Is that a fair question?
I assume that these people, listed below, arrested at this week’s Monday evening protest at or around the Big Four downtown San Francisco BART stations, have rap sheets that the SFPD and the BART Police know all about at this late date.
How many terrorists are on this list? How many murderers?
So BART, by now you should be well aware that you implemented your TASER policy in a poor fashion. Yes, you met the minimum hours of recommended training, just barely, but you screwed up other aspects of that program, right? (BTW, care to apologize for that sometime BART? It’s not too late.)
Anyway, you need to be extra careful about the things that you say these days, BART, right?
Because you’ve painted yourself into a corner at this point, and the only way out is for you to paint these hippies and art students and militant socialists as Madrid-style subway terrorists, you know, those people who literally used cell phones to kill, right?
So, are these arrestees Madrid-style subway terrorists?
I don’t know.
But you do.
Now, do I think that arrestees have a general right to resist arrest? No. And can I articulate facts about that evening in the defense of the BART Police? Yes. Nevertheless, this is Exhibit A in the case against BART and its half-assed TASER implementation:
So that’s at least one unlawful killing from Team BART. Compare that with the below.
The San Francisco Examiner’s list of recent arrestees:
Ryan Ragle, 27, Oakland
Nicholas Nydam, 19, Los Lunas, N.M.
Blake Trisler, 22, Oakland
Gabriel Meyers, 34, Oakland
Samson Morrison, 37, San Francisco
David Batzell, 26, Santa Rosa
Kelly Taylor, 38, San Francisco
Kathryn Degraaf, 24, Oakland
Christa Sadler, 32, San Francisco
Dominic Pottker, 23, Berkeley
Celeste Obomsawin, 33, Oakland
Mohammed Arsalai, 29, Oakland
Kimani Rigmaiden, 19, Castro Valley
Philip Lonsdale, 24, Los Angeles
Eric Desouza, 29, Fremont
Gregory Fernandez, 27, Oakland
Brian Donovan, 21, Pleasant Hill
David Madden, 37, San Francisco
Ryan Jeter, 28, Richmond
Alonso Izquierdo, 18, San Francisco
Pierre Lucas, 23, San Francisco
Amanda Brown, 26, San Francisco
Robert Benson, 37, San Francisco
Kamaka Patrick, 18, San Francisco
Geoffrey Faubion, 36, Reno
Brandon Gilbert, 20, San Francisco
Ryan Marcel, 20, San Francisco
Robert Echevarria, 22, Portland, Ore.
Sean Yarbrough, 24, San Francisco
Jeffrey Auman, 56, San Francisco
Quincey Carr, 27, Oakland
Luke Belz, 18, San Francisco
Jennifer Boatright, 23, Portland, Ore.
Cameron Aoki, 19, San Francisco