A white American guy was harassing two Muslim women on a MARTA type light rail train in Portland, OR the other day. (It's called the Tri-Met system over there). A couple of Good Samaritans got involved and the Hatriot pulled a knife and killed them. Tri-Met has a published "no weapons" policy that only allows carrying knives, or guns, by police officers. However, it seems that state preemption applies to this public mass transit system, and thus it's "legal" for citizens with weapons carry permits to carry on the trains, although the rail service won't publicly admit it or do anything to encourage permit holders to exercise that right. BOTTOM LINE: When dealing with A-holes in public, keep in mind some of those SOB's are crazy. You can't assume that they know or respect any boundaries. Yeah, this white trash P.O.S. had a "first amendment right" to express his hatred for Islam in public. He may not have been committing a crime by harrassing Muslims. (or maybe he was-- sometimes harassment can be criminal). But the point is, if it looks like a nut and acts like a nut, TREAT IT like a nut, and be ready for anything. You can't tell how that nutjob is going to react.