Skip to comments.Officials interrupt cell phone reception in San Francisco stations to disrupt planned protest
Posted on 08/12/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by Nachum
San Francisco - Transit officials said Friday they blocked cell phone reception in San Francisco stations for three hours to disrupt a planned demonstrations over a police shooting. Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, better known as BART, said they turned off the electricity to cell phone towers in four stations from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The move was made after BART learned that protesters planned to use mobile devices to coordinate a demonstration on train platforms. (Snip) The statement noted that its illegal to demonstrate on the platform or aboard the trains. BART said it
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Why Rubber, Lead is reusable. Waist not want not you know.
Pitchforks need no reloding.
Dang it, reloading... Phone posting sucks.
It’s a felony for us peasants to interfere with cell traffic ... might block a 911 call or other urgent communication. But, Lords don’t answer to the same laws that peasants must comply with. “Equal protection under the law” my ass.
they blocked cell phone reception in San Francisco stations for three hours... they turned off the electricity to cell phone towers in four stations from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
During peak rush-hour time. So if your car broke down, if you had an emergency, if you needed to get a hold of someone for a business meeting - you were screwed.
No 9-1-1 calls either.
When a handful of terrorists can shut down a major communications system by the mere threat of organizing, everyone suffers. The enemy wins.
I'm glad I don't live in that Dystopia
We are not going to interrupt the next attempt at public or private destruction. We also are not going to be held financially responsible for the destruction and extraordinary costs associated with the destruction. We will be billing your group, your board of directors and your donors for their portion of the destruction and costs. Freedom is not free and your insistence that the destruction not be aborted is your approval to pay for the destruction and all costs asociated with it.
Rubber bullets? Flamethrowers are far more effective.
We should all just go along with the wiser individuals. Nothing to see, move along, protesting that which is not approved is not allowed.
It seems the potential for the control of every heartbeat via a bio/electronic connection for everyone, is not far off with the correct political...will.
“First they stopped the cars, then the cell phones, then....”...you get it.
These gangs communicate for these as to time/place via FB and mostly TWITTER. All it takes is ONE MESSAGE sent and everyone gets it.
YOu simply can't cut off EVERYONES phones, people can die - or is this an exercise to get people used to this control?
Next will be shutting down FB and TWITTER - and next - the Internet.
The ability for people to communicate has always been one of the first things, along with gun control, that dictators do.
We will see more of this....
Turning OFF the cell towers creates a BIG problem in the event of an emergency somewhere within that towers range. Many people now use cell phones as their primairy means of communication instead of the old land-line phones. I would anticipate MAJOR lawsuits ahead should someone lose their life, home burns down, etc. as a result of shutting down the only means of communication said victims might encounter. Needed a bit more thought before they took that action.
Access to cell towers is not a civil right.
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