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DC Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses
Wash Post ^ | 1/7/2013

Posted on 01/08/2013 3:33:38 PM PST by Altura Ct.

Metro says that Metrobuses traveling in parts of Southeast Washington are being pelted with rocks. As part of a campaign to discourage this, police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars.

Flier here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/files/2013/01/Dont-Throw-Rocks-Flier.pdf

The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police Department have been distributing the flier, which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime. It also includes 911 as well as numbers for D.C. police (202-727-9099) and the transit police (202-962-2121, which riders may or may not recognize as the number repeated in system-wide announcements).

The transit agency took the rock attacks seriously enough to consider cutting nighttime service on the W6 and W8 routes. Metro decided last month not to discontinue the service.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: District of Columbia
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Pretty please!
1 posted on 01/08/2013 3:33:41 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Ban rocks, ban buses, ban DC, and ban police.

Problem solved.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 3:34:59 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars.”

If people have to be reminded not to throw rocks at buses or cars, then I am somewhat doubtful a flier will be of much help...

Oh, btw, aren’t these ‘allegedly’ ‘assault rocks?’


3 posted on 01/08/2013 3:37:52 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Altura Ct.
Throw the police in jail for throwing rocks at buses.
4 posted on 01/08/2013 3:38:10 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Altura Ct.
BULLETIN:

The Mulatto Messiah will propose increased "Rock Control" to prevent future incidents

5 posted on 01/08/2013 3:38:47 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Altura Ct.

The problem is clear:

The rocks are dangerous, and totally legal. Why not simply deem the rocks ILLEGAL..?

That would give the authorities good feelings, and the problem immediately goes away.

This did not occur to them?


6 posted on 01/08/2013 3:39:12 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Altura Ct.

I demand that homeowners register all their rocks!

Landscapers need a Federal Granitic Dealer License.

There needs to be a limit on the number of rocks a person can carry on them.

Concealed Rock Carry Permits must be instituted!


7 posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:09 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Altura Ct.

“People”. People are throwing rocks at buses? Ferals may be throwing rocks at buses, but people are not. (I’m going to stop there before somebody calls me a you know what)


8 posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:53 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Altura Ct.
which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime

Gosh! Who knew! Guess I'd better stop throwing rocks at buses!

9 posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Altura Ct.

Gee.... somebody ought to pass a law !? Wait a minute aren’t there about 50,000 + laws on the books already (and counting). When are idiots going to realize that if people don’t want to obey the laws, they won’t. How many of those fabric, bedding and furniture tags have you torn off in your lifetime? See :)


10 posted on 01/08/2013 3:42:04 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: Altura Ct.

This is a problem we all experience. It is almost impossible to remember that we should not throw rocks at buses. If Whitey is sitting by a window on the bus you just want to throw a rock at him. If that guy from the CRIPS is on the bus you just want to throw a rock. Control your urge to throw a rock use shoot the 9mm instead.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 3:42:15 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: gaijin

Institute a Rock Buyback program.

A few billion here, a few billion there, and pretty soon you’ll have a good hill of rocks!


12 posted on 01/08/2013 3:42:30 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Altura Ct.

“People”. People are throwing rocks at buses? Ferals may be throwing rocks at buses, but people are not. (I’m going to stop there before somebody calls me a you know what)

It’s good that this is happening in DC.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 3:42:48 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Scary looking rocks that look like rocks found on battlefields need to be banned.

Friendly-looking rocks that break bus windows just as easily are okay.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 3:45:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Urban areas are growing increasingly alien to my small town sensibilities.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 3:45:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.

We must immediately ban High Capacity Assault Rocks.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 3:45:57 PM PST by matt04
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To: Altura Ct.

This assumes that the rock throwers can read!


17 posted on 01/08/2013 3:46:35 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Altura Ct.

Put up a sign, “Rock Free Zone”, problem solved.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 3:51:19 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: Altura Ct.

Isn’t DC the highest or one of the highest “states” in spending per pupil in public education? And they expect them to read this flyer?


19 posted on 01/08/2013 3:52:22 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: KGeorge

Feral, uncivilized, black youth are throwing the rocks. We’re not allowed to identify them as such, but these are the people throwing rocks.

Didn’t they go to Jesse Jackson speeches and chant “I AM SOMEBODY”??? Aren’t they proud that Obama is president? What’s with these feral urban black boys, many of whom are likely gang members also????


20 posted on 01/08/2013 3:53:43 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Altura Ct.

“....with a cherry on top?”

“I’ll be your best frieend..”


21 posted on 01/08/2013 3:57:14 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Altura Ct.

About 20 years ago, when I first moved to the City of Pittsburgh, I was riding in a city bus that took a route through a rough neighborhood.

It was summer and hot outside, and the air conditioner in the bus must have been on the blink, because some windows had been left open.

As luck would have it, I was seated near an open window when some YOUNG neighborhood kids—not more than 7 or 8 years old—started hurling rocks at the bus. One sailed though my open window, just inches from my head.

I never took that bus route again.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 3:58:49 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What kind of reminders do they send to people in DC that don’t pay their property and other local taxes? I bet it isn’t so lenient and gentle.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 3:59:05 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well, yeah. They’re just doing what ferals do. (This might not have happened if the left hadn’t enabled & encouraged it.)


24 posted on 01/08/2013 4:13:20 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Altura Ct.

I looked at the PDF. Felt weird. It’s like “Don’t Murder! It’s against the law!”


25 posted on 01/08/2013 4:14:56 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Clearly there's only one solution to the problem of violent bitter clingers importing all this violence into the cities.

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26 posted on 01/08/2013 4:18:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Mine too. I can’t believe we have to print and distribute flyers reminding people that s*** that’s obviously against the law is, in fact, against the law. WTF is going on???

