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Old 04-13-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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They were mentally ill
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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1 dead, 3 injured in MARTA train shooting

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Old 04-13-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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No, just by horrible twisted metal instead.
My fault. Thought we were specifically talking about by gunshot. Nevermind....look squirrel.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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My fault. Thought we were specifically talking about by gunshot. Nevermind....look squirrel.
No, we were talking safety, though it would not surprise me in the least if you were more likely to be shot in car-related crimes than on transit.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:50 PM
 
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Kinda busy, you can crunch the numbers though. And adjust for ridership numbers, population, etc. Just for the record i feel as if public transit is no less safe than any other facet of 21st century life, but incidents like the one being discussed cause irreparable damage for the expansion dreams of many. The difference in being shot in your own car vs on public transportation is there is no expectation of safety in your car (outside of what you provide for yourself).
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Kinda busy, you can crunch the numbers though. And adjust for ridership numbers, population, etc. Just for the record i feel as if public transit is no less safe than any other facet of 21st century life, but incidents like the one being discussed cause irreparable damage for the expansion dreams of many. The difference in being shot in your own car vs on public transportation is there is no expectation of safety in your car (outside of what you provide for yourself).
Having sat through the Fulton County general meeting after the string of gas-station shootings, and hearing the outcry, I would be surprised if that were the case.

I wouldn't disagree that people hold unreasonable expectations for transit, while ignoring the double-standard held for cars.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:52 AM
 
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right up until one was shot and killed at Westlake station this afternoon....oh, and 3 more were wounded....yep, safe as can be....
Just as safe as the people killed on the expressways this week. This was an isolated incident and extremely rare.

I do think the type of folks to commit this type of act are all over marta daily, but just not have run into a similar type of person and had a confrontation. Ive seen arguments break out on the train before and it deescalated before it got out of hand.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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No, we were talking safety, though it would not surprise me in the least if you were more likely to be shot in car-related crimes than on transit.
No one posted on here about the road rage incident last month on Stone Mtn Freeway, where a driver shot at another driver and caused the vehicle to run off the road.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Funny how people are making a big deal about this. This is just a random hood crime. This could have happened anywhere. If it had happened in front of someone's home it would not have been a big deal. People comparing people who have been shot on an airplane vs on public transportation is dumb
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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No one posted on here about the road rage incident last month on Stone Mtn Freeway, where a driver shot at another driver and caused the vehicle to run off the road.
Makes one wonder if there is an agenda at play here. Hmm.
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