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BART Shuts Down Cell Service

Police block access to cellular networks in the wake of recent protests; infringement of rights or justified precaution?

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BART Shuts Down Cell Service. Police block access to cellular networks in the wake of recent protests; infringement of rights or justified precaution?
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 237 Posts
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:05:12 AM
How do we not have cell phone coverage cut off within BART?

Don't threaten to become a violent protest. (notice I said *violent*)

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6464 Posts
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:46:03 AM
If Bart police didn't kill the passengers of Bart transit, they wouldn`t have protests and they wouldn`t need to shut down the cell towers. Stop killing the passengers and you won`t be targeted by protesters or Anon.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5129 Posts
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:10:18 AM
nettech98-"The cellular equipment is not the property of BART."

To quote: "BART spokesman Jim Allison maintained that the cellphone disruptions were legal as the agency owns the property and infrastructure. He added while they didn't need the permission of cellphone carriers to temporarily cut service, they notified them as a courtesy."

Scuzoid-"Cut out the part that matters "Until the supreme court says otherwise." "

Just WTF are you talking about?

Free Speech is a constituional right. A cell phone, or cell phone access is not. They are not equivalent.

Scuzoid-"lets use an example I know full well I cannot remotely compare to our current situation"

It does compare. A cell phone has as much in common with the First Amendment as a landline telephone and/or long-distance service (put simply, in deference to you: Use of, and access to either cell phone, land-lines and long distance

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:46:57 AM
Uh oh, Anon is going to shut down their website for a couple of days. rolling eyes...

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1406 Posts
Monday, August 15, 2011 11:29:18 PM
This should be a clear message to all that communications networks are controllable, some more then others. Just like having a small generator, a supply of food to sustain yourself and your family in an emergency one should not rely on standard lines of communication.

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