Breakfast links: The security-industrial complex
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For and against bag checks:
The Post editorializes
in support of Metro's bag searches; TBD's Dave Jamieson writes an excellent rebuttal
, noting, "There are better odds of a terrorist being foiled by a runaway escalator than by a random bag screening."
Don't single out DC's students:
DC school student says that targeting DC's public school students with ID cards and electronic curfew on Metro doesn't address the root
of the public safety issues in the system. Metro allows children to live and grow up valuing independence and they shouldn't be discouraged from using it. (Post)
"Public space" still private:
Discovery is treating their legally required public space in Silver Spring like private property, kicking Dan Reed out
of their courtyard yesterday.
Wells, Brown oppose late-night cuts:
Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Michael Brown are preparing to veto
across-the-board cuts to late-night Metro service if that proposal keeps moving forward. A veto would require the agreement of Gray administration rep Tom Downs, who hasn't taken a clear stand. (Post)
Sulaimon wants Congress involved:
Sulaimon Brown hates Vincent Gray so much, he's trying to get Congress involved
in local DC affairs. Next, he'll ask Britain to take the US back as colonies? (Post)
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