“Last year, San Francisco released BART Watch, an app for reporting crimes on the Bay Area’s main transit system. After filing a California Public Records Act request to see what people were reporting, the East Bay Express found a disturbing pattern:

Of the 763 alerts sent to BART, 198 included a description of the race of the person who was the subject of the complaint. Out of these 198 alerts indicating a person’s race, 134 of them, or 68 percent, described Black people as offenders and suspects warranting a police response.”


What is important is that the vast majority of requests for police presence weren’t due to any actual crimes being committed.”


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