A homeless career criminal was charged Tuesday with slugging an Asian woman in Chinatown — as the city’s fed-up top cop decried a revolving-door legal system that leaves New Yorkers “at risk.”
Alexander Wright, 48, was hit with charges including assault as a hate crime for the unprovoked, caught-on-camera attack Monday that left the 55-year-old woman hospitalized, cops said.
The arrest adds to a rap sheet that includes a staggering 40 prior arrests — with five, including Monday’s, within the past year.
“What are we doing in society when we are releasing these people right back onto the streets?” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea raged during an appearance Tuesday on NY1. “It’s putting New Yorkers at risk.”
In bolstering his case, Shea also pointed out another ambush of an Asian woman, this one on Friday at a subway station — saying the…