Consumerist – One couple has been defending the right to do the Charleston in public since they were arrested for doing so back in July 2011, and it sounds like they’ve come to a satisfactory resolution. New York City has settled with the couple for $75,000 after police arrested them for dancing in a subway station. “And I responded we’re dancing, and they told us it was illegal to dance on the platform,” the woman claims.Police allegedly got angry when the filming began, said the couple, and told the twosome they were resisting arrest. They were also charged with impeding the free flow of traffic on the subway.
As someone with probably the dance moves of a Timberlake/Usher/Bieber I totally get this. First off I melt faces with my dance moves. Ladies want me, men want to be me out of on the dance floor. Naturally I’ve had my far share of hate. But nothing where the cops need to step in. Probably because I keep it to the nightlife rather than the subway, like a normal human. Bottom line is these people had to be some of the worst dancers. No cop is just going to step in and arrest you if you’re killing it on the dancerfloor. This is New York right? Don’t they have people with boomboxes and broken down cardboard on like every street corner? These cops were just doing the public a favor and putting these people out of their misery. Then boom. Lawsuit city. I hate to side with cops here, but they were just protecting the public from two uncordinated whities most likely.
Also if I was a cop and I had a boarderline situation where I don’t know whether to arrest or help out this is how I’m handling the situation 1,000% of the time: