Aaron B. Russell (idigital) wrote,
Aaron B. Russell

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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
Tags: new orleans incident 2005
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