BART Swarm Invasion Shows Mandated Helplessness Invites Attacks
‘[D]ozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries,” the San Francisco Chronicle bemoans. “Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.”
The passengers weren’t in much of a position to do anything but be victimized, thanks in no small part to the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s “no guns” policies, combined with the utter refusal of regional “Only Ones” to approve “may issue” (meaning “probably won’t unless you’re connected) concealed carry permits. That’s all enabled by the overwhelmingly dominant “progressive” mindset of a constituency that demands defenselessness for citizens and “sanctuary” for everyone else.
In this case, the assailants were referenced with euphemisms like “juveniles” and “teenagers,” lest the “reporters” commit the cardinal sin of admitting the truth about the inevitable result of “progressive entitlement” policies. That a real entitlement articulated in the Second Amendment is denied while phony ones designed to keep collectivists in power nurture destroyers is undeniable – except for those with an agenda to smear truth-tellers as haters.
At least we know some are protected, even though oath-breaking “government” officials and enforcers have no duty to protect productive citizens and forbid them from having the means to protect themselves. Think of this mandate as “for the children,” a favorite gun-grabber sound bite:
“We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video, and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.” The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the attackers appear to be minors.
Why the hell not? Why is the public not “allowed” to know who the public menaces are, so that if they’re not allowed to fight they can at least flee?
Now that they know they can get away with it, and that’s pretty much already been confirmed by social media-organized flash mobs (by “teenagers,” or as anti-gun SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III characterizes it, “kids … hurting kids. Love them by making them come home”).
All that’s left to those unfortunate enough to have to use public transit is to be prey. If you choose personal safety in defiance of “the law,” you’ll be a “vigilante” and a “criminal” (like Bernhard Goetz). The same will apply if you have one of those impossible-to-get (unless you’re connected like anti-gun Sean Penn) permits, chances are the survivors of your assailants – and the media – will paint them as the victims who were just starting to turn their lives around.
Those are the risks those choosing to remain in such environs will continue to take, and based on their voting patterns, the dangers are self-inflicted.
So just don’t go there? Let ‘em stew in their own juices? Problem solved?
How many live in “flyover” areas where “refugees” leaving fouled urban nests have moved, bringing the same insane “progressive” politics with them? And does anyone think the gun-grabbers are going to stop blaming relatively freer areas for urban self-destruction, inventing scare terms like “iron pipeline,” and imposing disarmament edicts everywhere, in Everytown…?
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