BART started out the New Year smoothly. No passengers were shot, injured or arrested. That might not seem like much to brag about. But it was a more peaceful start than a year ago when a transit officer fatally shot an unarmed passenger to death early Jan. 1 as the rider lay on the ground at the Fruitvale BART station. The officer quit BART before he was charged with murder.
BART’s efforts to avert trouble this New Year’s Eve appeared to pay off. Read the rest of this entry »