San Francisco Withholds Race in Violent Crimes to “Protect” from This
Leftists want people to think the world is safe.
After all, they have certainly extorted and spent enough taxpayer money to make it so.
But all you have to do is pull up a news feed to find out how dangerous the world really is. And if you complain, the Left calls you names, usually racist.
In San Francisco the illusion of safety should have been burst after the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal. The man should have been deported multiple times, however San Francisco protects its criminals. In fact, so does the entire state of Californicate.
Thus, the cover-up at Bay Area Rapid Transport.
It comes as no surprise that passengers of BART endanger themselves by simply riding the mass transit system. Not because of crashes, but because of thugs.
These attacks have occurred for months, as passengers are routinely robbed, the crimes often resulting in injuries.
An incident took place in April and involved as many as sixty youth and seven victims, two of whom were beaten. More recently there were two other robberies. An armed robbery where the perp used a knife. The other incident involved about a dozen criminals who robbed a woman.
These types of incidents happen on mass transit in all major cities. And like with BART, the violent criminal acts are under-reported.
BART riders now fear for their safety. Further, they demand justice, and want video released to the public in hopes of finding the culprits.
Therein lies the problem.
BART won’t release the video, and the reasoning is shocking.
As BART board member Deborah Allen explained, the reason they don’t want to release the video is due to the potential to profile the criminals. In other words, political correctness prevents BART from telling people who to watch for potential dangers while on a BART train. As BART put it, releasing the video “unfairly affects and characterizes riders of color.”
So in other words, the people to watch on BART are black people. And here’s a hint, be very careful of black teens.
Then, check out how BART describes armed robbery:
According to a memo distributed to BART Directors, the agency won’t do a press release on the June 30 theft because it was a “petty crime” that would make BART look “crime ridden.” Furthermore, it would “unfairly affect and characterize riders of color, leading to sweeping generalizations in media reports.”
Did you catch it?
The “petty crime of armed robbery!”
The memo was from BART Assistant General Manager Kerry Hamill, who obviously has never been a victim of the “petty crime” of strong-arm robbery.
But it gets worse. For after receiving the email, the aforementioned BART board member, Allen emailed Hamill:
“I don’t understand what role the color of one’s skin plays in this issue [of whether to divulge information]. Can you explain?” Hamill responded, “If we were to regularly feed the news media video of crimes on our system that involve minority suspects, particularly when they are minors, we would certainly face questions as to why we were sensationalizing relatively minor crimes and perpetuating false stereotypes in the process.” And added her opinion of the media: “My view is that the media’s real interest in the videos of youth phone snatching incidents isn’t the desire for transparency but rather the pursuit of ratings. They know that video of these events will drive clicks to their websites and viewers to their programs because people are motivated by fear.”
These two women conspire to make robbery a “petty crime.”
There is nothing petty about getting your money and credit cards stolen. And cell phones have a lot more information than they did in the old days. Passwords, access to email, banking information, even precious memories.
But that’s not the point. The state of Californicate should do all it can to protect citizens, not criminals.