San Francisco Withholding Surveillance Videos Of Crime To Avoid ‘Stereotypes’

Within the last 90 days, there have been at least three robberies in San Francisco on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) involving groups of teenagers.

“I think people are genuinely concerned — they are fearful about the stories that have come out about the recent attacks, the assaults, the thefts,” said Debora Allen, who is a member of the BART Board of Directors.

April 22: Forty to sixty kids boarded a train at the Coliseum stop and robbed seven passengers, beating up two.

June 28: A group of four kids assaulted a passenger and made off with a cell phone at Dublin.

June 30: A woman on a train with about a dozen teenagers had her phone snatched by one them before the group got off at the Coliseum stop. Thankfully, a good Samaritan was on hand to retrieve the phone.

BART has refused to turn over surveillance videos of the incidents in fear of creating a “racial bias”

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