Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers
SAN FRANCISCO — Three train stations were closed down during San Francisco’s evening commute as an estimated 100 people condemned the fatal shooting last week of a man by transit police.
The protesters gathered Monday on the same platform at the Civic Center/UN Plaza station where 45-year-old Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.
They chanted and held doors open to keep trains from leaving the station. Three stations were closed down at some point, but they have since reopened.
Hill was shot in the torso by officers who were responding to a report of a “wobbly drunk.” Authorities say he came at them with a knife.
The transit agency has been battling an image problem after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black passenger on New Year’s Day 2009 at a station in Oakland, a killing that sparked widespread debate and prompted racial unrest in that city.
Copyright 2011 Associated Press
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Posted by Smeared1 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 07:24 AM Pacific
I’m not surprised considering that this a city INFECTED with the liberal mental disease.
Posted by Perimeter101 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 06:41 AM Pacific
San Fran–what a “Butthole” city. (No pun intended)
Posted by Robocop843 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 05:16 AM Pacific
Posted by smd20 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 04:04 AM Pacific
Lets take advantage of this lawsuit happy society and sue each protestor for discrimination. They are discriminating again BART police officers for a previous (accidental in that case) action committed by one person and are now applying it to every BART police officer regardless of the situation. Sounds like what they acuse us of doing when we stop a minority, so lets give them a taste of their own medicine.
Posted by blueironfist on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:37 PM Pacific
Activists protesting the police in San Francisco, that’s nothing new. They hate the military, they hate law enforcement. Heck they probably hate firefighters too because they waste too much water and their fire trucks are not fuel efficient. All the sheepdogs in that entire area should pack up and let the smug liberals, who like to smell their own farts, fend for themselves.
Posted by 64cop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 05:14 PM Pacific
Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 04:44 PM Pacific
I wonder how many of these assholes would be protesting if the cops didn’t draw and fire their weapons, but instead were killed by the maniac with the knife.
I’ll bet there would be some crickets at the protest site, but that’s about it.
Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:46 PM Pacific
“BART needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed”…..
Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:44 PM Pacific
“Protesters condemn fatal SF transit shooting”
… of course they do, they are protesters. As opposed to what? “Protesters support fatal SF transit shooting”?
Posted by sjackson7114 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:41 PM Pacific
Why am I not suprised that there are protesters. It is San Francisco after all.
Posted by 1tufcop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 01:12 PM Pacific
I’m sure when this drunk was urinating in public at the BART station and acting like an asshole these same people had lots of sympathy for him. I feel for this PD, it’ll get worse before it gets better…..
Posted by Mavryk on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:17 AM Pacific
People are fickle and sad at times…..it has been stated the suspect charged at the officers with a knife and was stopped. Those folks protesting are sad because when they are calling 9-1-1 for help, they do not want an officer that is going to reason with a suspect who will harm them, they want an aggressive officer who will stop the threat period.
Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:12 AM Pacific
Posted by kas9kas on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:44 AM Pacific
Even the Associated Press is feeding the people. “Charles Hill was SLAIN July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.” Since when do we report that Police Officers “Slay” suspects. BART.needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed. That shooting was a text book case of self defense. I feel sorry for BART Officers. They will be under the gun until they get a chief who will stand up for them and blast the papers, protesters, & politicians who think police work is pretty. Good luck BART. I would be careful that your not the next officer that’s gets thrown under the bus to appease the public. Stay safe…
Posted by kd303 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:27 AM Pacific
Some communities have better coppers than they deserve. The Bay Area is starting to look like one of those communities.
Be safe, brothers and sisters.
Posted by deputyboo on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:04 AM Pacific
It is very simple do not go after the Police with a knife and you will not get shot. As for the protesters arrest them all.