The murder of Oscar Grant on January 1st by BART police officers Johannes Mehserle and an as yet unidentified accomplice who held him face down with a knee to the neck has got me (and a lot of people) hopping mad.
There is no need for transit police officers to have lethal force at their disposal.
I love BART. It's a great asset to my lifestyle, being able to commute conveniently with a minimum of pollution. But it makes me fear for my safety knowing that these officers are armed. This morning, I saw a BART officer at the top of the stairs at the Downtown Berkeley station and I waited until he left before leaving the station. I didn't want to be anywhere near him.