Sunday, October 21, 2012

The way of the samurai

Good morning economists and have a nice week! Continuing our discussion of satisfying the excess demand for law enforcement another incident which included a vigilante samurai warrior(!!!) took place this time on a Phoenix light rail train. Apparently the fight broke out at around 2 a.m. on Oct. 6th near Central Avenue and Camelback Road. A couple of younger men attacked another passenger when this happened:
I have sooo many questions about this one. Where did the man find the sword? Why was he carrying it with him? How was he able to hide a full length katana sword? What did the police do once they found out?

The "samurai" also seems to possess some skills with the sword as he takes the normal samurai attack stance when faced with his opponents.

Although the incident is rather funny for the video clip viewers, it enforces the fact that crime on rail trains  has increased from 350 incidents in 2006 to 1200 incidents in 2011 according to Washington Metropolitan Police data. Maybe we need some more public service providers that will raise rail security such as...samurais.

よい一日を (translation: have a nice day)!

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