THIS IS BELMONT: The Police Lockup Is Next. Doors Open On The Right At The Police Lockup.

It happened. It really, really happened.

Last Friday morning, we were giddy after hearing the assignment an overnight sergeant gave to a police squadrol:

Go keep an eye on [the Belmont Red Line station]. Keep it clear. And if they start gathering by the L, let them know that if they are not using CTA services, they will be arrested for trespassing.

This morning, the sergeant and a number of other units went from warning the riff raff to arresting them. “Several” people were hauled in for trespassing at the Belmont Red Line station at 4:48AM.

Small steps in the right direction. Thank you, officers.

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