Posts Tagged ‘riot’

I Can Assure You, BART, The Answers to Your Myriad of Problems Won’t Be Found on This Website

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Turns out that BART.GOV and those BART employees as a group are this website’s number one source of readers these days.


Domain Name ? (U.S. Government)
IP Address 148.165.17.#(Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART))
ISP Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Continent  : North America
Country  : United States  (Facts)
State  : California
City  : Oakland
Lat/Long  : 37.795, -122.2193 (Map)
Language English (U.S.)
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 7.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB7.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.2)
Javascript version 1.3
Resolution  :  1280 x 960
Color Depth  :  32 bits
Time of Visit   Aug 29 2011 10:01:59 am
Referring URL
Visit Entry Page…-now-on-the-kqed-fm/
Visit Exit Page…-now-on-the-kqed-fm/
Out Click  
Time Zone UTC-8:00
Visitor’s Time Aug 29 2011 10:11:59 am
Visit Number 12,498,593

(What’s that, BART? You look at the world through old-school, square, 1280×960 monitors? Like this? Uh, the 1990’s just called, BART – it wants its PC monitors back.)

Do you think I’m just another frivolous mofo, BART? I don’t. Please keep your eyes on the prize, which are terrorists, like real terrorists, like Madrid-style. So, regardless of policy, if you turn off cell phone service to prevent IEDs or bombs or whathaveyou from exploding, then nobody will mind.

(And since we’re at it, if everybody on the BART Police is a member of the S.W.A.T. team (and it sure seems that way, since that’s how you “pay” people, instead of offering a competitive starting salary), then nobody on the BART Police is a member of the S.W.A.T. team. Think about that one…)

And we’re still waiting for an apology, BART. Otherwise it looks like you think you deserve an A+ for your horrible Summer of 2011.

BART Boner ’11: Wow, BART Manager (and Former News Man) Linton Johnson Stars in New Taiwanese News Video

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ZOMG, here’s a much better-than-average animated news video from NMA-TV.

This one has it all, even the purported* “French girl” hacker virgin what SF Weekly IM’ed with the other day.

And look to see who makes policy for BART in the video. (Why do we even bother electing BART directors if they don’t do anything about anything?)

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*Honestly, I don’t think the BART POA hacker(s) was/were a hacker virgin living in France, IRL anyway…

Let’s All Listen to This BART Radio System Live Audio Feed During Tonight’s Protest

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Right here.

Via auweia1:

@nodoorsclosed@OpBart #OpBart Bart police scanner”

Do you feel the need, the need for feed?

This might prove to be interesting or it might not.

For equal measure, here’s the #OpBART feed

And here’s the California Highway Patrol feed as well.

Nice One, BART – You Went and Pissed Off Anonymous With Your Cell Phone Hijinks – #OpBART Protest on August 15th

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Hello BART? It’s me, Margaret. What’s it been, like twelve hours since we’ve last talked?

Appears as if your cell phone shut-down stunt yesterday, that “great tool” that you whipped out, is getting worldwide attention.

And now, you’ve got Anonymous on your tail.

(Is it the politics, dealing with all those elected officials on your board, is that why you’re so clumsy at times?)

Anyway, all the deets, via Bluoz, of the upcoming protest on Monday at Civic Center Station at 5:00 PM, are below.

Here’s my contribution:

And here’s one from Anonymous:

To review:

Here’s the death of Oscar Grant in 30 seconds at the Fruitvale Station in 2009. (Using a SIG Sauer P226 semi-automatic instead of a TASER X26, chapter 1)

Here’s the death of Charles Hill in 80 seconds at the Civic Center Station in 2011(Using a SIG Sauer P226 semi-automatic instead of a TASER X26, chapter 2)

We made a deal, BART, that you would look after terrorists and I’d tell you when the next protest would come. Well, this is it, your next protest:

“This is a message from Anonymous to the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART)

The past year has brought about some substantial awareness through some unfortunate events that have occurred throughout our world. From internet censorship to the unnecessary violence inflicted upon unarmed civilans, we’ve all seen what can happen once a portion of us are gagged.
In Egypt and Tunisia, we saw people struggling to make their voices heard. We have seen companies such as Telecomix delve into the nastiness of political corruption in an attempt to free those censored individuals from their prisons of silence. We seen social media such as FaceBook and twitter explode with users from around the world speaking out against censorship.
Today, we’ve seen America come alive. In the Bay Area, we’ve seen people gagged, and once more, Anonymous will attempt to show those engaging in the censorship what it feels like to be silenced. #OpBART is an operation geared toward balance – toward learning. You do not censor people because they wish to speak out against the wrongs the wrongful things occurring around them. The Bay Area Rapid Transit has made the conscious decision of ordering various cell phone companies to terminate services for the downtown area inhibiting those in the area from using cell phones – even in the case of an emergency.


