, and those who poop in public — the transit agency has added batterers to the top of that list.
show that domestic violence is on the rise at BART stations, with 95 cases in 2013, up from 80 in 2012, and 65 in 2011. So far this fiscal year, there have been 65 domestic violence related crimes, says Officer Ken Dam, BART police crime analyst.
The good news is that BART police are using that newly enacted law which allows the transit agency to ban repeated criminals to shed domestic abusers from the system.
"Domestic violence is an issue in our society, and it spills over to BART," Armando Sandoval, the BART crisis intervention training coordinator (yes, that position exists!). "There's something that is brewing, and there is hostile energy, and it makes a potentially volatile situation."
Among the many criminals BART is cracking down on — boozers,