Wednesday, July 12

BART execs refuse to release surveillance footage of mob attack, claim it would be "unfair"

California is a hotbed of absurd, extreme "political correctness," and the Bay Area is probably the worst.  It's not just that the Lying Media won't ever be honest about problems, but government at all levels has the same practice.  Including government-run entities like police and...BART.

A couple of months ago 60 young thugs boarded a BART train and robbed the white passengers, beating two.  The attack was caught on security-cams.  But despite repeated requests, BART refuses to release those videos showing the attack. 

You might be curious as to the "reasoning" of BART's executives.  They say the videos would reveal the race of the attackers.  They claim doing that would "promote stereotypes" and "stir up racial animosity." 

A BART official defended the agency's decision by saying information about criminal misconduct will be withheld "at this time" [Bullshit translator: "forever"] because of "the media's disproportionate elevation" of crimes that "unfairly affect and characterize riders of color." 

Bullshit translator:  "It's UNFAIR to release any evidence that would identify the race of criminals because that would unfairly affect members of that race."

“To release these videos would *create a high level of racially insensitive commentary toward the district, and would create a racial bias in the riders against minorities on the trains.”

According to BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby, state laws protecting “juvenile police records” prevents them from releasing the surveillance video, even though at least one of the people arrested for the April 22 attack is 19 years old.  Even if the faces of juveniles were blurred, Huckaby says watching the videos would be "pointless gawking."  [Bullshit translator: we'd be criticized by the black community, and we'd hate that.]

Unless these asshole executives are slapped down hard, this bullshit "reasoning" would mean that no surveillance videos would ever be released if the perps were black.  Same reasoning.

Ask yourself:  Would this policy be likely to reduce attacks, or increase 'em?

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