In a “unthinkable” incident early on Monday in New York City, a man was fatally stabbed numerous times outside a bus stop. Police said they are looking for a suspect in this case.
According to authorities, the incident happened in Brooklyn just before 4 a.m. Ryan Carson, age 32. According to investigators, a well-known social justice activist died from a chest wound.
Tributes and Outrage Over Senseless Killing of Social Justice Advocate Ryan Carson
When the attack seemed to be unprovoked, Carson and his fiancée were returning from a wedding, according to ABC New York station WABC.
For many years, Carson managed the campaigns for the New York Public Interest Research Group, a nonpartisan political group that specialised in waste management. Additionally, he developed the No OD NY campaign, which promoted overdose prevention facilities.
Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, referred to the murder as “unthinkable” and warned that the NYPD “won’t rest until we bring him to justice.”
On social media on Tuesday, Adams praised the man, writing, “He advocated tirelessly for others, and his giving spirit was a buoy to all.” I’m wishing everyone who knew and loved Ryan well.
According to the organisation, Carson began working for NYPIRG while still a Pratt Institute student.
In a statement, NYPIRG praised Ryan as “a beloved staff member, colleague, and friend, as well as a creative, talented, unrelenting, and upbeat advocate for students and the environment.” He was successful in pushing the causes he was passionate about in both his professional and personal life because of his likeable personality, loud laugh, and all-encompassing brilliance.
Friends, coworkers, and New York politicians remembered him as a fervent social justice crusader and expressed astonishment at his passing.
Tributes Pour In for Slain Social Justice Advocate Ryan Carson
“It’s incredibly tragic,” said Blair Horner, executive director of NYPIRG, to WABC. “A life full of potential is cut short. And as a result, the world is worse.
Democratic senator from New York and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer described Carson as a “rising talent and an extraordinary activist.”
On Tuesday, Schumer posted on social media that Ryan Carson “threw himself into everything he did with passion and humanity.” “May his life’s work and memory inspire us.”
Emily Gallagher, an assemblywoman from New York State, hailed Carson as a “deep, sensitive thinker” and “accomplished poet” who was committed to environmental advocacy.
On Monday, Gallagher posted a statement to social media stating that Ryan was “the kindest, funniest, and hardest working man in advocacy.” “He and I connected because we both tried to overcome our sadness when friends of ours perished as a result of the opioid epidemic. He worked tirelessly to make the world a safer place for everyone.