Thursday, November 18, 2010

maybe they made an illegal move?!

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.


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/kiddie_pawn_shock_KnKyQ0JfMITAIqGawRJf8J#ixzz15dyShqfd

5 comments:

Globular said...

They were probably writing their moves before playing them :)

Brian Lafferty said...

The rule should be, No children under twelve years of age allowed in the park without a parent or guardian.

Anonymous said...

I still think it's really weird chess is not a threat it is a game used to challenge the mind which they were doing they weren't doing anything wrong.

Torbjörn Björklund said...

Time to introduce chess to the cops. Might be some great talents there...

ejh said...

Is chess really something that should be considered a threat to the neighborhood?

If it were, it'd probably have a much larger following among kids....