News Analysis: Clash of Cultures at Playland
01 Sep, 2011
By Polly Kreisman
It was the kind of ‘perfect storm’ of hot-button issues that makes a City Desk editor’s pulse race: Ethnic and religious freedom of expression meets textbook safety standards. A police force accused of “excessive force” at America’s first Amusement Park. A bucolic late summer day goes riot gear.
Was Playland over-cautious? Were police over-zealous? Was the Muslim tour group celebrating the end of Ramadan over-reacting? These are all issues worth contemplating without prejudice. And just some of the reasons you won’t hear the end of this Summer in the Suburbs tale for some time.
Here is the latest from the New York Times.