Transit Riders Testify Against Port Authority Policy Proposal of Armed Police Fare Checkers

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Nearly 30 community activists, transit riders and allies gave powerful testimony at today’s Port Authority Board Meeting in opposition to the proposal for armed police to check fares on the T! Speakers addressed concerns around police’s racial profiling of black and brown communities, the criminalization of youth and the poor, the risks of deportation for our immigrant neighbors, and inadequate police training and accountability.

One recurring question posed to the board was “who does this policy make safer, and who is put at risk?”

Ed Blazina from the Post Gazette covered the meeting here:…/Groups-c…/stories/201706300542