We will not tolerate censorship.
We will do everything in our power (we are legion) to parallel the actions of censorship that you have chosen to engage in.
We will be free to speak out against you when you try to cover up crimes, namely on behalf of those who have engaged in violence against a mostly unarmed public.
We will set those who have been censored free from their silence. That’s a promise.
Anonymous demands that this activity revolving around censorship cease and desist and we know you are already planning to do this again.
We will not issue any more warnings.


People of San Francisco, join us Monday, August 15th at 5pm for a peaceful protest at Civic Center station to illustrate the solidarity with people we once knew and to stand up for your rights and those of your fellow citizens.
We will be wearing “blood” stained shirts for remembrance to the blood that is on the hands of the BART police.

For the people outside of San Francisco, show solidarity by using black fax, email bombs, and phone calls to the BART Board of Directors. BART decided to cut off your communications and now we will flood theirs.

We request that you bring cameras to record further abuses of power by the police and to legitimize the protest. The media will certainly spin this in an attempt to make our actions appear to be violent or somehow harmful to the citizenry at large. Remember, this is a peaceful protest. Any actions trying to incite violence in our protest are not of our people, and they ought to be discouraged.

We are Anonymous,

We are legion,

We never forgive,

We never forget,

Expect us.

BART contact info:

510 465-2278, 415 989-2278, 650 992-2278, 925 676-2278, 510 441-2278, 510 236-2278, and 510 465-2278

Fax: (510) 464-6011


Fliers / Back Fax images
Blacked out:

Back Fax tools”

Uh, BART – Do You Really Know What You’re Doing When You Turn Off Cell Phone Service?

Friday, August 12th, 2011

[UPDATE: Well, it turns out that BART shut down the cell phone antennas on their property. They didn’t use jammers.]

Zusha Elinson has the deets on what BART considers “a great tool” in the battle against cell phone use.

BART, I don’t think you know what you’re doing.

You screwed up TASER implementation by doing a half-assed job, right? Why is that LEAs all over the world have managed TASER programs successfully, for the most part, and you haven’t? Why is it that you’re world-famous for your halfway implementation of TASERs? And even now in 2011, you’ve got front-line officers some with TASERs and some not? And then, in a situation custom-made for a TASER, you kill a homeless guy and that’s A-OK? You don’t know how to handle mentally ill people, BART? Isn’t that sort of your job? Do you know who your customers are? Why are you a case study that other LEAs the world over can learn from? Why don’t you, BART, learn from other agencies? 

And yet, everything BART does is perfect? Per your spokesmodels, anyway.

Hey BART, why don’t you focus on terrorism and then just let me tell you when the next big BART shooting protest will occur? ‘Cause I know when they’re going to occur, and, you all, apparently don’t.

And BTW, do your phone jammers let 911 calls through? (That’s a srius question – I don’t know. ‘Cause, you know, I could totally get some parts from eBay or one of the Chinas (the One-Party State China or the other one) for like $100 and then soup it up and have it powered by a 12-volt car battery and put it in a backpack and walk around your stations. And that would be it – no cell phone calls or texting in or out. I’d shut it down, Charlie Brown. Oh, if I had a license. Hey, do you have a license, BART? Just crius. Anyway, what I wouldn’t be able to do is to let 911 calls through. Not dat tophisticated. :()

And BTW, do want an inventory of all the possible negative consequences of your cell phone policy? Because I could generate one real easy.

Keep on keeping on with your “great tools,” BART. Until the next time…

Watch Oscar Grant Shooting News Right Here at 8:30 AM Today – Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Hearing On KRON and Online

Friday, November 5th, 2010

UStream and KRON-TV both are carrying coverage of today’s sentencing hearing this morning:

How To Drive During a Mini-Riot on the Streets of San Francisco: For Starters, Avoid Plowing Into Crowds – A How-Not-To Video

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Last night’s “celebration” for the San Francisco Giants produced this amazing video.

And here’s an eye in the sky, from KTVU – it covers the aftermath, but not the incident itself.

First the still…

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…and here’s the video, start at 2:00

[UPDATE: Oh, more deets here.]

Oscar Grant Verdict: SFPD Takes a Stab at Community Relations in the Western Addition

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The SFPD is trying to prepare for the aftermath of the upcoming Oscar Grant verdict.

This was the scene at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Western A today:

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I don’t know, I think that problems, if any, will spring up near BART stations.

Anyway, they’re trying…

“Be Heard, Teach Peace!”
July 6-8, 2010 SF Community
Outreach Engagement Event

Three, one day events, each day held at a different location:

  • Tuesday – July 6, 2010 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center, 1395 Mendell Street
  • Wednesday – July 7, 2010 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1399 McAllister Street.
  • Thursday – July 8, 2010 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Visitacion Middle School, 450 Raymond Street.

Activities Planned at Each Location:

  • Write message to the San Francisco Community
    • Express your opinions and feelings
  • Free hotdog, food, and drinks
    • Paid for with donations from APOA, OFJ, and businesses
  • Open “microphone” speaker forum
    • Encourage youths to speak-out
  • Provide grounds and equipment for sports
    • Allow youths to engage in athletic games