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Transport Workers Union Local 100 brought the matter to the New York State Supreme Court on Monday, where they asked for an injunction to keep the NYPD from forcing city bus drivers into giving protesters lifts to the big house. During Saturday’s mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge, bus drivers in New York City say that police officers commandeered their vehicles and insisted they move the 700 detainees to jail to be processed.
Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Either the NYPD get the use of the public busses or im sure they will be buying 20 brand new ones next week via another donation from wall street......
Ill put money on it now!
Originally posted by TinkerHaus
Cuervo, awesome avatar!
I believe it's only legal to commandeer a vehicle in an emergency. Can arresting 700 peaceful protesters be considered an emergency? I think this would have to be argued in court for a definitive answer, but my instinct tells me no, that it is not a true emergency.
I think this is a situation that should see a court room, although I have wavering faith in our courts to promote true justice.
Some great information concerning the legality of the police's right to commandeer a vehicle or to command assistance from civilians:
www.straightdope.com...edit on 5-10-2011 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)