Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Uppercut bus driver and upper cut victim both get 3 days in jail from Judge K.J. Montgomery

By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper(www.clevelandurbannews.com)

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Shidea N. Lane (pictured), 29, the young Black woman who made national news last year for getting uppercut, choked, and thrown from a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus by since fired bus driver Artis Hughes who pleaded no contest on to misdemeanor disorderly conduct before Shaker Hts Municipal Court Judge K. J Montgomery and was found guilty was sentenced on July 30 to three days in jail.  And Hughes, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault relative to the ordeal, got the same sentence from the judge.



Hughes (pictured) , 59, attacked Lane following a bus altercation on Sept. 18 .

The incident at issue, a divisive one to say the least, occurred on the border of Cleveland and Beachwood, Oh. and  went viral because of a cell phone video that hit Youtube.com 

Attorney Dale Friedland, Lane's attorney, said that Hughes repeatedly called Lane a bitch during  the argument that led to Hughes ultimately punching Lane in the face before he literally tossed her off the bus on to the curb.