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30 July 2009

DRPA: From Whore Pit Vipers to Hell-Destined Maggots


I had a good day today. Then, I sat on the recliner, opened the Inquirer at 6 p.m. and, a 6:04 p.m. turned to section B, page 2. There, I saw this:
SEPTA and DRPA to get money to boost security
Two transit agencies in the Philadelphia region will get about $6.5 million from Washington for security officers and equipment.
SEPTA will receive $4.49 million and the Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the PATCO commuter rail line and four toll bridges, $2.09 million in federal stimulus funding. The money is part of $78 million in grants for 15 transit systems announced yesterday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in New York City.
The port authority will use the money to hire eight police officers, with four dedicated to antiterrorism efforts and four trained in "mobile explosives detection," authority spokesman Ed Kasuba said.
SEPTA will use its money to hire 12 transit police officers and buy $1.2 million in security and antiterrorism equipment, including a high-tech bomb detector, spokesman Richard Maloney said. - Paul Nussbaum

In many a post since the DRPA (allegedly) enabled a hammered driver to cruise off their Speedline and into their awaiting car which proceeded to all-but-end my life, I've posited that anybody affiliated with the Delaware River Port Authority is nothing short of ignorant, greedy, backward-thinking and, quite frankly, evil.
Now, they fritter money away not on cameras that could PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS, but to take the Georgie Bush strategy of defending against indefensible threats.
This is their yellowcake in Niger moment.
I'm close to wishing they found out what the removal, and reinsertion, of two pieces of skull feels like.

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