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Parents: Son ejected from Wis. bus due to race

December 14, 2013 9:00 pm

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The family of a Janesville teenager who was kicked off a city bus last month alleges the incident was racially motivated and is seeking $500,000 from the city.

The family's lawyer said the boy, who is black, was ordered to vacate his seat in the priority seating area and move to the back of the bus to make room for a boarding passenger even though other seats were available.

The city released a statement Friday questioning the family's version of events. It also released surveillance video of the driver's dialogue with the teen, which the Janesville Gazette has posted (http://bit.ly/19K9cej ).

Attorney Amy Scarr, whom Taji Muhammad and Shytivia Turner-Muhammad hired to represent them and their 15-year-old son, said she hasn't filed a claim but that she sent a letter detailing her position to the city's attorney, Gregg Gunta.

"We would want some compensation for this boy, who was victimized by the bus driver," Scarr said.

Gunta declined to comment.

On the video, the driver can be heard telling someone, "Hon, you're not disabled. Why don't you move and let that lady sit down."

A white woman gets up and moves to the back of the bus. A black teen doesn't move, saying he doesn't need to because someone else has already opened up a space.

The driver says, "I know, but you can move to the back, too, because you don't belong down here."

The boy walks back, muttering something that Scarr acknowledged sounded like it started with an "F." The bus driver yells, "Hey, off my bus — now."

The bus driver is retiring effective Jan. 1, City Manager Mark Freitag said.

by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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Radarma
by Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Evidently. SMDH

Quoting Billiejeens:

 It's a cultural thing.

Quoting SallyMJ:

And using an F-bomb.

Another example of libs/progs extolling race as more important than common human decency.

In other words, justifying racism .

Only in Obama's America.

Quoting Billiejeens:

Being a black teenager probably qualifies him as handicapped - let him stay.




JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM
1 mom liked this

So your kid was a jerk who didn't listen when asked to move. Then was disrespectful and was asked to get off the bus. And you want to sue for money. SMH

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM

 I'm convinced it is cultural - we are just going to have to learn to deal with it.

Or defeat it.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

So your kid was a jerk who didn't listen when asked to move. Then was disrespectful and was asked to get off the bus. And you want to sue for money. SMH

 

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM

The sad part is they will win the lawsuit.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 I'm convinced it is cultural - we are just going to have to learn to deal with it.

Or defeat it.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

So your kid was a jerk who didn't listen when asked to move. Then was disrespectful and was asked to get off the bus. And you want to sue for money. SMH



Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM

 I don't see that.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

The sad part is they will win the lawsuit.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 I'm convinced it is cultural - we are just going to have to learn to deal with it.

Or defeat it.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

So your kid was a jerk who didn't listen when asked to move. Then was disrespectful and was asked to get off the bus. And you want to sue for money. SMH

 


 

BaronSamedi
by Bronze Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM

   There is too much unknown here to come to any conclusion. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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dustinsmom1
by Member on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM

 Eloquently though sad and sometimes very true.

Teens in general have no respect for anyone these days as well.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Maybe we could simply give them their own section.

Doesn't really matter, for those that see themselves as black first, foremost and always, their seat on the bus will never change.

Quoting Ziva65:

 yup I see where this is going, bus drivers will be afraid to ask people to move out of priority seating, guess why...

Quoting Billiejeens:

Being a black teenager probably qualifies him as handicapped - let him stay.

 

 

 


Merry Christmas Festival India.

blueforewolf
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

he was in handicapped seating and needed to move had nothing to do with him being black - I hope they get zip

blueforewolf
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

how does this have anything to do with liberals or conservatives? it is not an example of anything of the kind and you are making incredibly stupid assumptions about people 

Quoting SallyMJ:

And using an F-bomb.

Another example of libs/progs extolling race as more important than common human decency.

In other words, justifying racism .

Only in Obama's America.

Quoting Billiejeens:

Being a black teenager probably qualifies him as handicapped - let him stay.



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