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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:32 AM

BART director calls Robert E. Lee 'an exemplary general' during budget talks

BART’s board of directors has a lot on its mind these days — tanking ridership, soaring costs, anti-pandemic measures and on Thursday, the unjust vilification of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

What has the losing side’s general in the Civil War have to do with mass transit?

According to Nico Savidge, the San Jose Mercury reporter who was attending Thursday's meeting, BART’s board was discussing “a budget amendment from several progressive directors to explore non-police responses to problems of homelessness and addiction.”

The directors — Bevan Dufty, Rebecca Saltzman, Janice Li and Lateefah Simon — proposed shifting $2 million in budget funds from police to “unarmed ambassadors.”

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-director-calls-Robert-E-Lee-an-exemplary-15367240.php

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TexasTowelie Jun 2020 OP
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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:21 AM

1. Lee was seen as great against the first timid Union generals he faced...

then Grant was called from his successful campaigns on the western front and beat his ass. A documentary on Grant was just shown on the History Channel last month.

Grant was the best general of the Civil War.

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