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More train wrecks at BART

June 17, 2009
By Tim Redmond Lots of trouble brewing at BART. In a conference call yesterday, the unions representing BART workers talked about management’s insistence on a...

Editor’s Notes

The long, long battle to get civilian oversight for the BART police is coming to a head

BART police: It just gets worse

May 19, 2009
By Tim Redmond Well, maybe that's a bit misleading: The BART board's committee on police oversight first proposed a very weak model, but that got...

Tell BART what you think

April 24, 2009
By Tim Redmond BART's holding a public meeting (!) to hear concerns about civilian oversight of the BART police. The place ought to be packed...

BART police legislation stuck in committee

April 14, 2009
By Tim Redmond Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's bill that would force the BART police to create a civilian-oversight agency came before the Public Safety Committee for...

Protest the BART police — in Sacramento

April 9, 2009
By Tim Redmond The protests over the latest BART police killing continue, with one activist chased out of a BART Board meeting today after trying...

The BART Board is clueless

Closed meetings suggest that the BART Board has no understanding of the public anger and impatience with its 17-year record of failing to keep its police force in line

The BART police committee mess

March 30, 2009
By Tim Redmond In the wake of the shooting of Oscar Grant, which was captured on videotape and inflamed the community, and 17 years after...

Ammiano’s struggle on pot, BART cops

March 13, 2009
By Tim Redmond Assemblymember Tom Ammiano is finding that the moderate Democrats up in Sacramento can be just as annoying as the Republicans. Take two...

Notes from the Politics blog

Union divisions hurt progressive politics

Petitions demand more BART police prosecutions

February 10, 2009
By Joe Sciarrillo Civil rights leaders today delivered about 20,000 petitions to Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff urging him to prosecute BART police officer...

Regular protests mark Oscar Grant’s death

February 5, 2009
Editor’s Note: Protests over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day, for which former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been...

Finally, BART police oversight

January 16, 2009
By Tim Redmond It's taken three deaths, but the BART Board has finally taken the first step toward creating civilian oversight for its 200-member police...

Ammiano, Yee take on BART police

January 8, 2009
By Tim Redmond There's action on the state level to force the BART Board to create some level of civilian oversight for the BART police. The...

Editor’s Notes

This latest incident is going to cost BART at least $10 million when the lawsuits are over

Another BART police tragedy

How many more people have to die before BART gets its act together?

BART Police: Hope for reform?

January 6, 2009
By Tim Redmond The shooting of Oscar Grant, which was captured on several videos, may become for the BART police what Rodney King was in...

Lethal force

The BART Police Department operates without oversight or accountability - but with plenty of attack dogs and 12-gauge shotguns

Gun crazy

BART cop shoots naked man - why?

Beware the BART police

January 5, 2009
By Tim Redmond The coverage on KTVU of the latest BART police shooting shows what TV news can do at its best. While the Chron...

Hustle in hard times

Pinging the Bay Area rap business, version .08

Endorsements 2008: San Francisco races

Board of Supervisors, Board of Education, Community College Board, and BART Board of Directors

Dead town

San Francisco hosts a Halloween celebration suitable for suburban San Diego