Bus Passengers Demand Better Security After Attack

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    Question Bus Passengers Demand Better Security After Attack

    Even after the recent horrifying stabbing and beheading on a public bus in Canada, Greyhound spokespeople say that thereís no system in Canada similar to that in the United States, in which Greyhound bus passengers are subject to random security checks.

    "Due to the rural nature of our network, airport-type security is not practical," says Greyhound spokesman Abby Wambaugh.

    The violent act, which happened aboard a bus traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, leaves passengers requesting companies do something to prevent attacks.

    "They should have security on the bus to check your bags," Amahed Ali, a regular bus passenger, told the Edmonton Sun.

    But while Wambaugh says the company's vast system prevents implementing security screening in Canada, Greyhound has done so in the United States since a passenger stabbed a driver and caused a bus to crash in Tennessee in 2001.

    The company has also received funding from the Department of Homeland Security to beef up safety measures in recent years, something Wambaugh says the company hopes will happen in Canada. During the last year and a half, Greyhound has been in talks with Transport Canada about ways to improve security.

    On Edmontonís public transit system, meanwhile, upgrades are under way to improve security beyond its network of surveillance equipment in transit centers and LRT stations, the Edmonton Sun reports.

    "We're also implementing a camera system on our buses," says Glen Dennis, the acting director of safety and security for Edmonton Transit. The current work will see devices installed on 200 vehicles, with an eventual goal of having them on the entire fleet. The hope is the equipment will stop people from committing crimes as well as provide evidence when they happen.


    Bus Passengers Demand Better Security After Attack<--You think?
    Also got to love this line.
    We're also implementing a camera system on our buses
    The hope is the equipment will stop people from committing crimes as well as provide evidence when they happen. <-So we can post it on You Tube

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    ridiculous...
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    How about taking the people who flunk out of FAM school become a Federal BM (Federal Bus Marshall)?
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    "We're also implementing a camera system on our buses," says Glen Dennis, the acting director of safety and security for Edmonton Transit. The current work will see devices installed on 200 vehicles, with an eventual goal of having them on the entire fleet. The hope is the equipment will stop people from committing crimes as well as provide evidence when they happen.
    Those cameras would have surely stopped that guy from stabbing and beheading a guy in front of a whole bus full of witnessesThis is not a school bus some student hit another kid on,security measures being implemented are as follows everybody getting on a bus will need to have a knife if you don't have a knife we will supply you with one,RULE #1 if anybody uses their knife without permission of the other passengers then the other passengers may use theirs against the guy that broke the rule
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    RULE #1 if anybody uses their knife without permission of the other passengers then the other passengers may use theirs against the guy that broke the rule
    Sounds fair to me!! My sandbox My rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyglock View Post
    ridiculous...
    Wait a minute...a camera could help.
    If they had that guy's crime on camera, it would be easier to take away his bus pass for 2 weeks.
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    Welcome to nanny state north where you can get killed , beheaded , partially eaten , and the conciquinces for your attacker are that the bus driver confronts him ( asks him to return to his seat ?? ) and then the mountys waste 3+ hours " negotiating " with your attacker after its just you and the fella who killed you on the bus . Now i dont know what happend for the time spent on " negotiations " but considering the acts that were done i sincerely hope that dental floss paid a part in it .
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    Being personally armed would be better security. As the bus murder shows, criminals are already "packing."
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    "They should have security on the bus to check your bags," Amahed Ali, a regular bus passenger, told the Edmonton Sun.

    <-So we can post it on You Tube
    Oh yeah, some idiot from a third world country who has no clue what real freedom is about - now that sure is somebody I want to turn to for ideas.

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