To give credit where credit is due (johnd are you listening?), Senator Brown has done the
right correct thing here in sticking up for the cab driver who assaulted his tracker: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/08/30/brown-don-punish-cabbie-tracker-incident/Fa70ziQoHK6d7vdscUzDwJ/story.html
The actual letter is available here: http://www.scottbrown.com/2012/08/letter-from-scott-brown-urging-oak-bluffs-selectmen-to-spare-warren-cab-driver-license/
I, for one, am impressed. Score one for human decency.
And for those who don’t want to soil their Internet history with a visit to Senator Brown’s website, here’s an edited version:
It has come to my attention through media reports that you are considering revoking the taxi cab license of Mr. Morgan Reitzas, a driver for Elizabeth Warren who was involved in a recent confrontation with a videographer employed by the Massachusetts Republican Party…
… Mr. Reitzas was put into a situation that is foreign to most people, he did not understand what was going on and he let his emotions get the better of him. While this doesn’t excuse his behavior, Mr. Reitzas has recognized that he was out of line and his attorney has expressed regret on his behalf for what happened.
I do not think that taking away this man’s livelihood is the appropriate response to what occurred.