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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2005

    New York riot police forced frightened tourists off a bus

    According to this article, from the Daily Telegraph, (Australia) riot police frog marched about 60 tourists off a bus in New York, because someone reported that the "South Asian looking men with British accents" looked suspicious. Apparently, tourists carrying backpacks in New York can now expect to be pulled off their buses and handcuffed by US riot police. Yes, that should help to promote the US to the world, i'm sure plenty more tourists will definitely want to go and visit New York now:

    Officers in riot gear handcuffed a group of apparently harmless South Asian-looking men with British accents after a jittery tour bus worker reported they seemed suspicious. The men were forced to kneel on the footpath, with their hands bound behind their backs, in front of the Winter Garden theatre. "People were really scared," Jill Sully, 29, said. Another passenger said she was "scared out of my mind."
    I'm not surprised they were scared. Maybe the one's who were handcuffed thought that the US would throw them into Guantanamo because they were "Asian looking" and were carrying backpacks. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    3 Comments:

    At 7/27/2005 03:18:00 pm, Blogger Yak40 said...

    South Asian-looking men with British accents after a jittery tour bus worker reported they seemed suspicious.


    Backpacks too. I wonder what the MP would do in a similar situation today ?

     
    At 7/28/2005 03:06:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Have a look around and see how many dark-skinned men carrying packages look suspicious. Keep looking until they see you staring at them and then see if they start to look menacing. Have fun with the experiment.

     
    At 7/29/2005 03:05:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    How did it go? Did they start to look menacing when they saw you where staring at them?

     

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