To the Editor,
I have been using public transportation for several years, witnessing an array of sights while awaiting my bus in Kennedy Plaza (KP). I thought being terrorized by youths on bikes …
To the Editor,
I have been using public transportation for several years, witnessing an array of sights while awaiting my bus in Kennedy Plaza (KP). I thought being terrorized by youths on bikes was bad
until Tuesday March 8, at approximately 4:40 p.m. when I heard a commotion. I turned to observe at least fifty teenagers grouped together yelling a variety of derogatory and vulgar terms. Suddenly, I witnessed a girl dragging another girl by her hair from one bus stop to another, as the crowd cheered. Within minutes, the perpetrator was being pushed away by friends as she continued to express her egregious behavior, fighting to get back to inflict more damage on the victim.
The friends were able to convince the aggressor to stop after hearing police sirens and they escaped down Exchange Street. Along with five police cruisers, an ambulance arrived to attend to the young victim. As a Licensed Therapist, I wondered why this young girl was filled with such rage and what could have caused such a dreadful act.
I also wondered if RIPTA personnel had been working instead of sitting in their vehicles, if this brawl could have been prevented.
Barbara Walsh Egan, LMHC, CRC
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