Turtle Posted January 27 Report Share Posted January 27 21 hours ago, TransitMotorcoach said: Drastic times often times call for drastic solutions. When the employees and normal riding public is in complete danger on transit because these vagrants are just out of control like feral savage beasts, it calls for a sledgehammer to be dropped in order to halt the madness and restore order, trust, and safety. Consequences, we need some real consequences. There aren't any for someone who already has nothing to lose. We used to have the Cherry Beach Express for people with nothing to lose, but we can't do that anymore since things get taken to the extreme and the whole innocent until proven guilty thing. We end up with people freezing to death in Saskatchewan on "Starlight Tours" in the middle of winter if the people in power and control decide what group of people are unsavoury. There is a balance, but the way Toronto has set it up over the past few decades has it's own set of consequences that we have to face today. Public Transit is a means to get from A to B, not a way to keep warm or camp out for the night. Toronto attracts (as well as other big cities) people that need help, since the boonies don't have the level of services and support that the big city has. The federal and provincial gov'ts should be stepping in to help with this. It used to be that people would be given tokens to ride public transit as part of public assistance, the intention was to give them a way to run errands or to travel to a job interview or something, Public transit is a human right and all that. What actually happened was they would sell their tokens, and sneak in the system anyways. People didn't notice it or care so much back then since it wasn't really bothering anybody, the homeless people that used the system to keep warm or catch some sleep were invisible to the rest of us, because they didn't cause a problem for the most part. It was a good program with good intentions to help deal with an overburdened shelter system that wasn't being properly supported by upper levels of gov't. The pendulum is going to swing in the other direction one day. Most people are generally good people, and some of them will get fed up and try to take matters in their own hands. Hopefully they won't ruin themselves legally and financially in the process. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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