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NOBLE requesting public take survey on performance of BART police
disband BART police
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), who are supposedly conducting an "independent" top to bottom investigation of BART police, held two public meetings in June and now have created an online survey to gather public opinion. They are probably trying to get a wider viewpoint than that of the police accountability activists who would attend public meetings like the ones in June. Maybe NOBLE needs some help justifying the continued existence of BART police and are hoping for some people to respond about the skeeriness of BART parking lots (note that parking lot questions are largely targeted toward suburban passengers). It's not clear why the survey includes questions about race, especially when the long-time history of BART police includes racial profiling, that is serving different kinds of justice depending on the zip code and the color of the patrons being served -- all three people they've killed were African Americans in Oakland and Hayward. It's not surprising that NOBLE have chosen to do an online survey as it allows them to carefully craft the shape of the feedback they get, just as they attempted to do at the previous public meetings. Here is the NOBLE announcement with the link to the survey. A copy of the actual questions are further below. Do what you will. Give them a piece of your mind or not. Be honest or not. Clear your browser cookies and take the survey over and over if that's your thing. Surveys such as this are not scientific anyway.

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