Transport bosses refuse to release surveillance footage of a rash of train robberies on the BART to 'avoid racist stereotyping of suspects'
- BART told its board of directors in a memo it wasn't releasing video of robberies
- There have been three high-profile incidents in recent months, including one where about 60 young people boarded a train and robbed at least seven people
- BART official Kerry Hamill said: 'Elevation of crimes on transit interfaces with local media in such a way to unfairly affect and characterize riders of color'
- Another board member pushed back on the claim, saying race shouldn't matter