Re: Man's Inhumanity to Man-Yep, it's just to bad for the perp that we put all of those camera's in...
BOB33 and a third Wrote:
> Another stabbing on the Gold Line . . .
Yep, while this kind of thin may get you off, it's too bad for the perp that we put in all of those camera's the last two stabbings on the Metro had the perp in custody in 12 hours. The number of camera's make the Metro a place where you are much more likely to be caught and convicted.
Of course, I'm one of those who wants to" fund the police"... I want more professional trained police officers on the trains. I want more police on the trains to provide the kind of quality of life enfrocement and visible prescense that prevents and deters crime. Today we have a situation where LAPD is billing MTA, for the time they spend investigating this, as part of LAPD's "on board" (but obviously failed????) security.
Ridership is slowly rising and police have become much more visible, but 7 years of neglect of on-board security wil take a while to reverse. The "Ambassadors" and police seem to have made a dent on the use of MTA as unsupervised day care for the mentally ill and drug users. But, a Federal Judge is threatening to block CA's recently "renewed" legal ability to have courts commit the mentally ill to proper court mandated in patient care and treatment...
The Olympics will be here in less than five years, so have something to work toward, in properly securing and restoring our formerly extremely crime free transit system to the levels of security that we saw achieved after 9/11. That would do a lot to restore the MTA's 700,000 daily loss of ridership since 2014, before MTA even came up with the Covid excuse.
And someone is finally listening to the complaints about MTA's crappy service frequencies, because MTA is going to 12 minute services on Saturdays (the biggest travel day of the week) from 10 am to 7 pm.
Better ob-board security and more frequent basic bus and rail service is what really MTA needs to get riders back, not more empty bus lanes destroying Eagle Rock, or $70 per passenger subsidized trip on Metro Micro, to fill contractors pockets...