And damn. I have a message to those bitching about #opBART protesters keeping them from getting home:
At least you get to go home. Those killed unlawfully by BART police in San Francisco will never again be so lucky as to go to any kind of home.
I stand with those in San Francisco peacefully supporting the right to free speech and assembly. I stand with the right of people in San Francisco to ride public transportation to ride transit without fear of being killed by a trigger-happy cop who claims not to know the difference between a firearm and a taser.
For future reference, here’s the taser and gun compared:
Police officers are required to carry the Tasers on their belt on the opposite side of their firearms. The department-issued firearm is a Sig-Sauer 40-caliber which weighs nearly three times as much as the department-issued Taser X26. It is also two inches taller.
Huh. Seems tough to get confused. Anyhow, why the need to shoot an unarmed, handcuffed man in the back with a taser?
So I stand with #opBART and others fighting against a police state. If you’re in or near San Francisco, I hope you will too, every Monday at the Civic Center station at 5 p.m.
After today’s protests, and arrests of peaceful protesters, here’s my suggestion: