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Statement to the BART Board Meeting, January 22nd, Regarding BART's Racial Profiling
I MADE THIS STATEMENT TO THE BART BOARD MEETING ON 1/22/09
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At the very least, the BART Board should do way with any racial profiling policy, practice or
account for the evidence of racial profiling and should make public public the costs of the court
actions against BART because of its racial profiling practices, as in the case of Randell Allen
versus BART, BART Police officers and others.
The shooting of Hall cost BART millions of dollars, as will this case. The cost of these cases
should be made public and all such similar cases and their costs should be made public. This
is a minimal initial step toward bringing a resolution to the challenge this represents for BART
and the community, but not limited thereto. More can and should be done.
The public should know that BART has settled several cases of racial discrimination brought
by employees against their supervisors, in "out of court" settlements. The costs and terms of
these settlements should be made public. There is a deafening silence and environment of
denial at BART in regards to these issues.