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Elderly man bullied on bus in Los Angeles
Liveleak.com ^ | June 26 2013 8pm | Erica Rodriguez

Posted on 06/28/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT by Irenic

LOS ANGELES -- An elderly man was terrorized on a Metro bus and it was all caught on camera. Another bus rider appears to strike the man and screams at him after the older man accidentally sat on him.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near Wilshire Avenue and Vermont Boulevard.

"I started filming it for my husband who doesn't realize all the crazy stuff that happens on the bus all the time, and then it got really intense," said Erica Rodriguez, who captured the incident on camera.

Rodriguez says she's not really surprised that no one stepped in to help the man.

"It was definitely scary. I mean, you hear about people on buses with guns all the time in L.A. and it was concerning, but luckily, that didn't happen," said Rodriguez.

The bus finally stopped and most riders got off. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say they did get a call about the incident, but say the man was gone by the time they arrived.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abuse; elderly; publictransport
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I get just as angry seeing the elderly abused and mistreated as I do children. Respecting our elders needs a revival.
1 posted on 06/28/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Irenic

The jerk who was yelling at the old man kept saying “I am the police!”

Makes me wonder if he was telling the truth. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find out that the LAPD has a foul-mouthed, bullying racist on staff.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 2:43:16 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Irenic

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


3 posted on 06/28/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Irenic

How did I know before I looked?


4 posted on 06/28/2013 2:44:24 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Irenic

I’m with you — IMO it’s the elderly and animals who get the worst abuse and the least help from the “system”.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Grey Panthers need to carry.


6 posted on 06/28/2013 2:46:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Irenic

The worse thing, the other 20+ people just sat on their asses and did nothing.... we really got that fear thing going full bore now...


7 posted on 06/28/2013 2:49:09 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: Irenic
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near Wilshire Avenue and Vermont Boulevard.

The writer probably means Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

8 posted on 06/28/2013 2:49:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Irenic

And they wonder why most white people refuse to ride public transportation in the cities.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 2:50:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Irenic

OK, before I even watch this let me guess: The instigator is asian.

Hit play....

Oh my, h-h-he’s not asian.

Well *this* is a surprise.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 2:50:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: rolling_stone

I heard “say it again, pinky”. Well, I think it is time for more people to be like ‘pinky”. Enough!


11 posted on 06/28/2013 2:50:51 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Looking at this objectively, I think the older man was making things worse by continuing to goad the angry man.

If someone is obviously enraged at you, it is not the time to keep insisting that you are right, or try to keep the argument going by throwing fuel on the fire. But some people just cannot resist, and demand to have the last word.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: rolling_stone
Indeed. I was just about to post, "This sounds like a job for Epic Beard Man!"


13 posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Paladin2
"Grey Panthers need to carry."

I do and every one I know does too.

14 posted on 06/28/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: Irenic

If that loud mouthed punk had tried that while I was on the bus he would have been beaten within an inch of his life. Then I would have had him arrested.

You can’t be nice to these kind of people. You can’t talk to them like they are regular human beings. They are like animals. The only thing they understand is getting in their face and letting them know if they act up there will be consequences.

By the way I would never let my wife, children or an elderly relative ride a city bus. They are too violent.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT by detective
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To: JLLH

I kept wondering where is his family. Oh my words, if that was my mother...I wouldn’t stop hunting that s.o.b.

I wonder if there is a way to start a volunteer group to give the elderly safe rides to medical appointments and grocery shopping.

This horrid treatment of our elders can’t be tolerated.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 2:54:32 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

"I AM DA' PO-LEESE!"

No. You're not. And, posing as a cop like that will get you up to five years in jail.
17 posted on 06/28/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: vet7279

The one black guy up front tried somewhat to stop it. I was thinking grey-ponytail dude could have done something.

If several stood up and told the jerk to sit his butt down or they were going to sit him down, he would have stopped.

We’re a bunch of pansies nowadays.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 2:56:50 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Don’t let the white beard fool you. The older guy is probably in his 50’s and looks like he is in good shape. He got in some good punches in the punk’s face. The punk was bleeding in the mouth and the old guy got off the bus unscathed.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 3:00:49 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Irenic

It will get worse as society becomes less civilized because those among us least able to defend themselves will be targeted by the playground bullies. I like your idea, though.

