NY Subway Hero Book Publishing Fund

On February 12, 2011 I was assaulted by a spree-killing fugitive named Maksim Gelman. Gelman had murdered 4 people over the previous 28 hours and he wanted me to be number 5. Despite being stabbed 7 times with an 8 inch chef's knife, I was able to subdue and disarm Gelman. What makes this story worse is that the ENTIRE incident happened in full view of two NYPD officers who chose to hide with the motorman instead of coming out to do their job. Yes, they were on that train specifically to apprehend Maksim Gelman and chose to let an unarmed individual do their job. They chose to leave a killer in a subway full of innocent people.
       When I decided that I wanted the officers to be held accountable, I proceeded with a lawsuit Hero in Gelman stabbing spree sues City. NYC decided they didn't want to face me in court and used several cases that had zero in common to attempt to get my lawsuit dismissed. Their statement "the police do not owe a duty to protect and serve".
       Much to my dismay, Judge Margaret Chan sided with NYC stating that the Police are not liableCity says cops had no duty to protect subway hero who subdued killer. I honestly didn't know how to react. Subway Stabbing Victim: "I'm Devastated" By Lawsuit Dismissal. As of today, I am still fighting to get my day in court. I will not go quietly.
     While NYC can keep me out of court, they cannot keep me from presenting the whole story out to you, the public. I am currently writing a book that will take you through the Gelman attack, take you to court when I was able to face him again and take you straight through, from start to finish, my lawsuit and it's subsequent dismissal. Here's an article that appeared in the NY Daily News:

 There's only one problem, I do not have a publisher for my masterpiece. I need to self-publish.
     Raising the $1,200 will go a long way to making this dream a reality and enable me to publish this book in both print and electronic editions. Please donate if you can. If you cannot, all I ask is that you spread the word. Thank you in advance.

                                                                      Joe

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Organizer

Joseph Lozito 
Organizer
Bellmore, NY
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