OUTRAGEOUS: Purple Heart Veteran With PTSD Denied Bus Ride… Over His Service Dog! (Video)



This is gross negligence by the transit line for not educating their staff and a violation of the ADA and health and safety codes. This man risked his life to protect this country and SHAME on that driver. Should it surprise any of us though since our nation shows more respect to those who now have freedom because of these men/women than the actual veterans themselves!

FOX – A United States veteran who served four combat tours and was awarded a Purple Heart was denied a ride on a New Jersey bus due to his service dog. Daniel Wright, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 11 years in the Marines and Army, says the driver of a New Jersey Transit bus slammed the door on him and pit bull Tank, his registered service dog, when they tried to board last week.


Wright said the driver told him “no dogs on the bus,” and said he was afraid of the dog and that Tank needed a muzzle before he could ride. Despite Wright showing Tank’s collar and vest, which say US Army Service Dog, the driver slammed the door closed. Wright said the driver’s attitude is borne of the fact that most people don’t think of pit bulls as service dogs, and favor retrievers for the role.

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NJ Transit officials told WABC they are investigating Wright’s complaint and issued a statement that, in part, reads, “Service animals are permitted on board all of our modes: bus, rail, light rail, and Access Link, and we take our responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities act very seriously.”


All dogs can be dangerous, pit’s score better on temperament than 95% of the other breeds of dog so people’s fears and assumptions are invalid. Maybe if the service dog was a poodle accompanied by a gay rights activist they would have been allowed to ride!

Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act, we continue to see incidents like this. Maybe it is better than a former Soldier with PTSD getting into an argument or altercation with authorities, since we are “domestic terrorists” in the government’s eyes anyway.


Here’s the video from FOX



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