a year, but it is now back to once a year, as of this May. He also got shipped to a much worse facility.

        I have mixed feelings about it all. Yes, he mercilessly stole from me, but I just want him to get better.

        I probably should hate him, but I don’t. I just don’t have it in me anymore. See: I’m getting better!

  • Mahound

    The victims were surely guilty of wayyysism in the first place. They provoked him unnecessarily with their presence.

  • bubo

    “Random.”

    Oh and the suspect in the quadruple murder of a white family and their maid in Washington DC is a black male with dreadlocks.

    • JohnnyMangoes

      When did that happen?

  • Tim

    “A man walking his dog” Mine would have put a stop to that real quick and was big enough to do something about it…

  • Uncle Wardle

    Only 23 years??? Criminy…

  • HE2

    Wait a minute. Twenty three years for this smirking black assailant who stabbed five people?
    Remember the Detroit White man who shot a crazed, [3x legal ETOH limit] drunk, m.j. high nineteen year old negro girl banging on his door in the middle of the night a year or so ago? He received a sentence of seventeen to thirty two years. At 55 years of age, that is close to a death sentence.
    The man’s neighborhood had recently been under siege by marauding, burglarizing blacks, so he was on high alert, if memory serves.
    And then there is this monster.

    • Remember that this creep pleaded guilty to reduced charges, so prosecutors dropped five counts of attempted murder.

      On 23 years, Graham will have to do something like 16, by which time he’ll be 60.

      • HE2

        The plea down stuff has to stop. Look at what is happening in Mexifornia.
        Violent criminals plead down, are released early, only to commit more violent crimes.
        It is a revolving door.

  • archer

    Stabbing a child in a stroller? That is reason enough for a death sentence.

  • LackawannaErie

    Anyone who lives in NYC can tell you that there are an enormous number of mentally ill black men roaming around aimlessly, muttering to themselves — often incoherent gibberish about white people and other racial stuff. Typically, these are men who were in prison and are homeless, are alcoholics and drug addicts and schizophrenic.

    Why they are tolerated has always been a mystery to me. We have one of these incidents where they attack some non-black person in a supposedly safe part of the city several times a year.

    • The usual involuntary committal laws require actual violence before someone can be confined in a mental institution. Anyone merely acting “weird” can only be held for 72 hours for evaluation.

  • Cid Campeador

    This bastard needs to die.
    He and all the other raping, murdering, mutilating subhuman bastards that are warehoused in prisons on “life sentences” on the dime of the taxpayers and those In states that have abolished capital punishment, spend their time sodomizing, and killing other inmates, the COs and even the Warden if it suits their fancy and there’s nothing more that can be done to them. Now they’re looking for the latest sonofabitch of a savage who murdered that poor family in DC. He ate pizza while the family was being bludgeoned to death and GOD only knows what else was done to them.
    It’s very reminiscent of Knoxville where Channon Christian and her boyfriend Chris. Newsom were carjacked and subjected to all kinds of sexual atrocities mutilation and death. They sat and ate breakfast while Channon, still alive, suffocated in a trash can and Chris’s body shot and burned lay next to a railroad track near the house. During the trial of these mutants the Prosecuting attorney fainted in the courtroom while the ME described the horrors that were perpetrated on this young couple whose only crime was going out “while White”to meet friends for a movie .
    People are being beaten with hatchets and hammers , shot on the streets and raped and murdered in their homes while we have a so called government that has us believing that “GLOBAL WARMING” is the greatest threat to us. They continue with their agenda a final disarming of all law abiding citizens thereby leaving us at the mercy of the beasts.
    Those of you who spend time here Jew Baiting had better give a second thought to the very nasty facts that WE, WHITE PEOPLE, EURO-AMERICANS have been selected to be the new JEWS.
    MIchael Savage (Michael Weiner) on his show last evening compared the US to Wiemar Germany . He is spot on right!! In one of his classic rants he shouted “WHO SPEAKS UP FOR WHITE AMERICANS?” WHO SPEAKS FOR EUROPEAN AMERICANS?”
    I’ve never heard another conservative radio/TV host speak those words.
    Someone has FINALLY said it. Perhaps more people will discover their ‘huevos” and join the campaign.

  • Cid Campeador

    Heather Smith. Another young brain washed White woman taking up the cause of the Legacy of Slavery, Remorse. He couldn’t even spell the word.

  • pennawhytmn

    He was just acting out in desperation because of a lack of hope, and no job opportunities that all the white people stole from him. He is the descendant of a king and a queen of a far advanced civilization in Africa. A civilization in which space travel was as common as a trip to Disneyland. A utopia with no disease, crime, or poverty. A society in which the IPhone was considered archaic already hundreds of years ago. A single solar panel provided power for millions. Then the white man came and magically made it disappear. So it is understandable the frustration this man must feel.

  • IstvanIN

    They have no empathy .

    • ElComadreja

      Or the ability to realize that actions have consequences.