The youth brawl and Metro miseries
By Steven Preister,
Regarding the Aug. 9 front-page article on the brawl on the Metro last week [“Family’s night out ends in ‘pandemonium’”]:
Seventy out-of-control youths are terrifying. But brawling, out-of-control youths are not new on Metro. If you ride the subway from 3:30 p.m. on, when children are getting out of school, you will see the outrageous behavior. I have witnessed teenagers running through a car and into other cars; hitting each other; throwing food; surrounding and blocking in an adult and then sexually harassing that person; swearing, screaming, running on and off trains, etc.
During these incidents, I have never seen a police officer. Metro needs to station police officers on trains. This would be expensive, but it is Metro’s responsibility to ensure the safety of its riders.
By Walter Lee,
Once again the Metro system appears to be in disarray. Why weren’t more police at stops after Gallery Place on Friday night? [“Lanier says Chinatown police detail is sufficient,” Metro, Aug. 10.]
Maybe it is time to put Metro under the control of the federal government. What good are the local controlling members doing? What good is it that the National Transportation Safety Board revealed safety infractions if it has no power to force Metro to correct the infractions?
When is Congress going to say enough is enough? Let us use BP’s example of how to deal with managers and CEOs who cannot do their job. Why don’t we have a dedicated Metro tax for each jurisdiction that Metro services and stop the infighting over money?
| August 10, 2010; 7:27 PM ET
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