Voting on SFMTA contract for armed private security guards postponed

By Bay City News : kron4 – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a vote today to approve a $38 million contract for private security guards for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency because the contracts include $7 million for guards armed with handguns who are required to receive only 16 hours of training.

A number of the supervisors, including David Campos, Malia Cohen and Jane Kim, said that armed guards with limited training in heavily trafficked public transit areas may present a public safety hazard and doesn’t align with the city’s values… (more)

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One thought on “Voting on SFMTA contract for armed private security guards postponed

  1. Guards armed with handguns who are only required to receive only 16 hours of training? How soon before these armed “rent a cops” start gunning down people who are caught evading their $2.25 fare?

    I am willing to bet that most of the enforcement will target people of color in areas of the Mission and Bayview. How many minorities will be murdered at the hand of our city government? Let the ethnic cleansing begin.

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