VIDEO: Abuser Who Beat Woman On Video Gets Immediately Released Due To New Law

Holly Matkin

A domestic violence victim was left to fend for herself after police were forced to turn her attacker loose.

Harriman, NY – A domestic violence victim was left to fend for herself after police were forced to turn her attacker loose due to New York’s criminal justice reform laws (video below).

“The fact that it is captured on video goes further showing the strength of the case and the fact that he did have an intention to do harm here,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler told the Mid-Hudson News.

“The real issue here is that this gentleman was released with a ticket and given an order of protection and again is free to terrorize this woman, which in domestic cases there should be bail and situations are often used for a cooling off period,” Hoovler added.

The violent attack occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Superior Package Company, where the victim and the suspect, 20-year-old Jay Vasquez-Paulino, were both working, the Times Herald-Record reported.

Security footage showed Vasquez-Paulino as he walked down a hallway towards a woman and savagely punched her repeatedly in the head and face in front of a male witness.

He lunged towards her again, but his attack was thwarted when another woman opened a door into the hallway and used it to partially block Vasquez-Paulino’s access to the victim.

The suspect initially appeared to abandon his attack and headed outside.

But instead of leaving, he kept the door to the building propped open while he pulled a large knife out of his backpack and tucked it up his sleeve, the video showed.

Police later said that the knife was 12 inches long, the Mid-Hudson News reported.

The victim turned and ran down the hallway as Vasquez-Paulino stormed back inside and chucked a cell phone at her, the video showed.

He then ran up behind her, relentlessly pummeling her in the head as he slammed and pinned her into a corner.

At least five witnesses were in the hallway at the time of the second attack, the video showed.

Before leaving the building, Vasquez-Paulino again lunged at the victim and kicked her while more witnesses walked by.

Once outside, he appeared to pull an object out of his left sleeve and tossed it upwards and out of the camera’s view.

Police responded to the area and charged Vasquez-Paulino with harassment, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing, the Mid-Hudson News reported.

But due to New York’s bail reform law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, police couldn’t jail the violent suspect, and were forced to issue him an appearance ticket.

“None of those offenses are eligible for bail,” Hoovler told News 12.

“The victim feared for her life, as we fear for her life,” Harriman Police Chief Daniel Henderson told the Times Herald-Record.

Chief Henderson noted that domestic violence advocates and law enforcement entities have spent years pushing for policies aimed at protecting victims, including jail commitments and mandatory arrests.

“Now that’s all gone,” he told the Times Herald-Record. “We don’t have those tools anymore.”

Chief Henderson said he believes lawmakers have opened the floodgates, and that they are striving to protect suspects far more than crime victims.

“My fear is there will be a lot of recidivism and that the victims will no longer be protected if we are not able to not only arraign, but to get bail on these subjects and put them in jail right after the incident happens,” he told the Mid-Hudson News.

Hoovler said that the situation would have been handled much differently before the onset of the sweeping bail reform laws.

“Under the old system, I’m confident there is not a judge in Orange County who would have let him out,” he told the Times Herald-Record.

“We have spent years working with victims to get them to come forward to protect them,” the prosecutor explained during an interview with News 12. “Cases like this sets us back a long way because this individual is going right back to what he was doing before.”

You can watch security footage of the vicious attacks in the video below:

Comments (101)
EGDG1930
EGDG1930

Can't believe these guys didn't help here! They should be ashamed!!

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mtal1259
mtal1259

ok that dude sitting down with the headphones on...what a piece of shit that pathetic waste of life is... a woman is getting the shit kicked out of her...and he watches it like its a f%^&ing TV show!

flybynight
flybynight

Just go ahead and give the medical examiner this woman's address, he will be called to go there very soon more than likely.

sturnman22
sturnman22

She continued to talk and go after him - she did nothing to discourage him. Bad law but dumb responses by her after he attacked her the first time.

Aramovich
Aramovich

"It's New York baby." Nobody ever gets involved.Remember Kitty Genovese. Look it up.

Texaspack
Texaspack

I get it -- should have helped her -- but what about the laws in place? Places like NY and Cali -- that are lead by these POS Dem politicians -- supported by POS Dem voters -- thats who's really to blame ( and maybe his parents) --

BLM4ever
BLM4ever

Can anyone explain why she continued to put herself in a situation to be assaulted after the first assault in the video?

