Regulation of the Day 159: Playing Chess

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Tags: chess, child molesters, excessive force, manhattan, new york, New York Post, nypd, overreaction, overreactions, parks, pedophiles, y.a. harrison, yacahuda harrison

Yacahuda Harrison, 49, likes to play chess. He and six of his friends were playing the classic strategy game in an Upper Manhattan park. Their game was broken up by “[a] squad of cops in bulletproof vests,” The New York Post reports.

This is because it is illegal for adults to be in said park unless they are accompanied by a child under 12 years old. The law is intended to keep sexual predators away from children.

No children were in the park when Harrison’s chess game was busted. He and his accomplices were ticketed and have a December 28 court date.

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