Atlanta Train System

I wrote about this foolishness earlier this week (What Would You Do) and I am so glad that MARTA (Atlanta’s rail system) police are investigating and have issued a warrant for her arrest. According to news reports, the police know her name but are not releasing it to the media at this time.

After canvassing the East Lake Station where the suspect reportedly exited the train, MARTA police received an anonymous tip that the incident occurred on March 31, between 2 and 4 p.m. The tipster also indicated the suspect has been known to ride Bus 22.

After identifying the suspect, MARTA police have obtained an arrest warrant.

“We want to assure the public that this is an extremely isolated incident and that customer safety and security are our highest priorities,” stated MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham in a release. “We regret that any customer had to endure such harassment while using our system.” Read the full story HERE.

I hope and pray to God they find this girl. If it is determined she is not mentally ill, they need to lock her butt up!! If you did not see the video, you can see it below:

This video disturbed me so much, I can’t begin to tell you. I don’t think I could have sat there watched this girl insult and disrespect the elderly woman AND NOT do anything. Yeah, I understand I could have put myself in harms way but at the very core of my being I know I just could NOT have sat there silent!! All I can think of are my grandmothers (who are both deceased), my mother, and how I would feel if that happened to them.

5/13/08 ***UPDATE****

The young lady has been identified as Nafiza Ziyad and her mother has stated she is bipolar and was off her medication.

Read the story HERE.