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Violence again on BART involving police and passenger
by Stop police brutality!
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 10:17 AM
BART police are again coming under fire for a video being posted on youtube that shows an unruly and intoxicated passenger being pulled off of a BART train by a BART police officer and then being slammed into a glass platform window which shatters and injures both the passenger and the police officer.
Here is a link to the SF Chronicle story with video of the incident:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/22/BA9V1AORMM.DTL&tsp=1
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by here Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 10:53 AM
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by welp
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 10:57 AM
guy who recorded video sounds like a dick throughout, especially as he records himself saying this was "the best" end to his day
Dugger immediately organized a press conference so they could get their spin included when TV news ran with the story

and funny thing that BART urges people not to make judgments based on video but then cites the cheering of passengers as proof that their officer's actions were warranted. of course the cheers came before the cop threw the suspect into the wall. notice how the cop uses extra force to push suspect forward just as they approach the wall
by N
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 11:39 AM
I note the extra force and the extra sh*tty BART pane. Is that the West Oakland Station, again? Damn!
by Frisk
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 12:24 PM
So BART is urging people to not jump to the conclusion that the cops smashing the suspect's face into the window is the cause of said window being broken. What the hell?

This guy was obviously a drunk douchebag, but this was fucking bullshit.

by RG
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 1:39 PM
WTF? The bystander is all concerned that the policeman has been hurt, but not about the guy whose head was bashed into a window???? What a dick!
by Conor
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 6:01 PM
As a former bartender i dealt with more drunk, nasty assholes or crazy troubled people than i can remember .In practially every situation i was either able to calm them down or take them by the arm and escort them thru the door. Only once was i ever forced to get seriously physical and that was when two thuggish drunks started to throw bottles. If i, a unarmed working guy with only some mace behind the bar, could handle situations without breaking anyone's head why can't a armed , far bigger cop do the same ?
Sure the other passengers wanted this disturbed man off the train but hopefully not the way it was handled.
It could have been much worst . Flying glass can cut someone's jugular .
Thugs in uniform . There's no other way to describe these transit cops .
by worried
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 7:25 PM
More pressure is needed on bart to end the show of excessive force.
by MC
Monday Nov 23rd, 2009 8:49 PM
the best (worst) part is, even thought there is video of what happened that clearly shows otherwise, the drunk is being charged with battery on a police officer with injury and obstruction and resisting an officer..
by .
Tuesday Nov 24th, 2009 6:24 AM
That video does show violence. However, I remember distinctly more violent incidents occurring between students in high school, which wouldn't go punished, e.g. someone broke someone else's nose and wasn't punished. Also, those police shows on television (there is a whole channel on cable for this) often show tackles where the suspect's face is pushed into the ground