More horrific news out of California.
A gang of between 50 and 60 young thugs swarmed onto a train in Oakland, California, and beat up and robbed the passengers. This brazen robbery was the first of it’s kind on the Bay Area Rapid Transit, or “BART”.
The terrifying crime took place at 9:30 PM Saturday evening at Coliseum Station.
Witnesses say the mob of young thugs, mostly teenagers, flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. It appeared to be well-coordinated; some of the robbers held open the doors of a train car while others streamed inside, robbing and beating riders.
Oakland police said in a prepared statement that there were “multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones. At least two victims suffered head and facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, added that at least one other passenger was robbed on the platform.
Welcome to liberal California, where criminals are coddled and “understood” rather than prosecuted. The inner cities of California, under the leadership of Governor Jerry Brown, are beginning to look a lot like a “Mad Max” movie, where the biggest, baddest, and most dangerous criminals run society.
The attack was brutal and swift. After beating and robbing the passengers, the young thugs ran out of the station and dispersed into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before local police or BART officers could respond.
A BART spokesman said they are sharing surveillance video with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the thieves.
Ironically, the video cannot be released publicly, because some of the suspects may be minors.
Seriously? They want to protect these animals?
Maybe Gov. Brown will identify them, give them a pat on the back, and offer them some psychotherapy to make sure they learn that what they did was “not good”. Remember Brown’s Proposition 56, which released swarms of violent criminals from prison in 2016?
Adding insult to injury, there is an enormous rash of “fare jumpers” getting on the BART trains. This, after the rail system installed security cameras around the stations and the train cars, but the San Francisco Chronicle reported that due to budget restrictions, most of those cameras were just plastic decoys.
California has become a cruel joke for the law-abiding people still remaining there.
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