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Cleveland Bus Driver Suspended After Decking Unruly Female Rider With Brutal Bolo Punch
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Posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT by crosshairs

A Cleveland municipal bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced this week showing him decking a mouthy female rider with a bolo punch.

The confrontation between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) worker and the unidentified woman was apparently filmed by another rider. It is unclear from the above clip, however, what triggered the dispute.

[WARNING: The video is peppered with curse words and racial slurs.]

The driver of bus 2802 leaves his seat after the woman appears to strike him. "You going to jail now," the driver says twice before throwing an uppercut that knocks the woman to the ground.

The driver then throws the woman off the stopped bus, though she climbs back aboard and tussles with him. "She want to be a man, I'm gonna treat you like a man," the driver announces at one point.

RTA officials believe the fight occurred on September 18. The unidentified driver was suspended this week, with city officials describing his behavior as "absolutely unacceptable." In a press statement, the agency added, "RTA apologizes to our customers for this incident. A full investigation continues."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: busdriver; cleveland
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Lots of noise in that bus. Sounded like banana time in the monkey cage. Or the TGI Fridays in Greenbelt, MD. on a Saturday night.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

Did she use her 0bamaphone?


2 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:03 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: crosshairs

good thing it wasn’t a BOGO punch or the 2nd punch would have been free.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

or a YOLO punch...she could have died!


4 posted on 10/12/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: crosshairs

Saw the video...certainly looked like the woman decked him first. Self-defense on the part of the bus driver.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 10:48:45 AM PDT by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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To: crosshairs
Classy bus riders in Cleveland.

On the other hand, she can really take a punch.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 10:49:30 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: struggle

As Ric Flair says, “To BE the man, you gotta beat the man.”

WOOOO!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 10:50:44 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: crosshairs

The atmosphere on the bus seems to have had a decidedly non-First World feel.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: crosshairs

if she hit him first I say give the driver a medal


9 posted on 10/12/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: crosshairs

Uncivilized thugs.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 10:52:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wideawake
The atmosphere on the bus seems to have had a decidedly non-First World feel.

The bus driver should bring along a white person with him at all times. That way he won't be attacked, but the white person would be instead.
11 posted on 10/12/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: crosshairs
Great comment at the linked site:

"If Barrack obama had a smart mouth sister who rode a bus, she would resemble this woman."

12 posted on 10/12/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: wideawake

“The atmosphere on the bus seems to have had a decidedly non-First World feel.”

Agreed. This is vintage third-world zoo.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 10:55:05 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: crosshairs

bump...

sort of a “stalking white guy” instead of a stalking horse.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 10:55:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: crosshairs

you going to jail now...but first....LOL


15 posted on 10/12/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: crosshairs

No one should have to put up with being physically attacked in his or her workplace. (The passenger hit the driver first.)

I’m going to take a wild guess here — this incident helps explain the low ridership levels on public transit


16 posted on 10/12/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: crosshairs

Two long-standing social conventions were violated in that exchange. The first was that a man should never use his physical prowess to gain an advantage over a woman. The second is that a woman should never use the first to gain an advantage over a man.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: crosshairs

The “woman” will sue the bus company and make a fortune..

I bet every plaintiff lawyer in Cleveland is looking for her..


18 posted on 10/12/2012 10:58:02 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: crosshairs

*sigh* really makes you want to visit Cleveland doesn’t it?


19 posted on 10/12/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I left in the early 80s when “boy wonder” mayor Kucinich took Cleveland into default. It was a good move on my part.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 11:02:13 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

She isn’t a woman. She got what she deserved.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 11:02:28 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: crosshairs

I saw the video and now I know why it’s not all over the 6 oclock news.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 11:04:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Kid Shelleen

footrace between local lawyers and Holder’s “just us” Dept.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: EEGator

All that driver did was what anyone who has ever had to use public transportation has wanted to do at one time or another.

Nice punch, too. I give him a ‘9’. It would’ve been a ‘10’ but he didn’t knock her out.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 11:07:19 AM PDT by beelzepug ("0bama is a feckless crapweasel")
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To: beelzepug

Agreed.

