Friday, January 18, 2013
What to do about Lane Jensen
While I admit to helping create Lane's 'image' I have no responsibility for the stuff he produces.
I have not witnessed Lane doing anything bordering on 'illegal'.
It wasn't Lane that turned right where the sign says 'no right turns'.
It wasn't Lane who instructed bus riders they cannot use cell phones while on the bus.
It wasn't Lane that ran two stop signs with a camera pointed right at them.
I take no pleasure out of watching Trimet bus drivers getting in trouble. God knows the real enemy here is the Mcfarlane gang.
But at the same time I am not going to defend a bus operator who is derelict in their duty just because I am a 'union brother'. Forget that mess. I don't defend bus operators who throw woman and babies off buses or drivers that lock riders out in the cold. Solidarity only goes so far.
I've told Lane that I think it would be a very good idea to stop filming drivers and other Trimet employees. Will Lane listen to me? Lane doesn't listen to anybody.
Lane has done nothing to justify me dropping the hammer on him and saying "quit it or else"!
For me to do something like that is selling out my very own principles due to peer pressure. I can't do that because his behavior does not warrant it.
Let's look at Lane vs one of Trimet's very own. ELLEN FOX. A Trimet employee that slanders me and other employees/Trimet riders with impunity. She pays no price for that sin. I would argue that Lane does less damage than Ellen does. And everything Lane post's is based on facts, not made up fantasies like Ellen's is. Trimet can't stop Ellen well I can't stop Lane.
So my advice to drivers, my union brothers and sisters, is stop handing him stories. Without the cooperation of Trimet employees he's got nothing.