The Cleveland bus driver Artis Hughes 59 delivered a powerful punch to Shidea Lane, a 25 year old passenger who verbally and allegedly physically assaulted Hughes on September 18.
Hughes has been employed with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for 22 years, and due to the altercation, as of October 11, 2012 he was removed, placed on suspension and a full investigation was launched.
A petition has been initiated for Mr. Hughes to be reinstated, since he’s been a dedicated public servant for 22 years, and was defending himself.
According to www.syracuse.com, the petition reads:
“If men refuse to strike back, fearing that the law will favor their female abusers over them, we create an environment in which women can harass and victimize men with impunity.” The petition continues, “Instead, a man’s decision to fight back against a woman should be respected…the bus driver was the real victim and was justified in hitting back.”
So far, the petition has 1,000 signatures. Via Facebook, it’s gotten 14,000 likes.
Will You Be Heading Over There To Sign The Petition To Reinstate Mr. Hughes, a 69 years old man that dedicated 22 years of being a public servant?