This week TCFC received an unusually large number of pictures, emails and alerts to posts on nextdoor.com about feeling unsafe as riders of the Free Crime Bus. The Free Crime Bus is supported by Mayor Regina Romero and Tucson City Council members, Kevin Dahl, Paul Cunningham, Lane Santa Cruz, Steve Kozachik and Nikki Lee.
The Mayor and Council set policy for TPD and city departments. Mayor Romero and Council have given TPD directives to stop enforcing our laws through policy of non-enforcement. Below you will find photographed examples of what happens when a community does not enforce laws.
This notice on nextdoor.com titled "Not safe to ride the busses anymore" is an example of how some riders now feel a GUN is needed to be safe to ride on the Free Crime Bus. One employer told us their employees report the need "to carry knives on the bus to feel safe."
Read more below from Nextdoor:
Story From A TCFC Member's firsthand account description of Mayor Romero's apparent order to support encampments at Bus Stops:
"Today I was driving around in Ward 3 and I came across this lovely free safe bus stop. I noticed a bunch of fentanyl users all hunched over behind the umbrella and they had a lot of foil on the ground. Sun Tran even came and cleaned up AROUND them. Two cops drove by and did not even take notice."
Below: Umbrella likely stolen to hide Fentanyl Use
BELOW: Lots of illegal drug use at make-shift Bus Stop Fentanyl Encampment
Below: Mayor Romero and Sun Tran making Bus Stop safe and clean for Fentanyl Users. They cleaned and drove away
SUN TRAN SURVEY - Due September 8, 2023
Let Sun Tran know you want the FREE Crime Bus to END and to become safe again for riders and drivers! This is important, please complete the survey by clicking the link below:
TCFC is non-partisan but we support change resulting in a safer community for all, which should also be non-partisan. Many of our of members have asked us how they can be more involved in the upcoming election. Here is an opportunity that was made known to us by the PCRP. We are simply passing the information along to any members that want to get involved with this project.