A crowded Fremont bound train, evening rush hour, January 7th, six days after the murder of Oscar Grant. The train operator’s voice comes over the intercom:
“Attention we apologize for any inconvenience, but due to civil unrest this train will not be stopping at the Fruitvale station. Again, this train will not be stopping at the Fruitvale station.”
Didn’t they just shoot somebody there? That why we’re not stopping?
“For those passengers wanting to go to Fruitvale station, there will be a shuttle departing from Coliseum station that will bring you to Fruitvale.”
I’m not getting on a goddamn shuttle…