Not too long after the heinous terrorists attacks on Paris, stories started surfacing about U.S. cities increasing vigilance against terrorist acts at home, including word that the CTA was stepping up security.
That last crime is particularly disturbing. The alleged offender (see photo) is charged with stalking a woman he followed from a Loop Red Line train, hitting her, throwing he down and demanding she take off her clothes. Then police say he raped and beat her.
And now we learn he was on probation of domestic battery when it happened.
Thankfully, the CTA got good surveillance footage of him, and he was identified.
So yes, let’s be careful for terrorists from abroad striking our transit systems. But maybe the recent flood of cops at stations will help tamp down acts of local terror, such as rape and groping.
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