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— Karl Marx

In LA, Better Not Lose Your Metro Ticket

Sep 17, 2012

The LA County Sheriff’s Department paid $200,000 in June 2012 to compensate Carla Sameth, an elderly woman deputies had attacked. In 2009, deputies doing a random search in the Metro system had stopped her on the Gold Line when she was not able to find her boarding ticket.

According to the Pasadena Weekly, deputies roughed her up, ramming Sameth's face into a steel post, breaking her nose, chipping a tooth and causing other facial, ear and neck injuries.

The Sheriff’s Department white-washed the brutal attack, with investigators determining that the deputies had acted “within policy.” They said it! To brutally attack an elderly person without a ticket seems to be fully within the policy of the MTA and LA County!