New York Post

This was a case of justice denied


AMANHATTAN jury screwed up, and now we’ve got a murderer walking free.

Naeem Davis was acquitted nearly five years after shoving KiSuck Han onto the subway tracks and watching him die. Davis showed no remorse when he told the jury that Han appeared “deranged and threatenin­g” and that he feared for his life.

Of course, the jury ignored the fact that the 5-foot-3 Han, a 58-year-old father, stood no chance against the nearly 6-foot Davis, a homeless ex-con who used both his hands to throw Han onto the tracks. The jury ignored the fact that Davis watched and did nothing as his inebriated victim desperatel­y tried to lift himself off the tracks. And the jury convenient­ly ignored the fact that Davis, despite witnesses standing nearby, calmly picked up his coffee and left the crime scene to do a few odd jobs near Times Square. As the prosecutio­n told jurors, Davis’ behavior was both criminal and “heinous.”

You don’t need to be a criminal-defense lawyer to know that Davis could have walked away from what he said was a dangerous situation. Or simply called the cops. Instead, he let his fists speak louder than the victim’s words and stood by while the Q train crushed a helpless man.

Naeem Davis did it. He told the cops he did it. He told prosecutor­s he did it. He even told the jury: “I pushed him’’ on the tracks.

Davis is a bad guy with a good stroke of luck and a gullible jury. Unfortunat­ely, the jury didn’t find the victim to be so sympatheti­c. Jonathan Rosenberg is a Manhattan criminal-defense lawyer.

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