The announcement was made after it was revealed that TfL Enforcers have the right to dispense summary justice, such as the imposition of community service, for egregious offences such as possession of a scratched Oyster Card.
TfL spokesman John Wagner said, "the fight against crime on
Mr Wagner said that at present, transport criminals could expect lenient sentences such as six hours community service for possession of a damaged Oyster Card, or amputation for putting feet on seats. However, he added that the consultation process to issue judges with Lawgivers was ongoing, and that TfL expected to be granted the right to summary execution for fare-dodging and smoking in prohibited areas.
Boris Johnson was unavailable for comment.
h/t to Al Jahom.