Okay, so here is just another issue with Marta. Seems the company is in denial.... go figure. I know the times I have rode that train, I felt naked without my piece. Now I just dont ride it. Hopefully nobody else gets hurt, raped, whatever. And this city has issues with getting bills passed, the officials better wake up! Like I always say and believe. Until it happens to them they will never understand. After a NASCAR team owner stated he wouldn't want to walk in midtown after dark, this only shows how dangerous it is here. Not to mention the cop brief from Officer Steve stating the obvious. I'm glad we live outside of this city. After going through Dallas and then Vegas, for the race, you see such a difference when getting back to Atlanta. The past 6 years I have been here this place has gone to hell. Sorry for the rant y'all...... Teenager Beaten On MARTA Train POSTED: 11:09 pm EST March 14, 2006 Northeast Atlanta -- A teenager was viciously beaten by a group of teens while riding on a MARTA train. His parents claim police told them the assaults are part of a gang initiation that's running rampant in the system. A MARTA spokesperson told us a teenager had been attacked here on a train on Saturday. But she said there is no evidence the attack was a part of any gang initiations. The teen's father says that's not what an officer told him. Michael Durden says a MARTA police officer not only told him his son was brutally beaten by gang members on the train, he also says officers told him the assault was part of a gang initiation. Michael Durden: "And this is how kids go about getting into the gangs by beating up innocent people." Mike Durden II has 21 stitches in his mouth and he has bumps and bruises all over his body after police admit several juveniles suddenly attacked him, and then continued stomping him at the Edgewood-Candler transit station. "I was just sitting down looking out the window," says assault victim. Other than that, he doesn't remember much of what happened. But his father says he remembers an officer telling him the attack was one of many gang-related assaults they've seen. Durden wants extra officers on the trains, and he also wants MARTA to admit it has a gang problem. MARTA is investigating and may release videotape of the incident.