The MBTA is talking about raising fares to $3.25. Yet, they purchased this monstrous paddy wagon. The reason I know is that it rolled by the protest of the indefinite detention language in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). Did they plan to collect the protesters? You don’t have to take my word that this big black collection unit was a roll out today. A number of people I know were at this demonstration while this beast lumbered slowly by.
What I would like to know, though, and hope one of you out there can tell me is:
1. What did this monstrous, black Darth-vader themed paddy wagon cost?
2. Where did the funds come from?
3. Whose idea was it to purchase this monster collection unit for civil disobedience (none allowed in Boston?)
4. And, most of all, who made a profit on this beast?