A college student who did volunteer work in Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with using a folding tool to slash the neck and face of a New York City taxi driver after the driver said he is Muslim.I hope the driver recovers fully. The defence attorney argued that his client was an honours student who lived with his parents, and did not believe bail should have been denied. I do. I don't care who you are or what your background, if you go slashing people up with Leatherman tools because you don't like their religion, you don't belong on the street (drunk or sober) with the rest of us, thank you very much.
A criminal complaint alleged that Michael Enright uttered an Arabic greeting and told the victim, "Consider this a checkpoint," before the brutal bias attack occurred Tuesday night inside the yellow cab on Manhattan's East Side. Police say Enright was drunk at the time.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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