This letter appeared in today’s Scottsdale Republic.
I spent almost 30 years with a large city police department and have seen crime plotting near mass-transit subway and bus stops. I would hope that politicians would look at the problems with crime that accompany subways and light rails. Within three years of the light rail running to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., there was a reported 50 percent increase in crime in that particular sector. I am sure there are many other examples.
— John Rowton, Scottsdale