I found the “Metro Fare” ‘comic strip’ in the July 9 issue offensive.
Wife and I regularly travel by Metro Bus and light rail and we have found Fare Checkers correct and cordial. We have also witnessed non-paying passengers evicted and when approached by a different officer, at least one scuffled with the cop who apparently was trying to question him and possibly detain him.
The scofflaw then pulled a look-alike pellet gun and put [it] on the officer’s head, who [was] then shot by the officer.
All caught on video.
Tragic situation but can be avoided by PAYING YOUR FARE!
Martin Paup | Seattle