The Bus Story (by guest blogger Ari)
I find it incredibly interesting that this story died so quickly. 60 (!!) tourists led off a bus with their hands up. Tourists made to kneel on the street, in full view of the public, handcuffed, with sharpshooters trained on them… and the story lasted what, a day or so?
Not one teary eyed tourist from the bus addressed the media saying they were terrorized. Or, more even more interesting, no one made any sort of stink about racism, police brutality, humiliation or suing. Not a word about suing!! I guess Al Sharpton was too busy that day to galvanize things? Thank goodness. And as for the class and understanding of these poor tourists I’m not at all shocked. Just impressed. And I wish the story could have lived at least another day to teach some of the more litigious people here in NYC (y’know, like pests who protest political conventions and their ilk) a thing or two.
Posted by Ari at 11:06 AM
Technorati Tags: Tourist+Bus+Scare+NYC
I couldn’t agree with you more Ari. I was just as impressed.
Had that been me, I would have bugged. Good to know there are still a few people left in this world that have faith in mankind and are willing to go along with anything as long as it leads to the greater good.
At least Jude Law was on the cover of the paper for DAYS! I mean, that shit is IMPORTANT and teaches us MUCH more about life and the human condition.
Bus passenger Kathy Arrigo, 45, of White Plains, said most of the tourists initially laughed off the show of force.
But the mood turned edgier as the cops kept the big red bus there for nearly 30 minutes.
Fear grew when cops ordered everyone to put their hands up and walk off the bus – leaving their bags to be searched.
“You want to talk about real terror?” said Arrigo’s husband, Robert. “There were two little girls with their parents who were just terrified. They were crying uncontrollably.”
I dunno. I doesn’t sound like it was all wine and roses for everybody involved.
We’re lucky the tourists weren’t French, it would have turned into a mass suicide in their rush to surrender.
Oh Rev., that is too funny!!