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Those stupid ass people were sitting around like they were watching a WWE wrestling match! Just makes me sick to think that they're so spineless they didn't get up to help that lady. I think it's time New York City had a lot of Charles Bronson's come out and take things in their own hands because the damn government there isn't going to do anything!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

It's Official. There are NO MEN in Harriman NY.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect.

floridacop
floridacop

The sad thing here is that the woman was injured by the attacker. Just imagine what is going through her head. Is every guy going to attack me? I can see a shooting case with her one day.

gfc1963
gfc1963

And the criminals laugh again!! I hope the people who made that law can sleep at night.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF?? What a f••king POS!! First, I hope the company fired his sorry ass!! And now NY is just as screwed up as Commiefornia!! Another liberal run shithole!!!

DNW
DNW

Why did she continue to provoke him, considering the evident grave danger to her safety? Dysfunction on BOTH sides of this relationship, it appears. It seems harsh to say, but maybe he knows the only way to shut her up is a fist in the mouth.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

A black man beating a woman ? Boy, THATS hard to believe 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Lorrie14432
Lorrie14432

What is wrong with all those so called "Men" to just watch all this?

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Why does she keep following after him???????? Why do NONE of the people seen do anything to help her, especially the men. Looks like a call to ICE is needed here. That guy should have been arrested, period. Someone will die because of him.

E7MR
E7MR

Slaps around women because the little n!gger knows that if he went up against a man he'd get his little n!gger ass smoked. Nothing but a pu$$y.

Scattered
Scattered

I wouldnt visit New York if I was paid to. How these idiots keep getting voted in is crazy. That dude is gonna kill this girl. She sure shouldnt have followed him and kept talking thats for sure. We'll be seeing more of him.

snafu
snafu

Anybody happen to notice the knife he slipped up his left sleeve at the 48 second mark. He reached for it each time someone started to move towards him. He was ready to use lethal force, yet they let him out. This makes everyone safer according to the liberal mindset.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Just perfect, everyone sits on their butts and watches it all unfold, she continues to provoke him, they were made for each other! Let the police issue and grant immediate permits to de Blassio’s victims so they can protect themselves when the mayor’s policies fail them.

GreenMarine50
GreenMarine50

I am absolutely convinced that the current revolving door status in New York is a deliberate creation of the higher level politicians and banksters who practice Luciferian beliefs. Every murder committed is chalked up as a sacrifice. Every publicly committed violent crime is a power building ritual. Do some research on it. Download a free book or two on the subject. It's more prevalent than you know.

edbarb1
edbarb1

The so-called criminal justice reform movement is nothing but an attempt to deinstitutionalize jails and prisons. They're even trying to ban incarceration within corrections under the guise of reforming "solitary confinement".

Public safety is little or no concern to these people and only care about their own power. This is happening all over the country as more jurisdictions pass insane laws that do nothing but try and empty our prisons and jails and prevent people from being sentenced to confinement.

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

WTF?! So many problems with this. Law protects the suspect, but not the victim. She most likely would have been arrested if she had a gun in her possession, and shot the POS. Secondly, I cannot comprehend people commenting "why does she keep provoking him?" WOW, it's her own fault for getting beaten (S/C). I don't give a $#!t, she still has no reason to take a beating. The little boys sitting there watching, needs to be beaten down, maybe then they'll learn how to protect the innocent. NY State law, until its changed or repealed, will be the causal effect of murders, attempted murders, and aggravated assaults. I'm not a fan of lawsuits, but victims as of 1 January need to sue the hell out of the State of NY, especially if they were the second victim of the suspect, or is the victim of a secondary assault. Just MHO. Rant over.

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

Notice he felt entitled to pummel a woman but backed off when a man appeared on the scene. We need more REAL men if NY will not protect women and children.

DaisyRae
DaisyRae

Let one of these type of people attack a family member of one of those "smart" people who made that law and see what they say then. Sometimes lack of common sense is infectious.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another usual suspect being an asshole. This guy should never have been let of jail. STOP VOTING IN BLEEDING HEART, HUG-A-THUG LIBERAL POLITICIANS!!!!

Snodog
Snodog

That asshole is lucky I wasn't the one sitting on the bench he wouldn't have walked away.

Pacific Star
Pacific Star

suspect is a coward.

vpassenheim
vpassenheim

How is it that nobody slammed that punk unconscious?!

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Criminal Justice reform is a joke. Lock these animals up

pixiepup
pixiepup

I truly believe if one of those men started to stop him physically he would of stabbed them. He went out to get that knife so he could stop anyone that would stop him from hitting this girl. Yes this girl acted very strange about going after him when it was obvious she couldn’t protect herself.

