Bus drivers behind the wheel and under attack

There are 31 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Nov 11, 2012, titled Bus drivers behind the wheel and under attack. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Maybe you saw the surveillance video on TV or You Tube. A Kansas City bus operator goes about his business behind the wheel when suddenly he’s coldcocked.Some punk, angry that he and his buddies got booted for not paying their fares, left the driver dazed and bloody.Three weeks later, it happens again.

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old pimp

Waldorf, MD

#1 Nov 11, 2012
let bus drivers carr a pistol.

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#2 Nov 11, 2012
They'll have to build a cage around him/her.

“Reality”

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#3 Nov 11, 2012
...ONLY in America!!!

“Pompous pontificator”

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#4 Nov 11, 2012
Obviously Obama voters who thought they were 'entitled' to a free ride along with their free obamafome.
This is what happens when the rules don't matter anymore and there are no consequences for thuggish behavior. It's only going to get worse.
Go armed, be safe.

“Are We Having Fun Yet???”

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If Not, Why Not!!!

#5 Nov 11, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
They'll have to build a cage around him/her.
Hey, I was going to say that!!!:)

They need to do something, it's bus rage......
Gunner

Muskogee, OK

#6 Nov 11, 2012
The cage thing is a good idea, but maybe bullet proof glass. that way they could still see out and watch traffic.
crazy idea

Memphis, TN

#7 Nov 11, 2012
Gunner wrote:
The cage thing is a good idea, but maybe bullet proof glass. that way they could still see out and watch traffic.
yeah lets lock up the working people

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Rockin' USA ;)

#8 Nov 11, 2012
I also BELIEVE with the poster..THAT stated ONLY in America. ALL bout the GIMMEE GENERATION..the values have been replaced with "I FREAKIN' don't care about you.."IT'S WHAT I "THINK" I should be entitled to. America has babysat their mothers and father's for many years, so growing up in a bottle fed country..only means THAT it's harder to wean these kiddies nowadays. THEY want EVERYTHING..even a FREE RIDE..afterall, WHY SHOULD IT STOP, just because a public transportation driver says" Ya gotta pay to ride". HELL NO! They are USED to getting their way, and WILL use body language and their fists to cause terror on their intended victims. Blame the system, the system WAS to help those needed, honest to God help..NOT to babysit!

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Since: Apr 12

Bondi, Australia

#9 Nov 11, 2012
This sort of thing is happening on the other side of the world too.

“Are We Having Fun Yet???”

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Since: Jun 08

If Not, Why Not!!!

#10 Nov 11, 2012
Red Wood Rabbit wrote:
This sort of thing is happening on the other side of the world too.
So true, people are people no matter where they live......
Taser time

Lakewood, OH

#11 Nov 11, 2012
"Every few days, a transit worker somewhere in the United States is attacked."

When a passenger puts his/her hands on a bus driver, they deserve the full force of a fist in their faces and to be put in JAIL.

In the meantime protect these drivers by putting them behind a shield and give them a zapper so they can push a button and taze the fark out of these aholes.
Gunner

Muskogee, OK

#12 Nov 11, 2012
crazy idea wrote:
<quoted text>yeah lets lock up the working people
And your solution to protect them would be...?
Solution

Kansas City, MO

#13 Nov 12, 2012
My solution would be to allow the drivers to carry guns and kill these worthless scumbags.
Solution

Kansas City, MO

#14 Nov 12, 2012
Bubbletoes wrote:
Obviously Obama voters who thought they were 'entitled' to a free ride along with their free obamafome.
This is what happens when the rules don't matter anymore and there are no consequences for thuggish behavior. It's only going to get worse.
Go armed, be safe.
The difference between Obama supporters and Romney supporters is simple.
Romney supporters write the checks, and Obama supporters endorse and cash the checks

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#15 Nov 12, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
I also BELIEVE with the poster..THAT stated ONLY in America. ALL bout the GIMMEE GENERATION..the values have been replaced with "I FREAKIN' don't care about you.."IT'S WHAT I "THINK" I should be entitled to. America has babysat their mothers and father's for many years, so growing up in a bottle fed country..only means THAT it's harder to wean these kiddies nowadays. THEY want EVERYTHING..even a FREE RIDE..afterall, WHY SHOULD IT STOP, just because a public transportation driver says" Ya gotta pay to ride". HELL NO! They are USED to getting their way, and WILL use body language and their fists to cause terror on their intended victims. Blame the system, the system WAS to help those needed, honest to God help..NOT to babysit!
i understand what u saying... but whats bottle fed babies got to do with kids who simply come from bad seed. probably more like "bottle" drunk parents. heh

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#16 Nov 12, 2012
Solution wrote:
My solution would be to allow the drivers to carry guns and kill these worthless scumbags.
..Stun guns....
Kate

San Jose, CA

#17 Nov 12, 2012
Lol at the comments. This isn't anything new. It's been going on for decades as part of gang initiations.
Charley Darwin

Medford, NY

#18 Nov 12, 2012
Part of the bhus drivers training should be geared towards being able to take a punch. This type of action is normal in our society, so bus drivers must adapt.
Kate

San Jose, CA

#19 Nov 12, 2012
Red Wood Rabbit wrote:
This sort of thing is happening on the other side of the world too.
That's true. Also "honor" killings which are unfortunately increasing. Sad that people are still so backwards in this day and age.

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Since: Jan 11

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#20 Nov 12, 2012
America is becoming a 3rd world country.

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