Skip to comments.Citing attacks directed at buses, Metro weighs service cuts in Anacostia
Posted on 10/29/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
The steep, narrow streets around Robinson Place, often the scene of violent crime, have become treacherous territory for Metrobuses in Southeast Washington.
Police say teenagers are pelting buses with rocks, bricks and debris, causing injuries and damage and heightening anxiety among drivers and passengers.
Now, Metro wants to end night service in the trouble spots, all but giving in to the unidentified young people thought to be menacing the route.
Metro Transit Police say they have not been able to halt the attacks, with no arrests in at least two years.
The chief spokeswoman for the D.C. police says the department does not assign officers or detectives to the bus cases because the attacks on Metrobuses are the transit agencys responsibility.
Caught in the middle are residents who live in the heart of the citys poorest ward and who depend on bus service. If the proposed service cuts to the routes the W6 and W8 are approved, some riders would be forced to walk up to half a mile to the nearest bus stop.
Metros top bus official said he regrets having to take such a dramatic step, but said he has to consider the safety of the agencys employees and passengers.
From a safety standpoint it is worth taking the service away, said Jack Requa, Metros bus chief.
When the objects hit the moving buses, they crack windshields and break side windows, and in the most serious cases, injure riders and bus operators.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who represents the area, said the police have not done enough.
Its gotten worse because nobodys dealt with it, Barry said. Theres been this finger-pointing on the part of Metro police and D.C. police.
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More of obama’s “sons” , I presume?
Just fence them in and let the commit self-genocide.
Let the f'n savages walk.
So, Marion Barry says that the police haven’t done enough. The reason for this problem is because of police inaction, according to liberals.
We’re not allowed to delve into how ghetto culture creates feral youth who are the most likely to do this sort of crime. Instead, we have to dance afound the edges and say that better police work would be the answer. We can never ever hold feral youth or ghetto culture responsible for such crimes. We have to be PC about any issues involving officially recognized aggrieved groups, such as minority ghetto dwellers. Those boys are grappling with poverty so we have to give them a pass.
The po-po set me up.
Removing the buses is not the answer to the problem. The problem is much deeper than that. Years of liberal policies have led to people whose “value system” allows them to remain idle all day except when they are destroying themselves or something.
I guess there are no adults in the area capable of teaching the wayward youths some lessons in behavior.
“D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who represents the area, said the police have not done enough.”
Hey Marion, give all the UTE’s a couple of hits on your crack pipe for crying out loud! In a perverse way, it would be a good thing if DC got a good flooding from Sandy. They place needs a serious douche!
You’ve heard of the BAIT CAR, right? How about a BAIT BUS, filled with armed cops and equipped with one of those sound thingies that disable the criminals?
And would be mugged on the way, by their young "homies"...
Yes, and their lack of good values has led to them being represented by the crook, Marion Barry (D-Ward 8).
I volunteer to be a tail-gunner on one of these buses for two weekends a month.
Who will Chewie blame for creating the “public transit desert”?
Were you thinking he might be interested in having sex with you?
“not to defend the man but the crack pipe belonged to the woman and he accepted it under the stipulation that she have sex with him.
Were you thinking he might be interested in having sex with you?”
Again, I have no idea what you are saying. More evidence of your ethnic background!
Don't be so full of yourself. Marion is a local icon of sorts ~ outsiders imagine him to be a cocain addict ~ actually this guy used to put on running togs and run around various DC neighborhoods in the early morning and accept invitations in for tea, coffee and a trip to the bedroom.
Dude's an athlete ~ of sorts ~ but I couldn't help but notice that about 1 out of 10 of your responses on FR have some reference to sex, or sexual matters, or the sexual proclivities of other people.
That's pretty serious problem.
“How about a BAIT BUS, filled with armed cops and equipped with one of those sound thingies that disable the criminals?”
How about one filled with cops with those gun thingies that permanently disable criminals? Metro used to be called D.C. Transit. Thye could call this one D.C. Trauma. :)