San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) have decided it would be in the best interest of racial minorities to NOT release video surveillance of the spate of crimes taking place because it would create a “high level of racially insensitive commentary”. In English, this means that they do not want to be accused of saying non-White people committed the crimes.
The rapidly rising crime rate is a major issue for BART; there have been gangs of up to “sixty” teenagers robbing and beating people. This has to stop. What possible damage can the truth cause? If it were white teenagers, and they released the footage, would there be an outcry against ALL white teens? This is a racially charged decision based on the idea that non-white people need extra protection from their own responsibilities…It is a racist attitude that denies people Agency.
One thing almost guaranteed to cause outrage in the US is treating people differently because of the color of their skin. People are already shocked by government’s treatment of racial minorities…They are human beings like everyone else and deserve both the praise and the condemnation they receive for their actions AS INDIVIDUALS! What gives BART the moral authority to decide what kind of reactions free people should be allowed to have and feel?
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in San Francisco and Oakland has been withholding video evidence of crimes committed on trains and at stations perpetrated by groups of teenagers, it has been revealed.
According to CBS Local, dozens of teenagers committed large-scale acts of robbery and assaults in the months of April and June. In April, “forty to sixty” teenagers boarded a train at Coliseum stop, where they proceeded to rob seven passengers and beat up two. In June, four teens assaulted a passenger and stole his cellphone. Just two days later, about a dozen teens snatched the phone of a woman on a train.
In each of these cases, BART has refused to publish surveillance footage, citing fears that the videos could create negative racial perceptions.