The thing is: everyone will eventually become elderly if they live that long. Those treating others with this degree of evil now will likely have it come back on them in the future if not before.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 3:01:28 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Paladin2

Need a few hundred Paul Kersey’s in LA to clean things up a little.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 3:01:30 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Irenic

The man said, “don’t underestimate a black man”.

This is the simmering pot Barry is trying his hardest to boil over.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 3:05:03 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

I think it’s starting to roil...


23 posted on 06/28/2013 3:13:36 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Paladin2
Grey Panthers need to carry.

We do, heavy too.

25 posted on 06/28/2013 3:17:35 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Irenic

When It’s crowded I rush to grab a seat so I can offer it to an elderly person.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 3:20:00 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: machogirl
The man said, “don’t underestimate a black man”.

Have that black feller look up the new definition, "to be trayvoned".

27 posted on 06/28/2013 3:23:09 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

Did you hear that black chick say your leaking man is that what those black ass crakers call bleeding “leaking


28 posted on 06/28/2013 3:25:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: machogirl
This is the simmering pot Barry is trying his hardest to boil over.

You bet he is. Just think, a President of the United States is about to accomplish what Charles Manson could not -- a race war.

29 posted on 06/28/2013 3:32:57 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Charles Henrickson

What? That it was those surly Amish acting up again? lol

Easy bet. Especially these days.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 3:35:32 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL


31 posted on 06/28/2013 3:56:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Irenic

SOB. He’d get alot more from me, too.

Of course, if the old white man said that stupid anti-holy word just once while being abused, HE’D be all over the news as some evil racist and probably lynched by now.

People are pathetic - NO ONE does a damn thing. Sick.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 4:05:25 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Irenic

“Rodriguez says she’s not really surprised that no one stepped in to help the man.”

Including she, herself.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: forgotten man

Um, what are you talking about?


34 posted on 06/28/2013 4:06:49 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I have to admit, being L.A. it could be another type. Aren’t too many of the usual out there.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 4:10:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Irenic

can anyone make out the insignia on the black man’s hat.

Looks like he was extending his TWO MINUTES OF HATE.


36 posted on 06/28/2013 4:12:00 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Charles Henrickson
How did I know before I looked?

That reminds me. I have to post a thread on ESP.

37 posted on 06/28/2013 4:12:37 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I looked at the video. The grey bearded guy punched the punk more than once. I saw the the blood and I saw the punk’s bloody mouth.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 4:13:12 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Irenic

39 posted on 06/28/2013 4:18:33 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: forgotten man

I may be wrong, but I believe that he claimed to be 77. He does not appear to me to be in his 50’s.


40 posted on 06/28/2013 4:21:55 PM 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: al baby

While I have no way of verifying it, it did seem to me that at least one woman was attempting to support and even encourage the younger man, and using some very bad language while doing so.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 4:25:47 PM 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: forgotten man

You’re talking about the old video posted in reply. Not this incident.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 4:26:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Chickensoup

I was going to say “Raiders fan; big surprise”!


43 posted on 06/28/2013 4:27:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: trisham

He said 67.


44 posted on 06/28/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thanks. I wasn’t sure, and these days I am hesitant to believe in myself. :)


45 posted on 06/28/2013 4:29:10 PM 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: trisham

Yes, she even said something like “press charges”. Turns out this pathetic b-itch talking and filming might’ve been his girlfriend. Heard it on the “interviews” with bearded guy. He said she stole his bag.


46 posted on 06/28/2013 4:29:22 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

What’s happening these days is frightening.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 4:31:02 PM 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: Irenic

I’m an 80 year old woman who still drives but most towns take the elderly on buses to go grocery shopping and the “T’,here in Eastern MA, has a program called The Ride which will take an elderly person anyplace withinthe area for a very small fee.

.


48 posted on 06/28/2013 4:34:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: trisham

Good for him. When I am 77 years old I would love to beat the snot of a punk the way that he did. Hooray for the tough old geezer.


49 posted on 06/28/2013 4:38:59 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Mears
I live in Central Massachusetts. We live in a small town with no public transportation, but I know that there is a group of older people who are carted to our local grocery store on a small bus once a week. I'm not sure from which town in this area they are located, though.

I have a friend who believes that anyone over the age of 75 or so should lose his or her license, which has resulted in a number of animated discussions between us.

50 posted on 06/28/2013 4:43:07 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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