Stations Stands Strong in the Bronx for Assaulted CTA

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NOVEMBER 3 -- Stations VP Robert Kelley, other  Departmental officers, and rank and file members came to the Bronx Hall of Justice for the continuing trial of Alexander Wright, who brutally assaulted CTA Anthony Nelson at the Pelham Bay Park stop on the 6 line. At today's hearing, Wright was brought out in handcuffs but the trial was adjourned until December 15th. We are going to keep pushing prosecutors to do their jobs and bring him to justice -- and we are urging all members to stand with us at the next hearing date.

Brother Kelley told news media that seven years is not enough punishment for those who assault transit workers. He called CTA Nelson's injuries "a life sentence" of a different kind, saying he will never completely recover from the assault.