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Jun. 15th, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
Boston is similar. I always felt safe when I traveled on Boston trains/buses,etc. Once, when I had taken two nanny kids to a museum, we were returning by train and a young guy started swearing like a trooper. I said "Hey, knock it off! There are young kids here!" He started toward me and many of the people began moving to block him. One of his own friends grabbed his arm and said "She's right! You shouldn't swear in front of kids!!" After he left the train at the next stop, several people said they were glad I spoke up, but warned me he could have hurt me!
Jun. 16th, 2016 10:07 am (UTC)
Well done them. The reactions (and the reactions to reactions) to this have been awful.
Jun. 16th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for linking that! It made me smile. Loved the quote, and that it included 'sir' at the end.

“This is New York City. The most diverse place in the world. And in New York, we protect our own and we don’t give a fuck what anyone looks like or who they love, or any of those things. It’s time for you to leave these women alone, Sir.”
Jun. 18th, 2016 11:58 am (UTC)
Great story = New York at its best, and as London can be at its best - and Berlin cam be and many other places.
We have gone from the appalling number of deaths in Orlando to the death of one woman here in just days but the vigils are for the same thing I think = to demonstrate that hate never solves, or achieves or offers anything but replication of more hate and those in its spiral do not defeat its opposites however much they might continue to tr.
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