San Francisco Blocks Video Crime Surveillance... "To Avoid Racial Stereotypes"
There have been at least three robberies at San Francisco's train stations over the past three months. Usually, after a crime is committed, footage of the perp(s) is released to both catch the criminals and to warn people of them. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is refusing to do so. To avoid "racial bias." Clutch your purses and peripherals tight, racists.
Allen told us the agency issued an explanation for why it is being tight-lipped about the thefts.
“To release these videos would create a high level of racially insensitive commentary toward the district,” she was told. “And in addition it would create a racial bias in the riders against minorities on the trains.”
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.”
San Francisco is the glowing beacon of social justice causes (see San Francisco: Illegal Alien Gets Reported to ICE. He’s Awarded Nearly $200K and SAN FRANCISCO: Term ‘Criminal’ Now Offensive. Guess Why). But it is also an area of great affluence. Many people who ride BART are middle to upper middle class, who've either chosen not to live in San Francisco or who cannot afford to live there but must work in the city. So they commute. And get shaken down by unstoppable implings with higher melanin levels than city officials dare admit.
The teenage crime element, which from the sound of it are mostly "people of color" have honed in on two obvious facts: people who commute on BART have nifty gadgets; San Francisco is made up of liberal crap cronuts who'll feel more guilty about "racial bias" than enforcing the law.
Taxpaying commuters get shafted.
If the hooligans had been white, the footage would've been released. You can bet Nancy Pelosi's next botox treatment on that one. But non-whites? HIDE THE FOOTAGE!
Equality: great for hashtags, not for law enforcement.