Throw Momma from the Train

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  • Well guys, they threw momma from the train, no, they actually threw momma from the train… unbelievable.

    Most of you by now have probably seen the videotape from this ugly and remarkable incident in Miami― which happened back in February but this past week, made national news ―where a white Metro-Dade Transit security guard roughly drags 82-year old Emma Anderson from a commuter train for the heinous crime of singing spirituals.

    The elderly African-American woman was singing gospel hymns in her train seat when a transit security guard asked her to stop, contending she was being disruptive.

    Then, it was ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ since, not surprisingly, someone clicked the camera on their cell phone and it was not a pretty sight. The security guard aggressively tugs at the bag Anderson clings to over the gasps of the passengers. The force of his actions causes the 82-year old woman to fall backwards near the platform amidst the shock and anger of the onlookers.

    Anderson was subsequently taken to the hospital with a bruised hip and shoulder.

    How sick is that? What in the world have we come to when an 82 year-old woman is treated this way for singing spirituals?

    Now, I am fully aware there are rules in place in Miami-Dade County that actually prohibit singing, dancing or playing an instrument without a permit and I recognize that these policies are in place to minimize disruptions for all passengers.

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    One thought on “Throw Momma from the Train

    1. The good old days, when no matter how bad a neighborhood you lived in, how big of a bully you were, or how tough your gang affiliation was, the elderly and children were off limits, are officially over. Sad.

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