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Jabbor Gibson


Eighteen-year-old Jabbor Gibson jumped aboard the bus as it sat abandoned on a street in New Orleans and took control. "I just took the bus and drove all the way here...seven hours straight,' Gibson admitted. "I hadn't ever drove a bus."

The teen packed it full of complete strangers and drove to Houston. He beat thousands of evacuees slated to arrive there. Authorities eventually allowed the renegade passengers inside the dome. But the 18-year-old who ensured their safety could find himself in a world of trouble for stealing the school bus.

"I dont care if I get blamed for it," Gibson said, "as long as I saved my people."


You watch. He'll get screwed over by the "justice system" for stealing a bus, driving without a PSV license (or whatever the US version is) and driving uninsured. What he did was nothing short of heroic. He put his own future on the line to let others HAVE a future. (What use would the bus have been if it'd been left to fill with water anyway?)

From jackola (here), who got it from BoingBoing

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bigme
Sep. 5th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
*impressive*
kuzanagi_
Sep. 5th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
Christ Aaron, don't you know anything? He's black, ergo what he did was tantamount to carjacking and hostage taking. If he'd have been white, then he'd have been a selfless and incredibly resourceful hero.
catfewd
Sep. 5th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
Good for him. If the justice system screws him over, America is definitely a backward place than I thought :/ Isn't the whole point is about saving people?!
iicarrii
Sep. 5th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't the whole point is about saving people?!

No, not if your black.

I live in a fucked up country. -E
insined
Sep. 7th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
OMG what a brave kid.

More people should have done that sort of thing.
idigital
Sep. 7th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. Some serious initiative there. Its downright ... wrong that he's prolly going to get his ass kicked for saving lives, though. :(
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