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BART Going Forward with Seriously Flawed Police Oversight Plan Created Behind Closed Doors
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BART held a forum on July 30th to seek public input on their near-final draft of a new model for police oversight (attached below). From the very beginning, though, BART has staged public forums and meetings purportedly to solicit feedback from the community it serves yet all the while BART has consistently done everything it can to keep the police oversight model it has largely crafted behind closed doors as unaccountable to the public as possible. This has been clear from their first attempt to foist an auditor model on the public to their latest plan that bizarrely gives a seat on a supposed "citizen" oversight board to a BART police representative. There is still time to protest BART's flawed plan, but time is running out as BART is attempting to close the door to the public as fast as they can, self-satisfied that they have done the bare minimum to keep a frustrated and wary justice for Oscar Grant movement at bay.

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