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Stop MUNI "Saturation" Raids!
Date Thursday July 29
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
POWER Bay View office, 4923 3rd St. San Francisco
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorPOWER
Phone415-864-8372
Address4923 3rd St. SF
Stop MUNI 'Saturation" Raids!
Stop the Terrorizing of MUNI Riders!
M.O.R.E. Public Transit Meeting
Thursday, July 29, 6pm
POWER Bay View Office
4923 3rd Street, San Francisco

For the past few months, MUNI and City police have conducted terrorizing raids at busy bus stops such as the 16th and 24th BART stations. Who were the targets? Were they alleged murderers or terrorists? NO! They were the MUNI passengers who the authorities believed needed to be monitored for their compliance with the $2 fare. These “saturation” raids are conducted by 20 MUNI ticketers and SFPD officers, all well paid and fully benefited, demanding proof of payment of the poor, the families, and the workers, many of whom are struggling to bring home a humble $80 to their homes.
If people don’t have $2, how can they be expected to pay for an $80 ticket?!
Thanks to the current depression, communities throughout the country is facing a massive loss in jobs, housing, education opportunities, and social services. Here in San Francisco, we continue to see a rise in MUNI fares, in parking tickets, and in police presence, but there is no rise in jobs, in public services, or even in MUNI transit lines. The real “SAFETY” of the working class and oppressed communities in San Francisco and throughout the country lies in access to JOBS, HEALTHCARE, PUBLIC SERVICES, and EDUCATION! Not in the criminalization of the poor and working families who can’t afford to pay a daily 5% tax for transportation to get to work.
Being poor is not a crime!
Stop MUNI “saturation” raids!

Stand Up! Call MORE Public Transit at 415-864-8372 or 415-821-6545
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