Thursday, November 18, 2010

Arrested for Playing Chess

This must be a joke.

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, the New York Post reported Thursday.

The chess tables where they were ticketed for "failure to comply with signs" were 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."


Anonymous said...

I wish it were but it's not. I live in the neighborhood and it's true.

Anonymous said...

Americans. They come in bulletproof vests to arrest chess players who were unarmed etc. but fails to protect helpless victims of senseless killings. Stupid Americans! - TBM