New York Police Nab Chess Felons in Park

New York Police swept into a park in bulletproof vests to arrest men trying to kill royals including two kings, two queens, four knights and even four bishops. The men had set up chess boards in a park that was empty at the time. It turns out that they were sitting in an area restricted to children or adults with children. They were given summons to appear to answer for their crimes in court and not allow to “castle” laterally to a nearby park.

Chess felon Yacahuda “Y.A.” Harrison, 49, said that he previously asked about the signs and a ranger told him not to worry about the signs and “said, ‘Oh no, that’s fine, that’s only written for pedophiles.'”

It does raise an issue similar to the recent New Jersey law prohibiting sleeping in public — but only enforced against homeless people. If true, the position of the ranger is that the sign prohibits all adults without children but will only be enforced against people suspected of pedophilia (which is a rather mysterious basis since pedophiles do not have one particular appearance).

What should be clear is that a warning would have been sufficient for the chess players who were only molesting pawns at the time.

Source: NY Post

10 thoughts on “New York Police Nab Chess Felons in Park”

  1. The Lawyer’s Party ~

    This is very interesting & I never thought about it this way. Perhaps this is why so many physicians are conservatives or Republicans.


    The Lawyers’ Party by Bruce Walker ~~

    The Democratic Party has become The Lawyers’ Party . Barack Obama was a lawyer. Michelle Obama was a lawyer. Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. Bill Clinton is a lawyer. John Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate)…

    Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress: Harry Reid is a lawyer.& Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

    The Republican Party is different ~

    President Bush is a businessman. Vice President Cheney is a businessman. The leaders of The Republican Revolution ~ Newt Gingrich was a history professor. Tom Delay was an exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon. Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer?

    Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago & who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976..

    The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers. The Democrat Party is made up of alot lawyers. Democrats mock & scorn men who create wealth, like Bush & Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.

    The Lawyers’ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods & services that people want & need, as the enemies of America . And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of The Lawyers’ Party…

    The USofA has 5% of the world’s population & 66% of the world’s lawyers ~ Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as “spilling hot coffee on yourself & suing the establishment that sold it to you” ~ also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to The Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical & product costs being so high.:!!

  2. I wonder if this story is correct in that maybe the guys were sleeping and maybe it took place in New Jersey?

  3. Hmm, so, in fact..

    pedophiles should make sure they always bring a victim instead of a chessgame.

    Damn, the law is dumb.

  4. Years ago I stopped at a park w playground to breast feed my baby and let my 4 year old play and I was scared and left when I noticed that there were 20 single guys hanging around. From the viewpoint of the parents, they might not feel safe if there are single men there when they show up. A place like that would also be a good place to steal purses. Their having a chess set would not have made me feel comfortable. I like the idea of an area restricted to children and adults w children.

    I thought Central Park has areas for chess playing with tables. I think it is OK for a park to have different areas for different activities. There are also restrictions on where you can and can’t take a dog in the park.

  5. Well a Rookie has to learn sometime……Seems absurd but hey who am I to know the difference…..

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