Michelle Go’s Father Writes About Her Death - The New York Times

It has been exactly one year since the death of our daughter, Michelle Alyssa Go. On Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at around 9:30 a.m., Martial Simon viciously shoved Michelle in front of an oncoming subway train at the Times Square station. A month...

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redditorium
redditorium
337 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Only now, 365 days later, can I express what Michelle meant to us and how her death continues to affect us. Michelle is not the first daughter that I have lost. My wife and I lost our second daughter, when she was an infant, to crib death, her life cut short before we even knew her. Together they represent a hole in our lives that can never be filled. My wife, my son and I mourn their passing every day.

Absolutely heartbreaking

MirrorReflection0880
MirrorReflection0880
142 · 15 days ago · Reddit

I feel bad for this father, he'll never see his beloved daughter ever again while that POS who murdered her will probably be free one day.

zed910
zed910
138 · 15 days ago · Reddit

While reading I was moved to tears. For anyone in the comments who hasn’t read this letter, read it. It’s beautifully written, but this paragraph sticks out:

“The millions of people in New York City may not agree on everything, but we can agree that New York City should be safe for those who call it home. Michelle did not live with fear of being attacked. She took the subway to work; she was not reckless about her surroundings. If Michelle were still here, she would urge us to come together to build a safer community. This is not about politics; this is about caring for each other and humanity.”

In addition to other things, I wish we would implement screen doors on subway platforms. I don’t care how much it costs, saving lives is worth it. Solving the mental health and homeless crisis is something we definitely should be trying to do but that will take decades. Funding and installing screen doors on every platform (but especially high traffic ones) could take under a year if we were motivated to do it.

jewishseeker
jewishseeker
129 · 15 days ago · Reddit

What a tragic and heartbreaking story. May this man and his family know no more pain.

RedOrca-15483
RedOrca-15483
87 · 15 days ago · Reddit

" But knowing that Michelle was murdered by being shoved in front of an oncoming train is unacceptable. That is not a fitting ending for a woman who shared the best of herself with others."

The political leaders and administrators failed him and his family. The public agencies failed him and his family. The MTA who have had a book's worth of prior incidents of mentally unstable people harming commuters and people being struck by trains, accident or malicious, failed him and his family. And more importantly, they all failed Michelle.

youallneedtherapy
youallneedtherapy
84 · 15 days ago · Reddit

I think of her often. It’s beautiful to hear from her father, who clearly adores her. Can’t help but cry.

myfunnies420
myfunnies420
43 · 15 days ago · Reddit

This entire tragedy was so heartbreaking. The run of violence in 2021 + early 2022 was so horrendous

SwampYankee
SwampYankee
24 · 15 days ago · Reddit

And the deranged homeless are still allowed to live in the subway system. Nothing has been done to prevent this happening again.

oceanblue966
oceanblue966
5 · 15 days ago · Reddit

if not a death sentence or life in prison - the guy that pushed her needs to be sentenced permanently to a mental institution where is isolated from the world 24/​7 in a confined room with zero windows and chance for escape. Deliver his food and water via the wall slots with zero human interaction. Clearly he is incapable of feeling anything, including empathy, so it isn't a punishment, but rather a safeguard for society & the institution housing him.

here we are a year later. barely any policy changes. yes more nypd on the subway & stations - but for how long? and where are the barriers at subway stations that would prevent so many deaths from pushing? so many falls? medical emergencies where people fall onto the tracks?

a productive, tax paying, HOMELESS HELPING, member of society is dead because we place such a high value on the life and feelings of the type of person who murdered her. We have a good person in society, dead. And a bad person, not only alive, but being sustained by the tax dollars of other productive society members.

codernyc
codernyc
5 · 15 days ago · Reddit

To everybody calling this “senseless” and a “tragedy”, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but if your post history defends the inept, corrupt and useless politicians like Adams and Hochul that you and other such people in this city elected, who keep laws in place that coddle criminals and DAs in place who refuse to sentence them to consequences, who close their eyes to perpetuate this type of crime, your manufactured sympathy means nothing. You’re part of the problem.