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My comment made the newspaper!

October 29, 2008, 8:18 PM

I can’t believe it… my comment on Express‘s poll question got published! The poll question was, “Would you object to having your bag searched by transit police before riding Metro?” 54% said that yes, they would object, and 46% said that no, they would not object.

If you read the Express today and saw the three comments that they published on page 40, you may recall that “Ellen” indicated that Transit could go ahead and search them because they have nothing to hide, “CMJR” suspected that profiling of riders will occur, and a third by “BFS” sounded very similar in tone and idea to a Journal entry that I wrote yesterday, talking about throwing money down a rathole.

“BFS”, as you might have guessed, is me, as I posted semi-anonymously, using my initials. Here’s the page, with the comment circled:

Excerpt from October 29, 2008 issue of the Express

And here’s the comment:

My comment

So there you go. They printed the whole thing, too. And based on some of the comments that other readers posted, a lot of people agree with me…

Web site: All the comments and the poll results on Express's Web site

Song: Another reason why Metro shouldn't quit its day job.

Quote: And for the record, I still don't understand these people who will happily roll over and have their civil rights trampled on, claiming that they have nothing to hide, so why not.

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