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BART police clamp down on second week of protest

A protest organized by the hacker activist collective “Anonymous,” intended to draw attention to issues with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, turned chaotic and violent last night, resulting in almost half of the demonstrators being arrested. Protesters did manage to temporarily shut down two BART stations and snarl traffic for…

FCC to probe BART for cutting off cell phone service

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate the San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) decision last week to shut down cell phone service for three hours at its train stations to disrupt a planned protest. “Any time communications services are interrupted, we seek to assess the situation,” FCC spokesman Neil…