As we all know by now, the slimeballs running our local government are dead set on two things: ramming a new bridge down our throats with loot rail attached, and making sure we have precisely zero say on the matter.
Led by Tim "The Liar" Leavitt and Steve "The Liar" Stuart, every imaginable effort has been made to silence this community where it matters: at the polls. We are all well aware of two things: the first is going to be the horrific costs, including sucking $100,000,000 yearly out of the local economy, and the second that those cheering the most for this crap pile will not be paying for it.
That said, there are a massive number of reasons to oppose this money sewer. Anyone reading my blog for any length of time has seen most all of them. But the amount of crime on loot rail remains one of the top reasons to oppose this manure program from ever being built... and crime on the blackhole of cash known as MAX has skyrocketed.
Like the horrific costs of replacing the I-520 bridge and the horrific tolls of the Hood Canal and Tacoma Narrows Bridge, THIS is OUR future:
Always remember: none of the slimeballs pushing this thing will ever have to worry about being robbed, stabbed, shot, or molested on loot rail, because THEY won't be taking it.
TriMet says MAX crimes increased last year
After two years of double-digit declines, crime on TriMet's light-rail system is on the rise againThursday, March 31, 2011Portland, OR — Feeling uneasy about last week's broad-daylight stabbings on MAX? This news probably won't help: After two straight years of double-digit declines, crime on TriMet's light-rail system is on the rise again.
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What's more, TriMet officials say their decision last year to reduce fare enforcement rather than further slash schedules and routes could be exacerbating the problem.
Researchers in the emerging field of transit criminology say nothing -- not security or blasting classical music at stations -- deters crime like the regular presence of police and fare patrols.
A year ago, Oregon's largest transit agency once had 30 "supervisors" dedicated to going after fare evaders while deterring troublemakers on trains and station platforms. After last fall's cutbacks, however, there were only 13.
No, that will be our job.