Thursday, December 30, 2010

Park Players Set Free

It wasn't a joke, as it turns out, but it was very dumb. Thankfully, it looks like good sense prevails.

A judge has tossed out summonses against five men busted for playing chess at Inwood Hill Park.

The judge's action Tuesday came after civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel agreed to take on the bizarre case, involving a total of six people charged with violating park rules.

"We won't be satisfied until all of them have their cases dismissed," said Siegel, former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. "There was no reason for the police to issue these summonses."

More in Play on: Judge tosses suit against Inwood Hill Park chess players.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Hi Closet Chess Grandmaster
Great to hear someone out there feeding the world fantastic chess snippets.

My name is Christian and I have been running Garden Games at Kings Cross for almost 4 years. It involves players making a gold coin donation of which the proceeds go to the local homeless and mental health charities. The idea is to show people an alternative and drug/alcohol/facebook/xbox free way to meet/engage and challenge yourself and others. Would love for you to have a look at our website www.gardengames.com.au

Please let me know if you have any ideas or id you have any suggestions.

Many thanks

Christian Carter
play@gardengames.com.au