Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Thursday, Nov. 21, and The Chronicle’s investigation into who gets locked up in the California juvenile justice system continues. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. BART killing It wasn’t the first killing on BART. But Tuesday’s bizarre attack that left a passenger dead has top officials reeling. The suspect, 39-year-old Jermaine Jeremiah Brim of San Francisco, was a hospital “walk-away” listed as a missing person at risk before he wandered onto a BART train, wearing a sweatshirt and no shoes, Interim BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez said. The victim, 49-year-old Oliver Williams, intervened when Brim tried to steal the shoes of another man, authorities said. Brim allegedly took Williams’ knife during a struggle and stabbed him to death. He was booked Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder and carjacking. The killing happens as BART struggles to gain the trust of riders and amid a debate among board members about how to improve safety on the transit agency. Homicide, rape, assault and robbery have doubled on BART in the last four years — from 234 incidents in 2015 to 481 incidents last year — after six years of relative stability, according to… Read full this story
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