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Brooklyn, NY - MTA: B57 Bus Driver In “Measles” Remark To Chasidic Passenger, Placed On Limited Duty

Published on: April 29, 2019 08:44 PM
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People walk past a sign advising about a measles outbreak in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, New York, U.S., April 25, 2019.   REUTERS/Carlo AllegriPeople walk past a sign advising about a measles outbreak in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, New York, U.S., April 25, 2019.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Brooklyn, NY - The MTA has identified the driver who allegedly made discriminatory remarks to a Chasidic passenger earlier this month referring the large number of reported cases of the highly contagious virus that has swept through Williamsburg’s Jewish community, placing her on restrictive duty while it investigates the incident.

While not publicly naming the bus operator, An MTA spokesperson told VIN News that the driver is not currently engaged in any activity that is directly involved in passenger service while it investigates the complaint.

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As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2ZIOY6l), the driver reportedly covered her face with her sweater as an obviously Chasidic man boarded her bus at Flushing and Franklin avenues, after having refused to stop for the man just seconds earlier.  When the passenger asked for a transfer, the bus driver reportedly said “Go in, measles.”

Currently, 423 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in Brooklyn and Queens since October, the vast majority of which have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community.  As of Sunday, 21,284 MMR vaccinations have been given in Williamsburg and Borough Park to children ages 18 and under in response to the ongoing measles outbreak.



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 Apr 30, 2019 at 07:44 AM Anonymous Says:

The MTA will do bupkis vis-a-vis disciplining the driver, especially if the driver is a member of a "minority group".

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 08:50 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The MTA will do bupkis vis-a-vis disciplining the driver, especially if the driver is a member of a "minority group".

Whats wrong. We do the same all the time.

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 08:59 AM yosher Says:

Why do think we can spread disease and be sensitive about reactions to us endangering society?

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 10:45 AM Chasid Says:

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yosher Says:

Why do think we can spread disease and be sensitive about reactions to us endangering society?

Cuz we don't go around saying that they spread HIV.

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 02:41 PM StevenWright Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Whats wrong. We do the same all the time.

Who's "we" Kemosabe? Maybe you do, but normal Jews I know don't go around insulting Blacks to their face in public.
Do you classify yourself as normal? Jewish?

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 06:07 PM Anonymous Says:

To :5- Correction, the term "Kemosabe" is only used by Tonto on "The Lone Ranger" tv series. It is a sign of respect or deference.

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 Apr 30, 2019 at 06:52 PM StevenWright Says:

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Anonymous Says:

To :5- Correction, the term "Kemosabe" is only used by Tonto on "The Lone Ranger" tv series. It is a sign of respect or deference.

So you're saying that Genius #2 does not deserve to be addressed with respect or deference?
I hear you very clearly....

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