Watch the Born Ruffians music video that got Dufferin’s dancing crossing guard suspended
Remember the dancing crossing guard? As of yesterday, she dances no more.
Global reports that 65-year-old Kathleen Byers, who entertained drivers near Alexander Muir Junior Public School with her on-duty dance moves, quit her job on Tuesday after being suspended for wearing her police-issued crossing-guard gear in a Born Ruffians music video, embedded above. (It’s sort of like what would happen if Spike Lee cast a west-end grandma in an all-white-people reboot of the opening credits from Do The Right Thing.) The incident was the breaking point in an already-tense relationship with her police supervisors: a police crackdown on her crosswalk dance routines led to community protests in December.