Punched repeatedly by an angry passenger who had missed her bus stop, Keisha McGregor couldn’t understand why no one came to her aid or called for help.
“They didn’t even get up to say, oh stop,” McGregor said. “They were just sitting there watching; like it was a TV they were watching… So many people on board with phones and nobody called 911… This is somebody’s life. She could have had a gun or a knife… She’s punching me… and nobody still didn’t do anything.”
McGregor was supported by other NICE bus drivers and union officials at the arraignment of Ivey Dixon, who was charged with second degree assault. They urged NICE to install partitions similar to those used by the MTA to protect drivers.
Why, you have to ask, didn’t anyone come to her aid, though one passenger did shoot video of the attack.
Perhaps the drivers are right to insist that NICE install partitions to protect them.
But it’s sad that such measures must now be considered because some passengers–who could have come to McGregor’s aid–chose instead to witness her ordeal as if they were watching TV.