Mike Murphy is a stocky guy with a New York accent and attitude who doesn’t like to take any crap.
He is a former taxi driver, mayor candidate, and a champion of civil rights–like freedom of speech. In short he knows his way around, but he can be a little rough around the edges.
Murphy says he suggested they get benches and asked the man who he was. The man claimed to be a “security guard,” but refused to produce identification. “That’s when I turned on the video app on my phone,” said Murphy.
What follows is certainly not the finest endorsement for the staff at Valley Ride. A woman comes up to Murphy and tries to eject him for recording and threatens to call the police–a clear violation of his rights. In the video the woman in dark clothing was the one who originally was sitting on the floor.
See the YOU TUBE of Murphy’s performance, it is VERY entertaining. Although he ran out of battery power, Murphy said the encounter ended when he boarded his bus and departed.
To insure more advertising-free Boise Guardian news, please consider financial support.