This is just another example of armed government goons assaulting private citizens for no good reason. The sign in the park said adults must be accompanied by a child. In other words, pedophiles are welcome as long as they bring a kid. Are you seeing the pattern yet? We the people are allowed to exist solely for the purpose of being molested, abused, and robbed at will by public-sector parasites, who often act on behalf of the corporate interests that control them. The draconian regulations and laws that apply to us don’t apply to them.
Drop that bishop and come out with your hands up!
A squad of cops in bulletproof vests swooped into an upper Manhattan park and charged seven men with the “crime” of playing chess in an area off-limits to adults unaccompanied by kids — even though no youngsters were there.
“Is chess really something that should be considered a threat to the neighborhood?” Inwood resident and mom Joanne Johnson wrote Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after the raid.
“This incident is an embarrassment to the officers from the 34th Precinct who felt that it was necessary to use their badge and authority to issue such a random summons.”
The knights in Kevlar armor gave all seven suspects desk-appearance tickets.
The chess tables where they were ticketed for “failure to comply with signs” are in a fenced-in area where posted notices read: “Adults allowed in playground areas only when accompanied by a child under the age of 12.”
Read more at the New York Post.