Skip to comments.Manhattan man, 84, ticketed for jaywalking to file $5 million lawsuit against city
Posted on 01/27/2014 11:16:55 AM PST by deks
We can have police efforts focused on pedestrian safety without violating the civil rights of our citizens, said Wongs lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, who will file a notice of the lawsuit on Monday, naming the city, NYPD and unidentified officers as defendants.
Wong maintains the traffic signal was green when he stepped off the curb at the southeast corner of 96th St. and Broadway to cross, but it may have turned red by the time the octogenarian reached the other side, where an unidentified cop stopped him and demanded to see his identification.
Wong speaks only Cantonese and Spanish, but understood the meaning of the officers demand for ID.
When the cop began walking away with his card, Wong said he followed after him. I was very puzzled and I was very scared, he said. I had no idea why I had been stopped. I used Cantonese and said give me back my ID.
In response to Wongs repeated requests for his card back, the cop whipped out handcuffs and spoke into his portable radio. I got more scared, Wong said.
Several officers raced over and grabbed Wong, pushing him against the wall of a building. Wong said he was pushed to the ground and struck his head, blacking out. When he regained consciousness, blood was streaming down his face and his hands were cuffed behind his back.
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84 years old and can’t speak any English except for “ID”? Send him back. He doesn’t belong here (but I will be you he’s been collecting Social Security for a long time).
Getting real Soviet like in NYC
Welcome to the USSA
When will Kanye West proclaim “DiBlasio don’t like Asian people”
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get 5 million dollars:)
Maybe that's why the rest of us have to wait five, ten minutes
so according to the title, the man was jaywalking while on his way to file a $5 million lawsuit against Manhattan... aye, aye, aye... in any case, poor guy...
So this guy came to NY five decades ago and opened a restaurant and raised three sons but still can’t speak any English. Yea right!
I think this jaywalking ticket is racist.
Where are the two Wrights for this Wong?
The Simon Wiesenthal archives had some photographs of this exact sort of thing occurring. Too bad they took them off line years ago.
You’d win that bet. You didn’t see the part where he has lived here for almost FIFTY YEARS.
Bonus outrage: he speaks Spanish because he came here via Cuba, and obviously always got along quite nicely with it, thank you very much.
He's obviously just.....razy
"since my cheek was scraped when I fell to the ground in the shoving match witnesses saw me initiate with the police" Wong went on to intimate "I want millions of dollars."
In my neighborhood in Chicago, many of the Ukrainian and Polish elderly speak little, if any, English. Most were sponsored by their children, who left the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War and were accepted as refugees from Communism. Eventually, these immigrants became citizens and were allowed to sponsor their parents and relatives. Because many areas of Chicago are segregated by culture, these elderly hardly need to use English.
Historically, Lincoln Park, now an enclave of wealthy Yuppies, was once a German neighborhood where you could not buy meat unless you spoke German.
“So this guy came to NY five decades ago and opened a restaurant and raised three sons but still cant speak any English. Yea right!”
Probably figured Spanish would help him more than English. It’s NY. He is probably right.
The light is always green when you step off the sidewalk. By the time you get to the other side it’s red - and I’m middle-aged, not elderly. My favorite is evil Park Avenue where they give you a countdown - I’ve never yet made it past the two lanes during one green light.
Probably right about what?
seems he worked in a restaurant or maybe owned a restaurant, so he has likely paid into the Social Security that he is now likely collecting... i am assuming the government didn’t give a rats a$$ what language he spoke when it collected his taxes... and yes, i do think he should be speaking English by now... actually, i do not believe that he does not know English... he knows two languages and has been here for 50 years... i bet he knows it better than he is letting on...
Nobody jayrocks in Manhattan, Montana.
Nobody in his white mind, anyray.
Five cops were needed to beat up on an 84-year-old man? They’re no better than a bunch of street thugs.
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