BART Investigating Racist Graffiti Found on Employee Lockers

July 31, 2014 · 17 comments

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BART is investigating racist graffiti found on the lockers of three workers.

The following information is from BART:

BART is taking extremely seriously a report of racist and threatening graffiti found last month on the lockers of three African-American track maintenance workers, General Manager Grace Crunican said today.

BART Police were notified within an hour of the time the incident was reported and began an internal investigation that same night, officials said. Police are treating the incident as a hate crime, Crunican said.

In addition, BART has hired an independent outside investigator to probe the incident as well as a second outside investigator to do a broader assessment of the morale and relationships among workers in the affected department.

BART said an allegation that the workers were ordered to return to work is completely inaccurate. The situation is being addressed according to all legal requirements as well as BART Human Resources protocols and procedures, which include zero tolerance for harassment in the workplace.

1 Sacto Rob July 31, 2014 at 10:44 AM

It seems like this kind of racist/sexist crap shows up in public employee HQ’s, like fire stations, police stations, and here transit workers, much more than it does out in the private sector. I’m guessing that’s because private employers have the incentive to closely monitor the time and behavior of their employees while on the job. If public agencies get sued or fined, it’s only taxpayers who take the hit. Also, public employees typically have lots of time to waste, and after all, idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.

2 We need to call the FBI do you get my Sarcasm? July 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

I agree that this is a stupid thing to do…. But…

Why are we wasting our time trying to figure out what “COWARD” left this BS…

It makes you think that some people need to be taken care of… If this was me I would find out who did this and beat there ass.

It is time that we stopped wiping peoples noses and let them take care of themselves.

THE TITLE TO THIS STORY SHOULD BE!

BART Investigating Some Cowardly Looser left Graffiti Found on Employee Lockers.

3 Tom July 31, 2014 at 11:52 AM

They should take it seriously. Come on people, we all bleed red. Treat people with dignity and respect. It’s a win/win situation.

4 Spelling police July 31, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Dear Sarcasm

can you spot the grammar issue? ” beat there ass ”

clearly, you cannot be trusted to troll a good website like Claycord

5 Cat Wrangler July 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Thank you to Tom for his great comment!

6 Anon777 July 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Let’s see the investigations of all the Catalytic Converters getting stolen at every BART station!!! WHERE IS THE SECURITY??? Seems NON-EXISTENT!!!

7 Connie Dobbs July 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Good. I hope they fire those guys for writing that stuff on their own lockers.

8 Elwood July 31, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Did a sergeant show up to investigate this crime?

I certainly hope so.

9 Anon July 31, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Damn, Elwood got this first but it bears repeating… Did they get a sergeant to approve the investigation? LOL

10 green July 31, 2014 at 7:13 PM

#8 #9:

a sergeant must approve the arrest, not the investigation.

11 Charles B. July 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

good point #10. this place is crawling with them!

12 Marianne July 31, 2014 at 9:44 PM

@ Charles B. literally…

13 Nick R. July 31, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Will it still be racist if the perp turns out to be black too? If I hear the “N word” said 50 times in a week, 49 times it will have been a black guy saying it.

14 Marissa July 31, 2014 at 11:22 PM

@Nick R.
Of course not…

15 Michelle July 31, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Could be an instigator trying to start a mess because it just interests him to do so.. Catch this fool and send him back to wherever he came from; we don’t need this!

16 Tom July 31, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Cat Wrangler, you’re welcome!

17 Are you sure August 1, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Are you sure the employees are African-American? What I mean is this. If you put a said country first (in this case, African), wouldn’t you actually be from Africa, like actually born in Africa?

I’ve asked many friends who are African descent and I asked them this question “Why is it that those who can trace their family roots back to Africa, distinguish themselves as African-American when they were born in America? The many answers I got was “Only in America” that this used. If you step outside this country, you don’t hear it.

So with this, it’s a shame that this happened to those Americans who are African descent.

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