“Authorities cannot rely on the scant number of local law enforcers and Metro security personnel currently patrolling the system to remember the faces and names of all troublemakers from the past.”<br><br>Another short sighted ‘solution’ to make it seem like they’re doing something. This would be impossible to enforce on an open platform with no turnstiles or fences to keep repeat offenders out… even with facial recognition software, which would be a total stretch… Facial recognition software for fare evaders? That’s how it starts.

“Authorities cannot rely on the scant number of local law enforcers and Metro security personnel currently patrolling the system to remember the faces and names of all troublemakers from the past.”

Another short sighted ‘solution’ to make it seem like they’re doing something. This would be impossible to enforce on an open platform with no turnstiles or fences to keep repeat offenders out… even with facial recognition software, which would be a total stretch… Facial recognition software for fare evaders? That’s how it starts.

Editorial: Ban on repeat violators is a good starting point to boost Metro security

A 20 percent decline in Metro transit ridership suggests the system needs a serious overhaul of its security procedures. A plan to temporarily ban repeat fare violators and other troublemakers

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