Southernmom
Southernmom

As a domestic violence survivor, this makes me sick!!! I can't believe NO ONE helped her. Thank God, I have taught my boys to protect women!! And they know, no matter how big they are, they EVER hit a woman, they'll get knocked on their ass by me. Those are some sorry ass men!! The only one that did anything was a woman. On a different note, the laws should have NEVER been changed. Whomever changed the law is a complete moron, & don't know anything about being abused!! Once an abuser, always an abuser. The abuser usually ends up killing the person, & I sure the hell wouldn't let them get away with it!! It's really rare someone like that changes their ways.

GA*FL Man
GA*FL Man

I thought somebody should have stepped in to help as well, but then I saw him with the knife in his sleeve, so maybe it worked out, except if everyone had acted just maybe he would learn a lesson. She came so close to being being stabbed or cut. At one point in the video he had his hand on the knife waiting for her to attack him.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

I know all you New Yorker's are feeling much safer now that your government is so intent on releasing POS like this, Jay Vasquez-Paulino. Also nice to see your fellow citizen jump to the victim's aid. The low life sitting on the bench with his GHETTO HEADSET blasting in his hollow head. The other turd in the grey sweatshirt was really in a position to help with his hands in his hoodie. He is more interested in retrieving the cell phone. Wonder how much he sold it for. I do give a THUMBS up to the woman at the door who at least stood her ground. Thumbs DOWN to the geek in the white shirt, did nothing.

TAKE BACK YOU STATE!

The last emperor
The last emperor

Or maybe the problem is the morons didn't charge him with either domestic violance or assault period.how does one get charges of attempted assault when beating on someone's head? Would like to hear there explanation on this one.

mrcapncaveman
mrcapncaveman

Victim had more balls than anybody there including the suspect.

61mouse
61mouse

This just in " Black attacking and beating a black women " while a black guy sits there and watches .

Iamblueforyou
Iamblueforyou

This "law" is a terrible law!!! It's unspeakable cruel to those people seeking protection and even a small bit of safety! Many years ago, I was in this type of situation and was held at knife point....I later went to the police who said that was a terroristic threat and the told me that if anything happened to me....they would KNOW WHO TO LOOK FOR!!! How dare they not do anything about this "new...no bail law"! Blue Lives Matter...and so do the people seeking the only protection they may have! If there is a place to Object to this law, anyone that knows that....please let me know! I have a piece of my mind and a story that may make a difference!

desrae1
desrae1

I wonder what would happen to her if she later had to kill him in self defense? I can just hear the bleeding hearts crying for justice for the attacker 🤦‍♀️

GSD_mom
GSD_mom

Once again, I say these miserable wastes of oxygen should be dining with the Cuomo & DeBlazio families, (wives, girlfriends, kids, grandparents... the whole happy clan) NO BODYGUARDS... Lock this trash up with those two families, in their “safest“ space! Then let’s see how fast this SICK legislation is VETOED!!!

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Well I hope every criminal loving liberal on New York sees this, they should be ashamed. What is wrong with the 13%? Just so damn violent.

Just my opinion
Just my opinion

What’s disgusting POS! I can’t believe that he was not charged with assault and thrown in jail! New York is messed up! The douchebag who just sat there watching it like it was a polo match, is a spineless piece of garbage! I hope karma hits both men in the ass!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

All sub-cultures are not “equal” nor are all sub-cultures “acceptable”.

Were you not taught right from wrong young man?

This is why you don’t allow your small children to hit anyone including other siblings. I’m not suggesting they won’t hit other people but you can allow it nor condone it as a parent.

LCSW
LCSW

This is exactly why women get killed. I’ve worked child molestation cases and the perp would get like 8 years. The judge should be responsible if this guy kills her. A piece of paper doesn’t stop a bullet. He didn’t even give the lady time to call an agency and get out of there, if they lived together or not. On the lethality checklist for domestic violence, she is at the top of the lethality list. Where he has nothing to lose. If he can’t have her, no one can. Your honor, pa\erhaps you want to study up of how much danger you put that lady in.

amlee
amlee

Baby's momma's baby all grown up now.....no respect for women.

amlee
amlee

I'm surprised there were no cell phones whipped out to be WORLDSTAR..........smfh

Momcat1211
Momcat1211

With this kind of law in place this woman needs to buy a gun and get a right to carry or MOVE!! Her family and friends need to gather some money and help her find another job and place to live far away from HIM! There are also women shelters that can help her too. We have one in our area that gives the woman and her children a home helps with location and jobs and attorneys. Ladies find the Women Shelters in your area the Police know where they are, they are kept hidden for your safety!! My daughter Scout Girl raised money for them and the funds were given to a Police Officer. They can help YOU!!

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Hell no!

OldVet
OldVet

typical low life Black A-Hole


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