“Don’t throw stuff at moving vehicles.” Clear as a bell. Especially when I hit that car with a snowball, damn straight it’s wrong. And we have to remind these youts not to throw *rocks?*


27 posted on 01/08/2013 4:20:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Okay, I’ll play. Ban people from carrying more than 10 rocks at a time.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 4:22:18 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Around here we turned to more productive endeavors when we're bored.

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29 posted on 01/08/2013 4:27:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Gee, when this is implemented, we’ll have you to thank...

;-)


30 posted on 01/08/2013 4:27:43 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think proper Englit would be “I IS SUMMBAHTTY”


31 posted on 01/08/2013 4:34:12 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: cripplecreek

Those are nice. Get a good stove going, nice brew cooler out the door. Deck of cards and a buddy. Maybe even catch a fish or five. Heaven.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 4:35:12 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: chris37

green line issue no doubt


33 posted on 01/08/2013 4:39:10 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Altura Ct.
police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars

             

DC > a hybrid of Tirana and Mogadishu, with some pretty monuments thrown in to confuse the unwary.

34 posted on 01/08/2013 4:47:48 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: KGeorge
"“People”. People are throwing rocks at buses? Ferals may be throwing rocks at buses, but people are not. (I’m going to stop there before somebody calls me a you know what)"

A realist? That's what you are, and I am, too. And I don't give a damn what anybody wants to call me.

35 posted on 01/08/2013 4:49:42 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: chris37
"Ban rocks, ban buses, ban DC, and ban police."

Ban rock music.

36 posted on 01/08/2013 4:55:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cyber Liberty
When I was a kid, we used to throw snowballs at trucks that drove though our neighborhood. Haha! Lotsa fun, but once we threw a snowball at some guy's car. Screech. Brake lights.

Backing lights.

Now some 230lb. hulk gets out of his car and chases us.

Uh, let's just say that we never did that again.

37 posted on 01/08/2013 5:01:46 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And they remind everyone that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime. That should take care of it. Thanks Altura Ct.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 5:10:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

There’s not much else we can do when the left has exploited & manipulated people to this point. They’re clever, I’ll give them that. And very, very devious. And unabashed liars who know exactly what they’re doing.
The only thing that can stop it is the truth.
God Bless you & Keep you safe.


39 posted on 01/08/2013 5:14:12 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: matt04
"We must immediately ban High Capacity Assault Rocks."

And no pocket may be large enough to carry more than ten rocks.

40 posted on 01/08/2013 5:22:33 PM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: Uncle Miltie

Obviously. I’d take that for granite.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 5:29:39 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Takes on to know one, and vice versa.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Where you have Africans, you have Africa.
42 posted on 01/08/2013 5:33:23 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: cripplecreek
Actually that's lovely, would that we could do it!
43 posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:40 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Not to mention rock gardens, rock lobsters, the Hard Rock Cafe and Rock City.

We really cannot go far enough here, safety, safety, safety.


44 posted on 01/08/2013 5:50:19 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Altura Ct.
The good old days when things were more innocent.


45 posted on 01/08/2013 6:09:29 PM PST by xp38
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To: KGeorge

Thank you, KG...you, too.


46 posted on 01/08/2013 6:17:42 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: green pastures

To #3: You are assuming that the “yuts” on DC’s streets, esp. in SE, can read.

First mistake: They can’t read. Can’t speak proper English. Can’t do math. Can’t write a legible and logical sentence.

These are the legacy of DC’s pisspoor black leadership aided and abetted by guilt-ridden white politicians.

The mayors have been, in part, thoroughly corrupt, esp. Marion Barry, crack smoking corruption King former mayor and lifelong city councilmen.

The city runs through Police chiefs like a person with diarrhea runs through toilet paper.

Schools - too many are disrupted, disfunctional and dismally led. A white teacher I knew very well quite after two years a saying that “most of these kids cannot be taught” and “those who want to learn, can’t because of the others”.

Law Enforcement’s main focus is traffic/parking tickets. Always has been, always will be until a conservative comes in and really cleans out the Democrat/black ethnocentric political machines and City Council.

I think #1’s “Pretty please” sums up the situation.

Better learn how to duck in SE DC. It’s your only option short of staying the heck out of the hellhole.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 7:04:24 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Umm, are you sure you're replying to my post?

The one where I wrote, "If people have to be reminded not to throw rocks at buses or cars, then I am somewhat doubtful a flier will be of much help...

Oh, btw, aren’t these ‘allegedly’ ‘assault rocks?’"


_That_ post? I mean, I almost added it was doubtful they could even read a flier, but since I didn't go out to see if there was an example, I figured maybe it was a pictographic flier.

Like:






48 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:54 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: boop

“When I was a kid, we used to throw snowballs at trucks that drove though our neighborhood. Haha! Lotsa fun, but once we threw a snowball at some guy’s car. Screech. Brake lights.”

We used to do that from a cemetery when we were kids; finally the cops would show up, and we couldn’t figure out how they knew exactly where we were behind the fence. Afterwards we realized they simply drove along the plowed and salted blacktop until they came to a bunch of loose snow in the roadway. They’d stop short and jump out, and we’d take off. We had to run some distance; otherwise they’d just follow our footprints.

How about “bugging” (aka “bumper-riding”)?


49 posted on 01/08/2013 8:07:39 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: boop

I always felt bad for the bus drivers along transit routes, because they were sitting ducks; they’d pull up to a bus stop and open the doors, thinking kids were getting on, and five or six snowballs would sail right in at the driver (and he’d watch the kids sprint away in the opposite direction his bus was facing).

One of my friends put it best when we were griping about getting old & out of shape: “You’ll never be in the same shape as you were when you regularly ran from cops”. So true...


50 posted on 01/08/2013 8:14:27 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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