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Fri Mar 13, 2015, 08:59 AM

Chicago: Zero Explosives, 1 Arrest and 2.6K Bags Checked by Cops at CTA Stations


IL: Zero Explosives, 1 Arrest and 2.6K Bags Checked by Cops at CTA Stations

TRACY SWARTZ AND MEGAN CREPEAU ON MAR 12, 2015
SOURCE: REDEYE, CHICAGO


March 12--Chicago police have checked 2,500-plus bags and packages, made 1 arrest and found zero explosives in the four months since they launched a random screening program at CTA train stations to check for riders who might be trying to carry out a terrorist attack.

The single arrest came in January when, police say, a man refused to have his bag checked and then tried to enter the turnstiles at a Brown Line stop, police spokesman Marty Maloney said.

On Nov. 3, police began random bag checks at busy CTA stations during morning and evening rush hours. The program, which is paid for through a federal grant from the Transportation Security Adminstration, has no end date, Maloney said. In that time, police checked more than 2,600 bags and packages at 40-plus CTA stations.

"The primary purpose of this program is deterrence, with the secondary goal being to detect the presence of explosives," Maloney said in an e-mail. Maloney did not know the cost of the program. ...............(more)

http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11877925/zero-explosives-1-arrest-and-26k-bags-checked-by-cops-at-cta-stations




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KamaAina Mar 2015 #1

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Fri Mar 13, 2015, 09:56 AM

1. The important thing is, how many black men did they harass?

 

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