A thought on transit police from The Bus Riders Union

Copwatch Vancouver

Are the transit police making the transit system safer? Let’s look at the facts:Transit-Police-900x600
  • Transit police have assaulted transit riders, and they admit to tasering people for not paying their fares.
  • Transit police harass First Nations people and people of colour.
  • Transit police target fare checks against people who look poor.
  • Transit police have called Immigration on people they think are undocumented migrants. Because of this, many undocumented people will not ride transit because they are afraid of being deported.
  • Transit police admit that fare enforcement is their first priority, before the safety and well-being of transit riders.
  • Transit police issue $173 fines to people who can’t afford the transit fare.
  • Undercover transit police fine people who give their used tickets away to people who can’t afford the fare
The transit system belongs to all of us!

In 2006, TransLink spent $16.6 million to hire 84 transit police with full…

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