Once again we see how absurd liberals are with the refusal by authorities of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter system to release video showing criminal actions on trains and in stations. Why won’t BART release the videos? Because all the criminals seen are minorities and that makes the videos “racist.”
Police and the public have called for the transit authority to release videos showing robberies and crimes in hopes that the criminals can be identified by someone in the public, but BART officials have refused to do so and their reason is insane.
Debora Allen, one of the transit system’s own board members, even wanted the videos released but was rebuffed, the Daily Wire reported.
Allen asked the board just why the videos weren’t being released but was shocked by the answer she got.
So, when Allen pressed for the rationale behind withholding the important evidence from the public, she was eventually told the release of the videos “would create a racial bias in the riders against minorities on the trains.”
Allen sent another email asking for clarification on this “racial bias” nonsense and the answer she got was no better than that she received the first time.
“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,” responded BART Assistant General Manager Kerry Hamill.
It seems that Hamil thinks the only thing people are interested in are TV ratings and sensationalism where it concerns the surveillance videos.
“They know that video of these events will drive clicks to their websites and viewers to their programs because people are motivated by fear,” Hamil added.
So, it’s the videos that are the problem, not the fact that African Americans are committing crimes.
Apparently, BART is more worried about PCism than in the safety of their riders.
Allen raised that very point when she appeared on KPIX TV.
“What is the priority of BART?” asked Allen during an appearance on KPIX-TV. “Is the safety of the passenger — of all passengers — is that a lesser priority than the race bias issue?”
It is a good question, isn’t it?