We want your opinions

Speakout!

November 14, 2007

ISSUE:

Responding to growing concerns about crime at light rail stops in northern Anne Arundel, County Executive John R. Leopold has called on the state's transit administrator to place permanent patrols at three stations and bolster other security measures. In a letter sent last week to Maryland Transit Administrator Paul J. Wiedefeld, Leopold said his administration has received several complaints from residents and riders of the light rail system in Anne Arundel. One month ago, a twice-convicted rapist was charged with raping a 22-year-old woman at the Nursery Road stop in Linthicum. Two weeks later, a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint by a passenger she dropped off at the same station. The MTA is in the process of installing surveillance cameras at all five North County stations.

YOUR VIEW:

Do you feel safe at the county's light rail stations? Are surveillance cameras and more police necessary? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@balt sun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be printed Sunday.

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