Side note, what the hell is a bolo punch?
(be on the lookout)


25 posted on 10/12/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: crosshairs

obama’s tribes are getting restless.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: crosshairs

The mau-mau assaulted the bus driver. He was able to safely stop and park the bus. He was then able to defended himself against his attacker.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 11:12:24 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: crosshairs

She’s pretty typical... more mouth than brains.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 11:15:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

That uppercut was worthy of Anderson Silva, UFC MMA Middleweight Champion.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

I was thinking Quentin “Rampage” Jackson myself.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: crosshairs; Constitution Day
CALL AMBALAMPS!!
31 posted on 10/12/2012 11:29:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: crosshairs

Great punch, and great follow-through throwing her off the bus.

The whole knee-jerk chivalry argument, BTW, stopped having any currency with me when women stopped being ladies. Chivalry was a two-way societal bargain that they reneged on first. I no longer consider it binding.

Too bad the guy will be screwed.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: crosshairs

Wow — that punch lifted her up off her feet. And she still came back for more.


33 posted on 10/12/2012 11:35:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: martin_fierro

unfortunately the bus driver will be unemployed and the she will be moving into Rodney Kings mansion.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: crosshairs

Did I hear her right that she was going to beat the black off the driver? Imagine a white passenger saying that.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 11:40:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: crosshairs

Geez I got tossed off Free Republic for saying what this is all about once, Don’t want that to happen again, but this is not an unusual event in an inner city setting.

Much like the guy at McDonalds that beat the woman with the hamburger turner. Black women who think they are exempt because of their Agenda place themselves in this sort of position a lot. Most times the man walks away, this woman pulled the wrong chain.

There isn’t an inner city cop on the force that hasn’t seen situations like this many times. It’s a part of the culture.
It’s the reason for white flight.


36 posted on 10/12/2012 11:43:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Constitution Day

37 posted on 10/12/2012 11:44:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: crosshairs

What an upper cut. I bet she broke a few teeth on that one. You are looking at a million dollar lawsuit here.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 11:44:47 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: crosshairs

She clearly attacked this man while he was doing his job. He had every right to knock her into next week. At the end of the tape she threatens his life by claiming her boyfriend and father will find him at his place of employment and attck him further. I only regret that she survived the punch.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 11:45:00 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: I want the USA back

Too man N words


40 posted on 10/12/2012 11:48:16 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Venturer

Carry a gun everywhere . You never know when you will be attacked.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 11:49:53 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: crosshairs

He just didn’t hit her hard enough.


42 posted on 10/12/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: crosshairs; All

I don’t know what everyone here is complaining about. Cleveland has the best mass transit system in the country.

http://www.riderta.com/newsroom/releases/?listingid=1096


43 posted on 10/12/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: EEGator
Side note, what the hell is a bolo punch?

I wondered the same thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolo_punch
44 posted on 10/12/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUBO! OMG! ABO!)
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To: Uncle Chip
Check this out.

Puff Ho ses the female was a TEENAGER.

lolol

Cleveland Bus Driver Uppercut: Man Punches Teen Girl After Heated Argument (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

45 posted on 10/12/2012 11:59:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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She should be fighting pro welterweight. Did you see the punch she took, and then got up and came back for more..

Didn't Mike Tyson have a few kids in Cleveland?

46 posted on 10/12/2012 12:03:01 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: crosshairs

And people wonder why more Americans don’t use mass transit.... Perfect explanation right here...


47 posted on 10/12/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: EEGator
Side note, what the hell is a bolo punch?

Whoever wrote the article must've been familiar with fifties boxing figures.

Kid Gavilan, a one-time welterweight champ, was famous for his "bolo punch" -- whatever that was...

48 posted on 10/12/2012 12:08:52 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: crosshairs
Sell your automobile and use public transportation like 0bama wants you to do.(/S)
49 posted on 10/12/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You could tell that it was a teenager because even after the punch her mouth kept moving and didn’t stop.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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