CA: To silence protesters, BART pulls plug on cell phone antennas

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August 15, 2011
Bay View    
Posted in LAND News

"The San Francisco Bay Area, historic birthplace of the Free Speech movement and a pioneer in the digital age, is now apparently the first place in the United States to have had its electronic communications deliberately disabled in order to pre-empt a political protest. As an act of prior restraint against potential protesters’ free expression, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency cut power to the underground mobile phone antennas within the BART system for several hours on Aug. 11, thereby denying tens of thousands of evening commuters access to broadband internet networks, telephone service and even 911 calls." (08/13/11)

http://sfbayview.com/2011/to-silence-protesters-bart-pulls-plug-on-cell-phone-antennas/  

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