Watch an Off-Duty DART Driver's Expletive-Laced Brawl on an Oak Cliff Bus

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This, no matter what the DART-phobic among you might assume, is not what the average bus ride is like. Nor is it what your average DART driver is like. Sure, most are less than jovial, and that sidelong glance they cast as you step on board could be interpreted as a glare, but they typically steer clear of eardrum-shattering profanity and threats of physical harm.

The video, posted to YouTube last month, shows two women fighting on what is identified as route 161 through Oak Cliff in October.

The uniformed DART operator shown brawling in the video is off duty, but as agency spokesman Morgan Lyons told The Dallas Morning News, the clip "depicts violations of policy regarding professional demeanor and conduct."

The agency has opened a second investigation into the incident in response to the video.

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fromtexasbygod
fromtexasbygod

The video should be submitted for evaluation and research by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.

iltsg2001
iltsg2001

Is it really that hard to hold your phone sideways?

Lorlee
Lorlee

The altercation was between 2 people with one man making sure it didn't go any further.  The rest of the bus was not involved except being forced to watch and remained seated throughout.  They don't deserve the general lack of disrespect shown by the commenters here. 


GAA214
GAA214

The evolution of technology has created a new window into the Ghetto in America.  It is actually quite amusing. 

gadfly
gadfly

@rubberducky & all the other racists:  Considering that the only person who prevented this catfight from becoming an all-out brawl was an African-American man who put himself between the two women -- you can stop with the stereotyping already. Not only did he take several blows in the process he put himself in a very dangerous situation without knowing if one of the women were armed. (If either had pulled out a gun or knife he would have been the first to have been hit).


DART needs to identify the peacemaker, give him a medal -- and offer him a job. He's better at controlling a situation aboard their buses than at least one of their employees who was supposedly trained how to defuse situations like this.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Wonder if the third investigation will have the same results as the second.

duanewmurphy
duanewmurphy

Doesn't Anybody find it funny that the bus pictured in the original post is the "21" Park lane / Hillcrest bus from North Dallas?


alicesosweet
alicesosweet

Rosa Park would be ashamed at this video.. For all she has done for black people on the bus... maybe black people should still be sitting in the back of the bus.. for this reason.. ashamed.. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

wow, this comment thread went off the rails rather quickly

duanewmurphy
duanewmurphy

Eric, I think the real story here is how many incidents are reported on those particular routes, 161,164, 165, As I recall several drivers have been beating, robbed, stabbed, and shot or shot at on those routes. Get from behind your desk and go talk to the drivers about the routes they hate to drive.


rubberduky
rubberduky

You mean to tell me this is a shocking behavior by a Negro staff and rider, and it's in Oak cliff as well ??? No way, are you serious ?, couldn't be, not them and over there.

gm0622
gm0622

And what was the transit operator doing during this cat fight?

Gotta say, thin man in the middle has more balls than brains.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Meanwhile, in some other city:


"A disabled Florida man got a beat down from an elderly wacko Walmart customer who freaked out after the wheelchair-bound man used the express checkout lane to purchase more than 20 items.

William Golladay, 77, whacked Walmart customer John Malherbe, 65, repeatedly with a shopping cart after Malherbe bought 22 — instead of the maximum 20 —items in the Punta Gorda store’s checkout aisle." ---NY Daily News




AreaMan
AreaMan

Really enjoying all the casual racism in the comments here. Keep it classy, Dallas.

Jamal4
Jamal4

I guess y'all scooped World Star Hip Hop.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

This is the best reality TV there is!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@iltsg2001 apparently yes.  Now there is an app that forces your phone to record in widescreen

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@gm0622 DMN says this happened on I35 and that he was afraid he couldn't safely pull over.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@AreaMan please point out the casual racism you are speaking of, thanks

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@AreaMan

LOLwut?  

I think you might need to re-calibrate your racial-sensitivity meter.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin 

Got to give it up for the peacemaker dude in the middle.

Takes some cojones to place yourself between two angry "ladies" like these.

rubberduky
rubberduky

You might want to reply to all the others that have posted similar as to mine, because I'm not the only one on here with the same feelings. Ge to typin' BITCH

rubberduky
rubberduky

Hell yeah SISTA, you be sho right, and from the looks of yo name you sho is a confused negro wit dat Jewish last name. Bet you don even kno who yo daddi is dus ya ???.

rubberduky
rubberduky

Is it ( post to ) or is it ( supposed to )  ?

gm0622
gm0622

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz;

OK, but out here in rural Mason County, WA. The busses have a driver button that changes the reader board to "call 911", they also have radios. no reason this should have gone on this long.

Pity, the DART driver will not even be able to collect unemployment.

Haven't check DMN yet, next stop. 


OK just read the DMN article. Not much more enlightening, but it helps.

nathanlovelace
nathanlovelace

@rubberduky just cause all the little racist lemmings jumping off the bridge, you gonna follow them? have a nice trip. good riddance. 

rubberduky
rubberduky

I's wus jus spellin' how da niggro's in duh video wus talkin'. I meen shit' ya'll got's mee fuked up in here. Meanwhile the rest of the white population will go on for the most part being able to communicate just fine without taking grammatical short cuts to get a message across. This is still a freedom of speech country, sooooooo... in light of that......... F.U.C.K  Y.O.U

bmarvel
bmarvel

@rubberdukyThere is no such thing as a "small racial joke," ducky, though there is such a thing as a small racist.

rubberduky
rubberduky

Wow what a real bitch you are, downing others for making small racial jokes when you were the first way before anyone else based on the timeline. For shame. Now how about a nice bagel for the nice FAT FUCKING KITTY.

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