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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:21 AM
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Washington Steps Up Transit Security
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-US-Explosio...

uly 7, 2005
Washington Steps Up Transit Security
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 7:00 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's capital sent bomb-sniffing dogs and armed police officers to patrol subways and buses Thursday after a series of explosions on London transit systems.

Candace Smith, spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, said security was stepped up ''immediately'' in response to the rush-hour explosions in London.

Smith said police armed with machine guns were patrolling the city's trains and buses looking for anything suspicious. They were accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs. Passengers were being urged to report any suspicious activity.

About 1.2 million people a day ride Washington's buses and trains.

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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:23 AM
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1. i expect this type of action in all major financial-district cities.
probably for weeks to come. i just hope they don't start those stupid droning military flights over major cities again... it kept me from sleeping.
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:20 AM
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2. Horse Shite-Blackwater
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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3. huh ? nt
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 AM
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4. well, that would explain the increased presence of cops
on the yellow line this morning. I will never get used to seeing civilian cops with assault rifles. too 80's central american Banana republic for me.
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evolved Anarchopunk Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:12 AM
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5. hey i ride the yellow in from eisenhower everyday and
yeah, at least twice once we crossed the river we had german shepards run through the cars.

btw we should catch a beer northzax, (or a smoke :smoke:), i'm always trying to meet other DUers who live and work in DC
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:14 AM
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6. I ride it outwards
to King Street. I'm thinkin' of throwing together a DC get together in mid august sometime.
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evolved Anarchopunk Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:33 AM
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7. cool
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 11:27 AM by evolved Anarchopunk
self delete
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:42 AM
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8. check in to the DC forum every now and then
and word to the wise, I wouldn't post your email on the board, especially a gubmint one, frepers are always lurking to cause trouble.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:45 AM
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9. I sure hope thay don't give the transit cops machine guns. Didn't they
handcuff someone for eating a twinkie on the train a while back?
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:54 AM
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11. it was a french fry
on the platform. And the law required them to. said law has ben changed.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:53 AM
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10. Not to worry. 'Murkans are safe as kittens.
You think Lancelot Link is going to be known as "the dumbass who had not one but TWO major terrorist attacks happen on his watch"? Not on your life. The "President of Character", the "War Preznit" isn't going to have that "weak on terrorism" albatross hanging around his neck.

He's in deep enough liquid manure as it is: two corrupted elections, numerous unanswered questions and dubious circumstances involving 9/11, lowest approval numbers of all time, treasonous outing of a CIA covert during wartime, crappy economy and recession recovery for main street . . . oh, did I mention TWO COSTLY AND FAILED WARS???
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