1. Speedieg says

    And why are gays responsible for this? MAn we get blamed for everything even the abuse of Nanny’s by Indian Diplomats. F/U India

  2. Bill says

    @Speedieg: they are not blaming gays for it. Rather, this politician is looking for some excuse to arrest an American associated with some diplomatic function, and with India’s supreme court ruling, that was probably the first thing to pop into his head.

    It is simply “tit for tat.”

  3. bobbyjoe says

    Jeez, they also removed the security barriers around the US Embassy in India, because the US dared arrest someone for violating employment law and Visa Fraud?

    Who’s currently running India, five year-olds?

  4. Mike B. says

    Let’s not forget that what we did, by international law standards, is totally unreasonable. If you’re going to recognize diplomatic immunity, you can’t arrest diplomats and throw them in jail. At most, you deport them. What we (the United States) did is ridiculous, and whoever’s responsible (which automatically includes President Obama) should take responsibility and make immediate amends.

    Of course, we’ll do nothing reasonable, since we’re f*cking cowboys and hooligans.

  5. Randy says

    2nd video:
    The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
    Sorry about that.

    (They aren’t sorry, or they wouldn’t enable and encourage this behavior)

    MTV/CBS/Viacom doesn’t understand its (or any) audience. Is there any other source for this item? One that respects an internet audience?

  6. Moz's says

    I once read a sci-fi book back in the early 90’s that had the Neo-Krishnas in India declaring hindu jihad

    back then i thought it was a stretch and least believable part of an otherwise great story

    who knew it was semi prophetic

  7. Leroy Laflamme says

    A fool & his words are soon parted.

    I’m referring specifically to Yashwant Sinha, but on reflection, that applies to some of the commenters here too. Diplomatic immunity doesn’t imply blanket immunity, & she’s not entitled to diplomatic immunity in this particular case.

  8. Leroy Laflamme says

    A fool & his words are soon parted.

    I’m referring specifically to Yashwant Sinha, but on reflection, that applies to some of the commenters here too. Diplomatic immunity doesn’t imply blanket immunity, & she’s not entitled to diplomatic immunity in this particular case.

  9. Leroy Laflamme says

    I’m with you RANDY!

    I hardly ever bother to click on the videos anymore. ‘Watch, after the jump.’ No, not you Canada. This site sometimes strikes me as being so US-centric, as to be blithely unaware that world wide web extends beyond US borders.

  10. Dan M. says

    Why don’t they just raise the rates at all the cheap U.S. motels they run if they want to retaliate. :-)

  11. says

    This is FAR from the first time Indian, Pakistani, or Middle Eastern “diplomats” or just the extremely wealthy have been caught abusing household employees as virtual slaves. The nanny in question was promised $3.30 cents an hour then wasn’t even payed THAT and expected to work around the clock.

    Don’t want to get arrested? Then don’t have frigging SLAVES in the US!

  12. ny2.0 says

    @Mike B, she does not have diplomatic immunity. Please get your facts straight before spouting nonsense.

    This lady broke the law of the state of New York and is not entitled to any sort of special treatment. Remember when Dominique Strauss-Kahn did his perp walk for alleged sexual assault? That’s how it’s done, no special treatment.

    If found guilty, she should be punished for not paying a legal wage. It may be tolerated in India, but not here!

  13. Sean Maloney says

    That ding-dong broke U.S. law so this clown can come here and I’ll show him some American style, up close and personal.

  14. Tulpa says

    I’m SO GLAD to see India is being run by evil, vindictive, adult children. I have so much respect and admiration for that country now. They’re not at all like The Queen of Hearts and her court from “Alice in Wonderland”.
    “Twinkle twinkle…” – “THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT! WRITE THAT DOWN!”

  15. Fester says

    The upper-middle class of third-world countries think they have a sacred right to mistreat servants. How dare anyone say otherwise?

  16. walter says

    does this mean if they hate so much we can get call centers for american companies moved back here . wouldn’t that be great

  17. oncemorewithfeeling says

    India seems like such a fun country nowadays — if you’re a lunatic bigot with the intellectual capacity of a snail.

  18. Steve says

    The behavior of the police was very reprehensible though. You don’t see many Americans arrested for paying less than the minimum wage. But it’s what you can expect from the American police and especially such an utterly corrupt department as the NYPD.

    If she did what they claim, there were better ways to handle this than arrest and throw her into a cell with common criminals.

  19. Bill says

    She has/had consular immunity, not diplomatic immunity. Consular immunity means she can’t be arrested for actions that are part of her job. She otherwise has to obey local laws.

    The uproar in India is about the way she was treated, not merely the arrest. All of us should be livid – a cavity search is not appropriate for a crime, including a felony, where someone is obviously nonviolent and has no physical object to hide (e.g., illicit drugs).

    We should be asking why the morons running our jails are allowed to treat people in this way, regardless of their diplomatic status. Americans deserve to be treated reasonably too.

  20. SAYTHETRUHT says

    What good can come from such backward country? If after a diplomatic incident -well, we know how corruption runs amok in India- some of them think about persecuting a minority as retaliation, that’s all said.

  21. todd says

    it may be time to let India help itself with its neighbor Pakistan. After all, they are such great friends and all. So, if India’s supreme court is so keen on supporting Pakistani influence maybe we should pull out any effort to assist in peace keeping between the two.

  22. simon says

    The reason she was treated poorly is because she talked back to a cop. The law and order party i.e. GOP would tell you not to do that. That will hurt the ego of the cop. The Indian retaliation was equally senseless.

  23. anon says

    Strip searches are a way for the police to enforce prisoner discipline. They are not routinely used except where there was resistance to the arrest.

    However, the US places its own diplomats at risk by doing this. Essentially, foreign govts. can now intimidate US diplomats w/ arrest if they don’t get cooperation. It’s very messy.

  24. Enchantra says

    Let’s retaliate by blocking the importation of Mahindra machinery. Then we can deport all of the Indian medical students. While we’re at it, let’s deport the Pakis as well.

  25. Kev C says

    She was arrested by US Marshalls, not the NYPD. The order for her arrest came from a D.A. Preet Bharara, an naturalized immigrant from Punjab and a Democrat.

  26. ratbastard says

    The arrested Indian diplomat has no diplomatic immunity for the crimes she’s been charged with. Diplomatic immunity doesn’t cover anything and everything.

    What a horrible society India is. This issue of basically servants being abused and treated like slaves is an on going problem,occurring over and over again. I’ll say it again, Indians on average are some of the most arrogant people on Earth. Extremely difficult people to deal with. VERY snobby and Huber class conscious people.