On December 3, Ki-Suck Han was killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks as a train was nearing the station. Naeem Davis was charged with murder, to which he pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in a Manhattan court. Davis' lawyer is claiming that prejudice and stereotypes are influencing the case and endangering his client.
"The dangerous black man who is 200 pounds and 6-feet tall and wearing dreads, cause that funny kind of hair that black people have, you know, you have to watch out because he is a dangerous black man," said defense attorney Stephen Pokart.
While it's been established that Davis was attacked by Han first, some question the severity of Davis' reaction. Naeem is seeking self-defense, but there's really no telling which way this case will swing.