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Police Reports Detail Cleveland Bus Uppercut
The Smoking Gun ^ | 12 Oct 12 | None listed

Posted on 10/16/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by SkyPilot

OCTOBER 12--The Cleveland bus driver who delivered an uppercut to an unruly female passenger told cops that he struck the woman after she grabbed his throat and spit in his face as he was driving, according to police reports.

Artis Hughes, 59, was interviewed by officers shortly after the September 18 confrontation with Shi'dea Lane, 25, on a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus.

Video of the fight (see below) went viral online this week, prompting RTA officials to suspend Hughes, a 22-year veteran, and characterize his behavior as "absolutely unacceptable."

When cops responded to the stopped bus around 4 PM, Hughes and three passengers described Lane (pictured at right) as the incident's aggressor. Hughes told cops that Lane initially boarded the bus without paying, claiming, "I left my bookbag."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bus; cleveland; police; violence
Reading the report and the article, it appears this all started because the girl refused to pay her bus fare. She had the money, and later paid it, but only after being confronted by the driver for non-payment. She also was confronted with being let off at the next stop (that is apparently when she evenutally paid her fare). However, she was enraged by being forced to pay, and proceeded to verbally and then physically assault the 59 year old bus driver.

The video of the orginal incident is also embedded at the link.

She was clearly at fault, however, the driver's all too efficient defense of himself was unfortunately too effective. He did respond in kind with his own verbal abuse, and attacked her facial scars after she unleashed a torrent of abuse upon him. Mistake for him, in that he sunk to her level, but that is a reality of "trash talkin" in the inner cities.

When confronted with not paying, some people react with almost instant violence. Basically, you are calling them out for criminal activity, and most criminals do not like that one bit.

A few weeks ago, a group of thugs came into our local WaWa and ordered subs. The way you order a sub in a WaWa is to place your order on the touchscreen, they make your sub, and they give you a receipt to take to register so you can pay. The thugs got their subs one by one, and milled around, talking in low voices. When the last one was handed his sandwich, they ran out the door.

Many years ago, I witnessed a group jumping the turnstyles in the Boston subway (MBTA). Back then, you paid with tokens. An older black man (who was wearing a US Navy Veteran baseball cap) stopped the teenagers and told them they had to pay. They pushed him to the ground. Several other passengers helped him up and tried to stop the teens, but it was over in a matter of seconds.

1 posted on 10/16/2012 8:09:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I’m sorry. This man should have received NO punishment. The police cannot be everywhere and we do have a RIGHT TO LIFE. The way this country is moving, you should NEVER lift a finger in self-defense. If I am being threatened by being strangled and then spit on, you better believe there will be consequences.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: SkyPilot
A few weeks ago, a group of thugs came into our local WaWa and ordered subs. The way you order a sub in a WaWa is to place your order on the touchscreen, they make your sub, and they give you a receipt to take to register so you can pay.

Very dangerous process. At Sheetz, the Western PA equivalent of WaWa, you order the sub, take your receipt to the counter and pay, THEN they make it.
3 posted on 10/16/2012 8:21:21 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SkyPilot
She was clearly at fault, however, the driver's all too efficient defense of himself was unfortunately too effective.

Couldn't have been that effective. She was back on the bus within seconds, madder than ever. That girl can take a punch.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: SkyPilot

I work in Cleveland.

This feral woman is the norm.

He should have knocked her lights out.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 8:22:45 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: SkyPilot

I thought it was one of the best uppercuts I had ever seen.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: SkyPilot
I don't think our society will get better until we condone a lot of extra-judicial violence. Some people need a beat down. Citizens can handle that task, if the authorities make it clear that after basic review, many of the beatdowns will not require any level of prosecution or paperwork. If you are a bad guy and you are beating innocent people -- the steps should be: arrested, tried, convicted, prison. Same old, same old. If you are a bus driver confronted by a feral passenger, take your best shot and don't worry -- nobody will say anything.

Totally serious.

7 posted on 10/16/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Very dangerous process. At Sheetz, the Western PA equivalent of WaWa, you order the sub, take your receipt to the counter and pay, THEN they make it.

I am sure they will go that path, but have you seen the videos of stores that have been victims of the Flash Mobs?

The stores are assaulted by 20, 30, or 40 criminals at a time, who are literally waltzing down the aisles, taking whatever they wish.

We live in Dystopia.

8 posted on 10/16/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I think Bill Burr treats the subject properly. If you are easily verbally offended, be forewarned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztd8Z1qbJ0c


9 posted on 10/16/2012 8:31:08 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: SkyPilot

I don’t speak jive, so I can’t tell what she is saying.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 8:39:46 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SkyPilot

After many years of calls for equal opportunity, equal treatment affirmative action and quotas, it has arrived.
Congratulations.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT by GOJPN
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To: crosshairs
I don’t speak jive, so I can’t tell what she is saying.

June Cleaver can help:

Airplane! - Jive Scene with Translation

12 posted on 10/16/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SkyPilot

I could not live in that jungle and I don’t plan to ever visit.

Should the ferals come to me, they should bring guns.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mom4melody

Amen. It’s too bad, Cleveland has a lot to offer. I never go there without a gun the zombies are out of control.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: SkyPilot
it is only right that this animal should lose her job also. I hope marbella gets enough calls to get that point across
15 posted on 10/16/2012 9:12:12 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Another of Obama’s free phones recipients!!!??/

from 2008 campaign:

Get into their faces! Argue with them! You can do that!

Obama has set racial relations in the country back as much as 200 years.

There is chaos coming.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 9:40:13 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Expect it after the election. Either if obama loses or if he wins. Just be prepared.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: SkyPilot

To me, what is mikst amazing, is that he clocks here with that wicked uppercut, and a few seconds later, she’s BACK up and in his face again. She must have some jaw...she should have a career in boxing..or MMA..


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SkyPilot

To me, what is mikst amazing, is that he clocks here with that wicked uppercut, and a few seconds later, she’s BACK up and in his face again. She must have some jaw...she should have a career in boxing..or MMA..


19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SkyPilot

To me, what is mosst amazing, is that he clocks here with that wicked uppercut, and a few seconds later, she’s BACK up and in his face again. She must have some jaw...she should have a career in boxing..or MMA..


20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: ataDude
I thought it was one of the best uppercuts I had ever seen.

Me too! I wouldn't want to get in a fight with him. What surprised me is that she got up and was right back in his face.

21 posted on 10/16/2012 12:10:41 PM PDT by mia
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HAHAHA!!! He pulled off her hair extensions after dragging her by the hair and throwing her off the bus! lol! Too funny!!. Skaneeka had the Shid-eaka beaten out of her. lol!


22 posted on 10/16/2012 12:49:12 PM PDT by apro
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To: crosshairs

“I don’t speak jive, so I can’t tell what she is saying.”

Y’all gots to git yo’seff a teechin’, baby!;)


23 posted on 11/21/2012 10:15:57 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Lancey Howard

LMAO!!!:)


24 posted on 11/21/2012 10:20:26 PM PST by Frank_2001
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