Public Safety: Misprision: Crime of Omission

When Bus Driver Frank Randazzo spotted a dozen youths beating up a policeman in New York City last summer, he slammed on his brakes, jumped out of the bus to fight the attackers, and suffered assorted facial wounds in the process. Later he spent seven days testifying against two of the youths, who were ultimately convicted of assault. For his trouble, Randazzo had his pay docked $232. Because the fight was in the street rather than on his bus, ruled the City Transit Authority, the law-defending driver was on his own time each and every minute he spent in...

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