Violence a regular occurrence at Hoboken Light Rail stations

Hoboken411 reader Joe captured an idiotic bout of violence over at the 9th Street / Congress NJ Transit Light Rail station in Hoboken.

While these may have just been “juveniles,” and were apparently fighting amongst themselves – today’s “juveniles” are certainly much more brazen and violent than days past. Drugs, weapons and a socially connected flash-mob mentality that seems to get worse each time I hear about it – up to and including murder and other senseless crimes.

The key question at hand here is, that Hoboken at one point had the opportunity to have the Light Rail closer to the waterfront (like they do in Jersey City), but chose to have it in the back-end of town.

Do you think if this transportation system was located elsewhere, much of our crime that exists in Hoboken today could have been prevented?