Welcome To New York, Put Your Hands Behind Your Head

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  1. The alert transit company supervisor, operator of a double-decker tourist bus in Manhattan, noticed that several male passengers were sporting "stuffed" trouser pockets.

    She called the police.

    They searched sixty passengers.

    They placed the five offending "stuffed pocket" men in handcuffs and had them kneel on the pavement.

    The police found no pocket-sized terrorism implements or other contraband. They then allowed this busload of terrorism suspects to go on about their business enjoying the sights and sounds of NYC.

    "Police evacuate double-decker sightseeing bus" 24 July 2005
    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--double-deckerevac0724jul24,0,5817901.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork
     
  2. According to the radio just now, they were Sikh tourists from the UK (so were presumably wearing turbans, etc.). Would be interesting to know if there was really anything suspicious about them or if the tour operator saw turbans and beards then panicked. The police statement that was on the radio didn't seem to imply the police thought there was anything suspicious about them...
     
  3. Hmmm, some report the story differently:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/331264p-283131c.html
     
  4. Going by the drivers name

    one would assume that he knew the difference between a sikh and a muslim, so don't think that was the reason behind it. Maybe they just looked really shady and the driver was aware of the heigtend security threat.
     
  5. Or Mohammed Stout was one of those American converts to Islam who still remains American in that he continues to be ignorant of other cultures.

    I'm not even surprised by this story, we Sikhs appear to get sh1t wherever we go and whatever we do.

    Ho-hum.
     
  6. We live in a world where EVERY CREED/COLOUR gets sh1t, regardless of the colour of their skin LS. I do hope you are not suggesting that Sikh's have it any worse than others???
     
  7. "making a terroristic threat and falsely reporting an incident."

    Is this even a word?!
     
  8. I heard on Radio 4 that one of the British Sikhs said something along the lines of " not to worry, no harm done. We won't let it spoil our holiday."

    What a very grown up attitude. Full marks to the guy who had every right to get very shirty. He proved, in that comment, that he was a very British Sikh.
     
  9. Bed-In,

    Agreed, even though they are Brummies!! :lol:
     

  10. You don't get any shite in Manchester. Sikhs are quite respected here.