SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into whether […]


A viral video of Black man being detained and harassed by a police officer at a BART station in San Francisco for eating a sandwich sparked outrage and an eat-in protest. As KTLA reported, Steve Foster was threatened with arrest after an officer became triggered by the sight of him eating a breakfast sandwich on the platform. “You’re eating. It’s against […]

The 27-year-old white man who is accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at a BART train stop in Oakland, Calif., in July will likely not get hit with hate crime charges, but may still get the death penalty. On Wednesday, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office hit John Lee Cowell with a special […]


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek a life sentence against a parolee charged with murder and attempted murder in the unprovoked stabbing of two young women at a subway station, a Northern California district attorney said Wednesday. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said authorities continue to investigate whether John Cowell, 27, was motivated […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A public transit officer in the San Francisco Bay Area accidentally shot and killed another transit officer while they were conducting a search on the apartment of a robbery suspect who was in custody, authorities said. Details of how Tuesday afternoon’s shooting by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer unfolded in […]

“Fruitvale Station” is not just the name of the movie, it’s the actual Bay Area Transit Station (BART) where the murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant took place on New Year’s Day 2009. Grant was heading home to Oakland after a night of partying in San Francisco when a scuffle on the train led transit police […]