Actor Steve Buscemi Hurt in New York City
FILE - Actor Steve Buscemi attends the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" at the Museum of Modern Art, June 10, 2019, in New York. Buscemi was punched in the face by a random attacker on a New York City street, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, according to police and his publicist. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Steve Buscemi Hurt in New York City

May 12th, 2024

A famous man, Steve Buscemi, who acts in movies, was hurt in New York City. A man hit Steve in the face on a street. Steve went to the hospital because his eye was hurt. He is feeling okay now. The police are looking for the man who hit Steve. Steve's friend from a TV show was also hurt in the park last month. The police caught the person who hurt Steve's friend.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who was hurt in New York City?
. Why did Steve go to the hospital?
. What are the police doing about the person who hit Steve?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

Steve Buscemi is a known actor in the United States. New York City is a big city in the U.S. where many famous people live and work. The police there help keep people safe.

🧠 Further reading

Executive protection
Some people are very important or famous. They might face more danger because of their work, how well-known they are, how much money they have, who they know, or where they live. To keep them safe, special steps are taken. There are many ways to keep these important people safe. They might have guards, special cars that are hard to hurt, or plans for how to drive safely. They might check their mail carefully or fly in private planes. They also make sure the people who work for them are safe. Keeping these important people safe is a very special job. The people who do it are very well trained. They learn how to protect, drive safely, help if someone is hurt, and use a gun safely. The idea of keeping important people safe started a long time ago in the United States. It was to keep people from other countries safe when they visited. In the United States, there are rules about keeping important people safe. People who do this job must have the right papers and insurance. They should show these to their clients. Keeping important people safe is serious. Clients need to be careful to use the right services to stay safe.

Public Against Violence
In Slovakia, many years ago, people came together to say "no" to bad leaders. This group was called Public Against Violence. It began in November 1989 in a city called Bratislava. During that time, something big called the Velvet Revolution happened. It was a peaceful change. People in Czechoslovakia did not like their leaders. The leaders told everyone what to do and did not listen. Some students said, "We want change!" But the police were not nice to them. After that, more and more people started to say, "We want change, too!" In Prague, a place not far from Bratislava, a new group started. This group was called Civic Forum. Then people in Bratislava made their own group, Public Against Violence. These groups were friends. They both wanted to stop the leaders from telling everyone what to do. Some famous and smart people helped start Public Against Violence. They had a big meeting and talked about what to do. They wanted to make sure everyone got along and could help choose their leaders. In lots of towns in Slovakia, people supported Public Against Violence. They wanted to work with the group in Prague and talk to the leaders. They all wanted to make things better and more fair for everyone.

A bodyguard helps keep people safe. They protect important people like famous stars, rich people, and big bosses from bad things. Bodyguards can stop stealing, fighting, and other dangers. VIPs have a special team to keep them safe. Big bosses and famous people might have many bodyguards. These guards might come from the police or the army. Some bodyguards can drive cars too. They can use very strong cars to help protect the people they look after. Some people think bodyguards have a very exciting job, like in movies or on TV. But really, being a bodyguard is not always about fighting. It is a serious job to keep people safe.