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Citing attacks directed at buses, Metro weighs service cuts in Anacostia
Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2012

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 agency’s responsibility.

Caught in the middle are residents who live in the heart of the city’s 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.

Metro’s top bus official said he regrets having to take such a dramatic step, but said he has to consider the safety of the agency’s employees and passengers.

“From a safety standpoint it is worth taking the service away,” said Jack Requa, Metro’s 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.

“It’s gotten worse because nobody’s dealt with it,” Barry said. “There’s been this finger-pointing on the part of Metro police and D.C. police.”

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1 posted on 10/29/2012 11:53:09 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

More of obama’s “sons” , I presume?


2 posted on 10/29/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Altura Ct.

Just fence them in and let the commit self-genocide.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: Altura Ct.
Pooping in one's mess kit is rarely helpful.

Let the f'n savages walk.

4 posted on 10/29/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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< / touchy feely mode >
5 posted on 10/29/2012 12:11:12 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Altura Ct.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who represents the area, said the police have not done enough.

The po-po set me up.

7 posted on 10/29/2012 12:12:01 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Altura Ct.
... have not been able to halt the attacks, with no arrests in at least two years.

I guess there are no adults in the area capable of teaching the wayward youths some lessons in behavior.

9 posted on 10/29/2012 12:26:16 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: AppyPappy

“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!


10 posted on 10/29/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Altura Ct.

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?


11 posted on 10/29/2012 1:05:18 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Altura Ct.
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...

And would be mugged on the way, by their young "homies"...

12 posted on 10/29/2012 1:09:58 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
The new "DC" model:


13 posted on 10/29/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: I want the USA back
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.

Yes, and their lack of good values has led to them being represented by the crook, Marion Barry (D-Ward 8).

14 posted on 10/29/2012 1:16:59 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I volunteer to be a tail-gunner on one of these buses for two weekends a month.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Who will Chewie blame for creating the “public transit desert”?


16 posted on 10/29/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: vette6387
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?

17 posted on 11/02/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“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!


18 posted on 11/02/2012 3:53:32 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387
It's actually mostly Sa'ami with a touch of white blood from the Africanized parts of Western Europe ~ you know the kind eh.

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.

19 posted on 11/02/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JimRed

“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. :)


20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:01:35 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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