“The way WMATA treats its riders, particularly people of color, is unacceptable,” Brianna Musselman told the Metro Board Thursday.
She recorded video of a man being pinned to the ground and pepper-sprayed by Metro police at the Gallery Place station in June, during an encounter that began when officers said the man tried to enter the rail system without paying. Councilmember Jack Evans asked General Manager Paul Wiedefeld whether changes are needed to the focused fare evasion crackdown that began earlier this year.
She wrote with the video: 'We need to ALL stand against Nazis.
Share far and wide; let's run this Nazi out of town.
He told the outlet that he 'doesn't hate anybody' and that he's 'not trying to wipe out no race'.
Instead, he claimed he chose the flag because of what it started out as.'That used to be a religious symbol in India until Hitler got ahold of it,' he said.'A lot of people don’t know that...
He eventually asks Braswell what kind of flag she has and she says she has a rainbow flag. 'This is Nazi-f***ing America.'Eventually Love says: 'If you don't get the hell out of here, me and you are gonna have trouble.'As Braswell starts walking away, Love continues: 'Take your queer ass on, your lesbian ass on, big fat f***ing ass on and go, b****.'Page Braswell, 44, had seen the Nazi flag (left) outside a home in Mount Holly, North Carolina, and on Sunday she decided to confront the owner about it.
In other cases, riders get a warning or citation, and are told to pay the fare or leave the system. They’re trained; they’re professionals; they know what they’re doing,” he said.
While the citation starts as a fine, it could also lead to an arrest if the citation is not paid or challenged. In addition to riders who are supposed to pay who do not, many D. school students still do not have the passes needed to ride the system for free properly loaded onto their school identification cards. Office of the Chief Technology Officer said 64,643 public and charter school students had transit passes automatically added to their DC One Cards last school year, but that only about 19,359 students actually used the pass at least once.
A woman who decided to confront a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home filmed their encounter and posted the video to Facebook.
Page Braswell, 44, had seen the Nazi flag outside a home in Mount Holly, North Carolina, and on Sunday she decided to confront the owner about it.