Your Two Cents: BART Defends Decision to Cut Cell Service
Photo by Black Hour
By now you know that BART temporarily shut down cell service on Thursday to interfere with a proposed protest over the shooting of Charles Hill. And now the agency is under a lot of heat.
According to CNET:
Hackers were calling for action against BART in retaliation for the cell service disruption. The Anonymous group of online activists started promoting Operation BART on Twitter, withÂ one profileÂ saying: “We are going to show BART (@SFBART) how to prevent a riot #OpBART.” … Meanwhile, they also released aÂ digital flyerÂ with the headline “muBARTek,” a reference to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted after demonstrations earlier this year. “
The SFAppeal reports that BART didn’t violate specific FCC rules. And once you’re on the BART platform, “free speech isn’t so free,” says the SF Appeal report (read the Appeal’s excellent coverage of the cell jam).
What do you think of BART’s decision to cut cell service Thursday?