Blacks in Washington, D.C., are crying “racism’ again, this time because a new report revealed that 90% of those who attempted to avoid paying for tickets to ride on the subways and buses were Black:
#ItsNotFare is the name behind a new campaign to decriminalize fare evasion on DC Metro buses and trains.
It comes on the heels of a new report that revealed more than 20,000 citations were issued for fare evasion in a two-year period.
More than 90 percent of those riders were black.
With wheat paste and a piece of paper, Jessica Raven was hoping to make a statement.
“No one should be in jail because they can’t afford to access public transit,” Raven, with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, said.
At the center of this new “It’s not fare” campaign is a woman WUSA9 first reported about in February: Diamond Rust.
Police did this to mommy’ | Woman injured during an arrest in front of her children at DC bus stop.
Police said she was resisting arrest and didn’t pay the fare.
Metro Police slammed Rust to the ground and arrested her in Southeast DC seven months ago.
Four of her teeth broke, her face was burst open, and her knee was fractured.
The incident happened in front of her two small children because police said she did not pay to get on the bus and resisted arrest.
Rust was a student at Ballou STAY High School who owned a DC One card – which allows students to ride for free.
However, Rust did not have her student card with her on the day of the arrest.
“I was really glad that you had already highlighted the issue,” Raven said about WUSA9’s exclusive report. “People were outraged when they saw her story. I don’t want people to forget that she and so many other black women have this experience all the time.”
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee found more than 90 percent of people cited for fare evasion between 2016 and February 2018 were black.
Nearly half of those riders who were cited were black people under 25-years-old.
“These acts aren’t harming anybody and yet police are — metro transit police are taking advantage of these opportunities to further criminalize marginalized communities,” Raven claimed.
CASS is working with the ACLU to throw support behind a bill to decriminalize fare evasion in the District.
If passed, it’ll make fare evasion a civil offense instead of criminal and also reduce the fine from $300 to $100.
This isn’t about poverty; it’s about Black criminality. Liberals want you to believe that Black crime rates are through the roof because poverty causes them to break the law out of desperation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Blacks are poor because they are Black. Blacks commit huge amounts of crime because they are Black. Blacks don’t want to play by the rules that everyone else does because they are Black. They can afford $200 sneakers but not a $2 fare card, and if you point that out, you’re a racist.
Equally poor Whites have much lower crime rates than poor Blacks, but Liberals explain that inconvenient fact away by claiming White “racism” causes Blacks to commit crime. Either way, Blacks have been handed two powerful “get out of jail free cards” with “poverty” and “racism”, but they still fill up our prisons. In Black African countries, Blacks commit almost 100% of all crime, but unfortunately they can’t claim “racism made me do it” in those countries. Instead, they blame long-gone “colonialism”.