OpBART 6 is gearing up to start in under an hour, with protesters saying they’ll pay the fee and board the trains. Meanwhile, BART’s new General Manager Grace Crunican, told SFGate:
I am open to meeting with anybody who wants to meet with me – protesters included.
1. We want the BART PD DISBANDED completely. BART has no reason to have a police “force” at all, HIRE flashlight security if you please.
2. We still WANT a public apology for the shutting down of the Cell Service.
3. Reopen the investigation to the killing of Charles Hill.
4. Fire Linton Johnson and BART Chief Kenton Rainey.
These are our new demands, and we will protest every MONDAY at 5Pm until our demands are met. We will not be scared into ceasing our protest. We will expose everything ion our power to expose everything you do wrong WE are watching.
But there are some Anons who have slightly variant opinions. Some would like the police retrained and armed only with tasers and batons. And retrained. Did we mentioned retrained? So maybe “reorganized” works better than “disband,” since frankly I like feeling safe on public transport, and don’t trust my fellow passengers to do the right thing. But every negotiation needs to start somewhere.
Apologize: Yes, for gods’ sakes, for the Bay Area’s sakes, please apologize. Then act to make changes.
An investigation into the the shooting of Charles Hill is needed.
Firing Linton Johnson is a given. He embarrassed the agency by shutting off cell phone service which is what created these ongoing protests and drew global attention to BART’s behavior–including the shooting death of Charles Hill which had stayed a fairly local matter until cellphones went dead; by misrepresenting the Constitution; by trying to stage a fake press conference with shills; and by saying he’d shut off cellphone service again if need be.
Were I to sit down down with Ms. Crunican, firing Linton Johnson is a definite must-be-done. Buh-bye, Linton, you’re a moran.
Firing the BART’s chief of police: See above.
I am hardly anonymous. My name is easy to see. But like every concerned citizen, I’m willing to drop Ms. Curnican an email.