Chicago's terrorist reply; your ideas?
Various reports today tell how Chicago is stepping up security on the entire mass transit system serving the vast region. Still the main focus is on the downtown area, particularly the stations and bridges where trains cross.
And how long will this last? Da Mayor says until Dubya backs down the security threat from orange. But that's reactive policing. We need to do more proactive policing, especially when the threat level is not so high.
The Trib story mentioned that one officer on a platform was making eye contact with everyone who entered the platform. We need more of that kind of stuff, instead of police leaning against poles talking to each other. For the first time ever, I actually saw police on the platform of the Morse stop on the Red Line. Unfortunately, I didn't see any on the subway platforms heading into the city. I found that unusual and somewhat troubling.
So, what are your ideas to increase and maintain good security on the CTA and other mass transit?