Bay Area Rapid Transit Vs. Protesters, Round 2

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer. (Flickr user Thomas Hawk)

After a homeless man was shot dead by Bay Area Rapid Transit system police last month, outraged citizens planned protests for last Thursday at a BART station, planning to organize via their mobile devices. To prevent the demonstrations, BART cut off cell phone service to its passengers. Many called this action censorship, and retaliated. The hacker group Anonymous broke into the BART website, defaced it and released user information to the public. Another protest is set to take place at a BART station today. How will BART handle it this time?

Lynette Sweet, who is on the board of directors for BART, speaks with us. She insists the decision to turn off cell service was not approved by the board and she did not agree with the action.


Lynette Sweet

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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