My dear friend Jackie Danicki was assaulted on a London tube yesterday by this little prick and a pal of his. The assault took place on the southbound Bakerloo line platform at Baker Street, and the abuse continued from there to Piccadilly Circus. If you know who this POS is, please contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.
As for the other folks on the train not stopping this sooner – it doesn’t surprise me. It saddens me, but does not surprise me. I am happy to hear others say they would have stepped in. I hope so. I truly do. But I can guarantee if this happened in San Francisco, the odds of anyone stepping in to help would be small – mainly for fear of retaliation (or at least they would not step in initially). It is simply human nature to want to protect oneself. However – I am a diehard optimist and hope that one day we, as humans, can learn to stand up for one another and not allow these abusive situations to happen. To anyone.
I am so glad Jackie is ok. Well, as ok as one can be after her ordeal. One of the things that impresses me about Jax is her willingness to stand up for what is right, and her bold move in taking his photo will hopefully expose this little prick to the world while giving others the courage to stop future assailants.
UPDATED 12/08/06: Looks like one of the fellas (the one Jackie got a photo of) has been arrested. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word. One more punk off the streets (for a little while at least).
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