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BART must do better for the commuters who depend on it

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: In making decisions that impact thousands, BART must be inclusive and sensitive to low-income and minority commuters

Starting in February of next year, 2,900 Bay Area commuters will have to find alternative routes to their early-morning jobs for the next four years — because BART has decided it needs to save 5 percent of its total construction costs. This decision will leave thousands of predominantly low-income and
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Urban Shield is unnecessary and beyond repair

The Urban Shield program does not reflect our needs. In the past decade, rather than confronting terrorist threats, the police department has trended toward facing high-risk searches, arrest warrant services, patrol support and crowd management. The tactical exercises at Urban Shield do not focus on these activities but instead on politically motivated mass violence, obscuring the principle of de-escalation in community crime encounters.
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