Posted on January 9, 2013

Police: Please Stop Throwing Rocks at Buses

Mark Berman, Washington Post, January 7, 2013

Metro says that Metrobuses traveling in parts of Southeast Washington are being pelted with rocks. As part of a campaign to discourage this, police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars.

The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police Department have been distributing the flier, which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime. {snip}

The transit agency took the rock attacks seriously enough to consider cutting nighttime service on the W6 and W8 routes. Metro decided last month not to discontinue the service.

[Editor’s Note: The population of southeast D.C. is 97 percent black.]