The City of New York has taken a complete nosedive under the watch of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).
Areas that used to be safe are now hell on earth, just ask Christina Carroll who lost her husband to a pair of hoodlums Friday.
Christina Carroll and her husband George, both actors, were walking along in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Christina, 41, and George, 42, are both natives of Texas, but they had moved to New York to further their acting careers.
While they were walking the sidewalk and minding their own business, they passed two guys sitting on the steps outside a school. According to Christina, one of the guys asked George, “What are you looking at?”
Christina told the New York Post, “And my husband — he’s a Texan — he’s like, ‘I’m looking.’”
His comments back to the two men put George in a position he didn’t expect — the men starting chasing him down the street. Christina said George ran, and then he tried throwing his phone at the two men to defend himself, but it was useless.
George Carroll was stabbed by one man and taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
Christina Carroll told a local TV station, “I can’t believe I am talking about my husband in the past tense.”
The area of Greenpoint used to be a beautiful place to live, but since Mayor de Blasio took over there are sections that have gone to hell. One block from where the stabbing took place is now filled with homeless people, and rowdy kids who cause trouble, according to the New York Post.
The two men who attacked and stabbed George ran off, and are now on the loose.
Christina said the couple married in 2012. They had met in 2004, and had only relocated to Greenpoint in February.
The two wrote and worked on an off-Broadway play about rapper Tupac Shakur, and even appeared together in the 2016 movie “The Promise,” about the Armenian genocide, though their scene was eventually cut from the film.
George Carroll was described as a devout Catholic and dedicated family man who was “gentle and friendly, but he was tough,” his wife told the Post. “If you came to his face, he was a man’s man. He was someone you could walk down the street with, and if someone was trying to hurt you, he would defend you.”
All she wants now is her husband’s killer to be caught.
“These people are still out there,” she said. “I just want to get the word out. Sometimes we see something and we don’t know what we’re looking at. . Maybe if there is more information someone can say, ‘Oh I saw this.’ ”
A GoFundMe page was established for Christina Carroll, and among the donors was City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who said Carroll was a regular at his district office since 2011.
As reported by the Daily News, George Carroll frequently alerted Espinal to quality-of-life issues. “He’d report things about dangerous intersections and late-night loitering,” Espinal said. He continued, “George respectfully confronted issues that he thought were getting in the way of his neighbors having a decent quality of life. He wanted everyone to live in their community with pride and dignity.”
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