Black Lives Matter! Stop Racist Murders! End Police Impunity! Meet the BART-stopping woman behind “Black Lives Matter”

Last Friday, I found myself trapped on BART in San Francisco, listening to an announcement that train traffic was suspended due to “civil insurrection.” An hour earlier, a group of 14 people at the W. Oakland BART station had hung a banner that read “Black Lives Matter” —slogan of those who condemned the grand jury decision to refuse to try officer Darren Wilson, for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The protesters walked into a BART car and locked themselves to safety rails with cables [...]