When it comes to public safety, appearances aren't good enough. Two weeks ago, as a BART train was pulling into the West Oakland Station, a series of gunshots echoed through the six-car train, sending a shock-wave of terror through the passengers on board. The attack exposed a weakness in BART's security system that many of the cameras on board the trains are decoys that are not recording a single thing. Real cameras on all trains would cost more money, but we would also get more security. Fake cameras may scare off a few pick-pockets, but they won't help catch them. What really matters is that BART announced it will finally equip all of its cars with working cameras.
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