Nubia Bowe, a 19-yr old Oakland resident and two of her friends were arrested and assaulted by BART police officers and Santa Rita guards after being FALSELY accused for… get this…alledgedly DANCING ON BART!!
“This case represents another example of racial profiling by BART police,” said civil-rights Attorney Dan Siegel, who represents Bowe. “Although the end isn’t as tragic, its similar to the Oscar Grant case. Some person made a complaint about dancing on BART, Nubia and her friends were not the people dancing, and yet, she still faces two sets of charges for allegedly fighting with police and resisting arrest.”
“She will forever have to deal with the trauma of her experiences,” said Carroll Fife, Bowe’s godmother. “We want justice for Nubia and those young men who were arrested. The district attorney is pressing for jail time, so we have to get prepared for a long fight with help from the community to get the word out.”
She now faces jail time for felony & misdemeanor charges. Her family has started a campaign called One Shot Away Coalition to highlight the fact that people of color are all one shot away from incarceration and/or death. PLEASE SHARE HER STORY! We can not afford to let this keep happening to our young people! Stay tuned for more updates on Nubia’s horrific experience with the criminal injustice system from BOP!