Today’s Headlines

  • Two-Track Peninsula Proposal Would Delay High-Speed Rail (SF Examiner, Merc)
  • Powell Street Promenade Set to Open Today; Nice Piece from John King
  • BART Police Chief Defends Officers in Fatal Shooting (SF Examiner)
  • BART Spokesperson Vows “Zero Tolerance” for Future Disruptions (SF Gate)
  • Hercules “Tries to Pick Up the Pieces from Shattered Development Dreams” (Coco Times)
  • Parkmerced Residents File Suit Over Development Plan (BCN via Bay Citizen)
  • SF Supervisors Approve Candlestick Growth Plan (SF Gate)
  • Bay City News Recaps SPUR Forum on Market Street (via SF Appeal)
  • Press Democrat: “Bad Times Play Out in Sonoma County Traffic Court”
  • Mica Bill Good for L.A.’s 30/10 Plan, Bad for Everyone Else (Streetsblog LA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

 

  • mikesonn

    If NYC can do it with Central Park, why can’t SF do it with GGP?

  • JamesF

    “Kopp fears high-speed rail would only be able to attain speeds of 90 mph, not the original goal of 125 mph from San Jose to The City125mph is not a “high speed train” by any definition I know of. While 90 mph is only 10 mph faster than the top speed of a BART train.

    Why bother?

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    Sane people everywhere vow “zero tolerance” for future murder by BART Police.

  • JamesF

    Stuart, how about zero tolerance for drunks wielding knives and stabbing cops on public transit? Or doesn’t that play as well in your Zip Code?

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    JamesF: A cop was stabbed? News to me. From what I’ve read, a drunk man was shot three times and killed by a BART police officer. But I am sure you have better information than me, right?

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    JamesF: A cop was stabbed? News to me. From what I’ve read, a drunk man was shot three times and killed by a BART police officer. But I am sure you have better information than me, right?

  • JamesF

    Stuart, Yes a cop was stabbed:

    “Rainey refused to disclose exactly what transpired after officers arrived, including which officer was cut in the altercation”

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    JamesF: That sentence doesn’t occur in either of the articles about BART. Even if it did, saying someone was cut in an altercation, but now how, doesn’t mean he was stabbed. Also, the witness report that was revealed a few days ago said there was still plenty of room between Mr. Hill and the police.

  • JamesF

    Stuart, the reference to the cop being “cut” was widely reported at the time, and the quote I cited was from SFGATE. I’m sure it’s not been mentioned in every article written so far, but unless you think the BART security chief was lying (evidence?) then we should accept it at face value.

  • [citation needed] – if it was widely reported, give us a link.

  • JamesF

    Murph, I already did below, quoting Rainey in the SFGATE piece.

    Unless of course you think me, Rainey and the BART cop are all lying.

  • mikesonn

    Don’t feed the troll, we’ve had trouble with this guy for months.

    And if you quote an article, it is common practice to provide a link to it. There have been several SFGate articles about the incident, but the one on today’s headlines doesn’t not have the quote you used. I haven’t heard anything on the news or in SFGate about a BART cop being cut so I’d like to see an actual link to an article as well.

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    That’s not unlikely. Even your quote “an officer was cut” is unclear. Cut by what? Cut by whom? Cut how, _exactly_?

  • Andy Chow

    Being on a high speed rail network doesn’t mean that the train has to operate at 125 mph on every segment. All the cars can go fast too, but does it make sense to drive at 65 mph on neighborhood streets, just because you can drive that fast on the freeways.

    Even BART have segments that have lower speed limits than 80mph.

    Quentin Kopp and his gang try to pass off this proposal as something that would delay HSR, but actually this plan would bring HSR sooner.

  • JamesF

    You guys are unbelieveable. But OK, just in case you think me, Rainey, SFGATE and the cop are all lying as part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to exterminate all drunks, here’s yet another cite:

    http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/07/bart-cop-involved-fatal-shooting-suffered-cuts-bruises

  • Stuart Chuang Matthews

    Well, now you’re just putting words in our mouths: “part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to exterminate all drunks”

    And still not addressing my question of “Cut by what? Cut by whom? Cut how, _exactly_?”

    When someone is shot three times and killed, it is extremely important that we know what the events were that lead up to the killing.

  • mikesonn

    Stuart, I’d save your breath.

  • Bob Davis

    The item about Traffic Court in Sonoma remind me of a report about a Scandinavian country where traffic fines are adjusted to fit the offender’s income, which is a lot more equitable than hitting an unemployed person with the same fine that a wealthy banker could pay with his pocket change.

  • JamesF

    Stuart, I’m sure all the facts will come out in time – the incident is still under investigation. But unless you think the cop cut himself or the other cop did it, that only leaves the drunk.

    Seems there’s an anti-BART group here. Same folks that are pro-CalTrain so I wonder if there’d be so much outrage if the incident had happened there. Hmmm. 

  • guest

    What??? For christ’s sake, if you’re coming back to troll Streetsblog at least try to make sense. First of all, this supposed “SFGATE” source you can’t seem to cite should properly be referred to as “The Chronicle,” given that this is our newspaper and the writers of supposed article report to it. Second, it’s abundantly obvious to everyone but you that the issue is excessive and inappropriate force by transit cops, not any hidden agenda against BART. 

    As always, it’s a waste of time to feed your trollish comments but I’m just giving Mike some support.

  • JamesF

    Well, “Guest”, how can it be “abundantly obvious” if the compliant by Stuart here is that we don’t have enough information yet about what happened? 

    SFGATE is the Chronicle website.

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